Bio: Kysow, Frank (No dates given)
Surnames: Kysow, Simnicht, Baneck, Petznick,
---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Kysow, Frank (No dates given)
FRANK KYSOW, a well known business man and prominent citizen of the town of Hamburg, residing on a farm of 80 acres in section 3, was born in the town of Concord, Jefferson County, Wis., a son of William and Wilhelmina (Simnicht) Kysow. His parents were both natives of Germany, the father coming to America when a young man and their marriage took place in Jefferson County. They were the parents of two children: John and Frank. William Kysow died when the subject of this sketch was six months old and his widow subsequently married Gottfried Baneck, also a native of Germany. Of this union there were four children, two sons and two daughters. Mr. Baneck is also now deceased and his widow, mother of Frank Kysow, resides in Jefferson County. Both the father and step-father of our subject were Democrats in politics. Mr. Kysow’s mother is a member of the Lutheran Church.
Frank Kysow was reared and attended school in Jefferson County, Wis. He came to Hamburg when 21 years of age and resided for a year and a half with an uncle. He then purchased his present farm, which at that time was heavily timbered. Since then he has cleared about 50 acres, leaving the rest in timber. He practically built his present residence, doing all the carpenter work thereon. This residence, which stands on the north side of East and West road, is a good substantial structure, and the farm is well cultivated. Mr. Kysow is a Democrat politically and has served as town supervisor six years, assessor two terms, and has been treasurer of district No. 1 for the last ten years. He is a stockholder in the Hamburg Cheese Manufacturing Co., of which he was formerly vice-president, and is also a stockholder in the Hamburg Telephone Company.
Mr. Kysow married Miss Lena Petznick, a daughter of Fred and Matilda Petznick, who came to this section from Germany when she was ten years old. They have had four children — Ethel (deceased), Dewey, Hattie (deceased), and Clara. Mr. Kysow is an industrious and progressive citizen, a good representative of the sturdy foreign element which has done so much to build up and develop this section of Wisconsin, as well as other localities, and whose Americanism is proof against all tests.
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