Bio: Braun, Joseph (18?? – 1907)
Surnames: Braun, Heinemann, Kemper, Aiken, Caward, Dehn, Meyer, Waterhaus
----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Braun, Joseph (18?? – 15 April 1907)
JOSEPH BRAUN, deceased, for many years was numbered with the leading business men and active and public spirited citizens of Athens, Wis. In naming many of the most important business enterprises of this section, his name is prominently mentioned, officially or otherwise, while his capital was invested in numerous ways that not only was advantageous to himself and family, but to the neighborhood in which various industries were successfully carried on. At the time of his death, April 15, 1907, he was superintendent and manager of the Braun Bros. Co. and a heavy stockholder in the Bank of Athens, the Athens Brick and Tile Company, the Marathon County Telephone Company, the Athens Printing Company and the Athens Park Association.
In May, 1886, Mr. Braun was married to Miss Cecelia Heinemann, who was born at Milwaukee, Wis., a daughter of Joseph and Ann Bell (Kemper) Heinemann. Mr. and Mrs. Heinemann were born, reared and married in Germany, and after coming to Wisconsin lived at Milwaukee and Wausau, in which city the father now lives retired since the death of the mother. Mrs. Braun is one of the following family: Catherine, now deceased, who was the wife of Heman Aiken; Margaret, who is now deceased, was the wife of William Caward; Henry: Joseph: Hannah, who married first Herman Dehn and second, August Meyer; Anna, who is the wife of William Waterhaus; William: Cecelia; and Philip. Four children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Braun: Henry, Bella, Esther and Anthony. Mr. Braun and family were members of the Catholic Church and he belonged to the Catholic Order of Foresters and also to the E. F. U. For a long time Mr. Braun was a notary public at Athens. In his death Marathon County lost a citizen of sterling character and public usefulness.
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