Bio: Breseman, Burkhard Henry
Surnames: Breseman, Arthur, Thiel
----Source: Marshfield News Herald
(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 20 May 1929
Burkhard Henry Breseman was born at
Mapleworks, Clark County, Wisconsin, April 16, 1881. When he was
one year old his parents moved to Nasonville, town of Lincoln, Wood
County, where he grew to manhood. His education was received in
District No. 1 School, town of Lincoln. After assisting on his
father’s farm until he was 16 years of age, he worked for
three years on the large dairy farm of Bungert Brothers at
Appleton, Wisconsin. In 1903 he entered the employ of the Clark and
Leaferver Steamboat Company, serving three years as a fireman on
the steamer Thistle, after which he spent one year in the engine
department of a steamer of the William Crosby Transportation
Company, on Lake Michigan. After his marriage, he had charge of his
father’s farm for five years. In 1913 he bought 110 acres of
wild land from H. F. Thiel, of which 75 acres is now clear. It is
equipped with a full set of McCormick-Deering machinery and stocked
with high-class dairy cattle.
Mr. Breseman was married to Miss Edna
Arthur, by the Reverend Moore, in Appleton, October 22, 1908. The
children of Mr. and Mrs. Breseman are: Mable 20, medical student of
the Chicago University; Harlow 18, Olive 16, Mildred 14, Burkhard
Jr. 11 and Alice 9.
Politically, he is a Republican. His hobby is hunting wild game.
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