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Emil Poppe

Source: "Biographical History of Clark & Jackson Counties, WI," Lewis Pub. co., 1891; pg. 141

Emil Poppe, of section 11, Weston Township, Clark County, was born in Mosel Township, Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, October 20;, 1856, the son of Adolph Poppe, a native of Saxony, Germany. He came to the United States when forty years of age, settling in Sheboygan County, where he died December 1, 1879. Our subject's mother, nee Yetta Derke, now lives in that county, at the age of seventy-three years. They were the parents of seven children: Christopher, Ernest, Augusta, Oswald (deceased). Emil, Charles and Hermann.

The subject of this sketch was reared on a farm, and received a common-school education. He came to this county in the fall of 1888, settling on his present farm of 120 acres, twenty-six of which is cleared.

He was married October 4, 1880, to Christine Sife, a daughter of Joseph Sife, of Dale, Wisconsin. They have three children: Josephine, Tilla and Christine. Both he and his wife are members of the Lutheran Church, and the former is a Democrat politically.

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