Bio: Luebkeman, Chris (1914)


Surnames: Luebkeman, Huebner, Stang, Stensrud 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 780-781 

Chris Luebkeman, secretary, treasurer and general manager of the Eau Claire Gas Light Company, was born in this city, May 26, 1875. His parents, William and Emily (Huebener) Luebkeman, who were both natives of Germany, came to the United States in about 1858, and in the early 60's came to Eau Claire where the father for several years was engaged in the manufacture of cigars. In 1884 he moved with his family to Madison, this state, and there embarked in the wholesale leaf tobacco business in which he successfully continued up to the time of his death in September, 1901, at the age of 65 years. He left a family of three children, viz.: William W., who is now deceased; Minnie and Chris. 

Chris Luebkeman, the subject of this sketch, grew to manhood in the state of Wisconsin, receiving his education in the public schools of Eau Claire and Madison. He worked at the leaf tobacco business with his father until he reached the age of nineteen, and in the Fall of 1895 he returned to Eau Claire, the place of his birth and entered the employ of the Eau Claire Gas Light Company with whom he has since been connected in various capacities. In 1898 he became a stockholder in the company and has since that time been its general manager, secretary and treasurer. Mr. Luebkeman is a thorough business man and devotes his attention closely to his own affairs and has achieved financial success. He is a stockholder in the Eau Claire National and the Eau Claire Savings Banks, and a stockholder, director and vice president of the Manitowoc Gas Company, of Manitowoc, Wisconsin. In fraternal matters he is a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Uniform Rank, K. of P.

On May 16, 1906, Mr. Luebkeman married Jennie A. Stang, daughter of Martin and Gundhile (Stensrud) Stang of Norwegian ancestry, and by her has three children: George, Francis and J. David Luebkeman. 




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