Biography of Joseph Lehnerd
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JOSEPH LEHNERD, of section 25, Eaton Township, was born in Addison Township, Washington County, Wisconsin, February 8, 1854, the son of Frank Lehnerd, who was born in Byrne, Germany, June 9, 1818. He came to the United States in 1848, settling in Washington County, but now lives with his son Joseph. Of his four children three still survive: Barbara, now Mrs. Meixensperger, and lives in Dodge County; Joseph, the subject of this sketch; Theresa, of Muscoda, Wisconsin.

Joseph, our subject, was reared to farm life, and received his education in the common and private schools of his native county. He came to this county in 1870, and first worked in the pineries thirteen winters on Black and Popple rivers, and also drove logs three springs. Before coming to this county he worked nearly a year in a saw mill in White Hall and Montague, Michigan. He followed the wagon maker's trade in Neillsville until the spring of 1887, when he settled on his present farm of eighty acres, which he had previously purchased. He has since cleared twenty five acres of this tract, and is engaged in general farming and stock raising.

Mr. Lehnerd was married November 18, 1884, to Sophia Esselmann, daughter of Clement Esselmann, of Loyal Township, Clark County. They have four children: Frank, horn January 10, 1886; Joseph, March 27, 1887; Lawrence, March 19, 1888; and Edward, February 20, 1889, all of whom are deceased except the last named. Mr. and Mrs. Lehnerd are members of the Catholic Church, and the former is independent in politics.


FROM:
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
Lewis Publishing Company.
Chiago, 1891.