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Source: From The History of Northern Wisconsin, Vol II. Chicago: Western Historical Pub. Co., 1881, p 530

Ferd Ostenfeldt

Ferd Ostenfeldt, brick manufacturer, Manitowoc, is a native of Holstein, Germany, born July 18, 1829. When a boy he emigrated to America, and located in Calumet County; there he engaged in farming. He cultivated about eighty acres. This land had been formerly entered by his brother. In 1862, he was commissioned first lieutenant of Company E, 21st Wis. I.; the following October he was promoted to captain, and resigned, in 1863, on account of wounds received at the battle of Perryville. He was United States Assessor in Calumet County from 1863 to 1870; has been Clerk of the County Board, Justice of the Peace, and was United States Census Enumerator in 1880. In 1876, he removed to Manitowoc, and has since been engaged in the manufacture of brick. He was married, Aug. 21, 1862, to Miss Maria Friederichsen, of New Holstein, Calumet County. They have two sons.


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