Louis O. Pfaff

Greenwood, Clark Co., Wisconsin


Louis O. Pfaff has resided in Juneau county since 1877, and is the lading insurance agent in the town of Necedah. He is a native of Saxony, Germany, born April 2, 1857, a son of Charles and Elizabeth (Fisher) Pfaff, who are also residents of Juneau county. He was a lad of 13 when the family bade farewell to the Fatherland and crossed the sea to a strange people and a strange tongue. After arriving in the United States they located in Manitowoc county, Wis., and there Louis remained until 1871, went he removed to Portage, Wis.; here he learned the barber's trade. In 1874 he went to Neillsville, Wis., and spent 2 years, at the end of which time he returned to Portage. He finished the high school course, graduating with the class of 1878, after which he engaged in teaching in the public schools of Germantown, Juneau co.  He followed this profession for 8 years, and then went to Greenwood, Clark county, where he undertook the feeding of men's bodies instead of their minds.  He opened a restaurant, and he also operated a barber shop for 3 years. In May, 1884, he came to Necedah, Wis., and opened a barber shop, which he managed until 1891, when he engaged the insurance business. He represented some of the leading life and fire insurance companies of the world.




In 1878, just after leaving school, Mr. Pfaff took up the study of law in the office of Bleakman & Bloomingdale, but pursued it only a short time. He resumed work at this trade, and also taught night school in German. He was married Jan. 30, 1883, to Martha Runkle, a native of Germantown, Wis.


Source: Biographical history of LaCrosse, Monroe and Juneau Counties, Wisconsin, The Lewis Publishing Co., Chicago - 1892



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