Bio: Haebig, Edward Francis

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Haebig, Schmidt, Miller, Koenig 

----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 5. 

Politically, he is Independent. His hobbies are fishing and motoring. 



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