George Abert

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George Abert
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Milwaukee County district
In office
1872–1873
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Milwaukee County district
In office
1868–1870
Member of the Wisconsin State Assembly
from the Milwaukee County district
In office
1861–1863
Personal details
Born (1817-05-10)May 10, 1817
Soultz-sous-Forêts, Alsace, France
Died October 14, 1890(1890-10-14) (aged 73)
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.
Political party Democratic Party
Spouse(s) Louisa Ackerman Abert
Children John B. Abert
Profession Manufacturer
Politician

George A. Abert (May 10, 1817 – October 14, 1890) was an American manufacturer and politician. He was a member of the Wisconsin State Assembly during the 1800s.

Early life[edit]

Abert was born in Soultz-sous-Forêts, Alsace, France. He immigrated to Newark, New York before settling in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1836.[1][2]

In Milwaukee, Abert worked with Byron Kilbourn making land surveys and laying out roads.[3] A manufacturer by trade, he built the first bakery in Milwaukee in 1839 and the first iron foundry in Milwaukee in 1866.[4]

Political career[edit]

He served as an alderman in 1846,[5] and railroad commissioner in 1857.[6] In 1860, he was the first president of the German Mutual Fire Insurance Company.[7]

Abert served as a Democratic member of the State Assembly from 1861-1863, 1868-1870 and 1872.[8][9] He died on October 14, 1890 in Milwaukee.

Personal life[edit]

Abert married Louisa Ackerman Abert and they had eight children, including John B. Abert.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Legislative Reference Bureau (1872). The State of Wisconsin Blue Book. Legislative Reference Bureau. p. 451. 
  2. ^ "Term: Abert, George 1817 - 1890". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  3. ^ Watrous, Jerome Anthony (1909). Memoirs of Milwaukee County: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present, Including a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families in Milwaukee County, Volume 2. Western Historical Association. p. 494. 
  4. ^ Herringshaw, Thomas William (1904). Herringshaw's Encyclopedia of American Biography of the Nineteenth Century: Accurate and Succinct Biographies of Famous Men and Women in All Walks of Life who are Or Have Been the Acknowledged Leaders of Life and Thought of the United States Since Its Formation. American Publishers' Association. p. 19. 
  5. ^ Wheeler, Andrew Carpenter (1861). The Chronicles of Milwaukee: Being a Narrative History of the Town from Its Earliest Period to the Present. Jermian & Brightman,. p. 181. 
  6. ^ The Legislative Manual of the State of Wisconsin. The Legislative Manual of the State of Wisconsin. 1872. p. 451. 
  7. ^ Legislative Reference Bureau (1872). The State of Wisconsin Blue Book. Legislative Reference Bureau. p. 451. 
  8. ^ "Term: Abert, George 1817 - 1890". Wisconsin Historical Society. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  9. ^ Legislative Reference Bureau (1913). The Wisconsin Blue Book. Legislative Reference Bureau. p. 465. 
  10. ^ Watrous, Jerome Anthony (1909). Memoirs of Milwaukee County: From the Earliest Historical Times Down to the Present, Including a Genealogical and Biographical Record of Representative Families in Milwaukee County, Volume 2. Western Historical Association. p. 494.