Bio: Loether, Ernest U. F. (1914)
Surnames: Loether, Meyerzedt, Miller, Mosher
----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 777-778
Ernest U. F. Loether, an employee of the State Board of Health, as hotel inspector for the State of Wisconsin, with his residence at Eau Claire, was born in Blackhawk, Sauk county, this state, June 10, 1872, and is one of a family of five children born to Ernest and Elizabeth (Meyerzedt) Loether, natives of Germany and Austria respectively. After serving the regular period of three years in the German army, the father emigrated to America, in the early 50's. Arriving in the new country he came to Wisconsin, and located at Blackhawk, where he obtained 220 acres of wild land, which he cleared and improved and became one of the pioneer farmers of that section. There he married Elizabeth Meyerzedt, and the following children were born: Reynold, Richard H., Ernest U. F., Alfred B. and Lena, who is deceased. After a residence of many years in Sauk county the father moved to Eau Claire in 1893 and here made his home until his decease in 1910.
Ernest was reared on the home farm, in Sauk county, and received his education in the public schools of Spring Green and Sauk City, which was supplemented by a thorough course at the Stevens Point Normal School, from which institution he was graduated in 1899. Coming to Eau Claire he engaged in teaching, and for several years was principal of the first and sixth ward schools. He was then for nine years engaged in the manufacturing business with the Eau Claire Bedding Company, and later became connected with the Phoenix Furniture Company, one of the important manufacturing concerns in the city. Since 1912 Mr. Loether has been identified with the Rusk Farm Company, of Rusk county.
On August 12, 1902, Mr. Loether married Miss Alma R. Miller, daughter of William F. and Margaret (Mosher) Miller, of Alma, Wis. He is a member of the United Commercial Travelers of America, of which he is Grand Counsellor for the jurisdiction of Wisconsin. He is active in Masonic circles, is a member of the Blue Lodge, a Royal Arch Mason and a Knight Templar. He has always taken an active interest in educational matters and served two years as a member of the Eau Claire school board, the second year as president of the board.
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