Bio: Wenzel, John Frederick Albert  

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Wenzel, Althuette 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 18 Feb. 1928 

John Frederick Albert Wenzel was born near Althuette, Brandenberg, Germany, October 12, 1862. Most everyone knows him as Albert Wenzel. After finishing his educational training he spent three years as an apprentice in his father’s butcher shop. Then he worked a number of years at his trade at different points in Germany, most of the time in Berlin. At the age of 25 years he entered the butcher business on his own account. In 1900 he came to this country and associated himself with his nephew, William Wenzel, to engage in the same business in Colby. A year and a half later they disposed of their business and purchased a butcher shop in Marshfield, situated on the site now occupied by the First National Bank. Later they moved to the location of the present Wenzel Market. Ten years ago William Wenzel retired from the firm and Albert admitted his sons, Carl and Rudolph, into the partnership. 

Mr. Wenzel was married to Amelia Glaser of Althuette at her home, October 13, 1887. Six of their eight children are living: Carl, Rudolph; Mrs. Theodore Wendt, Elizabeth and Albert Jr., all of Marshfield; and Mrs. Van H. Kahl of Winona, Minnesota. 

He is a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. Politically, he is Independent. His hobby is walking. 



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