"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.
Markworth, Martin E. H. of the firm of Kohlhoff, Kruger & Co. of Merrill, was born at Bloomfield, Lincoln County, Wis., Feb. 9, 1885, son of Christian and Wilhelmina (KLUG) MARKWORTH. The father, a Lutheran pastor, was born at St. Louis, Mo.; the mother was a native of Germany and came to the United States with her parents as a young girl. Mr. and Mrs. Christian MARKWORTH were married at Watertown, Wis., on Feb. 5, 1867. Nine children were born to them, as follows: Christiana, now Mrs. Henry HARSH of Traverse City, Mich.; David a resident of Gillett, Wis.; Henry, of St. Louis, Mo.; Magdalena, who is Mrs. Andrew PLASS of Suring, Wis.; John, living at Cleveland, Ohio; Christian, of Los Angeles, Calif.; Martha, who is Mrs. L. J. KOHLHOFF of Merrill; Lydia, living at Manitowoc, the wife of Carl TORPEL; and Martin E. H., the subject of this sketch. Martin E. H. MARKWORTH attended parochial school at Watertown until he was 14 years old. In September of 1899 he began to learn the dry goods business, taking a position as clerk in the store of Emil SEIBEL of Watertown, with whom he remained until 1904, after which he entered the employ of Beurhaus & Gloger, another dry goods establishment of the same city. He left that firm in 1910 and went to work for William F. Brandt & Son, also of Watertown, with whom he remained until 1911, in the fall of which year he came to Merrill and joined Leonard J. KOHLHOFF and Charles A. KRUEGER in the establishment of a dry goods and furnishings store here. This firm, of which Mr. MARKWORTH is still a member, has been one of the strong commerical organizations of Merrill since its first beginning and their store has always recieved a very large patronage. Mr. MARKWORTH was married at Watertown, Wis., June 12, 1912, to Martha FEDER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman FEDER of Loyal, Wis. Mrs. MARKWORTH was born in Germany on Nov. 15, 1887, and came to the United States with her parents as a child. Two children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. MARKWORTH: Arnold H., who was born March 24, 1914, and Ruth A., born Jan. 10, 1917. The family are members of Trinity Lutheran Church and take a prominent part in its affairs. They own a fine modern home in the city. Since 1921 Mr. MARKWORTH has served as School Commission.
Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 553-554,
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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