Bio: Kickbusch, Frederick W. (1881)

Contact: Janet Schwarze.

Surnames: Kickbusch, Braatz

----Source: The History of Northern Wisconsin (Marathon County, Wis.) 1881, pages 562-563

FREDERICK W. KICKBUSCH, was born in Pomerania, Prussia, Jan. 25, 1841, and came to America in 1857, living in Milwaukee until 1860, when he came to Wausau, where he has since resided. He engaged in farming one year, was in business with his brother August ten years, and since then has been in the lumber business most of the time. He was County Treasurer six years, serving five. He has been Chairman of the Board for five or six years; is now serving in that capacity; he was elected member of the Assembly in 1878. He established a planing mill, manufacturing sash, doors and blinds, 1872; it was the first mill of the kind within forty miles of Wausau; it employs twenty men and manufactures from $12,000 to $15,000 worth per year. In 1879, he commenced his present mercantile business. He has been president of the State Firemen’s Association for three years. Mr. Kickbusch was married in Wausau, Oct. 28, 1864, to Matilda Braatz, who was born in Pomerania, Prussia. They have four children – Emma B., Matilda M., Frederick W., and Paulina. Mr. Kichbusch is a member of the A.O.U.W., and the American Legion of Honor.



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