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Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Ackermann, Christian


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Ackermann, Christian, of Mueller & Ackermann, contractors, masons and builders, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1873; located at Sheboygan City and been in engaged in partnership with Fred D. D. Mueller since that time. Born in Germany, Sept. 4, 1850; learned trade of mason there; came to America in 1869; lived at Chicago, Ill., for four years and was employed as mason. Married at Sheboygan, Nov. 15, 1874, to Lena Ehler; born in Germany. They have three children - Annie, Charles and Ada.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Allen, George


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Allen, George, farmer, P. O. Sheboygan. Came to Wisconsin in 1846; located at Sheboygan with parents; was engaged teaming and also employed as carpenter for some ten years, then went to Holland, Sheboygan Co., and farmed there for some nine years. Came on to present farm in town of Sheboygan about 1865, and has been engaged as a farmer since; owns 73 acres of improved land. He was born at Chautauqua, N. Y., Dec. 8, 1827. Married at Holland, Wis., Nov. 23, 1852, to Susan L. Green, now deceased, leaving two children - George and Merritt; re-married at Wilson, Wis., May 1, 1864, to M. L. Jackson, new (sic) deceased, leaving one child - Frederick. Married again at Plymouth, Wis., June 20, 1878, to Mary E. Giffin; born in Otsego, Co., N. Y.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Ashby, William


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Ashby, William, farmer, P.O. Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1835; lacated (sic) in Menomonee and was engaged farming for a year; came to town of Sheboygan in 1836; was engaged in lumbering and conducting a saw-mill up to 1846, then owned and ran a pier company with William Farnsworth for two years, and since then has been engaged conducting a farm; owns 106 acres of land; was County Commissioner for two years, and County Treasurer from 1872 to 1876, and was also Chairman of Town for sixteen years; born in Oneida Co., N. Y., May 4, 1816. Married at town of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., in March, 1843 to Harriet Walker; born in State of Virginia. They have three children - Elizabeth, Hattie and Frank.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Barrett, Harry A.


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Barrett, Harry A., Secretary of Sheboygan Manufacturing Company, Sheboygan; born at Cincinnati, Ohio, June 30, 1853; began business life in branch of the Sheboygan Manufacturing Company store at Cincinnati, Ohio, as salesman for several years, and afterward manager for two years; came to Sheboygan in 1876, and has been Secretary of Sheboygan Manufacturing Company since that time. Married at Sheboygan in the fall of 1878, to Julia Townsend; born at Sheboygan. Is a son of S. M. Barrett, President of the company, residing at Cincinnati, Ohio.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Bell, James


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Bell, James, toys, fancy goods and confectionary, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin, July, 1851, and located at Sheboygan where he commenced present business with his father, Wm. Bell, who died April, 1879, and since then, James Bell has carried on the business alone. In 1869, he was appointed School Commissioner for one year; was Alderman of the Second Ward in 1868, 1869 and 1870, and in 1873 was elected Mayor of the city; was chosen Alderman again in 1875 and 1876, also Supervisor and Superintendent of the Poor; was Alderman 1879, and Superintendent of the city schools in 1880, also 1879; was elected School Commissioner for three years and is also Chairman of Board of Public Works. He was born in Canada, in 1835; came to the United States in 1848, and was employed for some time sailing on the lakes.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Bendler, William E.


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Bendler, William E., foreman of carpenter and finishing department of Phoenix Chair Company, Sheboygan; born at Sheboygan Falls, Wis., Dec. 13, 1853; came to Sheboygan City in 1864; commenced business life at fifteen years of age; learned trade of house carpenter, and was engaged at it some two years; then in the employ of Crocker, Bliss & Co. , for some years; entered the employ of the Phoenix Chair Company in 1874; was engaged making fine chairs up to January, 1880, when he commenced in present capacity. Married at Sheboygan, July 30, 1876, to Jennie Keller; born at Sheboygan Falls. They have two children - Louisa and Augusta.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Bertschy, John


