William Schnuckel

As published in
"The City of Kenosha and Kenosha County Wisconsin: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement"
by Frank H. Lyman Vol. 2, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1916.




William Schnuckel, who is successfully conducting a large livery barn in Kenosha, is a native of Kenosha County. He was born on the 21st of November, 1880 and is a son of Albert and Kate (Keene) Schnuckel, both of whom were born in Germany and were brought to this country by their respective parents, who settled in Kenosha. The paternal grandfather of our subject, Frederick Schnuckel, engaged in farming in Somers and Pleasant Prairie Townships, this county, and the father followed agricultural pursuits in the latter township. Both he and his wife are still living.

William Schnuckel is indebted for his education to the country schools of this county and also to St. James school at Kenosha. He worked for some time for Frank Nelson, who was engaged in the livery business, and for eight and a half years was in the employ of the Hansen Undertaking Company. At the end of that time he had saved sufficient money to buy the livery business which he is now conducting under his own name. When he purchased the barn only seven horses were used in the business, but he has since added to that number, until he now has twenty-one horses and his patronage has increased accordingly. His charges are reasonable, his horses kept in good condition, and his livery barn is one of the best in the city. He also keeps a boarding stable and derives a gratifying profit from that branch of his business.

Mr. Schnuckel was married in 1906 to Miss Clara Mungen, a native of Kenosha County and they had three children: Alice, Chester, and William, Jr. The wife and mother passed away on the 17th of October 1915, and her demise was sincerely regretted by all who had been closely associated with her.

Mr. Schnuckel casts a non-partisan ballot, supporting the men whom he considers best fitted for office without regard to their political allegiance. Fraternally he belongs to the Moose and the Eagles, and his religious faith is indicated by the fact that he attends St. James Roman Catholic church. He is a young man of ability and energy, and his continued success in business seems assured.

Typed by: Michelle Laycock



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