Bio: Manecke, Fred W. (1879 – 19??)
Surnames: Manecke, Schoenfeldt,
----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Manecke, Fred W. (30 September 1879 – 19??)
FRED W. MANECKE, jeweler, with well appointed store at No. 312 Washington Street, Wausau, is one of the city's prosperous and reliable business men. He was born in Westphalia, Germany, September 30, 1879, and is a son of Henry and Fredericka Manecke.
Henry Manecke and family came to America in the spring of 1882 and immediately located at Wausau, Wis., where he opened a jewelry store, a business he had previously followed in Europe. In 1901 he admitted his son, Fred W., to partnership, the firm name being Manecke & Son, which name was retained until August, 1912, when the son bought his mother's interest, the father having died June 27, 1908. The mother yet lives.
In 1894 Fred W. Manecke started to work at the jewelry trade with his father and learned every detail including watch-making. His education was secured in the public schools of Wausau and in this city he has always maintained his home.
In 1900 he married Miss Bertha Schoenfeldt, also a native of Germany, and they have four children: Hildegarde, Dorothea, Roland and Henrietta. The family belongs to the German Reformed Church, and from its organization until within two years of his death, the father of Mr. Manecke was church treasurer, the latter then succeeding and serving six years in that office.
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