GOTTLEIB GRIMM


From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 994

GOTTLEIB GRIMM, proprietor of Madison Book Bindery; was born in Wurtemburg, Germany in 1831. His father, G. GRIMM, was also a book-binder; learned his trade in Europe; came to the United States in 1849, and located in Sandusky, Ohio, where he remained one year, then with his employer, Charles WEED, came to Madison, and in 1850, Mr. GRIMM bound the first book in Madison. It was Graham's Magazine, and for Simeon MILLS. He was married in 1856 to Miss Elizabeth KRIEGER, formerly of Prussia; they have ten children - John, Rosalie, Mary, Lizzie, Matilda, Katie, Crecenzia, Julia, Amanda and Annie E., all living at home. Has been Alderman of the First Ward, also City Treasurer. Family are Catholics, and he is Secretary of church committee, and for ten years was organist. Owns a residence on Johnson street. Since October 1874, he has been proprietor of the Madison Book Bindery, employing on an average fifteen hands; his son John is foreman. He is a good mechanic, and a quiet, capable citizen.


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