Wilhelm Doll was born February 15, 1823 in Niederaussem, Kreis Bergheim, Germany. He came to Ashton, Dane Co., Wisconsin in 1857. His father was Wilhelm Doll and mother was Anna Sophia Schneider. Wilhelm married an Maria Anna Zimmerman on October 7, 1851 in Huchelhoven, Germany. Maria Anna's parents were Dominicus Zimmerman and Adelheid Bodewig. Children born in Huchelhoven were Dominic Joseph in 1852, Maria Franziska in 1853 and Maxmilian Edward Joseph in 1856. Wilhelm married an Anna Sybilla Nelles Riphahn in 1869.