Bio: Schlaefer, Nicholas J. (1862 – 19??)
Surnames: Schlaefer, Theisen, Eskar, Paulsen
----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
---Schlaefer, Nicholas J. (21 August 1862 – 19??)
NICHOLAS J. SCHLAEFER, senior member of the firm of N. J. Schlaefer & Son, bakers, at Wausau, has been interested in this line here since the fall of 1908 and is a representative business man of the city. He was born at Krisdaun, Germany, August 21, 1862, and is a son of Philip Schlaefer. The parents of Mr. Schlaefer immigrated to America when he was young. They landed at New York and crossed the country as far as Chicago, Illinois, remaining there for two months or until the father had selected a farm in Washington County, Wisconsin, to which they then moved and lived on the same for several years. Later the family removed to a farm in Buffalo County and that continued the homestead for twenty years, the father owning this property for twelve years, when Nicholas J. purchased it and after owning it for eight years sold and then moved to Arcadia, Wisconsin. He went into the grain buying business for the W. W. Cargo Company, of La Crosse, Wisconsin, and after two years at Arcadia moved to Sherwood, and after three years there, to Appleton. In 1889, after two years there he came to Wausau and here was engaged in carpentering until 1908, when he went into the baking business, for which he has well equipped, sanitary quarters and finds constant employment in his plant for three skilled bakers.
Mr. Schlaefer was married February 3, 1885, in Buffalo county, Wisconsin, to Miss Elizabeth Theisen, and the following children have been born to them: John, who is associated with his father, was married September 17, 1912, to Clara Eskar; William, who is manager for the Paulsen Shoe Company, at La Crosse; Ida, who entered a convent and died in 1910 when aged twenty-three years; Erna Adelia, who died in 1909, when aged eighteen years; Clemence: Jacob, who died when aged five months; and Cecilia, Mary, Nicholas, Marcella and Charles. The family belongs to the Roman Catholic Church. Mr. Schlaefer is a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters and also of St. Joseph's Society and has long been identified with the Eagles.
Nicholas J. Schlaefer was born as 'Johann Nicolas Schlaefer in Gillenfeld, Kreis
Daun (>>Kreis compares to County).
You may find the family in Tom Pick's files for Olkenbach and Gillenfeld.
03 15 1848 SCHLAEFER PHILIPPUS WEBER MARGARET (Marry Date: 4-11-1847) JOHAN GILLENFELD
01 11 1849 SCHLAEFER PHILLIPUS WEBER MARGARET PETER JOSEPH OLKENBACH
07 24 1851 SCHLAEFER PHILLIPUS WEBER MARGARET JACOBUS OLKENBACH
09 27 1854 SCHLAEFER PHILIPPUS WEBER MARGARET JACOBus GILLENFELD
12 08 1856 SCHLAEFER PHILIPPUS WEBER MARGARET ANNa MARIa GILLENFELD
08 06 1859 SCHLAEFER PHILIPPUS WEBER MARGARET Maria MARGARETa GILLENFELD
08 22 1862 SCHLAEFER PHILIPPUS WEBER MARGARET JOHANn Nikolaus GILLENFELD
Jacob Schlaefer died in 1899; see findagrave.com (it's a link).
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