Bio: Reinhart, Charles (1859 19??)

 

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Surnames: Reinhart, Stolze, Hackbarth, Hinkelmann

 

----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.

 

Reinhart, Charles (9 January 1859 19??)

 

CHARLES REINHART, one of the representative citizens of the town of Wausau, serving as town treasurer, resides five and one-half mile northeast of Wausau, on a well improved farm of forty acres and owns additionally a tract of eighty acres lying north of his home farm. He was born in the town of Wausau, in Marathon County, Wis., January 9, 1859, and is a son of Martin and Amelia (Stolze) Reinhart.

  

Martin Reinhart was born in Germany and reached the United States when a young man. He was an early pioneer in Rock County, where he secured work by the day and being very industrious soon accumulated enough capital to encourage him to venture on farming. He rented land for a few years in Rock County, in the meanwhile buying a yoke of oxen and a wagon and when he came with this outfit to Marathon County he found his few neighbors much interested as his was the first farm wagon ever brought to the town of Wausau. He located one-half mile east of his son's present farm and lived there during the rest of his life, which extended to eighty-two years. He married Amelia Stolze, who was born in Germany and was brought to America when twelve years old. She survived until October, 1912, when aged seventy-six years. Of their eight children there are five still living: Irving, George, Laura, Walter and Charles, all residing in the town of Wausau except Walter, who lives in Montana.  

 

All the school advantages that Charles Reinhart enjoyed in boyhood he secured in the town of Wausau but they were few. Times were hard, books were scarce, and his services were needed by his father on the home farm and he was only ten years old when he was put to work hauling logs. Subsequently he learned the carpenter trade and, with his many activities, Mr. Reinhart has always been a very busy man. He has lived on his smaller farm for about twenty-five years and not only put up all of his own substantial buildings but a number of those all through this section, working at his trade largely until 1909, since when he has given more attention to his farming.  

 

Mr. Reinhart was married first to Miss Anna Hackbarth, and they had two children: Edward and Lena. His second marriage was to Miss Mollie Hinkelmann, and they have three children: Esther, Nora and Harvey. In politics Mr. Reinhart has always been a Democrat. In 1892 he was elected town treasurer and served four years and in the spring of 1912 was again elected to this office, previously having served three terms as school clerk. Mr. Reinhart and family belong to the Lutheran Church.  

 

 

 


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