Bio: Seidler, John (1862 – 19??)
Surnames: Seidler, Henke
---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
---Seidler, John (27 February 1862 – 19??)
JOHN SEIDLER, who is one of the representative citizens of the town of Hamburg, of which he has been clerk ever since 1897, resides on section 12, fourteen miles southwest of Merrill, Wis., owns two separate farms, aggregating 159 acres. He was born in Wisconsin, February 27, 1862, and is a son of Gottheb and Elizabeth Seidler.
The parents of Mr. Seidler were early settlers and became well known people of the town of Hamburg. They came into Marathon County with a colony of emigrants, with their own oxen and wagon and settled three miles west of the present farm of their son John, securing eighty acres of wild land. Through unremitting toil the father converted this land into a productive farm and the mother yet lives on the same, in her old age enjoying many of the comforts unobtainable in her youth. The father died here in April, 1887, and his burial was at Hamburg. He was a republican in his political faith and on many occasions was entrusted with offices of responsibility, serving honestly and efficiently as district clerk, juryman and supervisor. He was a member and supporter of the Lutheran church.
John Seidler attended the public schools and afterward worked as a farmer during the summer seasons and in the woods in the winters. Following his marriage he settled on his present home farm of eighty acres, which his father helped to clear to the extent of ten acres and built the barn which still stands. Mr. Seidler has forty acres of this farm now cleared and the other buildings he erected. His second purchase of land is all timber and no improvements have, as yet, been placed on it.
John Seidler was united in marriage with Miss Albertine Henke, of the town of Rib Falls, and the following children have been born to them: Bertha, Lydia, Laura, Clara, Martha, living; one son named Arnold and one daughter named Hulda who died before they were two months old, and one son who died unnamed. Mr. Seidler and family are members of the Lutheran Church. He is independent in his political attitude, but this has not prevented his being frequently chosen by his fellow citizens for public office.
He has served four times as juror, has also served as school clerk and as justice of the peace. He is one of the stockholders in the Hamburg Cheese Factory, of which big local enterprise he was a charter member, also a charter member and a stockholder in the Hamburg Creamery, and a stockholder in the Hamburg Telephone Company.
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