Bio: Ellenbecker, Henry (1871 - 19??)



Surnames: Ellenbecker, Risch, Jager,


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


Ellenbecker, Henry (27 February 1871 - 19??)


HENRY ELLENBECKER, who is one of the stable and representative men of Wausau, Wis., has been a resident of this city for twenty years and has been identified with much of its progress. He was born at Belgium, Ozaukee County, Wis., February 27, 1871, and is a son of Nicholas and Katie (Risch) Ellenbecker, both of whom died in Ozaukee County. The father was a farmer and also a building contractor.  


Henry Ellenbecker remained in his native county until he was seventeen years of age, in the meanwhile attending the public schools, and also, working for a time at painting. He then went to Sheboygan and there continued to work as a painter and also conducted a general store, in the meantime perfecting himself in the line of inside painting and decorating. On November 23, 1892, he came to Wausau and for the last eighteen years has been a painting contractor and deals also in wall paper, with quarters, office and store, at No. 113 Clinton Street. For some years after locating at Wausau he was a member of the city band, being a fine performer on the violin and clarinet. In a business way he is well known all through this section, his additional interest being membership in the J. P. Jager Company, dealers in real estate, insurance and loans. His political connections have been important and entirely honorable and as an active and public spirited citizen he has served Wausau well. For six years he was a valued member of the city council, of which he was president in 1910-1911, retiring from this body in April, 1912. He is president of the Wausau Commercial Club.  


In 1892, at Sheboygan, Wis., Mr. Ellenbecker was married to Miss Lucy Jager, of that city, and they have three children: Cora, Lyda and Catherine. Politically he is a Republican. Fraternally he belongs to the Modern Woodmen of America, and is president of the Master Painters and Decorators Association of Wisconsin, of which he was one of the organizers.



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