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Bertschy, John (retired), Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1845; located at Milwaukee; kept hotel for five years; afterward engaged in flouring mill business for some nine years; was connected with Eagle Mills; came to Sheboygan in 1859, and was engaged in flouring mill and grain business up to 1878; afterward was a warehouseman and dealer in coal for one year; then also engaged in the mineral water business for several years, in partnership with "J. O. Thayer"; born at Alsatia, in Germany, July 17, 1822; learned milling business there; came to America in 1840; resided at Syracuse, N. Y., for about five years and was engaged in the production of salt. Married at Milwaukee in 1856 to Kate Bertschy; born in Alsatia, Germany. They have six children - John L., Jacob P., Kate, Jennie, Frederick and Ellen.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Bentrop, August


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Bentrop, August, groceries, saloon and marble factory, Sheboygan, was born in Chicago, Ill., May 25, 1857; came to Wisconsin with his parents the fall of 1857; located at Sheboygan; learned the trade of a "molder" and was employed at it some seven years; then at Chicago, Ill., for eighteen months, engaged as molder; returned to Sheboygan and was employed at trade of a molder for a short time. He commenced grocery business and saloon in 1877, in partnership with H. Mehrtens. They continued together for eighteen months, and since then Mr. Bentrop has been alone. He has also been engaged in dealing in marble since the spring of 1881; employs two men in that business. He was married in Sheboygan, Nov. 11, 1879, to Lena Ecke, born in Sheboygan. They have one child, Amanda, aged six months.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Blackstock, Thomas M.


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Blackstock, Thomas M., President and General Manager of the Phoenix Chair Company, was born in County Armagh, Ireland, of Scotch descent; came to Canada in the fall of 1848; resided there until the spring of 1849, then came to Sheboygan; was in drug business 1850-56; afterward, for four years, he was Superintendent of the Sheboygan & Fond du Lac Plank Road; for a short time he superintended a wood and lumber business. In 1861 he returned to the drug business and is still interested in it. Since 1860 he has been engaged in farming to a considerable extent. When the Phoenix Chair Company was organized, in 1875, he was one of the most active promoters of the enterprise, and was elected Secretary of the company, and about a year later was elected President and General Manager. He has twice held the position of Mayor, and served as Alderman seven years. In 1869 he was a member of the State Legislature. While he was Mayor, and afterward, he was instrumental in successfully settling the city indebtedness, being one of the Commissioners of Public Debt. Mr. Blackstock was married in Sheboygan in November, 1860, to Bridget Dunn. She was born in the city of Waterford, Ireland.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Bode, Louis


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Bode, Louis, knitting factory, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1873; located at Sheboygan and commenced present business in 1875; was elected City Surveyor in 1878, for two years, and was elected City Surveyor in 1880. He was born in Germany in 1833, and came to the United States in 1873.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Brechtel, William


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Brechtel, William, tinner, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1851; located at Sheboygan with his parents; learned a trade at sixteen years of age and was employed at it some years; was then at Chicago, Ill., two years, and six years in New York, employed at trade; returned to Sheboygan in 1878, worked at trade for some time, and in present business since the spring of 1881. He was born in Germany in 1850; came to America in 1851. He was married at Plymouth, Wis., in February, 1881, to Theresa Fischer, born in Plymouth, Wis. He has been a member of I.O.O.F. for one year and the Royal Arcanum for over a year.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Bradford, George W.


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Bradford, George W., County Treasurer, was born in Onondaga, N.Y., Nov. 7, 1845; came to Plymouth, Wis. in October, 1846, with his parents, Ira A. and Sarah G. (Sweeting) Bradford. They still reside in that town. George W. held the office of Clerk of the town of Plymouth for three years; was elected County Treasurer in November, 1880. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. and Royal Arcanum. Dec. 26, 1867, he was married, in Plymouth, to Sarah A. Brezee. She was born in Jefferson Co., N.Y., and died May 16, 1881, leaving two children, Alice M. and Elmer M.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Buchheim, Herman


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Buchheim, Herman, groceries, notions, music and toys, Sheboygan, came to Winconsin (sic) in 1857; located at Sheboygan; commenced a bakery and carried it on for two years and opened in present business April 1, 1860, with Alexander Lupinsky. They continued together up to April 1, 1875, and since that time Mr. Buchheim has been alone. He was born in Prussia March 5, 1834; was engaged in mercantile business for some years; came to America in 1857. He was married at Sheboygan, July 24, 1862, to Dora Minckner, born in Hanover, Germany. They have six children - Albert, Matilda, Emil, Hedwig, Herman and Dora.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Burk, William H.


