Nile J. Behncke

Nile J. Behncke (1892 -1954)

Behncke was an American artist and museum administrator in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Born in Oshkosh to artist Gustave Behncke and wife Ida Heiss Behncke, he worked for his father before moving to the the Oshkosh Engraving Company in 1914. After World War I, he studied art in Oshkosh and in 1924 joined the Oshkosh Public Museum as Director where he served until his death. He was not known as a cartographer but did produce one map. The pictorial map of the The Fox River Valley was drawn and produced by Behncke to raise funds for the Museum.

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