Bio: Ehrhard, Chris (1914)


Surnames: Ehrhard, Erig, Losby, Ward, Harron

----Source: History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin (1914) pages 703-704

Chris Ehrhard, president and treasurer of the Eau Claire Cornice & Heating Company, is a son of Jacob and Margaret (Erig) Ehrhard, natives of Frankfort, Germany, who emigrated to the United States in 1868 and settled at Menomonie, Wis., where Chris, our subject, was born October 15, 1875. Upon arrival in Menomonie the father, who was a cooper by trade, found employment with the Knapp-Stout Lumber Company, with whom he remained until his death, which occurred January 24, 1890, at the age of 51 years. He left a family of five children, as follows: William; Anna, wife of O. G. Losby; Louis; Mary, and Chris.

Reared to manhood in Menomonie, Chris received his education in the public schools and served an apprenticeship of three years at the sheet metal workers' trade and afterwards worked six years as a journeyman. He came to Eau Claire in 1892 and in 1905 embarked in business for himself as president of the Eau Claire Cornice & Heating Company, in which he still continues, his company being the only concern of its kind in the city of Eau Claire.

On October 22, 1895, he married Miss Mary Ward, daughter of John and Anna (Harron) Ward, of Eau Claire. Mr. and Mrs. Ehrhard are the parents of one son, Elmer. Fraternally, Mr. Ehrhard is a member of Eau Claire Lodge, No. 112, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons; Germania Lodge, No. 49, Knights of Pythias, and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, No. 261, of Menomonie.



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