Posted By: County Coordinator (email)
Date: 6/1/2010 at 20:02:15
It is not often that one finds at an early age of twenty-two a man as a successful manager and owner of a profitable business, but such is the case in the instance of Louis Stoll, a young business man of Boone, who is the proprietor of Stollís Bottling Works. He has not only built up a profitable trade in soft drinks, such as high grade soda waters, ciders and other temperance beverages, but has also an important wholesale business, jobbing in crushed fruits, concentrated syrups and grape juice. He also handles liquid gas for bars and soda fountains and is agent for a sweeping compound.
Mr Stoll was born December 3, 1891, on a farm in Harrison township, Boone county, his parents being Henry and Catherine (Hagge) Stoll. The former was born in November 10, 1839, I Macklenburg, Germany. He received a public school education and assisted with the farm work on his fatherís farm until 1867, when he sailed form Hamburg to New York. He arrived in the eastern metropolis with his wife and one child in the fall of that year and went direct to Chicago. He obtained work on a farm near Blue Island, Illinois, and was so engaged for a period of two years, after which he assumed the entire management of a farm in the same locality. This remained his home for seven years, after which he removed to Harrison township, Boone county, arriving in 1876. He purchased 120 acres of land, for which he paid nine dollars an acre. He cultivated this farm for fifteen years and then sold it, buying o160 acres also in Harrison township. He remained upon that place for ten years, giving his attention to its cultivation but upon the expiration of that period removed to Boone because of failing health. He as first rented his land but has sine sold it and is living in quiet retirement. H was married in Germany to Miss Sophie Mindermann, by whom he had two sons and two daughters, the daughters both passing away in infancy. August also died in as an infant and Carl was called to the home beyond when a young man of twenty-six years and a resident of Boone county, ,Mrs Stoll passed away in 1877 and MR Stoll subsequently married the mother of our subject, also a native of Germany. Her parents died in the fatherland and she came to the new world with a brother. Four children were born to the second union: Elvina now Mrs Diedrich Mock and the mother of four children: Mathilde, who married William Doering a well known farmer of Boone county, Louis the subject of this review, and a son who died in infancy. The father is a member of the German Lutheran church, while his political allegiance is given to the democratic party, He has never desired public office but has always manifested a laudable public spirit, being willing to aid in any worthy project. The boyhood Louis Still was passed upon the fatherís farm and in the acquirement of his education he attended the country schools and those of Boone. He began his primary education under instruction from Miss Sarah Duffy and completed his lessons under Professor Jarelzke in Boone at the age of Eighteen years. During vacations he assisted his father with the work on the farm, but in 1900 the latter and family came to Boone, where Mr Stoll continued his education, employing his vacations by accepting work in the bottling works of Ed Seling. In 1907 he became a regular employee of the firm and in 1912 was enable to buy out Mr Seling, becoming the owner of a well established business. In 1913 he began the erection of his present building, which was completed in 1914. Mr Stoll has been most successful in pursuing his business affairs, being buoying by a youthful enthusiasm which has helped him to overcome many difficulties. His business judgment, however is well defined and would be a credit to a man of many more years. Mr Stoll is an aggressive young man, eager ot make a success and win for himself a substantial place in the community. Yet he is considerate of the interest of others and in every possible way promote the welfare of his community. H is not only already on the threshold of success but is well upon the way to financial independence.
On January 7, 1913, Mr Stoll married Miss Helen Frank of Boone county and a daughter of Mr and Mrs George Frank. Louis Stoll is a member of the Lutheran church and his wife gives her adherence to the Catholic faith.
He is a democrat ad thoroughly in accord with the ideas and aims of that party. Mr and Mrs Stoll reside at No 1222 Marshall street I Boone and are popular among the younger set of Booneís society. Both are esteemed ad appreciated as courteous, pleasant mannered, affable people who are an adornment to any social gathering.
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