Bio: Philippi, Michael Matthew 

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Philippi, Markham, Toeller 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 12 Mar. 1928 

Michael Matthew Philippi was born in the town of Green Grove, Clark County, July 9, 1882. When he was about one year old his parents moved to Colby, where he resided until he came to this city in 1911. Graduating from the Colby High School in 1899, he taught school two years. During the school summer vacation seasons, and until he entered the Railway Mail Service in 1915, he followed carpenter work. During the first year in the mail service he was a substitute clerk on the Soo Line between Chicago and Minneapolis. Since then he has served as clerk on the North Western Railway between Sheboygan and Merrillan, Eland and Merrillan, Eland and Marshfield, and Marshfield and Fond du Lac. He has been assigned the last named run since 1920. 

Mr. Philippi was married to Miss Bessie Jewell Markham of Augusta, in St. Mary’s Catholic Church at Altoona, Wisconsin, by the Reverend H. P. Toeller, May 3, 1911. Father Toeller now is the pastor of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Philippi have one child, Patrick 9. 

Fraternally, he is identified with John Eisen Council, Knights of Columbus, of which he is a charter member; the Colby Court, Catholic Order of Foresters; the local Camp Modern Woodmen of America; and the Wisconsin State Branch of the Railway Mail Association. He is a former clerk of the Colby Camp, which he served for five years. Politically, he is Independent. His hobbies are hiking in the woods and motoring. 



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