Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
EMIL FRANK is standing at the
head of two very important industries in Chelan county, and has achieved
success in both of them. About one and one-half miles east from Leavenworth,
he owns a very fine stock farm of four hundred and eighty acres.
It is improved by fencing, irrigating ditches, orchard, a very large barn,
and beautiful residence. Mr. Frank gives his personal attention to
this ranch, while also, he is handling a butcher shop in Leavenworth.
He is one of the leading citizens of this part of the county and is a man
of prosperity and good ability.
Emil Frank was born in Germany, on December
10, 1861, the son of Albert and Mary (Whoorle) Frank, both natives of Germany.
He was educated in his native country and remained there until 1881, when
he emigrated to the United States. He traveled to various portions
of this country and worked at his trade, butchering, and finally came to
Seattle in 1885. The next year he came on to Mission where he took
a homestead and gave his attention to cultivating it until 1891.
In that year he sold this property and bought his present place on the
Chumstick. Since that time he has devoted his time to the improvement
of the farm and to conducting his business in Leavenworth. Mr. Frank
has one brother, Hugo, and two sisters, Bertha and Mary, who are members
of the Saint Francis Society.
In August, 1892, at Seattle, Mr. Frank married
Miss Clara Gloym, a native of Germany. To them, four children have
been born, Alfred, William, Amelia, and Margaret.
In fraternal affiliations Mr. Frank is associated
with the A. F. and A. M., K. P., and the A. 0. U. W. In political
matters, he is entirely independent and does not take a very active part.
He is a very progressive man and has labored hard for the upbuilding of
this country, since coming here. He is recognized by all as a man
of integrity and uprightness.