Bio: Marquardt, Herman E. (1873 19??)

 

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Surnames: Marquardt, Lueck, Kreutzer, Rollenhagen

 

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

 

Marquardt, Herman E. (6 May 1873 19??)

 

HERMAN E. MARQUARDT, city comptroller at Wausau, Wisconsin, and serving in his fourth term in this important office, has always claimed Wausau as his home, for he was born here, May 6, 1873, although business responsibilities have demanded his absence for protracted periods. His parents, August W. and Johanna (Lueck) Marquardt, were born in Germany and came to this section in 1868, settling in the village of Wausau, later securing farming land in close proximity, in town of Wausau, Marathon County, so that it was possible to there carry on agricultural operations and still maintain the home at Wausau. Here his death occurred June 14, 1909, his widow still surviving.  

 

Herman E. Marquardt attended the public schools and graduated from the Wausau High School in the class of 1891, and then entered the law office of A. L. Kreutzer, with the intention of studying for that profession. He continued his studies there for two months when a more attractive proposition presented itself and he entered the employ of the Western Union Telegraph Company, in its construction department and during the following two years traveled over Wisconsin, Idaho and Washington. The succeeding two years he spent at Duluth, where he had charge of the business there relating to the lines, batteries and other necessary working paraphernalia, and filled the same position at Superior, from 1894 until 1896, and from the latter year until 1905 he was in the inspection service, having jurisdiction over Wisconsin, Northern Iowa, Minnesota, Upper Michigan, North and South Dakota and a part of Montana, with headquarters at Minneapolis, Minn., for thirteen consecutive years belonging to the same department, resigning March 1, 1905, and for one year was with the Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company. Although Mr. Marquardt retained his headquarters at Minneapolis, he returned to his native city January 18, 1900. In April, 1906, he was first elected to his present office, the first favor he had ever accepted from the Republican Party, of which he had been a loyal member for many years.

 

In 1897 Mr. Marquardt was married to Miss Emma Rollenhagen of Wausau and they have two children: Gladys E., who is a student in the Wausau High School; and Milton A. Mr. Marquardt has considerable prominence in the fraternal orders of Knights of Pythias and the Modern Woodmen, being a trustee of the former in this city, and a member of the board of managers of the latter; being also a member of the Commercial Club and the Y. M. C. A.  

 

 


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