Bio: Kaross, Otto B. (1875 19??)





Surnames: Kaross, Alexander, Hardloff, Lee, Riebe


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


Kaross, Otto B. (16 May 1875 19??)


OTTO B. KAROSS, secretary of the Northwestern Dyeing & Cleaning Works and the Badger Steam Laundry at Wausau, and also treasurer of the same, has been a resident of Wausau for the past seventeen years and is favorably known to the majority of its citizens. He was born at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, May 16, 1875, and was reared and educated there.  

When seventeen years of age Mr. Kaross entered the office of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, at Milwaukee, and was sent by the company to take charge of its affairs at Wausau, in 1893, and for twelve years he had charge of this branch. His present business enterprises were organized in 1908, at which time the company was incorporated and the present large cement building was erected here, with dimensions of 45x90 feet, at Nos. 127-129 Clinton Street, the capital involved being $20,000, with the following officers: J. S. Alexander, president; W. E. Hardloff, vice president; Otto B. Kaross, secretary, treasurer and manager; and George R. Lee, superintendent of the steam laundry. From thirty to thirty-five people are afforded employment and the business is exceedingly prosperous.


Mr. Kaross was married to Miss Paula Riebe, who is a daughter of Dr. Paul Riebe. As a citizen Mr. Kaross is interested in all that concerns the permanent welfare of Wausau but has never been very active in politics. He is identified with the Masons and the U. C. T.




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