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Burk, William H., of the firm of W. H. & C. E. Burk manufacturers of tanks, cisterns, etc., Sheboygan, was born in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1848; came to Wisconsin in 1857; located with parents at Sheboygan; went to Chicago, Ill., in 1865, and was employed as book-keeper for a short time; returned to Sheboygan and was appointed Deputy Register of Deeds - engaged in that capacity for a short time only; then at Lake Superior, Mich., engaged in forwarding and shipping business for two years; then at Sheboygan, Wis., in same business for two years, and at Chicago, Ill., engaged as book-keeper for five years; returning to Sheboygan; commenced present business in 1878 in partnership with his brother, Chas. E. Burk, and continued in it since. Is a son of John Burk, builder, who settled in Sheboygan in 1857.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Cole, Nathan


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Cole, Nathan, insurance and real estate, Sheboygan, born at Sheboygan Falls, Wis., Nov. 22, 1842. Attended school up to 1861, when he enlisted in 4th W.V.I.; served in that regiment eighteen months, and during that time promoted to rank of Company Sergeant and also acted as Color Sergeant. In September, 1862, was commissioned to Lieutenant in 20th W.V.I.; served in that capacity to Dec. 2, 1862, when he was wounded in the right arm at battle of Prairie Grove, Ark.; was disabled for six months, afterward was commissioned to 15th Veteran Reserve Corps; served up to the early part of 1865, and afterward transferred and appointed Captain of 20th Veteran Reserve Corps, and in that capacity was at Milwaukee, Fort Snyder, etc.; was afterward gazetted Brevet Major, and had command of Columbus and Washington Counties, Ark., and was located in Arkansas up to July 1867; resigned in that month. Returned to Sheboygan Falls, Wis., and ran a flouring mill a year. Came to Sheboygan City, in 1869; was elected Register of Deeds for two years term, 1869 to 1871; then appointed Assistant Assessor of Internal Revenue for Sheboygan County, and filled that position for some time, and afterward for several other counties until office was abolished in May, 1873; was then appointed Deputy Collector of Internal Revenue, for Sheboygan, Ozaukee, Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties; served in that capacity up to June 14, 1881. Has been engaged in business of insurance and real estate since 1871. Married, at Sheboygan, in 1864, Harriet A. Manville, born in the State of New York. They have five children - Sarah C., Annie M., Charles D., George C., Dorathea.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Dean, Chas. A.


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Dean, Chas. A., attorney at law, Sheboygan; born at Sheboygan Falls, Wis., Aug. 2, 1851; was engaged teaching school for some years; went to Port Washington, Wis., at the age of twenty-six; studied law with George W. Foster for some four years. Was admitted to the bar, at West Bend, Washington Co., April 7, 1879, and afterward practiced law at Port Washington, Wis. for one year. Came to Sheboygan City, April 1, 1881, and has since been engaged in practicing law, in partnership with Dennis T. Phaler, who was admitted to the bar at Sheboygan City. Mr. Dean was married at Ozaukee County, Wis., Nov. 17, 1879, to Emma Ruhmer, born in Milwaukee. They have one child, Julia. Is a son of A. F. Dean, of Sheboygan Falls, who settled at that place in 1845.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Diehl, Paul


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Diehl, Paul, foreman of seat department of Sheboygan Manufacturing Company. Came to Wisconsin in 1855; located at Plymouth with parents, then at Rhine, Sheboygan Co., Wis., for two years, afterward at Glenbeulah, Wis., for some eighteen months; farmed some, then farming at Herman, Wis., for five years. In the fall of 1864 went to Lake Superior, Mich., and was engaged in stamp mills for eighteen months, and at Portage Lake, Mich., in same capacity, for a year; returned to Glenbeulah, Wis., and employed as carpenter for two years. Came to Sheboygan City in 1870, and commenced with Sheboygan Manufacturing Company, engaged in different capacities, and has been in present capacity for eighteen months. Has been foreman of fire company for three years. Born in Germany Jan. 23, 1849; came to America in 1855. Married at Sheboygan, Nov. 17, 1872, to Annie Eickmeyer, born in Sheboygan. They have two children, Lucy C. and William J.; one deceased.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Elliott, John N.


