REV. EMIL STUBENVOLL, a Lutheran
minister of Pella township, Shawano county, was born in Baden, Germany,
July 6, 1866, son of Charles F. and Elizabeth (Nautascer) Stubenvoll.
Charles F. Stubenvoll was a lawyer in Germany, as well as a merchant,
and was a very successful man. There were six children in his family as
follows: Emil; the subject of this sketch; Lizzie, the wife of Matt Heine,
an artist of Milwaukee, who has two children, Frank and Clarence; Charles,
a physician of Oakwood, Milwaukee Co., Wis., who has one son, Hugo, studying
for the ministry with his brother, Emil; Frederick, who died at the age
of nine years; and Christoph, who is married, and is a hotel-keeper in
New York (he has crossed the ocean three times). The children all received
an excellent education, and have all been successful in life. In 1882 Mr.
Stubenvoll came with his family to America, sailing from Havre and landing
in New York, where they located, the father dying there March 13, 1884,
at the age of thirty-nine years. His widow is still living in New York,
at about the age of forty-five.
Rev. Emil Stubenvoll received his earlier education in Germany,
in the town of Freiburg; where he attended school for seven years. He was
next a student at a high school in Tegernau for three and a half years,
after which he came with his parents to America. In 1887 he went to Springfield,
Ill., and attended the Lutheran College there three years. In 1890 he came
to Milwaukee, Wis., and in 1891 to Regina, Shawano Co., Wis.; where he
took his first congregation. He remained there one year, then removed to
Pella, where he now has a congregation of fifty-three members. This church
was organized in 1860.
On June 4, 1891, Rev. Emil Stubenvoll was united in marriage
with Rose Malitz, who was born in Germany October 27, 1874, and they have
had two childrenóRose and Emil. The parents of Mrs. Stubenvoll, Charles
and Wilhelmine (Bartelme) Malitz, came to America in 1880, proceeding directly
to Wisconsin and locating in Shawano county. Their family is as follows:
Anna, now the wife of Fred Shanck, a farmer at Antigo, Langlade Co., Wis.;
Fred, a farmer in Regina, Shawano county; Bertha, Mrs. Frank Westfall,
of Wittenberg, Shawano county; Wis.; Rose, Mrs. Stubenvoll; Amelia, Mrs:
Owen Hughes, of Shawano county; Herman, at home with his parents in Seneca,
Shawano county, where they came in 1886; Charles, at home; and Emma, living
with Mr. and Mrs. A Stubenvoll. The father, Charles Malitz, is a farmer
by occupation. Politically, Rev; Mr. Stubenvoll is a Republican.