John A Gerhardt

John A Gerhardt

Birth
Germany
Death 15 Jul 1916 (aged 85)
Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot N-02-000-1-43-005
Memorial ID 146486765 · View Source
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Johann A. Gerhardt, born in Lippehne, Soldin, Brandenburg, Prussia. With his brother Carl, he immigrated to the United States in 1852, living in Milwaukee for two years before homesteading in Neenah, WI in 1854. About 1857 John married Wilhelmina, also from Prussia. At this point, little is known about her other than she immigrated to the U.S. in 1856 according to the 1900 Federal Census.

John was one of the early pioneers in the Neenah-Menasha area. A carpenter, contractor and architect, he built a successful construction company. He employed many workers and, in his day, his company built many of the homes and businesses in Neenah and some in Menasha, also. He was also a Neenah city alderman.

He became crippled in 1884. At some point after that he changed occupation to confectioner, locating his business at N. 312 Commercial in Neenah. His son Henry worked with him in this business.

The local news paper of his day, the Neenah City Times, said of him and his family, "...a more steady and respectable one cannot be found..." and "Mr. Gerhardt was an honest, hard-working man..."



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  • Created by: MEM
  • Added: 14 May 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 146486765
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John A Gerhardt (8 May 1831–15 Jul 1916), Find A Grave Memorial no. 146486765, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah, Winnebago County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by MEM (contributor 48340674) .