"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.


Hendrichs, Carl proprietor of the Perfect Knitting Mills at Merrill, Lincoln County, was born in Saxony, Germany, in 1870, son of Carl and Deraisa HENDRICHS, both of whom are now deceased. He was reared in his native land, where he attended school, after which he spent three years working for nothing in a knitting mill to learn the trade, which he following in Germany for 13 years subsequently. In the year 1900 he came to the United States, locating first in Cleveland, Ohio, where he worked at his trade for eight years. At the end of that time he started in business for himself and for three or four years conducted a knitting factory in Cleveland. In 1912 he moved his equipment to Merrill, Wis., and started what was the first knitting-mill here, conducting the business under the name of the Merrill Knitting-mill Co. After two years he got out of that concern and started the Perfect Knitting Mills, he and his wife operating the machines, which they have continued to do successfully up to the present time. Mr. HENDRICHS was married in Germany in 1900 to Emma REICHILT, daughter of August and Selma REICHILT, natives and lifelong residents of Germany.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 616; 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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