Biographical Sketch of

Robert Lindner

Written by Margaret Nikkah for the Adams Co WI Pages

Robert Lindner was born Aug.10,1847 in Germany. This date is calculated from the cemetery transcription, though year calculated by censuses would be 1846. He was the son of Gottlieb and Caroline Spegel Lindner. He immigrated as a boy with his family in 1857. They settled in the Town of Calumet, Fond du Lac County. For the first few years they lived with his grandparents. Then his father bought land in Calumetville at the end of 1862, where he lived for the next few years. In 1873 he married Emilie Kuehn Rather, the former wife of Franz W. Carl Rather. He moved to nearby Calumet Harbor where he worked as a harnessmaker. Later he moved to the Town of Ripon. In 1896 he received a land patent in the Town of Big Flats, Adams county. He lived his final years with his daughter Mrs. Anna (Alton) Gibbs in Wisconsin Rapids. He died Dec.24, 1920, and is buried in Niebull Cemetery, Town of Big Flats, Adams County, with his wife (who died in 1912) and their son Amos. He had two daughters: Anna and Bertha. Five sons: Edward, Robert, Richard, Otto, and Amos. One stepdaughter (Ida according to 1880 census. Lydia according to his granddaughter). He was survived by his brother Alvin of Rhinelander. His parents, his wife, and two brothers preceded him in death. I know that Anna, Otto, Edward, and Amos survived him, but I don't know about the other children. I have not yet checked the 1900 nor 1910 censuses for him. An obituary could not be found in the Friendship Reporter or Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune, so I have written this about him. I would like to learn more, if you are also researching this family, please contact me.

Written by Margaret Nikkah for the Adams County WiGenWeb Pages

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