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Elliott, John N., Pastor of Methodist Church, Sheboygan. Came to Wisconsin in October 1880; was engaged lecturing through the State. Came to Sheboygan in February, 1881, and has had charge of Methodist Church since then. The church has a congregation of 150 and is the only English Methodist Church in the town. Mr. E. was born in Canada in 1832; came to America in 1848; was educated at Oberlin, Ohio; ordained into the ministry, in 1860, at St. Mary's, Canada, by Bishop Smith, and was employed in the service of the Methodist Church, in Canada, up to the spring of 1880. Married in Canada, in February, 1851, to Phoebe J. Bouck, a native of Canada. They have four children, George W., an engineer; Augustus M., a telegraph operator; Dudley S., a druggist; Louisa J., now Mrs. Newton.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Ellison, Ole M.


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Ellison, Ole M., fisheries, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1866; located at Milwaukee; was engaged sailing on the lakes during the summer and fishing during the winter for some seven years; came to Sheboygan in 1873; engaged one year sailing on Lake Michigan; since then in present business; employs about one thousand hooks; average shipment of fish, per month, 3,000 pounds; born in Norway, Sept. 3, 1841; engaged with father, fishing, etc., for some years; came to America in 1866. Married at Milwaukee, Wis., Nov. 29, 1871, Matilda Armeson, born in Norway. They have four children - Oscar, Martin, Herman, Lillie.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Elvin, Alpheus E.


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Elvin, Alpheus E., of the Evergreen City Business College, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in September, 1876; located at Elkhorn and was engaged teaching school for one year, then engaged in teaching book-keeping and penmanship in Eastern and Southern Wisconsin for three years, and during that time he had his classes, 600 to 700 scholars; came to Sheboygan in May, 1881, and opened the Evergreen City College; has now thirteen pupils; having passed eleven others through the college since May, 1881; employs what is known as the "Dow System;" was born in Canada, in October, 1848; graduated at the Normal School in Toronto, Canada, in 1871, and taught school for three years; learned book-keeping and penmanship at Belleville, Canada.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Elwell, Wm.


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Elwell, Wm., plaster manufacturer, was born in Towanda, Bradford Co., Pa., Dec. 6, 1834; came from there to Fond du Lac, in September, 1853; remained there until the spring of 1854, then removed to Plymouth, Sheboygan Co., where he was employed as a clerk in the mercantile establishment of H. N. Smith. In 1858 he was elected Clerk of the Circuit Court, and came to Sheboygan to live. In January, 1861, he returned to Plymouth and purchased the business of his former employer, H. N. Smith, and engaged in mercantile business in partnership with P. H. Smith, they continued together until 1868, when Mr. Elwell sold out and came to Sheboygan and built a plaster-mill. Since 1874 he has also been engaged in grain trade, in connection with his plaster business. He was one of the projectors of the Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railroad; he was superintendent of construction, and was superintendent of the road, after it was built, for about three years. He was Mayor at the time the road was commenced; he has been interested in nearly all the public enterprises started in Sheboygan since he came here; he is a member of the Board of Supervisors and has served several years as a member of that board; he has also held the position of Alderman. Mr. E. was married at Towanda, Pa., Feb. 12, 1861, to Helen M. Spaulding, a native of Athens, Bradford Co., PA. They have four children - Helen M., Wm. S., Robert S. and Henry S.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

End, Joseph


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End, Joseph, merchant; was born in Milwaukee, Nov. 8, 1846; lived there until 1855, then resided in Mayville, Dodge Co., until 1861, when he came to Sheboygan. He was employed as a clerk until 1870, when he engaged in mercantile business for himself, in partnership with his present partner, Joseph F. Kent. July 2, 1868, he was married, in this city, to Miss Josephine Kent, who was born in Sheboygan. They have two children - William George and Edgar Alban.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

