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Rev. William Leich

Source: Centralia Enterprise And Tribune, The | Centralia, Wisconsin | Saturday, January 15, 1898 | Page 7

Wedding at West Bend
Miss Hildegarde Wolfrum and Rev. William Leich Are Married

West Bend, Wis., Jan. 12.-[Special]-At high noon today, at the home of the bride's parents, Miss Hildegarde Wolfrum was married to Rev. William Leich of New Philadelphia, O.

Miss Wolfrum was gowned in white taffeta silk, trimmed with lace. Her sister and maid of honor, Miss Cora Wolfrum, was attired in cream lansdowne, and the bridesmaids, who were Miss Louisa Silberzahn of West Bend, Miss Rosa Semler of Milwaukee, and Miss Laura Powers of Whitefish Bay, wore pretty gowns of pale plue maize and pale pink. The bride carried a bouquet of bride roses and her maids La France roses.

Oscar leich, brother of the groom acted as best man, the other groomsmen being Rev. Burger of Gardner, Ill., Rev. Morris of Chicago, and Otto Wolfrum, brother of the bride.

The father of the groom. Rev. Leich of Jackson, well known in Wisconsin among his fellow ministers of the Reformed Evangelical church, performed the ceremony.

Mr. and Mrs. Leich left on the 5 o'clock train for their future home in New Philadelphia, where Mr. Leich is pastor of a large congregation of the Reformed Evangelical faith.

The guests were mainly relatives and very intimate friends of the bride. Among them were Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Hulvey and daughter of Chicago, Mr. Bozzard and wife of Richfield, Mr. and Mrs. Bozzard of Kaukauna, Dr. Bozzard of Spring Green, Mr. and Mrs. Marchs of Spring Green, Mrs. G.H. Benzenberg and Miss Matilda Wolfrum of Milwaukee. Rev Burger of Gardener, Ill., John Morris and Mr. Yousler of Chicago, Jack Overstreet of La Crosse, Oscar Leigh of Madison, Miss Rose Semler of Milwaukee, Miss Laura Powers of Whitefish Bay.


Joseph Lehnerd of section 25, Eaton Township[Clark County, WI], 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, born January 10, 1886; Joseph, March 27, 1887; Lawrence, March 19, 1888; and Edward, February 20, 1889; all of whom are deased except the last one named. Mr. and Mrs. Lehnerd are members of the Catholic Church, and former is independent in politics.


Source: History of Vernon County, Wisconsin: together with sketches of its towns, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and biographies of representative citizens; 1884.  pg. 546

Henry, son of Jacob and Augusta Lind, honored pioneers of Vernon county, was born in Germany, in 1834. he attended school there until fourteen years of age, and then engaged in teaming in the city of West Baden. When he was seventeen years old, in company with his parents, he left his native land, and came to America. They landed at New York, and came directly to Wisconsin, and settled in Washington County. Henry was there married in February, 1857, to Mary Coe, born in Steuben Co., N.Y. The June following, they came to Bad Ax (now Vernon) county, and purchased timber land on Section 12, of town 13 north, of range 1 east, and commenced to clear a farm. He has built a good log house, to which he has made a frame addition. In 1882 he built a fram barn, 30x40 feet in size, with a stone basement. They have children-Larinda, Matilda, Charlie, Ida and Arthur.


Source: The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin Compiled and Published under the direction of J. D. Beck, Commissioner of Labor and Industrial Statistics 1907. The Wisconsin Blue Book. VII. Biographical Sketches. The Wisconsin Legislature. Senate, p. 1125. Contributed to this site by Lori Niemuth

The senate is composed of thirty-three members, who hold office for four years and receive $500 each for their services at each regular session. Members of the senate, session of 1907, representing odd- numbered districts, were elected in 1906. Their terms will end Jan. 1, 1911. Those representing even-numbered districts were elected in 1904. Their terms will end Jan. 1, 1909. The lieutenant-governor is president of the senate, but can vote only in case of a tie. A temporary president, to act in the absence of the president, is chosen by the members of the senate. The senate of 1907 consists of 27 republicans, 5 democrats, and one social democrat. Lieutenant-Governor W. D. Connor, president; Jas. H. Stout, president pro tem; A. R. Emerson, chief clerk; R. C. Falconer, sergeant-at-arms.

Thirty-third Senatorial District. Washington and Waukesha counties. Population, 1900 - 58,818. (p. 1137)

HENRY LOCKNEY (Rep.), of Waukesha, Waukesha county, was born on a farm in the town of Muskego, Waukesha county, Oct. 26th, 1874. When about six years of age removed with his parents to the city of Waukesha which has since been his home. Was educated in the Waukesha public schools and in 1893 entered the University of Wisconsin from which he graduated in 1897 with the degree of B. L. Was admitted to the bar in 1898. At once began practice as a member of the firm of Tullar & Lockney. Was elected city attorney in 1902, and re-elected in 1904 and 1906. Was for some time a library commissioner for the city of Waukesha. Served for one term as secretary and for two terms as chairman of the Republican county committee. Was elected state senator in 1906, receiving 5,635 votes against 4,845 for A. Konrad (Dem.), 197 for C. W. Rose (Pro.) and 196 for G. Gollnitzer (Soc. Dem.).