Bio: Zochert, Wilbur J. (1885 – 19??)
Surnames: Zochert, Empter, Joyade
---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Zochert, Wilbur J. (22 July 1885 – 19??)
WILBUR J. ZOCHERT who is one of the proprietors of the moment and marble works on the corner of Fifth and Jackson streets, Wausau, Wisconsin, is the junior member of the firm of W. J. Zochert Company, the present location of the firm having been a marble yard for twenty-five years. He was born in this city, July 22, 1885, and is a son of W. R. and Carrie Zochert.
Wilbur J. Zochert was educated in the Wausau public schools. For several years afterward he worked for the Wausau Novelty Works and then started to learn the monument and marble business, with his uncle J. P. Zochert, who at that time was the owner of his present shop. In 1906 he started into business for himself, in partnership with Jacob Empter, and they occupied the building that adjoined the St. Paul's Church on Washington Street, until 1908, when removal was made to Clinton Street. In March, 1912 they secured their present desirable location, and they do business under the firm style of the W. J. Zochert Company Monumental Works.
In 1909 Mr. Zochert was married to Miss Emma Joyade, of Wausau, and they have two children: Marion and Earl. Mr. Zochert belongs to the following organizations: the D. A. V. V., the W. O. W., Commercial Club, Amitie Club, and the T. I. C. He is numbered with the enterprising and successful young business men of this city.
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