Neverman, William (b. 4 JUN 1834)

Transcriber: Marcia



----Source: 1881 History of Clark Co., WINeverman, William (b. 4 JUN 1834)

WILLIAM NEVERMAN, brewer, Neillsville was born in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany, June 4, 1834 arrived in Quebec in 1854, came to Milwaukee, going to work on a farm, learned ship-building of James Jones in 1856, starting as a deck hand from Galena, Ill., on a steamboat for St. Louis Mo. In 1857, he arrived in Neillsville, when he worked as house-carpenter till 1861. He enlisted in Co. F, 14th Wis. V., as corporal. In 1862, he was reduced to the ranks, and although offered promotion again, would not accept. Served time out Dec. 10, re-enlisted in the Veterans, and was promoted from second to first Sargeant, December, 1864, and to second Lieutenant, July 12, 1865. When he came home, he commenced the carpenter's trade, which he carried on till 1870. In 1869, he built the brewery and brews about 500 or so barrels a year. Married November 30, 1865 to Miss Sophia Sontag, of Jefferson County. They have seven children- Mary, Carl, Otto B., Dave, Rudolph G., Alma, and Edna. He belongs to the Sons of Hermann and the Foresters. He has been on the Board of Supervisors.



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