John worked at the Hochbgreve Brewery located in the township of Allouez across from the Allouez Catholic Cemetery. He and his wife (and perhaps three children) lived in a house near the brewery. They began carrying a few groceries and his wife baked bread thus turning their house into a small grocery store. In 1903 they purchased an existing grocery store at 1400 E. Mason Street from Pete Wiggers. It was a typical grocery store of the time with dry goods, ladies' ready to wear, hardware, barrels of product and of course canned good and other groceries. He operated the store for a total of 46 years. This is the store that his son Roy took over and later Ray's son Paul. The store is now located at 1l234 Bellevue Street in Green Bay, WI and has expanded to include a catering business. In 1953, Biebel's Store celebrated its 50th Anniversary. John had been a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters for 50 years and also a member of the Catholic Knights and the Holy Name Society of the Cathedral.
Margaret (1898-1978) Frank (1899-1962) Marie (1901-1999) Leo Joseph (1903-1996) Clara (1905-1942) Harold (1908-1950) Arnold (1909-1990) Edward (1910-1923) Raymond Milton (1912-1996) John F. (1914-1976)