Bio: Beilfuss, Carl H. (b. 1883)


Contact: Marianne Walker




----Source: HISTORY OF CLARK COUNTY, 1918, pages 438 - 439

----CARL H. BEILFUSS (1883 - ?)

Carl H. Beilfuss, a rising young business man of Withee, Clark County, assistant cashier of the State Bank of Withee, was born in Abbotsford, this county, Mar. 28, 1883, son of Albert J. and Adelgunde (Stoever) Beilfuss. The father was born in Germany, Aug. 16, 1857, and in 1871 accompanied his parents to America, they settling at Reed City, Michigan. At the age of 17 he began working in the lumber camps, which he continued to do for a number of years, moving to Thorp, Clark County, in 1883. there, for eighteen years, he was in the employ of Nye, Lusk Hudson, giving up that line of work in 1914 to buy a farm in Hixon Township, on which he and his wife now reside. They had three children: Arthur, Walter and Carl, all residing in Withee, Walter being a merchant.


Carl H. Beilfuss resided at Thorp until he was 21 years old and then in 1904, took a position as telegraph operator for the Sioux Line Railway company, being thus employed until 1915, when in the month of June, he assumed the duties of his present position as assistant cashier of the State Bank of Withee. In 1908 he had formed a partnership with his brother Walter, in a general store at Withee, but sold his interest in it to his brother in 1916. In the latter year he was elected a member of the village board, and in 1915 as a member of the school board, on which he is still serving. He is a member of the camp of Modern Woodmen of America, now holding the chair of Camp counsel also of the Fraternal Reserve Association of Withee, in which he has held office of secretary, and of the Odd Fellows' Lodge, of which he was warden. Mr. Beilfuss was married Nov. 10, 1909, to Louise Roth, who was born at Thorp, Wis., Oct. 8, 1886, daughter of John and Elizabeth (Burke) Roth, the family residing at that place for a number of years.


Mr. Roth was formerly employed on the "Soo" Line Railway, but is now retired from active work, being financially interested, however, in the cooperage plants at Thorp and Gilman, and in the soda pop factory at Thorp. He and his wife have five children: Louise, wife of Mr. Beilfuss Mayo, now Mrs. Louis Walsdorf, of Thorp John, who is station agent at Abbotsford Pearl, who is a teacher at Withee, and Bernard, residing at home. Mr. and Mrs. Beilfuss have one child, Albert Frank, who was born Aug. 12, 1910.



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