Bio: Schoenherr, William J. (1873 – 19??)
Surnames: Schoenherr, Kuehn, Burchardt
---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
---Schoenherr, William J. (24 August 1873 – 19??)
WILLIAM J. SCHOENHERR residing on a farm of l00 acres in section 17, town of Hamburg, Marathon County, Wis., of which town he was elected treasurer April 1st of the present year (1913), was born in Watertown, Jefferson County, Wis. August 24, 1873. He is a son of Fred Schoenherr, who was born and reared in Germany, and who came to this country at the age of twenty-five, settling in Watertown, Wis., where he was married to Fredericka Augusta Kuehn. She also was a native of Germany and came to America after reaching the age of twenty. They engaged in farming in Jefferson County. Their three sons, William, Gustavus and Ernst, are all residents of Hamburg, Marathon County. Fred Schoenherr came to the town of Hamburg from Jefferson County about 1878 and settled on the present farm of our subject, which then consisted of eighty acres, all woodland. Later he purchased another farm of eighty acres and still later another eighty acres and also a twenty-acre tract, the latter adjoining this farm on the north. With the help of his sons he improved his property and made this farm his home, dying here at the age of sixty-six years, in 1911. He was buried in Hamburg Cemetery. His wife, who died two years previously at the age of sixty-two, was laid to rest in the same place. They were members of the Lutheran Church and he was a Republican in politics and was supervisor of the town of Hamburg for two years. With the help of his neighbors he built a road through to his farm.
William J. Schoenherr received his schooling in the town of Hamburg and subsequently devoted his attention to agriculture. He has remained on the home farm, which he has improved and which is located on the north side of East and West road, and is one of the town's substantial and useful citizens, having served as school treasurer for the last three years. In politics he is a Republican. He is religious and a member of the Lutheran Church.
He married Pauline Burchardt, who was born in the town of Rome, Jefferson County, a daughter of August Burchardt. Their children — all born on this farm — have been as follows: Alma, Walter. Adelia and Arnold (twins), Louise, Edna (all those mentioned living), and Hans, who died at the age of sixteen months.
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