End, George


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End, George, capitalist; was born on the Cold Spring farm (now part of the city of Buffalo), in Erie Co., N. Y., Jan. 10, 1830; came to Joliet, Ill., with his parents in 1838; came to Milwaukee in 1840, and to Sheboygan in 1854; prior to coming here, for four years, he had been engaged in the mercantile business in Milwaukee. After locating in Sheboygan, he carried on mercantile business until 1872. From 1873 to 1875, he was engaged in tannery business. From 1875 to 1879, he was Mayor of Sheboygan. In 1880, he was one of the Republican Presidential Electors; he is now Alderman of the Second Ward. Mr. End was married in Chicago, Sept. 24, 1854, to Mary Augusta Schuller; she was born in the city of Mannheim, Baden, Germany. They have seven children - Clara, Mary Louise, Sarah Josephina, Anna E., Joseph W., Kate and Henry George Augustus.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Ewer, E. P.


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Ewer, E. P., agent for Goodrich line of steamships, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1856; located at Sheboygan; resided with his parents; clerked in dry goods business for ten years; afterward agent for Goodrich's Express Company for one year; engaged on Lake Michigan for three years as a clerk on steamboats. In 1871, was appointed agent of the Goodrich line of steamers and has been engaged in that capacity since. Born in Stockholm, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., April 25, 1845. Married in Sheboygan, Feb. 2, 1870 to Maggie Ryan, born in Syracuse, N.Y. They have three children - Eva, Chester, Nellie.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Evans, Evan


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Evans, Evan, retired farmer; P. O. Sheboygan; born in Wales, Oct. 5, 1821; came to America in 1844; located at Racine, Wis., resided there with parents for one year; came to Sheboygan City in 1845; was employed as carpenter and joiner for many years; afterward toll-keeper on Sheboygan & Fond du Lac plank road; then farmed in town of Sheboygan up to 1875; since then has not been engaged in any business. He was Clerk of town of Sheboygan for a year, and Superintendent of Town Schools for one year. Married at Racine, Wis., in September, 1847, to Jane Jones, born in Wales. They have one child - Annie, now Mrs. Henry C. Humphrey.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Fairchild, Albert


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Fairchild, Albert, merchant, came to Sheboygan, Wis., with his parents in 1846; engaged in the fishing business when a youth and has continued in it ever since. For the last ten years, he has been engaged in the mercantile business in partnership with Mr. Feagan. They also do a large fishing business. Mr. Fairchild is a native of Rock, Erie Co., N.Y.; born Jan. 31, 1842. We was married in Winneconne, Wis., Feb. 1, 1873, to Maria L. Jackson. She is a native of Sheboygan. They have three children - Hattie M., Eleanor and Watner. Mr. Fairchild is a member of the I.O.O.F. His parents, Joseph and Harriet Fairchild, reside in the town of Wilson, five miles from Sheboygan.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Feagan, Peter


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Feagan, Peter, of Feagan & Fairchild, groceries and fisheries, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1851; located at Sheboygan; engaged in farming with parents for about two years, then went to California and was engaged mining eleven months, and carried on a restaurant in Marysville, Cal., for nearly to years. and afterward was express mail rider for eleven months; returned to Sheboygan and farmed for four years; enlisted in 1861 in 17th W.V.I.; was Lieutenant for eight months, acting as Quartermaster of the regiment for eighteen months and afterward Captain of CO. E, 17th W.V.I.; served altogether three years and ten months; returning again to Sheboygan, commenced grocery and fishery in partnership with A. M. Leigh and continued in that firm for seven years; entered present business with Albert Fairchild May 1, 1872; ran the tug Maggie Lutz in the fishery business; average shipments of fish, 9,000 pounds per month. He was born in Ireland in 1836; came to America with his parents when quite young. He was married in Sheboygan in 1861, to Josephine Thomas, born in the State of New York. They have three children - Sherman, Mary and Thaddeus.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Firzlaff, Reinhard B.


