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William H. Liegler engages in the plumbing business in Racine, his native city, and was born July 19th, 1877, son of Frank and Nettie (Frich) Liegler, both of whom were born in Bohemia near Prague. The father came to the United States when about. six or seven years of age and established his home in Racine. Some years afterward he engaged in the hardware business in which he continued for many years but about seven years ago retired and is now enjoying a well earned rest. Both he and his wife are residents of Racine.
In this city William H. Liegler was reared and in his boyhood established a paper route. The spirit of enterprise and activity actuated him from his early youth and he was successful as a vender of papers and afterward he built all the shoe shining parlors in the city and conducted business along that line for a number of years. Twelve years ago he established a plumbing and heating business in which connection he has won a liberal patronage. He does sewerage and drainage work and his plumbing establishment is bringing him a substantial measure of success because of his ability, unfaltering determination and honorable methods.
Fifteen years ago Mr. Liegler was married to Miss Emma Krayneek, the daughter of Anton Krayneck, a retired shoe dealer. In politics Mr. Liegler has maintained a non-partisan attitude, and he has been very active as an office seeker, although he served for a term as alderman from the first ward. He has never been neglectful of his duties as a citizen and for seven years was a member of the call fire department, during which time he only missed three calls. He is now a member of the Fire Relief Association and fraternally is a member of the Knights of Pythias, Elks, Eagles, Gradual Club and Calumet Club. He has ever worked hard, prompted by his ambition of attaining success, and the prosperity that he has thus far obtained is the direct result of his own labors.