Bio: Bopf, Conrad (1857 - 19??)

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Surnames: Bopf, Schultz, Lotz, Dinnis

 

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

 

Bopf, Conrad (18 June 1857 - 19??)

 

CONRAD BOPF, general merchant, with place of business at No. 701 Washington street, Wausau, has been a resident of this city since 1880 and a merchant here for eighteen years. He was born in Germany, June 18, 1857, and is a son of Conrad and Maria Bopf. In 1870 the family came to Marathon County from Germany and settled on a farm in the town of Wausau, where the father died in 1899, the mother surviving until 1905.

  

When twenty-three years old Conrad Bopf left the home farm and came to Wausau, going to work on the delivery wagon of Anton Schutz a merchant here, and one year later became a clerk and remained with this employer for twelve years and was valued by him as a faithful and intelligent young man. When he went into business for himself it was on Scott Street but since 1910 he has been established on Washington Street. In addition to his mercantile business he is associated with his brother-in-law, Carl Lotz, in dealing in real estate, they owning the Lotz & Bopf addition on the west side of the city.  

Mr. Bopf married Miss Louisa Dinnis, of the town of Berlin, Marathon County, and they have two children, Walter and Ella. The son is associated with his father in the mercantile line, the firm name being C. Bopf & Son. Mr. Bopf is a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church. As a citizen he is held in high regard and in all matters of a public character relating to the welfare of the city, his interest and cooperation may be counted on.  

 

 


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