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Slinger Advancement Association (Slinger, Wisconsin) / Slinger historical album: Schleisingerville to Slinger, 125 years, 1869-1994

Gundrum, Larry
Histories of selected families that appear in the 1880 census,   pp. 9-25 ff. PDF (14.3 MB)

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                   THE 80so CENSVS 
                                         By: Larry Gundrum 
    Christian and Whilhelmina (Mina) Baehring emigrated to 
the U.S. in 1874. Their sons included Traugott, Hillmore, and 
Liebrecht. They owned two pieces of land, the homestead, 
located at about what is now 216 E. Washington St., and the 
vineyards located at 211 Kettle Moraine Dr. N. 
    Traugott, the oldest, died in 1887 at age 34. Listed as a 
shoemaker, he also was the village treasurer in 1885-1886. 
    Hillmore, born 1859, worked for William Kortemeyer in 
the brickyards in Schleisingerville. In 1904 he established his 
own brickyard next to Kortemeyer's. By 1911 his output of 
bricks reached the 6 million mark. He also manufactured 
cement blocks.  He built the old Baehring house at the 
brickyards behind what was the Storck Brewery. It is thought 
that Hillmore stopped running the brickyard around 1923, 
ending a long era of brickmaking in Schleisingerville. He 
passed away in 1929. 
RB Baehrlng Brickyard. After making the bricks they were placed under the
roof of this structure until they cooled off and were ready to be shipped.
    Hillmore's first wife Wilhelmina (Minnie) passed away in 
1899. They had three children. Their youngest son, Adolph, 
died in 1994 at age 97. Hillmore remarried Hulda Printa and 
had three more children, Reinhold, Herbert, and Irene. 
Reinhold died in 1991 at age 90. Herbert "Fat" Baehring went 
on to become Washington County Sheriff. He died in 1977 at 
age 71. The third child, Irene, married Louis Zuern who 
purchased what is now Zuem Building Products in Allenton in 
    Christian's next son Liebrecht continued to live on the 
Baehring homestead.   He worked at the brickyards and 
continued to run the family vineyards selling grapes and 
making wine. Liebrecht passed away in 1941. 
    Liebrecht's son Robert followed living on the homestead. 
Robert continued running the vineyards and also raised bees to 
produce honey. He was killed in an auto accident around 1954. 
At that time Fred and Marian Burow purchased the property 
containing the vineyards. Marian continued to keep up the 
vineyards until she passed away in 1985. Fred Burow continues 
to live at 211 Kettle Moraine Dr. N. 
    The old homestead land was purchased from the Baehring 
estate by Albert Thiel and Arnold Wichert. They developed it 
into 22 residential lots known as Scenic Heights. This is the 
area containing Central and Scenic Avenue. 
    Mardell Blank, daughter of Adolph Baehring, is the last 
direct descendant of Christian Baehring living in Slinger. She 
and her husband Robert recently sold the land that was the 
Baehring Brickyard to the village for expansion of Fireman's 
    The Beine family ties to Slinger go back to about 1864. 
Philip Beine Sr. owned a farm on the east side of the village. 
Philip came from Prussia to New York in 1853. He married 
Mary in 1856 and became a U.S. citizen in 1863 in New York. 
Philip and Mary had nine children. Herman died from a 
disease at age 22. It appears that two sons, Philip A. and 
Joseph stayed in Schleisingerville and the rest of the family 
members moved away. 
    Philip Sr. stayed on the farm located in what is now the 
Woodside Heights Subdivision until 1896 when he purchased 
the house at 111 E. Washington St. He was basically retired at 
that time but he did rent out the upstairs bedrooms and 
considered himself to be a landlord. He died in 1912 and the 

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