Bio: Heise, Julius (1862 - 19??)



Surnames: Heise, Crueger, Kielsmeier, Grieve


----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.


Heise, Julius (5 January 1862- 19??)


JULIUS HEISE, who, for twenty years has been president of the Stettin Mutual Insurance Company, serving four years also as its treasurer, resides on his excellent farm of 150 acres, lying in section 28 town of Rib Falls, three-fourths miles south of Big Rib Falls. He was born in this town, January 5, 1862, and is a son of August and Augusta (Crueger) Heise.  


The parents of Mr. Heise were born, reared and married in Germany and when they came to the United States they chose to make their home in Wisconsin, settling as pioneers in Marathon county, selecting a tract of woodland in the wilderness, situated two miles east and one-half mile north of Big Rib Falls. Hardships, and they were great, did not frighten them and constant labor was what they had anticipated in order to make a new home. They were poor at first and had to carry on their backs all the commodities they purchased at Wausau, but later they acquired oxen and with the help of those useful beasts of burden were able to save their own time and strength and to gradually bring a part of their eighty acres to a state where it could be cultivated. Later forty more acres were added through industry and thrift and this is the old Heise homestead and seventy-five acres of this were improved by August Heise and his sons. There were seven children in the family, Julius being the sole survivor. The father yet lives but the mother died when aged sixty-two years and her burial was in the Methodist Episcopal Cemetery at Rib Falls. August Heise is a Democrat in politics but takes no active part in public matters, having always devoted himself to his own affairs and doing his duty to his family and neighbors.


Julius Heise attended the public schools when his father could spare him for on a pioneer farm the duties are many and pressing, and afterward he went to work in the woods, lumbering being a winter industry in this section, devoting his summers to farming. When he settled on his present place as owner he had all the improvements to make and has cleared fifty acres where he lives and fifty acres on his other tract. He is one of the busy men of his town, interested in several lines of usefulness and is known all through this part of Marathon County as an authority on insurance matters.  


On October 10, 1888, Mr. Heise was married to Miss Henrietta Kielsmeier, who was born in Manitowoc County, Wis., April 25, 1867, and is a daughter of Henry and Wilhelmine (Grieve) Kielsmeier. They came to Wisconsin from Germany and were parents of eleven children, six of whom survive but Mrs. Heise is the only one living in this county. They were members of the German Reformed church. Mr. and Mrs. Heise have five children: Irvin F., a graduate of the training school, who has been a successful teacher for some years; and Raymond, Reuben M., Linda, and Bertram, all of whom have been given school advantages and are bright, intelligent young members of society. The family belongs to the Lutheran Church. Mr. Heise is independent in his political views.  



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