Peter Meinen, carrying on general farming and dairying upon one hundred and sixty acres of land seven and one-quarter miles southwest of Bloomer, in Auburn township, was born in Tilden township, Chippewa county, and is a son of Nicholas Meinen, a native of Germany. After emigrating to America the father settled in Chippewa Falls in Very early times, taking up his residence here before the city of Chippewa Falls was founded. He at first turned his attention to anything which would bring him an income but eventually engaged in farming, an occupation in which he was active for many years. He has now retired from active life and lives in the town of Tilden, having reached the age of eighty. He married Miss Magdalena Meyer, and they became the parents of eight children, two of whom have passed away.

Peter Meinen acquired his education in the Catholic parochial school of Tilden, and after laying aside his books worked upon the homestead until his marriage. He then purchased one hundred and sixty acres seven and one-quarter miles southwest of Bloomer, and upon this property has since resided, steadily carrying forward the work of improvement and development along progressive and modern lines. He has erected a comfortable residence, good barns and outbuildings and has made the place a model property in every particular, reflecting everywhere his careful supervision and practical labor.

Mr. Meinen married Miss Annie Stoffel, and they have become the parents of eight children, Lidwina, Philomena, Susanna, Alphonsina, Leona, Marie, Gilbert and Henrietta. Mr. Meinen is a member of the Roman Catholic church and connected fraternally with the Catholic Knights. He gives his political allegiance to the democratic party and is serving as a member of the school board, proving capable and conscientious in the discharge of his duties. He is numbered among the substantial farmers and progressive men of his locality and holds the esteem and regard of his neighbors as a man whose life has been honorable and upright in all its relations.