JOHN T. HERTEL, proprietor of the depot saloon of Thorp [Wisconsin], was born in Alsace, France, January 3, 1853, the son of Peter Hertel, deceased, a native of the same country. He was the father of six children, three of whom still survive, and two, John and Joseph, are in Alsace, France. John T., our subject, came to the United States in 1872, and first lived seven months in New York city, and in March, 1873, removed to Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, where he worked at the baker’s trade nine years. In July, 1887, he came to Thorp, where he has since remained.
Mr. Hertel was married September 8, 1873, to Louise Hartel, a daughter of John D., of Sheboygan County. They have eight children: Louise, Emil, Annie, Lena, Josephine, Frank, Maggie, and Katie. The mother died November 30, 1889. Religiously Mr. Hertel is a Catholic.
Source: Lewis Publishing Co., Biographical History of Clark and Jackson Counties, Wisconsin (Chicago: 1891), p. 332-333.