"History of Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas Counties Wisconsin"
Compiled by George O.Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others.
Printed in 1924 by H.C.Cooper. Jr. & Co., Minneapoli-Winona MN. ill.
787 pages. The first two hundred pages are history of the three
counties, the remainder of the book is biographies.
Emmerling, Leonard now living practically retired in Rhinelander
after a successful career in the meat business, was born in Germany,
Dec. 9, 1866, son of Conrad and Marie (RUCKERT) EMMERLING, both of whom
spent their lives in that country, of which they were natives.
Leonard, after attending school in Germany, took up the meat business,
at which he worked there for a short time, and then in 1888, at the age
of 21 he came to the United States, locating in Rhinelander, Wis., and
entering the employ the Ernest KEITH, who kept a meat market. With
him he remained for four years, acquiring a good knowledge of the
business, and at the end of that time he started in for himself, with
Julius PRENZLOW as partner, the firm conducting a retail meat business
for four years on Thayer Street, Rhinelander. At the end of that time
Mr. EMMERLING bought out his partner and moved the market to Mason
Street, where he remained for six years. In 1904 he moved again, this
time to N. Brown Street, where he continued in business until the fall
of 1918, when he sold out. In March, 1923, he again engaged in the
meat business, at 1104 Monico Street, Rhinelander, carrying a full line
of choice meats, vegetables and canned goods. In addition to his meat
business, in which he has met with good success, Mr. EMMERLING has
invested several times in farm property, and is now owner of two farms
in the town of Crescent, one of 280 acres and the other of 180 acres,
both of which he rents out. Until recently he owned another, a farm of
122 acres in the town of Pelican, but this he has sold. He is a
stockholder in the Rhinelander Telephone Company. His fraternal
society affiliations are with the Masons and Modern Woodmen of America.
In 1917 he built the beautiful modern residence which he and his
family now occupy at 232 Lincoln Street, and he is also owner of other
city property. Mr. EMMERLING was married at Rhinelander, Aug. 12,
1894, to Bertha RENART, who was born at Aix La Chappelle, Germany, Aug.
12, 1872. He and his wife have a daughter, Elsa, who was born March
22, 1913. Mr. EMMERLING'S successful business career was the result
of hard work, and hence it is gratifying to him to feel that all he has
got has been well earned.
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 252;
History of Lincoln, Oneida and Vilas Counties Wisconsin;
Compiled by George O. Jones, Norman S. McVean and Others;
1924, H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
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