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

HENRY KLEINPELL, editor, and one of the publishers of the Wisconsin Staats Zeitung, was born in Stollhofen, Grand Duchy of Baden, Germany, Oct. 14, 1833; educated at the Gymnasium of Mannheim; came to New York City in February 1854; was assistant editor of the New York Handels Zeitun (Commercial Gazette), published by Moritz MEYER, removed to Freeport, Ill., in August, 1855, where he took a position in the office of the Deutsche Anzeiger, a German paper then published by William WAGNER, a cousin to K. August 30, 1857, was married to Miss Ida MINSEN; in September 1858, he moved to Sauk City, Sauk County, where he, in partnership with Louis CRUSIUS, bought the Pioneer am Wisconsin; was School District Clerk for six years, Village Clerk for six years, Town Treasurer for two years; under Gov. Fairchild's administration, was appointed one of the Regents of the Board of Normal Schools; in 1876, was appointed by Gov. Ludington Treasury Agent; in 1878, removed to Madison; was re-appointed by Gov. Smith; in 1880, was appointed Deposit Clerk in the Treasury Department; in December 1878, started, in company with C. Gottlieb SCHMIDT, the Wisconsin Staats Zeitung.

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