Bio: Kolter, Jacob (1881)


Surnames: Kolter, Janke

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

JACOB KOLTER, Wausau, was born in Rhein, Bavaria, Aug. 15, 1839, and came to America in 1855, arriving in New York, May 6, 1851, coming from there to Wausau, Aug. 27, 1857; two years later, he went to St. Louis, living there and in Belleville, Jacksonville, Winchester and Griggsville for two years. He returned to Wausau and was for a time employed as a cook. In 1862, he built and opened a bakery, which was burned down in 1869. He was in the drug business, and in 1869 built a music hall on the corner of Washington and Third streets. He is also engaged in farming and lumbering. Mr. K. was married in Wausau, Dec. 1, 1867, to Bertha Janke, who was born in Prussia. They have six children Emma E., Augusta S., Bertha M., Ross A., George R., and Jacob H.



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