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ZUEHLKE - SURING PIONEER
Zuehlke was a well-known
political figure in the County who came to Suring from Cecil in 1897.
served as a member of the County Board for about 30 years prior to
and was the first supervisor to represent the Village of Suring when it
was first incorporated. Before Suring was incorporated, he represented
the Town of How as Chairman on the County Board. He also served as
on the Suring Village Board and was a member of the school board for
years. He was vice-president of the Suring State Bank from 1908 until
when he resigned due to ill health. He also represented the Democratic
Party as committeeman from this district for many years.
built the present tavern
on the corner of Main and Mill Streets in 1902 and operated that
until his death. His first wife, Sara Jane Best, preceded him in death.
He then married Meta Yakel and had a family of two sons. Woodrow and
and a daughter, Bernadine Zill.
timers remember that his
tavern was always closed during church hours and he never sold to
first carload of livestock
was shipped from the village in 1898 by R.F. Zuehlke. Suring's first
dealer. Mr. Zuehlke also built the first cement sidewalk in town.