Adam Goeltz

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. p. 72

ADAM GOELTZ, saloon, Ashland, was born in Wartemburg, Germany, and emigrated to America in 1847 with his brother Conrad. They came to Wisconsin in 1849, first to Sheboygan then to Green Bay, and then went to the copper mines of Eagle River and the Cliff mines. In 1854 they took claims in Ashland County. When all the inhabitants of the village left in 1863, they went to Marquette County, and worked in the iron mines near Negaunee. In 1875 they came back to Ashland and worked at the mason's trade and built a brewery. In 1879 Adam Goeltz built his present saloon and boarding-house. In 1861 he married Miss Christina Brenkeg, of Ohio. They have six childen, William, Louis, Edward, Charlie, Annie and Otto. He is a member of the Lutheran Church.



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