Sternitzky, Henry Julius (b. 22 DEC 1849)





----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wis. , by Franklyn Curtiss-Wedge, Chicago and Winona, H. C. Cooper, Jr. Co., pp. 533.



Henry Julius Gottlieb Sternitzky, a prosperous farmer of Lynn Township, was born at Milwaukee, Wis., Dec. 22, 1849, and is a son of Frederick and Helena (Dietz) Sternitzky, two of the earliest settlers in this township, to which they came when he was a child of 6 years. Their farm was located on the present site of Lynn Village, and there he grew up, assisting his father to clear the land.


His educational opportunities were limited, but he attended for a while the log schoolhouse two miles west of the homestead and later the school in District No. 1. In time, his parents growing old, the home place came into his possession, and he cared for them as long as they lived. To the original tract of eighty acres he added eighty more send has further improved and developed the farm until it is now a fine piece of agricultural property. He built the present frame house of thirteen rooms, and the barn, measuring 36 by 70 feet. He raises Guernsey cattle, a good grade of horses and Plymouth Rock chickens, and also has a good orchard growing apples and plums. Mr. Sternitzky is a member of the Lynn Fire Insurance Company, for which he is agent, and is president of the Cyclone Insurance Company.


He is the present chairman of the Lynn Township board, elected 1914, now serving his third term, and having previously served as treasurer, assessor and clerk. For the last thirty years he has been a trustee of the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, of which he is a member. Mr. Sternitzky was married June 7, 1876, to Johanna Hillmann, who was born in Washington County, Wis., April 21, 1854, daughter of Ernest and Rosa (Tischer) Hillmann. Her parents were natives of Germany, who were married in Wisconsin and settled as farmers near Jackson, in Washington County, where they spent their lives. They had a large family of twelve children. Mr. and Mrs. Sternitzky have had eight children, two of whom (Carl and another infant) are now deceased. The survivors are: Rose, now Mrs. August Arndt, of Neillsville Robert, a station agent, residing at Rothschild, Wis. Walter, who lives in Lynn Township, Wis. Helen, now Mrs. H. Hass, of Loganville, Wis. and Anna and Lovilla, who are residing at home.




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