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Firzlaff, Reinhard B., boots and shoes, Sheboygan, was born in Sheboygan June 21, 1854; commenced business life as a fisherman; was engaged in that capacity for one season; then learned the trade of shoemaker; engaged at it eighteen months; was at Escanaba, Mich., employed at his trade for one and a half years, and at Cleveland, Ohio, for nearly a year ; returned to Sheboygan for a short time; then at Hancock, Mich., for three months; also at Prince Arthur's Landing, Canada, for two years and in State of Minnesota for some years; returned to Sheboygan, Dec. 23, 1880, and been in present business since. He was married at Sheboygan, May 26, 1881, to Jennie Kaufmann, born in Germany.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Fischer, Henry J.


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Fischer, Henry J., blacksmith, Sheboygan, was born in Sheboygan, April 28, 1858; went to Plymouth, Wis., with parents when quite young; learned his trade there and was employed at it some two years, and in business on his own account for one year; returned to Sheboygan in the spring of 1881, and commenced present business. He was married at Sheboygan May 26, 1881, to Louisa Hilmert, born in the State of Wisconsin. He is a son of Hartman Fischer, farmer in Sheboygan Co.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Flaig, John


Pages 987 - 988

Flaig, John, cooper-shop and dealer in barrels, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1852; located at Sheboygan; was engaged in farming for some time, and in various capacities up to 1870, when he learned the cooper trade and was employed at it some two years; commenced present business in 1872, and has been engaged at it since. Born in Germany, Aug. 14, 1846; came to America in 1852. Married at Sheboygan. April 25, 1869, to Caroline A. Buchen, born in Germany; they have six children - Henry, Caroline, Bertha, Mina, Augusta and John.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Folger, John M.


Page 988

Folger, John M. (Capt.), Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1859; located at Sheboygan; was engaged in the lumbering business with A. L. Weeks, Charles S. Norton and D. E. Swineton, and also had a general store called "The Three Captains;" retired from that business in 1865; then ticket agent of the S. & F. R. R. Co. for four years; and dealt in real estate; was then in California for a few months; returned to Sheboygan, and has been since engaged in gardening and agricultural pursuits. Was City Assessor for the years 1875-76. Born at Nantucket, Mass., Nov. 12, 1818, and at thirteen years of age commenced active life as cooper; was engaged on a whaling vessel as cooper for over three years; then as harpooner on a whaler for four years; afterward mate for four years; then as captain for eight years; was then farming in Ohio from 1854 to 1858. Married at Nantucket, Mass., in July, 1841, to Eliza B. Upham, born there.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Foeste, Henry


Page 988

Foeste, Henry, manufacturer, Sheboygan; came to Sheboygan in 1847; was born in Herford, Prussia, May 17, 1828. Mr. F. was married in Sheboygan, _____ 27, 1849, to Mary Prange, a native of Hanover, Germany; they have five children - Emma F. (now Mrs. H. Rakow, of Milwaukee), Sophia H., Otto W., Arthur H. and Alvina M.; all except the married daughter reside in Sheboygan; Otto recently returned from Switzerland, where he spent two and a half years at school.


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Gearlds, George M.


Page 988

Gearlds, George M., farmer, P. O. Sheboygan; born in Sheboygan City, Wis. Dec. 20, 1858. His father, Edward Gearlds, moved on the present farm in the town of Sheboygan in 1863. George resides with his father, and assists him in conducting the farm. Edward Gearlds settled in Sheboygan Oct. 25, 1853; he owns 80 acres of land, all improved.


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Geele, Frank


Page 988

Geele, Frank, hardware merchant, Sheboygan; was born in Prussia March 15, 1825; came to Milwaukee, Wis., in August, 1846; employed as a tinsmith in the establishment of Gov. Farwell; came to Sheboygan in November, 1847; he worked in the tinshop of Orrin S. Camp for about two years; he then bought the business of Mr. Camp, and since then has been engaged in business for himself. He has been County Supervisor two terms, County Treasurer four years, City Treasurer several years, Mayor five years, and is now Alderman of the First Ward. He was one of the promoters and organizers of the Phoenix Chair Co., and is still interested in the company as a stockholder. Mr. G. was married, in Sheboygan, to Gertrude Trilling; she was born in Prussia; they have six children - Matilda (now Mrs. R. Hoch, of Marquette, Mich.), Henry, Frank, Tony, Willis and Emma.


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Goehringer, John G.


