JOHN KIRCH


From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 1007

JOHN KIRCH, joint partner with BOLLENBECK, manufacturers and dealers in boots, shoes, etc.; he is the son of John P. and Elizabeth KIRCH, and was born in the city of Cologne, Oct. 24, 1846; came to America with his parents about 1849, and in the fall of 1851, they removed to Madison, Wis.; Mr. K. learned shoemaker's trade in this city, and worked at it here for about seventeen years; in 1879, he began as a clerk for SHELDON & DALEY and, in September 1880, Mr. K., together with Mr. BOLLENBECK, bought out the old firm and began business for themselves. Sept. 1, 1869, Mr. K. was married, in Madison, to Miss Agnes SIEGER, who was born in September 1846; they have three children living - John P., Charles Joseph Hubert and Theodore Alexis. They belong to the German Catholic Church.


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