Bio: Erbach, William L. (1868 - 19??)
Surnames: Erbach, Rietbrock
----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Erbach, William L. (25 October 1868 - 19??)
William L. Erbach, vice president, general manager and a director of the Rietbrok Land and Lumber Company, at Athens, Wis., is one of the representative business men and substantial citizens of this village. He was born at Milwaukee, Wis., October 25, 1868, and in a son of William and Elizabeth Erbach. William Erbach was born in Germany and was brought to the United States in his youth, grew to manhood here and during much of his subsequent life was a shoe merchant at Milwaukee, Wis. There he married, his wife also being a native of Germany who had been brought young to this country, and there she also died, the mother of three daughters and one son; two of the daughters being school teachers in Milwaukee.
William L. Erbach was educated in the public schools and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin. He married Miss Marianna Rietbrock and they have three children: William A., Frederick R. and Christine. In addition to his important interests above mentioned, Mr. Erbach is president of the Athens Telephone Company, vice president and manager of the Athens Electric Light and Power Company, is secretary and treasurer of the Athens Brick and Tile Company and also of the Athens Printing Company. He is a life member of the Western Guernsey Breeders' Association, the American Guernsey Cattle Club, and the American Breeders' Association.
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