Bio: Dankemyer, Fred
Surnames: Dankemyer, Eibergen, Fields
----Source: Marshfield News Herald
(Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 29 May 1929
Fred Dankemyer, 307 West Sixth Street,
was born in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, on December 7, 1881. His
parents moved to Fremont, Clark County, when he was a year and
one-half. After his school days were over, he assisted on his
father’s farm until he was 17, after which he operated a
portable sawmill and threshing outfit at various points in Clark
County for nine years. Disposing of this equipment in 1911, he
bought his father’s farm and operated it until 1919. During
each fall while running this farm, he served as an engineer of
threshing machines in the harvest fields in the vicinity of
Ledgerwood, North Dakota. Next he conducted a restaurant, and pool
and billiard parlor at Chili, two and one-half years, following
which he moved to this city. Since coming to this city, he has
followed carpenter work most of the time.
Mr. Dankemyer was married to Miss Lucille
Fields of Fremont in this city in 1901. She died two and one-half
years after her marriage. One son, Ervin, was born to them. He is a
local auto mechanic. On March 28, 1906, Mr. Dankemyer was married
to Miss Minnie Eibergen, also of Fremont, at Neillsville. They have
two children: Howard, a radio expert in Milwaukee; and Freddie,
bookkeeper at the Cloverland State Bank, Marshfield.
In Fremont, he served his township 11 years as assessor and 7 years as treasurer of School District No. 4. Fraternally he is affiliated with the Marshfield Owls. Politically, Mr. Dankemyer is a Republican. His hobbies are motoring and fishing.
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