Bio: Petrick, Gustave E. (1914)


Surnames: Petrick, Reinholz, Mouldenhauer, Bartig


----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) page 816


Gustave E. Petrick, assistant sales manager of the International Harvester Company, with offices in the Harvester Company building, Eau Claire, was born in Fall Creek, this county, May 30, 1873, and is the son of William and Matilda (Reinholz) Petrick. William Petrick, his father, was born in Germany, and at the age of about seven years, in 1858, came to America with an older brother and first resided in Green county, Wis. He moved to Fall Creek in 1870, and was successfully engaged in farming until 1909, when he retired and now resides in the village of Fall Creek at the age of sixty-five years, where he has been prominently identified with the affairs of the village and the Lutheran church. He married Matilda Reinholz, who was also born in Germany, and came to the United States in 1870. Mr. and Mrs. Petrick are the parents of twelve children, as follows: Gustave E.; Rudolph, a meat dealer in Eau Claire; William, a lumberman of Northern Minnesota; Helen married Herman Mouldenhauer; Adolph is a farmer in Montana; Otto is engaged at farming in Fall Creek; Pauline; Fred runs a restaurant in Superior, Wis.; Tillie; Amelia; Walter, and Herman.


Gustave E. was educated in the public and high schools of Fall Creek. Finishing his education, he became associated in 1892 as salesman with Tagert Brothers, of Augusta, dealers in farm implements, after which he became connected with the Deering Harvester Company as traveling salesman, making his headquarters at Winona, Minn. In 1906 he was appointed assistant general agent of the International Harvester Company, Eau Claire, which position he still occupies. He is a member of the Eau Claire Club, Y. M. C. A., Knights of Pythias, also director of the Girnau Manufacturing Co. In 1900 Mr. Petrick married Emma Bartig, daughter of August and Louise Bartig, of Augusta, and they have one son, Edward Donovan Petrick.




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