Bio: Seif, Frederick J. (History - 1851)

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----Source: Biographical History of Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin; Lewis Publishing Company,Chiago, 1891.

FREDERICK J. SEIF, of section 2, Weston Towsnhip, Clark County, was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, June 9, 1851, the son of Joseph and Christine (Siles) Seif the former, a native of Kelpton, Germany, came to the United States about 1838 the latter was also a native of Germany. They were the parents of nine children, eight of whom still survive, viz: Frank J., Otto, Joseph,
Frederick, Sopia, Pauline, August, Christine and John.

The subject of this sketch was reared to farm life, and educated in the common schools of Dale, Wisconsin. He came to this county in 1875, settling first in the town of Sherwood Forest, and then came to his present farm of eighty acres, fifty-two of which is cleared. Here he is successfully engaged in general farming and stock-raising. He was married July 5, 1875, to Mary Weisner, of Pine Valley, this county, and they have seven children, - Frank, William, John, David, Charles, Frederick, and Louis. Mr. Seif was a member of the Town Board in Sherwood three years, and chairman of the same two years. He was also School Clerk in Sherwood Forest Township two years, and is now serving his fourth year as a Director in the School Board here. He was also member of the Town Board two years, one year of which he was chairman. Religiously, he is a member of the Lutheran Church, and politically a Democrat. He is a very prominent and enterprising citizen.





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