Bio: Kopplin, Herman (1914)

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Surnames: Kopplin, Fracke, Monte, Dinke, Reams, Mittelstadt, Dehnke, Steinbring, Greis 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 762-763 

Herman Kopplin, whose whole life with the exception of four years, has been spent in Wisconsin, is a native son of the Badger state, having been born in Green Lake county, May 15, 1854, and is one of a family of seven children, born to August and Henrietta (Fracke) Kopplin, natives of West Prussia, who emigrated to the United States in 1849, and settled in Wisconsin. The father purchased a farm of 160 acres of wild land six miles from Wausau, in Marathon county, which he cleared and improved and engaged in farming. In addition to his home farm he owned 20 acres, which is now situated in the city of Wausau. His parents came to Eau Claire county in 1874 and settled on a farm of 160 acres in Lincoln township, which the father also cleared, and to which he subsequently added another quarter section, which he also improved, and there made his home until his death, which occurred in 1895 at the age of 82 years. He had a family of seven children three sons and four daughters, as follows: Minnie became the wife of Charles Monte, is deceased; Paulina, wife of Christ Dinke; Charles F. is deceased; Mary is the wife of Crayton Reams; Bertha, the deceased wife of Herman Mittlestadt; Julius, who is the proprietor of the Commercial Hotel in Eau Claire, and Herman. 

Herman Kopplin was raised in Green Lake and Marathon counties, this state, and after four years spent in the state of Iowa, came to Eau Claire county in 1877, where he has since resided, engaged in general farming. His farm of 400 acres in Lincoln township, within half a mile of Fall Creek, is highly cultivated and exceptionally well improved, with a modern residence, large and commodious barns and out buildings, equipped with modern appliances and up-to-date labor-saving devices. Mr. Kopplin is lavish in expenditure of time and money in improvements, and takes great pride in making his one of the most attractive and model country homes in Eau Claire county. 

In 1878 he married Miss Charlotte Dehnke, by whom he has the following children: Edward; Laura, wife of H. E. Steinbring, the present post master of Fall Creek; Ida, wife of August Greis; Carl, Henrietta, Walter, Julius and one son, Herman, who was accidentally killed at the age of nine years. Mr. Kopplin is considered one of the most energetic and influential citizens of Lincoln township. He is public spirited, kind hearted and generous and takes a keen interest in all public matters and is always ready to support any movement for the advancement of his town.

 

 

 


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