Omer Immell Inventor of the Chippewa Lure
This Omer Immell Inventor of the Chippewa Lure historical excerpt is about Omer Immell, the inventor of the Chippewa antique fishing lure.
HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY
Omer F Immell hustling agent for the New York Life Insurance company was born on a farm three miles east of Blair, April 22, 1872 son of Francis M and Anna Storley Immell. Francis M Immell was born in Ohio came to Wisconsin in 1851, lived at Black River Falls four years came to Trempealeau County in 1856 located three miles east of Blair and lived there until he moved to the village where he died in 1913 his good wife having passed away the previous year.
Omer F Immell started out for himself while a boy in his early teens. As a youth he did farm work. For several years he was a clerk in the Farmers Trading Association store at Blair For one year he traveled for the Ramer Candy Company of Winona and for six years for the Winona Candy Company of that city. Later he traveled seven years for the Kratchwil Candy Company of La Crosse. In 1913 he established at Blair the Immell Bait Company for the manufacture of the Chippewa Bait. Jan 25 1915 he accepted his present agency. In this capacity he has several times led the State organization in number of applications obtained and in February and March 1915 he led the district comprising Wisconsin Minnesota North Dakota and a part of Canada.
The enclosed extract taken from a journalistic source is a well merited tribute to his ability in the line of industry he follows 0 F Immell agent for the New York Life Insurance Company has the honor of being one of seven to win a vice presidency in what is termed by the company the $100,000 class. To be in this class an agent must sell over $100,000 worth of insurance. Mr Immell came close to doubling this figure selling a total of $183,000 worth of insurance for the year 1917. By so doing he automatically elected himself a delegate from this district to the convention of that company at Atlantic City which is held Thursday and Friday of this week. Mr Immell has worked hard for this honor and only a close attention to this business coupled with the fact that he is well posted on insurance matters and represents one of the best companies enabled him to win.
The company has this to say of him; He has the honor of having a larger volume $183,000 than any other official in the club. He is so close to the $200,000 club that we shall expect to see him there without fail one year from now. Mr Immell was married Jan 1 1895 to Margaret McKivergin a native of Trempealeau County daughter of James McKivergin. This union has resulted in two children Orrie and Florence.
Borrowed from The HISTORY OF TREMPEALEAU COUNTY Page 628-629