Bio: Weisbrod, William J. (1873 – 19??)
Surnames: Weisbrod, Hartman, Odenweller, Appel
---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Weisbrod, William J. (16 March 1873 – 19??)
WILLIAM J. WEISBROD, who is serving in his third term as alderman, representing the First Ward, Wausau, is engaged in the painting contracting business, with residence and office at No. 801 Plumer Street. He was born in Germany, March 16, 1873, and is a son of Henry and Annie (Hartman) Weisbrod, who came from Germany to the United States in 1883 and immediately located at Wausau, Wis. After three years in the city the father decided to become a farmer and moved to the town of Hamburg, where he and wife still live.
After coming to Wausau, William J. Weisbrod completed his education and then began to learn the painting trade, which interested him more than farming; hence he did not accompany his parents to the country, Wausau continuing to be his chosen home ever since, although, in attending to his business he has lived in other places, including Chicago and Milwaukee. He established his contracting business at Wausau in 1903 and gives employment to seven painters and decorators. From the age of eighteen years Mr. Weisbrod has been interested in politics and is a factor in Democratic circles and a very highly regarded citizen of the First Ward, which he is representing in his sixth year in the city council, being ever ready to work for the advancement of ward enterprises and ward people, while not forgetting his public responsibilities to the city as a whole.
In 1903 Mr. Weisbrod was married at Wausau to Miss Frances Odenweller, a daughter of Henry and Theresa (Appel) Odenweller, who were Germans who came to Wausau in 1883, before Mrs. Weisbrod was born. Mr. and Mrs. Weisbrod have three children: Henry, William and Edward. The family belongs to the Roman Catholic Church. He is a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters, the St. Joseph Society, the Beavers, the Eagles, and Bankers Life Insurance Co.
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