Julius Frederic Bernhard NEILS


NEILS, Julius Frederic Bernhard, lumber manufacturer, banker; born in Germany, June 15, 1855; son of Ernest F. and Henriette (Caliebe) Neils; educated in Germany until 17 years of age; came to America, 1872; attended Addison Teachers’ Seminary near Chicago, Ill., 1874-76, graduating, 1876; married at Milwaukee, Wis., 1879, to Miss Mary Geiger (12 children). Engaged in teaching school, 1876-81; was in hardware business in Spencer, Wis., 1881-86; bought saw mill at Sauk Rapids, Wis., 1886, and has been engaged in manufacture of lumber ever since that time. Treasurer J. Neils Lumber Co., organized, 1895, manufacturers of lumber at Sauk Rapids and Cass Lake. Also President First National Bank, Cass Lake. Evangelical Lutheran. Address: Cass Lake, Minn.

The Book of Minnesotans; a biographical dictionary of leading living men of the state of Minnesota (1907), edited by Albert Nelson Marquis. [p. 371]

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