Page 988

Goehringer, John G. (Rev.), Pastor of Evangelical Lutheran Trinity Church, Sheboygan. Born at Accident, Md., March 20, 1848; received his classical education at Concordia College, Ft. Wayne, Ind., from 1863 to 1869, then took up his theological course at Concordia College, St. Louis, Mo., and graduated there in June, 1872; was then at Mascoutah, St. Clair Co., Ill., in charge of the Evangelical Lutheran Zion Church for nine years; came to Sheboygan, Wis., Aug. 13, 1881, and entered into present duties, Aug. 18, 1881; married at St. Louis, Mo., June 15, 1873, to Fredrika Pogenpohl, born in Germany. They have two living children - George and Dora, and one deceased.


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Garton, E. B.


Page 988

Garton, E. B., manufacturer, was born in the Province of Ontario, Aug. 16, 1841; lived there until he came to Sheboygan Co. in the fall of 1864. For eight years he carried on a hat factory at Sheboygan Falls. He then resided at Chilton for two years. In 1874, he came to Sheboygan, and four years he was foreman in one of the departments of Sheboygan Manufacturing Company. Since then he has been in planing-mill business. About twenty months ago, commenced the manufacture of toys in connection with the other business. He was married at Sheboygan Falls in January, 1865, to Nancy J. Goodell. She is a native of Illinois. They have two children living - Edith May and Clarence Edwin; lost three children - Mary E., Eva C. and Harry E.


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Griffith, John


Page 988

Griffith, John, manufacturer. Was born in Wales April 3, 1826. Came to America in 1831 with his parents, Griffith and Ann Griffith. They settled in Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., Penn., where John lived until he was fifteen years of age, when he went to sea and was engaged in ocean sailing until 1856, when he came to Sheboygan. He was engaged in sailing on the lake until the fall of 1880, when he formed a partnership with E. B. Garton, in planing mill. Mr. Griffith was married at Rockland, Main, in 1855, to Ardelle C. Packard, a native of that place. They have four children living - Agnes, Nellie, Bessie and Kittie; they have lost two sons - Alfred and Charles.


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Grogan, Bernard R.


Page 988

Grogan, Bernard R., Principal of High Schools, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1863; located at Elkhart Lake, Sheboygan Co.; was educated at the Normal School, at Oshkosh, Wis.; attended there for some four years, and graduated in 1876; was then at State University, Madison, Wis., for one term, and afterward pursued studies in private; had charge of High School at Stockbridge, Calumet Co., Wis., for eighteen months; was then elected Superintendent of County Schools in fall of 1877, and re-elected in 1879, and resigned that position to assume the principalship of Sheboygan High School; was born in LeRoy, N. Y., in 1850; is a son of Matthew Grogan, farmer, at Elkhart, Wis., who settled there in 1853.


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Groh, George M.


Page 988

Groh, George M., of G. M. Groh & Bros., photographers, Sheboygan. Born in Sheboygan July 14, 1855. Began business life at seventeen years of age, as musician in a theatrical troupe, for one year. Learned trade of photographer in State of Ohio, and St. Louis, Mo., and was engaged at it some four years. Was in Sedalia, Mo., for a short time. Returned to Sheboygan in fall of 1875, and commenced present business in partnership with his brother, Edward Groh. Is a son of George Groh, resident of Sheboygan. Has been a member of the Royal Arcanum for one year.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Groh, Oley


Page 988

Groh, Oley, Captain of Life Saving Station, Sheboygan; born at Galveston, Tex., in 1847; came to Wisconsin in 1850; located at Sheboygan; at thirteen years of age, he began active life as a sailor before the mast; was mate in 1864; in 1865, was made Captain of the schooner Gazelle, afterward Captain and part owner of schooner Jennie; then owned and ran the schooner Pride up to 1873, when he took and ran the tugboat W. C. Tillson, for a short time, after which he owned and ran the tugboat Triad for two months; is now superintending the dredging of the Sheboygan River for the city of Sheboygan; has been Captain of Life Saving Station since 1876; married at Sheboygan, Wis., in 1870, to Odelia Freyburg - now deceased - leaving four children - Hattie, Clara, Emma and Laura.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Grube, William


