Happy Birthday Carl F Fehlhaber

Carl F. Fehlhaber (1845-1922)

Carl F. Fehlhaber was born on 11 Feb 1845 in Posen, Prussia, Germany as the fifth child of Carl Friedrich Fehlhaber and Ernestine-Caroline Neuman. He had five siblings, namely: August, Ottelie Emilie, Herman, William F., and Augusta.

Carl F. Fehlhaber.

Carl’s youth was spent in Prossekel, Kreis Filehne, which was then in the Posen part of Prussia. The area is now a part of Poland. The town of Prossekel is now called Przesieki.

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When he was 11-years old, his parents moved the family from their native town of Prosekel, across the Atlantic ocean, to America. They sailed from Bremen on the Shakespeare as “between deck” passengers. They landed in New York on 20 Aug 1856. From New York, the family made their way to Wisconsin.

Fehlhaber, immigration.

The family arrived in Wisconsin late in the fall and found a house to rent for the winter. Carl’s dad bought some land. In the spring of 1857, the family moved to their new home at the Town of Berlin, near Wausau, in Marathon County, Wisconsin. As a 12-year old, it is hard to imagine how life would have been for Carl moving to untamed land, helping his dad clear land and build shelter. Until their rough shed-like cabin was built, he probably slept under the stars with his father and older brothers, while his mother and sisters slept in the covered wagon. Did he find it exciting? An adventure? Or, was he miserable and whiny? Did he have to do hard work, or because he was the youngest son, did he have fewer responsibilities?

When he was 27, Carl F. Fehlhaber married Emilie Friedericke Luise Draeger, daughter of Gottfried Friederick Draeger and Joanna Friedericke Streich, on 21 May 1872 in the Town of Maine, Marathon, Wisconsin.

Carl F. Fehlhaber and Emilie Friedericke Luise Draeger had the following children:

  1. Mathilde A. Emilie Fehlhaber was born on 07 Jul 1873 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin. She died on 23 May 1950 in Hamburg, Marathon, Wisconsin. She married Otto Albert A. Beilke on 30 Sep 1893 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin.
  2. Emma Wilhelmine Maria Fehlhaber was born on 14 Feb 1875 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin. She married Otto Carl Edward Anklam on 17 May 1895 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin. She died on 12 Nov 1932 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin.
  3. Carl Fredrich Henre Fehlhaber was born on 02 Mar 1877 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin. He married Martha Maria Anna Hoeft on 04 Jul 1906 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin. He died on 11 Jan 1952 in Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin.
  4. Maria Pauline Louise Fehlhaber was born on 07 Mar 1879 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin. She died on 12 Dec 1879 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin.
  5. Alice Rosalie Fehlhaber was born on 10 Sep 1880 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin. She married Frederick A Helmut Aschbrenner on 26 Nov 1902 in Evangelical Lutheran Church, Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin. She died on 04 Jan 1970 in Sunnyvale Infirmary, Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin.
  6. Laura Fehlhaber was born on 13 Oct 1882 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin. She married Edward Albert Reinhart Aschbrenner on 31 Oct 1906 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin. She died on 10 Oct 1956 in Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin.
  7. Robert Edward O. Fehlhaber was born on 06 Dec 1889 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin. He married Anna Schuster on 12 Apr 1911 in Marathon, Wisconsin. He married Wilhelmine Emilie Pauline Hoeft on 27 Sep 1919 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin. He died on 12 Feb 1983 in Wausau, Marathon, Wisconsin.

Carl and Emilie Fehlhaber family. Standing, from left, Carl, Mathilda, Emma, and Alice. Seated, from left, Carl, Laura, and Emilie.

Carl was widowed on 12 Dec 1910 with the death of his wife Emilie. Carl spent his last years living in the household of his youngest son, Robert Fehlhaber. His son, Carl, and nephew, Hugo, lived nearby. While, the family lived in The Town of Berlin in Marathon county, their address was Rural Route 1, Naugart. That must have been the closest post office.

1914 Wausau City Directory, Carl Fehlhaber.

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1920 Federal Census, Fehlhaber.

Carl F. Fehlhaber died on 01 Jul 1922 in Town of Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin, at the age of 77. His funeral was conducted at Trinity Lutheran Church and then he was buried with his wife at Friedenshain Cemetery, Berlin, Marathon, Wisconsin.

Carl Fehlhaber, obituary from the Wausau Daily Record Herald, 1922.

Carl and Emilie Fehlhaber, graves.

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