Bio: Manecke, William F. (1881 - 19??)
Surnames: Manecke, Lemke, Pittsley
----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Manecke, William F. (1881 - 19??)
WILLIAM F. MANECKE, who conducts a jewelry business at No. 117 Clinton street, Wausau, was born in Germany, in 1881, and was brought to the United States by his parents when one year old. His father was a jeweler and watchmaker and established himself in this business at Wausau and continued until his death in 1908.
William F. Manecke attended the public schools and when the time came for him to make a choice of calling, he turned first to photography and for several years worked for Carl Lemke, the well known photographer, but then found himself more interested in the jewelry and watch making trade, which was quite natural as his father had been a jeweler, and he worked for his father until the latter's death and then went into the business on his own account. He has a fine stock and thoroughly understands his business, carries many gems of value, and has such favorable trade relations that it is possible for him to procure any artistic design that his patrons may desire.
In 1904 Mr. Manecke was married to Miss Alza Pittsley, a daughter of Arthur Pittsley, of Wausau, and they have two children: Harold and Norma. Two of their little ones have passed away: William and Kathryn. Mr. Manecke has never been very active in politics but can always be found supporting law and justice in public matters. He is a member of the Modern Woodmen and takes a hearty interest in the Wausau Commercial Club, of which he is a member.
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