Bio: Ripczinske, Joseph (1860 – 19??)
Surnames: Ripczinske, Herchenbach, McEachron, Sherman, Goldhammer, Young
---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Ripczinske, Joseph (26 May 1860 – 19??)
JOSEPH RIPCZINSKE, who has been a resident of Marathon County for thirty-eight years and has been engaged in the fire insurance, real estate and steamship agency business at Wausau since April, 1890, was born in Germany, May 26, 1860, and accompanied his parents, Joseph and Wilhelmina Ripczinske to America. The family home was established at Minneapolis, Minn.
In 1875 Joseph Ripczinske left Minnesota and came to Marathon County and learned the milling business with a brother-in-law, who had a mill at Rib Falls. From there he came to Wausau and worked in the Herchenbach, now the McEachron mill, until he was twenty-three years of age, becoming foreman there. For the next five years he was engaged in the manufacturing of soda water and after discontinuing that line, in 1890, embarked in his present business. He represents nine of the old line fire insurance companies and handles both city and country real estate. He has always been active and interested as a citizen and is now serving in his third term as a member of the public library board. ....
In 1887 Mr. Ripczinske was married to Miss Catherine Sherman, who died in 1897, survived by two children: Raymond, who is a resident of Denver, Colo., and John. His second union was with Mrs. Annie C. (Goldhammer) Young, and they have five children: Catherine, Clarinda, Marie, Joseph and Annie. Mr. Ripczinske and family are members of the Roman Catholic Church and fraternally he is identified with the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin.
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