Bio: Leak, Louis C. (1871 – 19??)
Surnames: Leak, Arendsee
----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Leak, Louis C. (24 March 1871 – 19??)
LOUIS C. LEAK, merchant tailor and representative business man of Wausau, Wisconsin, where he has been established for the past seventeen years, has been identified with this city for twenty-two years and is justly proud of his own hard won success and also of the general prosperity which makes Wausau a desirable place commercially and socially, in which to secure and maintain a home. He was born at New Lisbon, Wisconsin, March 24, 1871, and is a son of Julius and Augusta Leak. While still an infant, the parents of Mr. Leak moved from New Lisbon to Tomah, in Monroe County, Wisconsin. By trade the father was a shoemaker, but never worked at his trade in this country, but was in the employ of the C. M. & St. P. Railroad for several years. Both parents died at Tomah.
Louis C. Leak was reared at Tomah, Wisconsin, and there obtained a public school education, after which, as soon as his parents would permit, he went to Milwaukee and there learned the tailor's trade. For several years after his apprenticeship ended he traveled as a journeyman and then came to Wausau, where he worked for others until he embarked in business for himself. He is an expert cutter and carries a large and carefully selected stock of the finest goods on the market and his customers are among the most particular and fastidious men of the city. Mr. Leak enjoys the distinction of having it said of him that a customer once gained is never lost.
Mr. Leak was married at Wausau, Wisconsin, to Miss Ida Arendsee, of this city, and they have one son, Louis C, Jr. He is identified with a number of fraternal organizations, including the Masons, the Elks, the Knights of Pythias, Royal Arcanum and the Independent Order of Foresters, and for twenty-two years has belonged to the German body, the Liederkranz.
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