Bio: Deutsch, Frederick M. (1865 19??)





Surnames: Deutsch, Licht, Ritter, Stahl, Langenhahn, Scharbau, Klein,


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


Deutsch, Frederick M. (8 September 1865 19??)


FREDERICK M. DEUTSCH, a business man of acknowledged reliability, with numerous important interests at Wausau, Wis., stands high personally with his fellow citizens, with whom he willingly cooperates in all matters of civic concern. He was born at West Bend, Wis., September 8, 1865, and is a son of Frank and Elizabeth (Licht) Deutsch.


Frederick M. Deutsch was reared and educated at West Bend, Wis., and there learned the harness making trade. His father was in the furniture and undertaking business there and in that way the youth learned many practical details which later proved of great value when he became associated with his present line. In 1884 he came to Wausau and for four years was employed here in a furniture store and on June 8, 1888, became associated with Frank Ritter in the furniture and undertaking business, under, at that time, the firm style of Ritter & Deutsch. The former partner of Mr. Ritter had been Mr. Stahl and the firm of Ritter & Stahl established this business in 1884, Mr. Stahl selling his interest to Mr. Deutsch four years later. Up to 1893, the company engaged also in the manufacture of bar, store and office fixtures but in that year closed out that feature and has since given entire attention to the other departments, for which they are thoroughly equipped in every way. In the year 1909 the firm of Ritter & Deutsch was incorporated under the name of Ritter & Deutsch Co., with the following officers: Frank Ritter, president; Edward C. Langenhahn, vice president; Roman C. Deutsch, secretary and treasurer; and Frederick M. Deutsch general manager. In addition to his interests mentioned, Mr. Deutsch is secretary and treasurer of the Scharbau Land, Lumber and Mining Company, and is a member of its directing board.


On April 27, 1887, Mr. Deutsch was married to Miss Catherine Klein, of Marathon City, Wis., and they have five children: Roman C, who is secretary and treasurer of the Ritter & Deutsch Company; Lienor, who is a music teacher; Leah, who is a senior student in the University of Wisconsin and is a graduate of the Cumnock School of Expression and Oratory, at Evanston, Ill.; Esther, who is a member in the senior class in the Wausau High School; and Frederick, Jr. Mr. Deutsch and family belong to the Roman Catholic Church. He is identified with the Knights of Columbus, the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, the Catholic Order of Foresters, the Elks and the Eagles.  




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