"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.


Mitbauer, Henry J. a partner in the Merrill Marble and Granite Works on Prospect Street, Merrill, was born in Grant County, Wis., July 29, 1892, son of Julius and Alma MITBAUER. The parents were natives of Germany; on coming to the United States in 1890 they settled in Grant County, where the father was subsequently engaged as a general mason contractor and at street paving until 1900, when the family removed to Wausau. The father followed contracting at the latter city until his retirement, and the parents still make their home there. There were eight children in their family: Charles, Martha, Helen, Emma, Bertha, Louis, Henry J., and Freda, all of whom are now living with the exception of Bertha. Henry J. was eight years old when he came to Wausau with his parents; he attended school there, and when 16 years old took up monument work. He has put in muich time in the study of this art and has worked in some of the largest plants in the country in order to better familiarize himself with all its details. He began as a stonecutter at the age of 16 years. He spent some time with the Capitol Hill Granite Co. of Des Moines, and at Wausau was with the Marathon Granite Co. and Anderson Bros. & Johnson, at the latter establishment having charge of the granite turning lathe. He came to Merrill on March 21, 1921, and in partnership with Alfred ANDERSON purchased his present business. Both partners are highly skills and they have been very successful in their operation of this establishment. Mr. MITBAUER was married at Wausau in 1914 to Lula BENTZ, daughter of Albert and Augusta BENTZ. Mrs. MITBAUER'S parents wre both born in Wausau; the father is now deceased and the mother makes her home with a daughter at La Crosse. Mr. and Mrs. MITBAUER have two children, Morris, who was born in 1915, and Ruth, born in 1922.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 666-667; 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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