Bio: Gensmann, Edward (1876 – 1948)
Surnames: Gensmann, Wilde, Gebhardt, Machel, Schultz, Borchart, Kluetz
---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Gensmann, Edward (1 January 1876 – 25 Sep 1948)
EDWARD GENSMANN, a prosperous general farmer residing in the town of Main, owns 160 acres of fine land, 100 of which is cleared and ten acres of which is used by the state for a horticultural station. Mr. Gensmann was born at Wausau, Wisconsin, January 1, 1876, and is a son of Jacob and Amelia (Wilde) Gensmann.
Jacob Gensmann and wife were both born in Germany but came to Wausau prior to their marriage and now live in comfortable retirement in that city. During his active years he was a lumberman. Their children are: Jacob, William, Emma, wife of Paul Gebhardt; and Henry, Edward, Matilda, Leo and Lydia.
Edward Gensmann obtained his education in the public schools and afterward, up to ten years ago, followed logging as his business, since which time he has been engaged in farming. On the land selected by the state as an experiment station, apple, plum and cherry trees were set out in 1897, and their experimental culture has shown that the climate and situation will produce the finest of apples and plums.
In 1902 Mr. Gensmann was married to Miss Hulda Machel, who was born in Marathon County, a daughter of Herman and Tena (Schultz) Machel, farming people in the town of Main. The brothers and sisters of Mrs. Gensmann are: Matilda, wife of Albert Borchart; Emil, Robert and Edward; Emma, wife of Anton Kluetz; and Clara, Herman and Walter. Mr. and Mrs. Gensmann have three children: Leo, Norman and Elmer. Politically Mr. Gensmann is a Democrat and is a member of the town school board. With his family he belongs to St. Stephen's Church at Wausau.
1900 Federal Census, Wausau city, Marathon, Wisconsin
Name: Edward Gensman
Birth Date: Jan 1876
Relationship to Head-of-Household: Son
Father Name: Jacob Gensman
Father Birthplace: Germany
Mother Name: Pamelia Gensman
Mother Birthplace: Germany
Race or Color (expanded): White
Head-of-household Name: Jacob Gensman
Marital Status: Single
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Enumeration District: 0098
Sheet Number and Letter: 8A
Household ID: 149
Parent Jacob Gensman M, b. Feb 1845, Germany; parents b. Germany
Parent Pamelia Gensman F, Oct 1845, Germany; parents b. Germany, 8 children - 8 living
Jacob Gensman M, b. Nov 1869, Wis.
Emma Gensman F, b. Jan 1873, Wis.
Edward Gensman M, b. Jan. 1876, Wis.
Matilda Gensman F, Mar 1877, Wis.
Leo Gensman M, Feb 1879, Wis.
Lydia Gensman F, Dec 1892, Wis.
Wisconsin Marriage Record
Groom's Name: Eward Gensmann
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Bride's Name: Hulda Machel
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Marriage Date: 10 Oct 1903
Marriage Place: Marathon, Wisconsin
Groom's Father's Name: Jacob Gensmann
Groom's Mother's Name: Emily Wilde
Bride's Father's Name: Herman Machel
Bride's Mother's Name: Schultz
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Wisconsin Birth Record
Name: Ed Gensman
Birth Date: 27 Nov 1906
Birthplace: Wausau, Marathon County, Wis.
Father's Name: Ed Gensman
Father's Birthplace: United States
Mother's Name: Hulda Machel
Mother's Birthplace: United States
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