This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1914 Excerpt: ...following year located in the village of Portage, which was his home until his death. He began here the brewing industry on a small scale, commensurate with his limited means. Being a man of superior business qualifications he prospered with the passing of years, and acquired considerable wealth. Carl Haertel was a man who deserved and enjoyed much esteem outside of his business. A man of domestic tastes and habits, his chief pleasure was in the quietude of his home, surrounded by those he loved. Liberal in the sense that aid was freely extended to those less fortunate than himself, and in the material support of all that tended toward the public good, he commanded universal respect. Of the generation that has passed and gone forever, Carl Haertel was a conspicuous example. He died June 7, 1876, and some of his descendants are yet living in the city of Portage, where he so long lived and from which he acquired such a large aggregate of community esteem. Charles Haertel, son of the old pioneer Carl Haertel was born in Portage, May 6, 1860, and never knew any other home than this city. His primary education was given in the local schools, and after he attended higher institutions in Milwaukee and New York City. Early in life his attention was directed to his father's brewery, and after the latter's death he continued as its head. Business was conducted as the Charles Haertel Brewing Company. Like his father, Charles Haertel was a man who understood the obligations of prosperity, and gave generously and with proper public spirit of both his personal energy and his means to improve the welfare of his locality. A Democrat in politics he was honored by his party by being twice elected to the office of city treasurer. He loved the companionship of his ...
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