Bio: Knoedler, Adolph (1861 – 19??)





Surnames: Knoedler, Egender, Lindsey, Keefe, Kennedy, Paronto, Guenther,


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


Knoedler, Adolph (1861 – 19??)


ADOLPH KNOEDLER, who has conducted his harness making shop at Mosinee, Wisconsin, since 1892, is a representative business man and substantial citizen of the place. He was born in 1861, in Württemberg, Germany, and is a son of Jacob and Rosena (Egender) Knoedler. The father of Mr. Knoedler was a small farmer in Germany and there he died. The mother still resides in the old country as do all of their ten children except three who came to America and one who died while serving in the German-French War in 1870-1. They were named: Joseph, Cieirack, Floren, John, Cresenzia C, Casper, Antone, Adolph, Julia and Carl.  


Adolph Knoedler attended the German schools as is obligatory, and then learned the harness making and upholstery business before he was twenty years old, when he came to the United States. He located at Fort Dodge, Iowa, and worked there at his trade until 1888, when he went to Wausau, Wisconsin, where he was in the employ of George Lindsey, and from there in 1892, came to Mosinee. He has always been an industrious, careful man, one who thoroughly understands his business and has enjoyed excellent patronage. Mr. Knoedler has made property investments here and is one of the stockholders in the local telephone company. In politics he is a Republican and has served one term as a member of the town board and two terms as assessor.  


In 1886 Mr. Knoedler was married to Miss Mary Alice Keefe, a daughter of William H. and Catherine (Kennedy) Keefe, of Haider, Wisconsin. Mrs. Knoedler has the following brothers and sisters: Maggie, John, Martin, Kate, Celia and William. Kate is the wife of Albert Paronto, and Celia is the wife of Garry Hughes. Mr. and Mrs. Knoedler have one daughter and two sons. Daisy May, who is the wife of Walter Guenther, and they have three sons, Charles, Jacob and William. The family belongs to the Catholic Church. Mr. Knoedler is a member of the Knights of Wisconsin and president of the same; belongs to the Knights of Columbus at Wausau; is president of the Fraternal Relief Association, and is secretary of the Catholic Relief Society of Mosinee.




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