Bio: Geldernick, James 

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Geldernick, Gildernick, Coffy, Oatman, Croll, Reichert 

----Source:  Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 9 July 1930 

James Geldernick, who is engaged in building up a dairy farm on an 80-acre tract of timberland in the town of Fremont, Clark County, was born in 1896 at Freedom, the son of Frank and Elizabeth (Coffy) Geldernick. His mother died when he was a small child, and he was cared for at the Green Bay Orphanage until he was 14, when he came to Chili with his father. In 1916 he purchased the present farm, where he erected a house and moved over a barn from the farm of Mrs. Emma Oatman. Later he lived as tenant on the L. A. Reichert farm, several miles northwest of his place. A year ago he returned to his own farm, where he had a portable sawmill this spring and cut lumber to be used for the erection of a new barn. He has 13 acres cleared and put into crops, and has a herd of 14 grade Holstein cattle with a purebred sire, a team of mules, a horse, pigs and Plymouth Rock chickens. 

He was married February 29, 1916, to Miss Gertrude Croll at the Chili Catholic church. They have ten children, including three pair of twins. They are Elizabeth 11, William 10, Harold and Howard, twins, 7, Lorraine 5, Pauline and James, twins, 3 and Richard and Willard, twins, 8 months old. Another pair of twins, the first children, died in infancy. 

His hobbies are playing cards and motoring.  



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