Property: John William Cirkel & Sons (1893)
Transcribed by Lori Lauen

Surnames: Grassle, Cirkel, Williamson, Scott, Tibbets, Goodland, Tenney, Conkey, Golden, Adams, Moore

----Sources: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 2 Feb 1893

J. W. Cirkel & Sons last week purchased a strip of land about 125 feet wide and 500 feet long of Geo. Leslie, and will erect thereon another set of dry houses for use in their heading business, their present dry kiln capacity being insufficient for their needs. The ground purchased lies across the W. C. track directly north of their present plant.

***Note: John William Cirkel, was founder of the village of Boyd in Chippewa Co., Wisconsin.  He had built a new lumber and stave mill that would, in time, make work for 150 hands. "Looks like we're on the wrong side of the fence." Moore commented to the only other businessman in the settlement of Edson Center. Adams and Moore moved their business establishments to Boyd joining Cirkel in the building of that village.

----Sources: History of Outagamie County, Wisconsin, Bench, Bar, Courts Trails, Etc.

In March, 1885, John Goodland was solicited by 726 electors of the Tenth circuit to become a candidate for judge at the approaching election. Mr. Goodland accepted the invitation. Among the signers at Appleton were H. W. Tenney, S. P. Ming, John W. Cirkel, A. H. Conkey, James Golden and Welcome Hyde. Judge Harriman was candidate for county judge. The contest assumed something of a partisan nature -- that for circuit judge. The candidates finally narrowed down to Myers and Goodland, the latter was formally nominated for the office by the democrats.

 1880 Federal Census, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin, pg. 11

John W. Cirkel, 59 yrs., (1821, Netherlands)
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany
race or color (expanded): White
ethnicity (standardized): American
gender: Male
martial status: Married
age (expanded): 59 years
occupation: Lumberman

Household Members
self John W. Cirkel M 59 Netherlands
wife Mary Cirkel F 52 Netherlands
Daughter: Mary Cirkel F 16 (1864 Wisconsin, United States)
Son: Aug. Cirkel M 12 Wisconsin, United States
Son: Theodore Cirkel M 9 Wisconsin, United States

1880 Federal Census, Appleton, Outagamie, Wisconsin

Peter J. Cirkel (son of John W.), 27 (1853, Wisconsin), single, white, American male
relationship to head: Other
father's birthplace: Netherlands
mother's birthplace: Netherlands
occupation: Lumberman

Household Members
self John E. Wright M 25 Wisconsin, United States
Wm. J. Hopkins M 23 Wisconsin, United States
Edward Trizsie M 23 England
Wm. E. Morris M 26 Wisconsin, United States
Emory W. Kemp M 18 Wisconsin, United States
John Wills M 26 England
Geo. A. Davis M 17 Wisconsin, United States
Milan Andrus M 23 Wisconsin, United States
Herbert S. Lindsay M 23 Minnesota, United States
Chas E. Stowers M 18 Massachusetts, United States
Frank W. Dexter M 20 Canada
Peter J. Cirkel M 27 Wisconsin, United States
William F. Cirkel M 24 Wisconsin, United States
Constant Cirkel M 20 Wisconsin, United States
Zaph Creis M 23 Illinois, United States
Richard Burslum M 26 Germany

1900 Federal Census, ED 50 Boyd village, Chippewa, Wisconsin, United States, page: 2, sheet letter: B, family number: 33

Mary Cirkel, 35 yrs., (Jun 1865, Wisconsin), white, single, female
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Holland

Household Members
head Maria Cirkel F 73 (Jan 1827, Holland), mother of 7 children, 3 living, widowed, both parents born in Holland
daughter Mary Cirkel F 35 Wisconsin
son August Cirkel M 31 Wisconsin
servant Irene Grassle F 19 Wisconsin, b. Wis., father b. Wis., mother b. France

Naturalization Record, District of Illinois and Immigration and Naturalization Service District 9, 1840-1950

John W Circle
event: Naturalization
event place: Wisconsin
event date: 1868
birthplace: Holland

Wisconsin Marriage Records

groom's name: Peter John Cirkel
bride's name: Charlotte Alice Scott
marriage date: 08 Sep 1887
marriage place: Wood, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: John William Cirkel
groom's mother's name: Mary Harriet (Williamson) Cirkel
bride's father's name: David Barnford Scott
bride's mother's name: Sarah Anna (Tibbets) Scott

Wisconsin Birth Records, Boyd, Chippewa, Wisconsin

William Scott Cirkel
gender: Male
baptism/christening date:
baptism/christening place:
birth date: 25 May 1890
birthplace: Boyd, Chippewa, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: Peter J. Cirkel
father's birthplace: Holland, Europe
mother's name: Ad... Charlotte Scott
mother's birthplace: New Brunswick
indexing project (batch) number: C00308-9
system origin: Wisconsin-EASy
source film number: 1299484
reference number: item 2 p 151

Wisconsin Death Records

William F Cirkel
event: Death
event date: 17 May 1893
event place: Chippewa, Wisconsin
page: 0206

Maria Williamson
gender: Female
burial place: Appleton, Wisconsin
death date: 17 Nov 1904
death place: Eau Claire, Wisconsin
age: 76
birth date: 14 Jan 1827
birthplace: Holland, Europe
occupation: Retired
race: White
marital status: Married
spouse's name: John William Cirkel
father's name: Wm Williamson
father's birthplace: Holland, Europe
mother's name: Maria Williamson
mother's birthplace: Holland, Europe
indexing project (batch) number: B06545-6
system origin: Wisconsin-EASy
source film number: 1310182
reference number: pg192, no21

Minnesota Death Records

Peter John Cirkel
gender: Male
death date: 17 May 1912
death place: Minneapolis, Hennepin, Minnesota
age: 58
birth date: 13 Mar 1854
father's name: John William Cirkel
father's birthplace:
mother's name: Mary Williamson Cirkel
mother's birthplace:
indexing project (batch) number: B02099-1
system origin: Minnesota-EASy
source film number: 2138524



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