Bio: Schochow, Gustav A. (1871 19??)

 

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Surnames: Schochow, Klein, Marchetti, Marquart, Duncan, Bijou, Sorges

 

---Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.

 

---Schochow, Gustav A. (10 March 1871 19??)

 

GUSTAV A. SCHOCHOW, one of the large realty owners at Wausau and the well known proprietor of the blacksmith shop on the corner of Scott and Second streets, is a citizen whose absence for many reasons would be noted by his fellow citizens, for he has occupied his present stand for thirty years, and it is, thus, in a way, one of the city's landmarks. He was born at Wausau, March l0, 1871, and is a son of Otto and Augusta Schochow.  

 

Otto Schochow was born in Germany, January 1, 1841, and came to the United States in June, 1867, settling at once at Wausau, Wis. He purchased a blacksmith shop of Charles Klein, one of the pioneers here, which was situated on Clark's Island. He became one of the sterling men of Wausau, carried on his blacksmith business more or less all his life and acquired property, and his death in 1902 was a matter of regret to many and such men as Judge Marchetti acted as pall-bearers on the occasion of his funeral. In January, 1869, he married Miss Augusta Marquardt, who was born also at Pommern, Germany, and they had eight children: Bertha, Gustav, Martha, Robert, Otto, Emma, and Delia and Anna.  

 

Gustav A. Schochow was reared at Wausau and obtained his education in the city schools. As soon as he was old enough he began to assist his father in the shop and in the course of years became known as an expert horse-shoer and for many years has been in this business. He owns the whole block in which his establishment is situated, running from Second street 120 feet west and within this boundary are also located the Duncan harness shop, the Bijou Theater and a saloon.  

 

Mr. Schochow married Miss Bertha Sorges of Wausau, and they have one son, Wilbert. They are members of St. Stephen's Church. He belongs to several fraternal and beneficiary organizations, including the Royal Arcanum, the Yeomen and the Eagles.  

 

 


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