Bio: Neubauer, Mathes (Commemorative Bio - 1895)

Poster: Crystal Wendt


Mathes Neubauer

Mathes Neubauer, who is now engaged in the saloon business in Merrill, Lincoln County, came to this country from the far-away Fatherland. His birth occurred in Germany, December 28, 1855, and he is a son of Martin and Mary Neubauer, also natives of that land, where the father was born in 1817. He had five children, as follows: Casper, Joseph, Johanna, Mary and Mathes. The family crossed the Atlantic to the New World in 1856, locating near Milwaukee, Wis., where the father engaged as a common laborer. For some time they then made their home near Hartford, Wis., but in 1881 removed to Merrill, where the parents are still living.

The educational privileges afforded our subject were very limited, and all his school training was received in the common schools of this State. As soon as he was large enough he began work, aiding in the support of his family, and he remained at home until coming to Merrill. On his arrival here he began work in the lumber woods, which occupation he followed during the winter season for seven years, while in the summer he was employed in a sawmill. On the expiration of that time he started a saloon in Merrill, which business he still continues, meeting with such success that in 1889 he was enabled to purchase his present property.

In August, 1888, Mr. Neubauer wedded Elizabeth Smith, who was born in this country, a daughter of George and Henrietta (Schroeder) Smith, and by this union there were two children: Elmer, the elder, who died at the age of two years; and William, now the joy and the light of the household. The parents of Mrs. Neubauer, who are farming people near Merrill, have had eight children: William, Otto, Frank, Robert, Emma, Henrietta, Elizabeth and George. The last named was killed by a team running away on the 4th July, 1893. In politics, Mr. Neubauer is an inflexible adherent of the Democratic Party, which he always supported with his ballot, although he is no politician in the sense of office-seeking. Socially, he holds membership with the Druiden Lodge, a German Society. Besides his property in Merrill he also owns a farm near that city, and is accounted one of the foremost men of the county.

---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 1081


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