Bio: Osswald, Gustav A. (1869 - 19??)



Surnames: Osswald, Schmidt,


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


Osswald, Gustav A. (20 May 1869 - 19??)


GUSTAV A. OSSWALD,* one of the leading business men of the west side of Wausau, Wis., proprietor of a delicatessen, confectionery and grocery store handling fancy groceries, with quarters at No. 310 First Avenue, South, was born in this city, May 20, 1869, and is a son of Christian and Elizabeth Osswald, both of whom are now deceased.  


In some measure, Gustav A. Osswald grew up in this business, as his father was a baker and also conducted a grocery store, and in his boyhood, when not at school, he assisted in the store as a clerk. Later he worked for three years at the plumbing trade, but in 1898, he, in partnership with his brother, J. F. Osswald, established the present store and conducted it together until 1902, when Gustav A. bought his brother's interest and has carried it on alone ever since. While this is a large and important interest it is by no means the only one which claims Mr. Osswald's time and capital, other enterprises in which he is concerned being the Sun Publishing Company of this city, of which he is president, and the Palace Clothing Company, also of Wausau, of which he is treasurer. He is active as a citizen, is interested particularly in the west side, and is a member of the board of water commissioners.  


Mr. Osswald married Miss Matilda Schmidt, of Oshkosh, Wis., and they have two children, Harry and Esther. They are members of St. Stephen's Evangelical Lutheran Church. His fraternal connections are numerous and he is a popular member of the Modern Woodmen of America, the Equitable Fraternal Union, the Germania, the Eagles and the Owls. He is one of the city's wide-awake and progressive men, and his energy and foresight are made use of not only to advance his own fortunes, but also to promote the welfare and substantial advancement of his city.



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