From History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley, by Merton Edwin Krug, Publ. February 1929 by the author. Printed by Democrat Printing Company, Madison, Wis., Page 465
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thiemann. Henry Thiemann was born Nov. 18, 1876 at Hildeshiem, Germany, son of Johannes and Magdalena (Ernst) Thiemann, his family an old established one of that country. The father was born Oct. 6, 1823, at Klein Vreden, Hanover, and died at Hildesheim, May 26, 1890. The mother was born Nov. 27, 1848, and is still living at Charlotteburg, Germany. Our subject grew to manhood in his native place, where he received his education. Early in 1892 he set out for America, and arrived at New York, April 11; he came directly to Reedsburg, where his brothers, Conrad and John, were then living. Soon after he entered the employ of Dr. Carl Kordenat, with whom he remained several years, and during this time acquired considerable skill at pharmacy, and passed the examinations necessary to become a practicing pharmacist. He then held positions as a druggist in Racine, Chicago, Grantsburg, and Waupaca.
In 1898 he returned to Reedsburg, and until 1903 was manager of the Big Store Drug Department. In 1903 he opened a drug store in North Freedom which he conducted for about six months, at the end of which time he bought the I. Weaver Drug Store on the present site of the Reedsburg Bank, under date of July 30, 1903. From that time on he conducted the establishment under the name of Thiemann's Drug Store, with growing success. In September 1918, a fire broke out, damaging the building and stock, and shortly after he moved two doors east, to his present location, where he now has a store creditable to the city of Reedsburg. He also maintains a news stand, the only one in the city.
ON Dec. 30, 1903 he was united in marriage to Agnes Schewe, daughter of Henry F. and Dorothea (Schultze). Her father was born July 3, 1855, in Baram, Hanover, Ger., and came with his parents to Sauk County, while still young. He is now living in Reedsburg. Her mother was born in Westfield, of German descent, and died when Agnes was a small child.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thielmann are the parents of four children, all of whom are living: Aloysius, born Oct. 10, 1906; now married and residing at Ottawa, Canada, where he holds a position at the United States Consulate at that place; he is a graduate of Harvard University; Gertrude, born Sept. 9, 1908; she is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, and is now employed as secretary at the Jackson Clinic, Madison, Wis.; and Cecelia and Agnes, twins, born Jan. 12, 1916, at home.
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