Bio: Thielman, Robert C. (Commemorative Bio - 1895)

Poster: Crystal Wendt

Robert C. Thielman

Robert C. Thielman was the reputation of a first class business man, reliable and energetic, and is a citizen of whom Tomahawk, Lincoln County, may justly be proud. He is a native of the Badger State, born in Watertown on the 1st of December, 1866, and is a son of Gottlieb Thielman.  His primary education which was received in the common schools was supplemented by a two termsí attendance at the Northwestern University at Watertown.

At the early age of fourteen Mr. Thielman began work for himself, being employed as a farm hand for one summer. In the spring of 1881, he joined his brother in Merrill, Wis., with whom he learned the trade of a butcher. With his brother Julius he remained until the fall of 1887 when he came to Tomahawk, where they opened a market under the firm name of Thielman Brothers. They also have a cold storage warehouse, and in connection with the retail they do a wholesale business, furnishing many lumber camps. To some extent our subject has engaged in lumbering, buying and selling logs, and has also dealt considerably in real estate. He is entitled to great credit for the success he has achieved in business, as he stated out with no capital save an untiring energy, but now has a good home is conducting a lucrative business. He stated the first meat market in this city, and now ranks among the leading business men of Tomahawk.

In November, 1888, Mr. Thielman led to the marriage altar Miss Mary Eiden, also a native of Wisconsin, and the only daughter of John and Maggie (Smith) Eiden. Her fatherís birth occurred in Germany. By this union have been born three interesting children, Ada, Vena and Elda. Mr. Thielman uses his right of franchise in support of Democracy, and is active worker in his party. In the spring of 1895 he was elected alderman from the Second ward, and is also serving as chief of the fire department. He holds membership with the Order of the Maccabees. He takes a genuine interest in the welfare of his community, and is the encourager of all enterprises tending to its moral, intellectual or financial advancement, donating liberally toward all improvements for his adopted city.

---Source: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Wisconsin Counties of Waupaca, Portage, Wood, Marathon, Lincoln, Oneida, Vilas, Langlade and Shawano. publ. 1895 by J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago 1110 pages, illustrated; Page 606


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