Source: History of Northern Wisconsin: Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development, and Resources, an Extensive Sketch of Its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers, Views of County Seats, Etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881. pp. 71-72
EMIL GARNICH, hardware, Ashland, was born in Prussia, Germany, Dec. 10, 1843. His mother died when he was three years old, and his father came to America in 1849, locating at Egg Harbor, N.J. Emil came in 1863, having learned the tinsmith's trade in Germany. He at once went to Philadelphia and worked at his trade, then going to Michigan, on Lake Superior, he stopped at Eagle Harbor, where he worked for wages, finally buying his employer out and establishing himself in business. In 1872 he came to Ashland and went into the hardware line under the firm name of Lethy & Garnich, and now carries a stock of $5,000 and business of $10,000. He married Miss Isabella Bolls, of Michigan, in 1863. They have four children—Hattie, Annie, William and Erwin; Carl deceased. Mr. Garnich was Supervisor in 1874 and 1875; belongs to the Masonic order and the I.O.O.F.
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