A Standard History of Portage County, Wisconsin; An Authentic Narrative of the Past, with Particular Attention to the Modern Era in the Commercial, Industrial, Educational, Civic and Social Development Volume 2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ... of native timber he has nearly all of it under the plow, producing crops. Recently Mr. Ebert has begun the formation of a herd of full blooded Holstein cattle. Since he bought the farm he has built a commodious brick home and he also has one of the best equipped barns in the township, which he also built, with a large silo nearby. While his father used oxen to drag the plow and carry his grain to market, Mr. Ebert is up to date and drives an automobile over the fine roads of the county. At one time as a side line to his farming enterprise he operated a threshing outfit. He is a member of the Farmers Co-operative Association, and owns a share in a Chicago property known as the Consumers Stores Company, and also owns shares in the American Cooperative Association. In 1892 Mr. Ebert married Louisa Oatball, daughter of Fred and Mary (Jager) Oatball. Both her parents are now deceased, the mother having spent her last years with Mr. and Mrs. Ebert. Mr. and Mrs. Ebert have a happy family of young people about them, five in number, named Ernst, Gertrude, Henry, Carl and /Valter. The oldest son, Ernst, and second son. Henry, are on the list of men drafted for service in the National Army, but at this writing have not been called to camp for training. Mr. Ebert takes an active interest in everything affecting the welfare of his home locality, is a member of the school board, supervisor of the town board, and is active in the Lutheran Church at Amherst. He was formerly a member of a fraternity but has given up his lodge duties. Among other interests he has shares in a local creamery and the Telephone Company at Amherst. FRED E. WEBsTER, M. D. For more than a quarter of a century the people of Amherst, Wisconsin, have found in Dr. Fred E. Webster a...
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