Bio: Wendorff, Herman A. (1869 – 19??)
Surnames: Wendorff, Grade, Ledholz, Judes
----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Wendorff, Herman A. (1 July 1869 – 19??)
HERMAN A. WENDORFF, who has acceptably filled the office of town clerk of the town of Stettin since 1897 and owns a fine farm of 160 acres, situated in section 16, six miles northeast of Marathon City, was born in the town of Stettin, Marathon County, Wis., July 1, 1869, and is a son of Albert and Wilhelmina (Grade) Wendorff. Albert Wendorff and wife were born and went to school in Germany but came to America unmarried, their wedding taking place in the United States, and they had four sons and four daughters born to them, four of these being residents of Marathon County.
Herman A. Wendorff attended the public schools in the town of Stettin and also the Wausau city schools for a few terms and thus prepared himself for teaching school. He taught six terms in the town of Stettin, two terms in Rib Falls and two terms in the town of Berlin and fulfilled every expectation as a teacher. During this period he was looking to the future and purchased first a tract of forty acres, for which he paid $1,000, and subsequently an eighty-acre tract, paying $2,000 for this land, all in one body. As soon as he owned his land he began to desire to improve it and remodeling of the buildings and erecting of new ones followed until both his ideas of taste and his demands for convenience were satisfied and comfort assured. He carries on general farming and raises high grade Guernsey cattle, keeping twenty-five head. Mr. Wendorff has always been a wide-awake, industrious, enterprising man of business and has so directed his life and affairs that he has won the esteem and confidence of his fellow citizens. He is a republican in politics and for several years has been serving as health officer, and has served in other capacities such as justice of the peace and has also been the official crop reporter. He is a member of the Stettin Insurance Company.
Mr. Wendorff was married April 22, 1896, to Miss Emelia Ledholz, who was born in the town of Stettin, March 2, 1875, a daughter of George and Minnie (Judes) Lodholz. Both parents of Mrs. Wendorff were born in Germany but they were married in America and they had nine children, eight of whom are living and seven of these reside in Marathon County. Mr. and Mrs. Lodholz are both deceased, the latter dying when aged fifty-three years and the former when aged seventy-two years and their burials were in the town of Stettin. Four children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Wendorff: Hugo, Martha, Alice and Susan, all of whom are being carefully reared and given every possible advantage. The family belongs to the Evangelical Lutheran Church, of which Mr. Wendorff is secretary. He has always been musically inclined and is president of the local German Singing Society, "Eintracht."
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