Biography of C. Matzke
Winona County, MN Biographies

C. MATZKE, wagon and carriage maker, shops at 118 and 120 Second street. Mr. Matzke was born in Prussia, in 1847, came to America with his parents when eight years of age, the family settling in Dodge county, Wisconsin. From that place they came to Winona, in 1859, where young Matzke attended school, and when of sufficient age learned his trade as general and carriage blacksmith with Adam Killian, of this city. In 1870 he established himself in business in Lewiston, this county. which he conducted until he removed to his present location and opened shop, in the spring of 1882. He occupies 100 feet front, and his lots have a depth of 150 feet. He is a member of the Winona Sharpshooters Club, and of Humboldt Lodge, No. 24, I. O. O. F. His parents, Godfrey and Elizabeth Matzke, are still living on the old homestead they first took possession of on coming to the county, twenty-three years since.

The History of Winona County
Together with Biographical Matter, Statistics, Etc.
BY: A. T. Andreas
H. H. Hill and Company, Publishers
Chicago 1883.


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