Bio: Kehl, John B. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 211-212.


JOHN B. KEHL, proprietor of Glen Flouring Mills, Chippewa Falls, is a son of Peter Kehl, who settled in Sauk City in 1845. He lived there until 1855, when he moved to the town of Roxburg, Dane Co. Having commenced grape culture in 1850, he became the pioneer in that business in Wisconsin. His father, Peter Kehl, was born in Hesse Darmstadt, and died in August, 1871. John B. Kehl is a native of Hesse Darmstadt, he was born Dec. 14, 1837, and came to Milwaukee in April, 1845. remaining there about five months he then went to Sauk County. In July, 1860, he commenced mercantile business, continuing it until 1866, when he engaged in milling at Blue Mounds, Dane Co., doing merchant and custom work. He was elected a member of the Legislature in 1873, representing the Third District of Dane County. In the Spring of 1874, he came to Chippewa Falls and engaged in the construction of the Glen Mills, one and a half miles from Chippewa Falls. In the Winter of 1875-6, he engaged in logging, and has continued logging operations ever since in connection with his other business. He operated the Glen Flouring Mills for A. E. Pound & Co., from 1876 to 1878, when he purchased the property and has conducted the business on his own account since. In 1875, he became interested in the First National Bank as stockholder and director, and has been vice-president of the bank for the last two years. He is considerably interested in real estate in Dane and Sauk counties, and is also connected with the Chippewa Falls Independent, being one of the directors of the company. He was married in Livingston, Essex Co., N. J., Sept. 9. 1863, to Susie F. Wright, who was born in Livingston, N. J., in 1840. They have three children: Jessie I., Ida Stella and Frederick W. Mr. Kehl is a member of the German Reformed Church.



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel