Bio: Klug, August (1871 19??)





Surnames: Klug, Passow, Stiemke, Sparbel, Ruhm


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


Klug, August (8 June 1871 19??)


AUGUST KLUG, one of the good citizens and reliable business men of Mosinee, Wis., owner and proprietor of a meat market, came to this place when a young man of twenty-three years from his home in Germany, where he was born June 8, 1871, a son of Bernard and Minnie Klug. The father was twice married, his wives, two successive, Minnie and Bertha being sisters. To the first union the following children were born: Augusta, wife of William Passow; Anna, wife of Fred Passow; Emma, wife of Emil Stiemke, still in Germany, and August. Mrs. Minnie Klug died when her only son was two years old. To the second marriage four children were born and survive their mother: Bernard, Otto, Martha, wife of John Sparbel, and Marie. The father now lives retired at Mosinee.


August Klug learned the butcher's trade, after his school days were over, and when nineteen years old joined the German army and served the last two years as corporal. He then came to the United States and worked at his trade for one year in shops at Milwaukee, Wis. On December 1, 1895, he opened his first meat shop at Mosinee and conducted the same for ten years and then sold and went into the flour, feed and implement business and for four years dealt also in stock. Then he sold and went to North Dakota, where he conducted a general store for two years and a half but then decided to return to Mosinee. Here, for seven months, he was in the hay business and by that time secured the opportunity and took advantage of it of buying out the meat shop in which he had first started into business here and has since continued at the old stand. While in North Dakota he was postmaster at Stillwater and served also on the village and library boards, his solid qualities of citizenship being immediately recognized.  


On December 25, 1895, Mr. Klug was married to Miss Emma Ruhm, who was born in Germany. Her parents are deceased but she has one brother, Carl Ruhm. Mr. and Mrs. Klug have three children: Erich, Walter and Sylvia. The family belongs to the Lutheran Church. They have a very pleasant and attractive home at Mosinee and Mr. Klug owns other property. He is an Independent Republican in politics.




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