Bio: Kopplin, Julius (1914)


Surnames: Kopplin, Fracke, Montie, Dinke, Mittelstaft, Reams, Bartz, Weizzenicker, Welke 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 763-764 

Julius Kopplin, resident and well known business man of Eau Claire, was born in Marathon county, Wisconsin, June 2, 1857, the son of August and Henrietta (Fracke) Kopplin, natives of West Prussia, who came to the United States in 1849 and located in Marathon county and engaged in farming, the father clearing a farm of 160 acres six miles from Wausau, and also twenty acres which is now in the limits of that city. In 1874 the family moved to Eau Claire county, settling in the town of Lincoln where the father purchased 160 acres of land on which he made all the improvements, subsequently purchasing 160 acres more which he also cleared and improved and continued to reside in the town of Lincoln until his death in 1895, at the advanced age of 82 years. His children were Minnie, deceased wife of Charles Montie; Pauline married Christ Dinke; Charles F. is deceased; Mary married John Reams; Bertha, deceased wife of Herman Mittelstadt, also deceased; Herman and Julius. 

Julius was reared in Marathon county, Wisconsin, Iowa, and the town of Lincoln, Eau Claire county. His education was obtained in the common schools, and be began life as a farmer in Lincoln township, following that vocation until 1882. He then engaged in the retail liquor business for six years in the town of Lincoln, and then went to Ashland, this state, and went into the same business there until 1890. In the last named year he came to Eau Claire and continued in the same business there for eighteen years. In 1906 with others, he purchased the Commercial Hotel property in Eau Claire, remodeled the building and now has one of the best hotel properties in the state, which is conducted on up-to-date principles. 

Mr. Kopplin has been twice married; his first wife was Otile Bartz, of the town of Lincoln, by whom he had one daughter, Amanda, now Mrs. Anton Weizzenicker. His second wife was Julia, daughter of Andrew Welke, also of Lincoln, by whom he had two children, both of whom are deceased. Mr. Kopplin is a supporter of St. John's Lutheran Church, of Eau Claire, of which both himself and Mrs. Kopplin are members. He is a member of the Knights of Pythias and in politics is Independent.




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