Saukville Biographies

ANTHONY AHLHAUSER, Saukville; is an old settler of Ozaukee; a native of Germany, born Nov. 8, 1827; came with his parents to the United States in 1845, and settled on a farm in the town of Mequon. Here, in 1851, he was married to Mary Groetelueschen. In 1856, he removed to Saukville, and, in partnership with his brother, William, engaged in the mercantile business under the firm name of Ahlhauser Bros., for four years, when they suspended business. In 1862, he purchased the Eagle Hotel, and has since been proprietor of the same. Mr. A. is a gentleman who has many winning ways, and therefore has many friends. He is a Democrat in politics; has been Chairman of the Town Board twelve terms; Register of Deeds two terms; member of Assembly one term. Is at present Justice of the Peace, which office he has held during the past ten years. The children are John, a harness-maker, of Saukville; Henry, a blacksmith, of Turner Stations, Ore.; William, present County Treasurer, and Louis, living at home.

JOSEPH ALBRECHT, Postmaster; one of Saukville's early settlers and prominent men; is a native of Germany, born in 1831. He immigrated to the United States in 1851, and, after living three years in New York City, came to Milwaukee, and, in 1855, settled at Saukville; here he worked in the turning department of a saw-mill about three years, since which time he has been engaged in hotel business. He has been County Clerk, Town Clerk, Chairman of County Board, etc. and is at present Postmaster, which office he has held since 1872. He was married, in 1856, to Magdalene Mondbe; they have two children - Joseph and George.

CHRISTOPHER KLUMB, station and express agent, Saukville; was born in Mequon, Ozaukee Co., Dec. 30, 1849; received a common-school education and lived with his parents on a farm until 1868; he then turned his attention to railroading, learning the business at Granville and soon took charge of the station at Thiensville. Here, in 1876, he was married to Miss Minnie Zimmermann, daughter of Adolph and Fredricke (Opitz) Zimmermann. In 1879, he removed to Cedarburg, where he remained one year, since which time he has had charge of the station at Saukville. The children are Ada A.M., and Alfred A.J. Politics, liberal.

AUGUST KOENIG, proprietor of Saukville Mills; was born in Saxony in 1827. Was married at the age of 25 to Christena Schumann. Emigrated to the United States in 1854 and settled at Saukville; here he served as a common laborer for two years, when he was stricken with the rheumatism, and, therefore, engaged in mercantile business, which he still follows. In 1879, he held a mortgage against the Saukville Mills, and, as they were destroyed, he was compelled to foreclose the same and take the property; he then rebuilt the mill at a cost of about $18,000; put in five run of stone, one set of single and one set of double rollers, and the mill now has a capacity of seventy-five barrels daily. He has five children - Minnie, now Mrs. Julius Brandtmuhl; Oscar, Delia, Otto and Max. Oscar Koenig was born at Saukville in 1857; received a common-school education in both English and German, also a commercial education at the Spencerian College, of Milwaukee; clerked in his father's store until 1881, since which time he has had charge of the flouring mills. He was married in 1880 to Mary Kuhefuss, of Cedarburg.

CHARLES STOPPER, Town Clerk, Saukville; is a native of Germany, born in January, 1843; was brought by his parents to the United States in 1848, and lived with them at Schenectady one year, then at Utica, N.Y., until 1855, at which time the family came to Wisconsin and settled at Saukville; here Charles learned the shoemaker's trade of his father, and, in 1861, returned to Utica. Two years later, he went to Chicago. In 1865, he returned home and has since followed his trade. He is a Democrat, and is at present Town Clerk. He was married in the fall of 1866 to Miss Margaret Kessler; they have nine children - Alvis, Mene, Christena, Josephine, Peter, Charles, Lawrence, Frank and Joseph.

LOUIS C. WAMBOLD, Saukville; a native of Germany, born May 10, 1830. At the request of his father, he learned the stone-cutter's trade, but as he preferred blacksmithing, he, at the age of 19, emigrated to the United States and learned that trade at Williamsville, N.Y.; he then went to Niagara Falls and worked on the Suspension Bridge until 1855, during which time, in 1855, he was married to Elizabeth Mueller. In 1856, he came to Saukville and has since followed his trade, meeting with marked success. He has four children - Laura, Mary, Adelia and Edward. Religion, Lutheran.

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