Bio: Haebig, Edward Francis
Surnames: Haebig, Schmidt, Miller,
----Source: Marshfield News Herald
(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 13 Nov. 1928
Edward Francis Haebig was born in this
city, June 16, 1883. The place of his birth was a log house on the
site now occupied by the Schreiber Building, on South Central
Avenue. Finishing St. John’s School at the age of 14, he
worked in the carving department of the Upham Factory for four
months, in the Lawrence Nick Fruit Store on the site of the present
Vienna Bakery for six months, and in the Sam Miller Fruit Store,
now Weber Brothers No. 1 Store, one year. Next he was with the
Kraus and Kraus General Store on the site now occupied by Krasin
Brothers Wallpaper and Paint Store, as a clerk and deliveryman. Mr.
Haebig remained with this store three and one-half years, after
which he did passenger braking on the Princeton Branch of the
Northwestern Line for seven months. Returning to store work, he
spent eight years as a salesman in the H. C. Koenig Store, in the
building now housing the Weber Brothers No. 3 Store. In 1909 he
moved to Park Falls, and after following his trade there two and
one-half years, and one year in Medford, he conducted a general
store in partnership with George Kreutzer at Athens for six years.
Retiring from the Athens firm, he managed a store in Wausau five
and one-half years, and then entered the employ of the Consumers
Store in this city four years ago.
Fraternally, Mr. Haebig is affiliated
with St. John’s Court No. 506, Catholic Order of Foresters
and Marshfield Assembly No. 34, Equitable Fraternal Union. In the
former he holds the office of senior conductor, in the latter the
office of secretary.
Mr. Haebig was married to Miss Mary
Schmidt, daughter of Peter Schmidt, Colby, by Father William
Reding, Wisconsin Rapids, in the Colby Catholic church, September
11, 1906. Her mother passed away five years ago. Mr. Haebig’s
mother is Mrs. J. B. Haebig, North Central Avenue. His father
passed away ten years ago. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Haebig are:
Francis 21, Alphonse 20, Joan 19, Matthew 11, Bernard 7 and Robert
Politically, he is Independent. His hobbies are fishing and motoring.
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