Bio: Blankenheim, Nicholas George  

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Blankenheim, Taetsch, Evans, Ray 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 23 July 1928 

Nicholas George Blankenheim was born in Germany, February 4, 1879. When two and one-half years old his parents immigrated to this country, and settled in Jefferson County, Wisconsin. He received his education in the public and Catholic schools in Jefferson County. From the time he left school at the age of 13, to 21 years of age, he did farmwork in that county. He then accepted a job as clerk and bus driver with the Mansion House in this city, then owned by R. H. McMillan. Six months later he changed to a job with a bridge and building crew of the Wisconsin Central, now the Soo Line; which he held a year. Then he entered the employ of the Chicago and North Western Line, with which he remained about three years, working as a section laborer one year and as section foreman two years out of Hazel, Michigan. Returning to this city, he resumed his former position at the Mansion House, which in the meantime had been sold to F. O. Ray. In 1906 he returned to the North Western Line, this time as a trucker at the local freight house, where he has been employed since. A year after starting there he was promoted to station baggage man, and six years after that to his present position. 

Mr. Blankenheim was married to Miss Katherine Taetsch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Taetsch of Greenwood, in a Catholic church near Withee, September 1, 1901. They have four children: Mrs. A. J. Evans, Kenosha; Matthias Blankenheim Jr., Milwaukee; Helen Blankenheim, Kenosha; and Josephine Blankenheim, Marshfield. A son, twin to Josephine, died in infancy. 

Fraternally, he is identified with the Marshfield Eagles, of whom he is a former trustee and chaplain. Politically, he is Independent. His hobbies are fishing and playing cards. 



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