Bio: Beyreis, Kurt A. (1873 19??)

 

Contact: Dolores

E-mail: dolores@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

 

Surnames: Beyreis, Lehman, Feldbruegg, Conrad, Hall, Hein, Feala

 

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

 

Beyreis, Kurt A. (29 October 1873 19??)

 

KURT A. BEYREIS, clerk of the courts of Marathon County, a popular and efficient public official, was born in the village of Uderslebin, Germany, October 29, 1873, and is a son of Charles and Emelie (Lehman) Beyreis. In 1882 the Beyreis family came to Marathon County and ever since has been identified with this section. Prior to the Civil War, however, Charles Beyreis, the father, had emigrated to "America and for three years of this war he was a soldier in the Federal service, a member of a New York infantry regiment. After the war he returned to Germany and married there and remained until after the birth of four of his nine children, all of whom survive: Edward, who lives in Marathon County; Bertha, who is the wife of Frank Feldbruegg, of this county; Annie, who is the wife of Philip Conrad of Rib Lake, Wisconsin; Kurt A.; Richard, who lives in Marathon County; Charles, who lives in Wausau; Lena, who is the wife of Louis Hall, of this county; Emma, who is the wife of John M. Hein, of Marathon County; and Fred, who is a resident of Clark County. The mother of the above family died in January, 1912, but the father survives and resides at Dorchester, Wisconsin; for thirty years having been a farmer in Marathon County.  

 

Kurt A. Beyreis was educated in the public schools of Holton, in the Medford High School in Taylor County, and the Northern Indiana Normal School at Valparaiso, Indiana. After leaving the above institution in 1896 he began to teach the district schools and continued for fourteen years and during this long period became well and favorably known over the county. In 1910 he was elected to the office of clerk of the circuit and municipal courts, on the Democratic ticket, and subsequently was reelected and has served continuously since January 1, 1911.  

 

On October 7, 1903, Mr. Beyreis was married to Miss Mary Feala, a daughter of John Feala. Her death occurred July 5, 1911, and three children survive her: Myrtle, aged eight years; Gertrude, aged six years; and Arthur, who is three years old. Mr. Beyreis was reared in the Lutheran faith. He belongs to the Odd Fellows, the Modern Woodmen of America and the Eagles, and also to the Commercial and Wausau Clubs.  

 

 

 


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