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Facial Hair Friday – Andrew Sprecher

It’s time again for Facial Hair Friday! Every Friday during the month of Movember we’re digging through our family photo archives and highlighting some jaw-dropping moustaches from Sauk City’s history. This week we look at Andrew Sprecher.

Andrew was born in Black Hawk as one of nine children. His father died while he was still a boy and Andrew spent much of his youth working on his widowed mother’s farm. For a time, he lived in Dubuque, IA and worked at a carpenter before returning to Sauk City to work as a merchant in a general store. Here is a young Andrew Sprecher pictured with Dr. Fred Meyer, a dentist who had a pretty great ‘stache of his own.

Fred Meyer and Andrew Sprecher

Andrew Sprecher and his wife Elsie were married in 1897. Marriage was good for the Sprecher’s, and great for Andrew’s ‘stache. The two moved to Milwaukee shortly after the nuptials but returned to Sauk City in 1947 to celebrate their golden anniversary at Park Hall.

Elsie and Andrew Sprecher

While in Milwaukee, the couple gave birth to their only son, Waldo. As evidenced here, Andrew’s facial hair continued its growth throughout his life. And just take a look at those hats!

Andrew and Elsie Sprecher Hats

Andrew died in Milwaukee, but was buried in Sauk City. Karl Ganzlin spoke at his funeral.


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