Bio: Stuhlfauth, George (1854 – 1921)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon


Surnames: Stuhlfauth, Fackt


----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913, Bill of sale from Candy McGivern

Candy McGivern


Stuhlfauth, George (13 July 1854 – 1921)


GEORGE STUHLFAUTH, who, for thirty years has been a resident of Wausau, Wisconsin, is one of the city's best known citizens and owns farming lands in different parts of Marathon County. He was born July 13, 1854, in Germany, a son of George Stuhlfauth, who was a baker by trade and who taught the business to his son.  


After coming to America, the younger George Stuhlfauth located in Illinois and conducted a bakery there for two years and then came to Wausau and operated a bakery here for two years. He then went into the horse business, in which he is yet interested; he deals also in vehicles and harness, handling a line of wagons, carts, sleighs and buggies and is prepared to supply almost any kind of conveyance.


Mr. Stuhlfauth was married in Germany, to Miss Maria Fackt, and they have five children: George, who is a resident of Chicago, Illinois; and Marie, Jacob, Louise and John. The family belongs to St. Paul's Church. He has long been identified with the Masonic fraternity. During his many years of residence here, Mr. Stuhlfauth has seen the village develop into a city and other wonderful changes take place in Northern Wisconsin.


*The Children of George Stuhlfauth & Maria Fackt (married in 1877) were George Stuhlfauth Sep 1878–1940 Marie Stuhlfauth 1880–?; Lula Stuhlfauth Feb 1885–?; Jacob Stuhlfauth Oct 1887–?; John Stuhlfauth Sep 1889–?; Johannes Stuhlfauth 1889–1982; and  Frederik Stuhlfauth Mar 1895–?;

1900 Census, Wausau, Wisconsin


George Stuhlfauth Male 46 1881 Jul 1854 Germany Married White 23 Head Head Germany Germany, Occupation: Horse Dealer 
Mary Stuhlfauth Female 46 1881 May 1854 Germany Married White 6 23 Wife Wife Germany Germany 8 
Marie Stuhlfauth Female 21 1881 Dec 1879 Germany Single White Daughter Daughter Germany Germany 
Lula Stuhlfauth Female 15 Feb 1885 Wisconsin Single White Daughter Daughter Germany Germany 
Jacob Stuhlfauth Male 13 Oct 1887 Wisconsin Single White Son Son Germany Germany 
John Stuhlfauth Female 11 Sep 1889 Wisconsin Single White Son Son Germany Germany 
Frederik Stuhlfauth Female 5 Mar 1895 Wisconsin Single White Daughter Daughter Germany Germany 
George Stuhlfauth Male 22 1881 Sep 1878 Germany Single White Son Son


Wausau pilot, 03 Sep 1912--Business Ad


       26 Aug 1913--Business Ad


                Wausau pilot, 2 Dec 1913


Vintage Postcard--1916  Studebaker


Wausau pilot, 30 May 1916--The Wausau Motor Car Cos. sold two Studebakers last Friday, one to Geo. Stuhlfauth and the other to L. H. Wheeler, both seven passenger cars


Calf Sale to Frank Zahn

I found this original Bill of Sale (pictured above) for a Colt that my Great-grand father, Frank Zahn,

purchased from George Stuhlfauth on April 12, 1912 in Wausau. 

*Bill of sale contributed by Candy McGivern



Obit: George Stuhlfauth (1854 – 1921)
Buried in Pine Grove Cemetery, Wausau, Marathon County, Wis.




The announcement of the death of George Stuhlfauth Sunday morning was a great shock to this community. not only because it took from our midst a prominent figure in business and social affairs, but also because it came without a moment’s warning. Mr. Stuhlfauth had been about the city attending to business affairs as usual on Saturday and on the afternoon of that day acted In the capacity of a Pall bearer at the funeral of Mrs. Otto Scliochow. Nothing had transpired which indicated that lie was not in his usual good health.

Death Immediate

Mr. Stuhlfauth, however, had not been in robust health for several years but no one felt that his condition was cause for any alarm. It was during the night that Mrs. Stuhlfauth heard unusually heavy breathing and at once arose, finding, to her consternation, that her husband had passed away.
She aroused the family and summoned a physician who pronounced the immediate death due to apoplexy. Death occurred at one o’clock Sunday morning. October 31st, 1921.

From the day of the arrival of Mr. Stuhlfauth in Wausau, forty-three years ago. lie became and was recognized as a most exemplary and useful citizen. With his powers of observation. unerring judgment, he was eminently qualified and equipped by nature to fill that position and to make a success of life.


Mr. Stuhlfauth was a friend in trouble and u genial companion at all times. In public affairs he was progressive and wide awake, standing high also with those who had dealings with him, because of Ills personal integrity and straightforward, honest principles. In any trust reposed in him, public or private, he had the full confidence of all. In this way he gained a very large circle of friends who mourn his death


To America in I878

George Stuhlfauth was born in Germany on July 13th, 1854. His father was a baker before him and in this business the deceased was given a thorough training. He came to America when twenty-four years of age and located in Illinois, coming to Wausau, however, very shortly afterwards, or
in 1878. For two years thereafter he became active in the sale of horses and all kinds of vehicles. This business he turned over to his son years afterwards, having acquired other things to occupy his time.

Miss Maria Fackt and George Stuhlfauth were united in marriage on November 29th, 1877, in Germany, and came to America shortly afterwards. Besides his widow, the deceased is survived by four children, George Stuhlfauth, of Chicago, Mrs. T. A. Meyer. of Wausau, Jacob Stuhlfauth of
Wausau, and John Stuhlfauth, of Columbus, Ohio.

Prominent. Mason

Mr. Stuhlfauth was a faithful member of St. Paul’s church, lie was prominent in Masonic circles; and was a member of Forest Lodge, No. 130, F. & A. M., Wausau Chapter, No. 51, R. A. M., and Wausau Council, No. 23, R. and S. M.

The funeral services were held at the home, 20 Forest street, at two o’clock Tuesday afternoon, the Rev. E. C. Grauer, pastor of St. Paul's church officiating. At the cemetery the services were in charge of Forest Lodge, No. 130 F. & A. M., The pall bearers were W. W. Albers, Fred W.
Genrich, Harry Witter, Dun McNaughton, P. J. Hopp and John Manson.  A large concourse of relatives, friends and Masons attended in a body, accompanying the re mains to Pine Grove cemetery.


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