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L. C. BOLD, the honored mayor of Shawano, and editor and manager of the Shawano County Wochenblatt, is a native of Hessen-Nassau, Germany, born June 10, 1848, and a son of Christopher Bold, a highly-educated man, who was born January 7, 1824.   He was instructed in some of the best educational institutions of Germany, won a high reputation as a teacher, and was employed at several schools of the Province Hessen-Nassau. His death, which occurred August 7, 1894, was of an extended obituary in the educational paper issued by the institution where he had given such excellent service for many years, winning a reputation that was far more than local.  His family numbered six children two sons and four daughters.
 
Our subject attended the public schools until ten years of age, and then entered college at Cassel, after which he pursued his studies. He acquired an excellent education, and then resolved to cross the Atlantic to America, which he believed offered a better field to ambitious young men than was afforded in his native country.  In the summer of 1868, at Bremen, he embarked on this vessel "Herrmann," which, after thirteen days, reached the harbor of New York. He remained for some time in the East, and in 1872 was made a citizen of the United States in Jersey City, N. J. Soon after his arrival he entered a drug store, and continued in that line of business for some time
 
In 1809 Mr. Bold was married in New York to Miss Babetta Lieb a native of Germany, and to them were born three children: Paul, who was drowned in 1880; Charles F., one of the prominent young men of Shawano, now employed in his father's newspaper office; and Louis, who is also connected with journalistic work.  In November, 1884, Mr. Bold came to Shawano.   At, that time the Shawano County Democrat was in the hands of the sheriff, the former proprietors having failed to make it a profitable investment. A company was formed, consisting of August Koeppen, president; Ed Somers, secretary; and L. C. Bold, editor and manager. The paper was changed to its present name, and the first copy appeared January 15, 1885. In October, 1888, the company was incorporated as the Shawano Printing Association, and Mr. Bold is now president and secretary as well as editor and manager. The circulation has been greatly increased, Mr. Bold having successfully managed the enterprise, until the paper is now one of the leading German publications in northern Wisconsin. It is well-edited, and is a very readable sheet. The equipment of the office is by far the most modern in Shawano, having, a cylinder press and other-machinery for first-class work, driven by steam power. 
   In politics Mr. Bold has always been a Democrat, but at local elections does not closely draw the party lines, preferring to support the man whom he thinks best quali-fied for office, regardless of his political com-plexion.   In the spring of 1895 he was elected mayor of Shawano on the Citizen's ticket, defeating James Black by 59 majori-ty.  From 1888 until 1890 he was justice of the peace; in 1891 was supervisor of the Sec-ond ward of the city of Shawano; in 1893 was chairman of the county board of super-visors; and in 1894 was again appointed justice of the peace, serving until the spring of 1895 with the same fidelity that has marked his official career in its various ca-pacities. Socially Mr. Bold is a member of Neptune Lodge, No. 46, I. 0. 0. F., and has been delegate to two grand lodges. He is a member of the Germania Society of Mil-waukee, and organized Enterprise Encamp-ment I. 0. 0. F. He is one of the leading men of the city, prominently identified with its public interests, a man who faithfully does his duty to himself, to his neighbor, and to his country. His public and private career are alike above reproach, and all who know him respect him.

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