Bio: Behm, Frederick (History - 1836)

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----Source: 1891 Bio. Hist. Of Clark Jackson Co., Wis., pg. 318:

FREDERICK W. BEHM, of Melrose, was born near Berlin, Germany, April 24, 1836, the son of Martin Behm, also a native of that country, where he died at a good old age. Our subject's mother was born in Germany, and died in
Dodge County, Wisconsin.

Frederick, their only child, came to this country with his uncle in 1842, and was reared and educated principally in Dodge County. In 1855 he came to Jackson County, where he worked by the month until 1860, in which year he bought a farm near Melrose. In 1861 he enlisted in this city in the late war as a private, in Company G, Tenth Wisconsin Infantry, and was honorably discharged November 19, 1862, for disability. He afterward re-enlisted in Company F, Fifty-first Wisconsin Infantry, and served until the close of the war. Mr. Behm then returned to Melrose and bought 175 acres of land on sections 14, 22, 27. He lived on this place until 1884, when he sold his first purchase, leased the remaining land, 175 acres, and then bought property in the village of Melrose, where he now resides, engaged in gathering cream. Mr. Behm has taken an active part in the Republican party, and has held several minor offices. He is a member of the G. A. R., post, No. 161, at Melrose.

He was married in 1868, to Catherine A. Hildenbrand, who was born in Ohio, and is still living, at the age of forty-nine years. Mr. and Mrs. Behm have four children Clarence S., Effie M., Myrtie and Winnifred, all of whom all are living except Clarence S., who died at the age of eleven years.




Bio: Behm, Fred & Bert




----Source: Levis 125 Year Book (1981); provided by "The Jailhouse Museum".


----Behm, Fred & Bert


Fred and Bert Behm moved to the township of Levis (Clark Co., Wis.) in 1977 from Wis. Rapids, Wis.  They have five children: Roger, Sharie Wheir, Sandy Anderson, Wis. Rapids, Debby Glebke, Monterey, Calif., and Kim at home.  They have three grandsons; Corey and Chriss Wheir and Brett Glebke, Monterey, Calif.  Bert was the clerk of Levis Township for two years and was reelected for another two year term.  They reside at route 2, Box 194, Neillsville, Wis., where they raise beef cattle, ducks, geese and chickens on a 70 acre farm.







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