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"History of Northern Wisconsin, 1881"

Eau Claire Biographical Sketches

(-as transcribed from pages 314 - 338)

"K" Surnames

KAUFMAN & BACHRACH STORE
KEPLER, Sylvester S.

KNEELAND, E. C.
KNEER, Matthias
KNUTSON, Amund
KURZ, John
KYLE, Henry H.

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KAUFMAN & BACHRACH STORE

Kaufmann & Bachrach Store inside Kaufman & Bachrach Store

KAUFMAN, of the firm of Kaufman & Bachrach, merchant clothier, Eau Claire, was born in Cologne, Prussia, in 1854. Graduated there in the languages and sciences. In 1873, he went to Paris, and lived there five years. Came to Chicago in 1878, and entered with his brother in business. Mr. K.'s brother served in the late war with distinction. This house supplies its branch stores - of which there are many in the west - with all they have in stock. Mr. Kaufman came to Eau Claire in February, 1880, and established his business. Had the building he now occupies built expressly for him. It was finished in October, 1880. This is the leading clothing and furnishing house in the city. Mr. K. has a store in Chippewa Falls, which does a fine business

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KEPLER, Sylvester S.

SYLVESTER S. KEPLER, Eau Claire,came to Wisconsin in 1875, and has been engaged in newspaper and mercantile work since his arrival. He is associated with George 0. Mill's estate in the ownership of the Eau Claire News. He was born near Meadville, Crawford Co., Pa., April 15, 1832, and lived there until the Fall of 1855, when he came to LaCrosse. and in the Spring of 1856 went to Waubasha, Minn., where he resided until 1875, and in which place he was married to Catherine McDougall, who was born in Tioga Co., Pa. They have one child, William S.

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KNEELAND, E. C.

E. C. KNEELAND, purchasing agent N. W. L. Co., Eau Claire, was born in Montgomery Co., N. Y., Jan. 10, 1836. Parents moved to Lyons, Cook Co., Ill., and he followed them in 1854. Remained in Cook County, farming, etc., until 1857, when he moved to Wisconsin, settling in Sparta, Monroe County, and engaged in merchandising. Came to Eau Claire in 1860, took a homestead, and farmed until 1866, when he engaged with what is now the Northwestern Lumber Co. Was married in Burns, La Crosse Co., Dec. 27, 1860, to Miss Clara Foster, of that county. Has four children - William Scott, Addison Marsh, Katie I., and Jessie.

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KNEER, Matthias

MATTHIAS KNEER, Eau Claire, was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, March 4, 1831, and came to America in 1852, residing in New Jersey till I855, when he came to Watertown. In April, i856, he visited Eau Claire, but returned to Watertown, and Sept. 15, 1857, located in town of Brunswick, Eau Claire Co., where he engaged in farming until the Fall of 1828, when he removed to Eau Claire and was employed at general work. In 1863, he opened a saloon, and soon began taking boarders. In 1867, he opened a hotel, called the Chippewa House, and in 1873 changed the name to the Kneer House. He now carries on his hotel and a grocery and liquor business, and owns a farm in the town of Seymour, which he employs men to work. Mr. Kneer was Supervisor and Village Trustee for two years. He was married in Philadelphia, April 29, 1855, to Barbara Betz, who was also born in Wurtemburg. She died in December, 1864. They had four children - Louisa, Julia, Annie and Frank. He was married to his present wife, Louisa Hoeffner, in Watertown, March 8, 1865. She is a native of Prussia. Four children have been born of this marriage - Emma, Dora, Herman and Ernest. Mr. Kneer is a member of the I. 0. 0. F., and of the Grange.

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KNUTSON, Amund

AMUND KNUTSON, saloon and billiards, Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1853, and located at Clinton. Was employed one year in a grocery store, and was afterwards, for some years, in Werner and Monroe counties. Came to Eau Claire in 1863, and commenced present business in 1871. Was at one time a member of Eau Claire Cornet Band, and several others. He was born in Norway, June 24, 1842, and came to America in 1853. Was married, Oct. 22, 1864, to Mary Olson, a native of Norway. They have two children, Arthur Martineus and Gunda.

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KURZ, John

JOHN KURZ, saloon, Eau Claire, was born in Prussia, June 27, 1828, and came to America and to Wisconsin in 1854. Located at Milwaukee for a short time, then went to Madison, and was employed at coopering up to Summer of 1859. Came to Eau Claire in 1859, and in 1869 commenced present business, in partnership with James Reid, who withdrew in 1870. Married, at Madison, in November, 1856, to Elizabeth Ewans.

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KYLE, Henry H.

HENRY H. KYLE, foreman of wagon shop, Daniel Shaw Lumber Company, Eau Claire. Came to Wisconsin in 1851, and located at Columbus. He graduated at Columbus Collegiate Institute in the Spring of 1856, and was there employed for several years as book-keeper and salesman. In 1859 he went to Cleveland, and there learned his present trade. He carried on business in Wonewoc, Wis., in 1861, for a few months. Enlisted in 19th Wis. V. I., in December, 1861, served nearly four years; at time of discharge, was hospital steward in the regular army. Was then engaged in carriage manufacturing at Wonewoc and Columbus for some years. Carried on business at Lowell for five years, and also at Augusta for several years. Came to Eau Claire in July, 1880, and engaged in his present capacity. He was born in Essex Co., N. Y., Oct. 20, 1836, and married at Wonewoc, July 4, 1861, to Lizzie Apkar, a native of Pennsylvania. They have five children - Rose E., Elva J., Winnie, Minnie and Herbert Vincent.

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