Andrew Gehring

The following is taken verbatim from Thomas Henry Ryan's History of Outagamie County, Wisconsin, [1911?], Part 16. Used with permission of the Appleton Public Library

ANDREW GEHRING, a well-known agriculturist of Grand Chute township, has been a resident of Outagamie county all of his life, and is now operating a general stock farm of 160 acres. He was born in Seymour township, Outagamie county, Wisconsin, October 2, 1875, a son of Joseph and Theresa (Christol) Gehring, the mother born in Germany, April 28, 1853, and the father near Appleton, in Harrison township, May 28, 1848. Joseph Gehring worked as a farm hand in his youth, but later learned the butcher's trade, which he followed in Seymour and Appleton, but eventually rented land for a few years and then purchased the farm in Grand Chute township on which his son Andrew now resides. A few years prior to his death, Mr. Gehring retired and moved to Appleton, and there he passed away May 29, 1904, since which time his widow has been living with her children. Mr. and Mrs. Gehring were the parents of Andrew, Joseph and Carrie, who are now deceased; and Mary, the wife of Philip Johnson, a telegraph operator of the Northwestern Railroad, residing at Cedar Grove.

Andrew Gehring attended the district schools of Grand Chute township, and also spent one year in the Catholic school at Greenville, and was reared on the homestead, of which he has had charge since his father's death. The 160 acres have been devoted to general stock farming, and Mr. Gehring's operations have been very successful. He has kept his buildings in excellent shape, and the entire appearance of the farm denotes the industry and enterprise of its owner. Mr. Gehring was married October 18, 1899, to Minnie Hoh, who was born in Grand Chute township, May 28, 1880, daughter of Louis Hoh. They have had no children. Mr. Gehring is a member of the Roman Catholic Church, and his political views are those of the democratic party.

A building permit was issued in 1926 to Andrew Gehring to remodel the residences at 414-416 S. State St. and build 2 garages at a cost of $6,000. Andrew's wife, Minnie Hoh Gehring acquired the north house that same year to manage and support her invalid sister's needs. She had already acquired the south home that had been purchased by her father John S. Hoh in 1910.