"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.


Strobel, Conrad proprietor of a successful blacksmith's business in Gleason, Lincoln County, was born in Langlade County, near Gleason, March 29, 1891, son of John and Marguerite (BELEAU) STROBEL. The father, a native of Germany, came to America about 1882, and after staying in Milwaukee for two years, settled in Langlade County, where he is now a prosperous farmer. He was married in that county and his wife is also living. Conrad STROBEL lived with his parents until 1911. His educational opportunites were confined to the rural school, which he attended as he found opportunity. In the year mentioned he came to Gleason to learn the backsmith's trade with Breivogel & Dehorne. Having finished his trade in 1914, he started in for himself and has since established a good business, and owns a well equipped shop and comfortable residence near by. In 1917, leasing his shop, he was prompt to enlist for World War service, first training at Camp Douglas, Wisconsin. On Aug. 18, 1917 he was sent to Camp McArthur and thence, on Feb. 6, 1918, to Camp Merrill, New Jersey, whence he embarked for overseas on March 4, 1918. He served in France to May 14, 1919 as a horseshoer connected with the 32d Division (Red Arrow) Light Artillery, and was then returned to this country and discharged at Camp Grant May 18, 1919. On his return home Mr. STROBEL resumed his business in Gleason and has continued to carry it on very successfully. He is known to be an expert at his trade and has no difficulty in obtaining plenty of custom. He was married in 1919, to Emma A. MANTHEY, who was born Aug. 3, 1898, daughter of Albert W. and Augusta (MEIER) MANTHEY of Gleason. He and his wife are the parents of one child, Edward J., born May 23, 1920. They are members of the Presbyterian Church at Gleason, and in politics Mr. STROBEL is a Republican.

Transcribed by Susan Swanson, from pages 547, 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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