Bio: Manz, Robert H. (1914)
Surnames: Manz, Ochsney, Braem, Auer
----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 782-783
Robert H. Manz, stockholder and manager of the Farmers' Co-operative Products Company, and an extensive land owner, of Eau Claire, was born in Waumandee, Buffalo county, Wis., September 27, 1866; the son of John Henry and Dorothy (Ochsney) Manz, and is of Swiss parentage. The father, who was born in Switzerland, followed the baker's trade until he came to the United States in 1854, and located in Sauk county, this state, remaining there until 1856, when he moved to Buffalo county and followed farming during the balance of his life. He died in 1907. In 1861 he was appointed post master at Waumandee, and was one of the representative men of that section. The mother of our subject died in 1909. Of six children born to them three are deceased: Robert, Herman, and one who died in infancy, unnamed. The others are: Henry, Robert H. and Emily, the wife of Jacob Braem, a farmer of Buffalo county.
Robert H. was educated in the public schools and the La-Crosse Business College. Finishing his education he was employed three years as traveling salesman for the Bangor Woolen Mills, after which he returned to the home farm in Buffalo county. He later purchased a farm of 232 acres in the town of Wheaton, Chippewa county, which he carried on until 1912, when he became associated with the Farmers' Co-operative Products Company as manager, at the same time carrying on his farm under an overseer. He also superintends the homestead farm in Buffalo county.
Mr. Manz has been an active man of affairs. He served seven years as town clerk of Waumandee, Buffalo county, and four years as chairman of the town of Wheaton. He now resides at 430 Union street, Eau Claire; is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America and of the Congregational church. He married, in 1893, Miss Louisa Auer, daughter of Adam Auer, of Buffalo county, and they are the parents of four children as follows: Linda and Alvin are high school graduates; Walter and Keneth.
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