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George Liebl

Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Page 650

George Liebl, of the firm of Silbernagel & Liebl, undertakers, dealers in real estate, and proprietors of a livery, feed and sale stable, is a native of Sheboygan, whose birth occurred July 22, 1857. His parents, George and Mary (Goehler) Liebl, were born in Bavaria, Germany, coming to America in 1849. The father was born in Nieder Bayern, at Strabing, April 26, 1826. In Germany he was a coachman, which position he filled until 1849, when he emigrated to the United States, locating in Sandusky, Ohio. He spent a year in that "city, and then came to Sheboygan. Here he was employed in teaming until 1867, when he engaged in the sale of wines, liquors and cigars, still, however, continuing the former business.

Mr. Liebl, Sr., was married in Sheboygan, in 1855, to Miss M. Magdalene Goehler, who was born in Germany, February 8, 1833, and came to America in 1854, with her parents. They resided in Cincinnati, Ohio, at first, and later in Philadelphia. Both are now deceased.

Mr. Liebl was a Democrat in politics, serving two years as Alderman. In his religious views, he was a Catholic, as was his wife. Their family consisted of nine children, seven of whom are living; Jacob, who is in business in Sheboygan; George, who is the subject of this sketch; Mary, the wife of A. J. Vollrath, of Sheboygan; John, who is engaged in gardening; Joseph, who is in the livery business; and Henry, who is in business with his mother. Mr. Liebl came to this country poor, but by industry and economy accumulated a fine property.

George Liebl was reared and educated in his native city, learning the machinist's trade, at which he was employed until entering upon his present business in 1885. (See mention of business in sketch of partner, John Silbernagel).

Mr. Liebl was married in Sheboygan, July 24, 1886, to Miss Annie Kroeff, a daughter of John Kroeff. Four children were born of this marriage, namely; Olivia, George, Edward and Albert.

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