SAMUEL KLAUBER


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

SAMUEL KLAUBER, was born at Muttersdorf, Bohemia, Dec. 10, 1823; is the son of Simon and Barbara KLAUBER. His father was a produce merchant, and raised Samuel to the business. After leaving school he bought goods for his father. This he followed till he came to America, landing in New York on the 28th day of October 1847, where he remained one year, peddling dry-goods with a pack to make a living. He came to Wisconsin in 1848, and settled at Lake Mills, where he kept a store with a man by the name of BRILL, and remained there until the spring of 1851. Leaving there with the intention of going to California, he fell in with his former partner, Mr. MICHELBACHER, who wished him to take a stock of goods to Madison, Wis., which he did, and has since lived there. Commencing business with a capital of $300, which he made at Lake Mills, occupying a small frame store, sixteen by forty feet, employing two clerks, and selling, the first year, $23,000 worth of goods; his business has increased from year to year, and the number of hands employed in 1874 were fifty; the amount of capital now employed in his house is $70,000, and the amount of his sales this year was $225,000. In 1872 he formed a partnership in Milwaukee, under the firm name of Levi KLAUBER, ADLER & Co., as dealers in dry-goods. Has always been a successful business man, and attributes his success to close attention to business and fair dealing. Is a Republican. Mr. KLAUBER married, on the 10th of September 1854, Miss Caroline SPRINGER. Have four children - the eldest, Moses, is acting cashier for his father.


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