Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
KARL ADOLPH MULLER is one of
the younger men who have been assiduously laboring for the development
of the resources of Okanogan county. He resides on a farm about three
miles northwest of Tonasket, in Horse Springs coulee, where he has a good
quarter section which is devoted to general farming.
Our subject was born on April 13, 1871, in
Zurich, Switzerland, the son of Karl and AmeIia Muller, natives of that
little republic. The father, who was a skillful cheese maker, brought
his family into the United States, in 1874, settling in Lawrence, Ohio.
They were the parents of eleven children, all of whom are living in the
United States. Our subject gained his education from the public and
high schools of Kansas, to which latter state they went in 1881.
In 1884 he began to clerk in one of the neighboring stores. After
this he was occupied in a creamery, then went to Kansas City and worked
in a foundry. Following this venture, we find him in New Mexico,
whence he returned to Kansas, then journeyed to Missouri in 1876.
He went to the Fraser river country in British Columbia, and rode the range
for a cattle company there. He was foreman after that for nearly
three years, then took the gold fever and started to Alaska. This
was in March, 1899. He went to Skagway, and equipping himself with
a boat on the Chilcoot river, prospected, but met with no success.
He returned to Douglas Island and went to work in the Treadwell mills,
after which he came to Skagway and was occupied in a planing mill.
He soon decided that he had enough of the winter country, and came back
to Seattle, whence he went to Skykomish and prospected. From there
he came to Wenatchee, whence in December of the same year, 1899, he journeyed
to Loomis. In the following March he took his his present homestead
and has since given his attention to its development and cultivation.
He is now in partnership with his brother, Karl Rudolph Muller, who is
named in another portion of this work. Mr. Muller has also given
some attention to mining since coming here, and has shown himself to be
a man of industry and reliability.