Bio: Knoop, Albert (1904)
Surnames: Knoop, Bauer, Kruner
----Source: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Lake Region (1905) pages 226-227
Albert Knoop, of the firm of Bauer & Knoop, proprietors of a sawmill, is one of the pioneers of Ashland county, and was the first settler in the present town of Butternut. He was born in Germany, Dec. 17, 1847, and was reared in the Fatherland, and received a good education in the public schools. When the Franco-Prussian war broke out Mr. Knoop entered the German army and was in the service for four years, until after the close of hostilities. He was in many of the more serious engagements, took part in the siege of Paris, was twice wounded, both at Metz and Gravelotte, and was injured somewhat on other fields.
After being discharged from the army, Mr. Knoop, in March, 1872, came to America, landing in Baltimore, Md. He went at once to Neillsville, Wis., where he lived with relatives two years, working meantime. In 1874 he accepted a position as foreman with the Wisconsin Central Railroad Company, which was then building its lines, and Mr. Knoop remained with the company in that capacity for twenty-five years, on the Butternut section. At the end of that period he went into the sawmill business with Mr. Bauer at Butternut, and they have been very successful. The output of the mills is about 25,000 a day.
Mr. Knoop was united in marriage with Miss Alvina Kruner, of Butternut, a native of Germany. In their family are seven children, Ida, Martha, Albert, Rudolph, Ernest, William and Amanda. The whole family are Lutherans in their religious belief.
In his political priciples Mr. Knoop is a Republican and is a good citizen, conservative in his views and working for the good of the community wherever he may, but not taking an active part in general politics. He is one the substantial men of Ashland county, and has established himself by his own untiring efforts and wisely directed labor. In his domestic circle he is a good husband and indulgent father, and in the community at large commands genuine respect.
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