Page 988

Grube, William, of Grube Bros., coopers, Sheboygan. Came to Wisconsin in 1860, and located at Sheboygan at the age of fifteen years. Learned the trade of shoemaker, and was employed in that capacity for four years. Then learned coopering business, and was employed at it some seven or eight years. Commenced present business in partnership with his brother, Louis Grube in 1878, and they have continued together since. Manufacture 1,500 pork barrels and tierces per annum, and 7,000 pea barrels. They employ four men in shop. Born in Germany Feb. 9, 1850; came to America in 1860. Married at Sheboygan, August, 1874, to Bertha Neumeister, born in Germany. They have four children - Meta, Alfred, William and Augusta.


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Gunther, Theodore


Pages 988 - 999

Gunther, Theodore, stoneware factory, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1859; located at Milwaukee and was employed in stoneware factory for some four years. Came to Sheboygan in 1863, and commenced manufacturing stoneware in company with P. Berns; they continued together in that line of business two and a half years; since that time he has carried on a stoneware factory alone; employs ten men, and manufactures 8,000 gallons of stoneware monthly. Was Alderman of the Second Ward for the years 1867-68-69 and 1870, and was also Poormaster in the years 1869 and 1870. Was born in France, Sept. 6, 1826; learned trade there and in Germany. Came to America in 1855, and was engaged in manufacturing stoneware at Detroit, Mich., for some three years. Married, at Detroit, Mich., Nov. 1, 1859, to Bertha Schaeffer, born in Germany; they have two children - William, studying medicine at Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill., and Emil.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Guenther, Henry


Page 989

Guenther, Henry, contractor and builder, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1849; located at Sheboygan City, and has been engaged in building and contracting for carpentering work since he came here; was Assessor of the Fourth Ward for two years; born in Prussia, April 15, 1817; learned trade of carpenter and was employed at it for some years; came to America in 1849; married in Germany in 1845, to Augusta Schitzenmeister, born there. They have three children - Theresa, Mary and Joseph.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Gutsch, Henry


Page 989
Gutsch, Henry, saloon, Sheboygan. Came to Wisconsin in 1865. Located in Sheboygan. Was employed in brewery of Leopold Gutsch for ten years. Commenced present business in 1875, and has been engaged in it since. Born at Chicago, Ill., June 13, 1852. Learned trade of machinist, and worked at it some two years. Married at Sheboygan, Wis., May 23, 1876, to Antonia Gutsch, born at Sheboygan, Wis. They have three children - Josephine, Leopold and Olga.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Gutsch, Adolph F.


Page 989

Gutsch, Adolph F., bottler at L. Gutsch's Lager Beer, Sheboygan. Born at Sheboygan, Wis., Sept. 17, 1858. Learned brewing business with his father, Leopold Gutsch, and was employed with him some six years. Commenced present business in the spring of 1870. Bottles about 600 barrels of beer per annum, employs three men and two delivery wagons. Married at Sheboygan, Wis., Feb. 3, 1880, to Charlotte Henschel, born at Sheboygan. They have one son - Alfred O.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Halbach, William


Page 989

Halbach, William, retired merchant, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in June, 1848; located in the town of Herman, Sheboygan Co.; was engaged farming up to 1852, when he came to Sheboygan and conducted a blacksmith shop for two years; returning to Herman, was employed as foreman and engineer in saw-mill for two years; from 1856 to 1879 he was engaged in general store business, and also engaged in conducting saw-mill in company with Henry Mueller from 1866 to 1873; there for three years in same business in company with E. Frome. Returned to Sheboygan in 1879 and has not since engaged in business. He was Postmaster at Howard's Grove, town of Herman, for some six years, and also Town Clerk and Justice of the Peace at that place for six years. Was born in Germany June 10, 1821; was employed as a machinist in that country. Came to America in 1848. Married, in Germany, in 1846, to Mary Mennenolh, born there; they have seven children - William, Albert, Lucy, Bertha, Laura, Charles and Rudolph.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Halbach, Charles H.


Page 989

Halbach, Charles H., of Halbach & Co., photographers, Sheboygan; was born at Howard's Grove, Sheboygan Co., Oct. 16, 1861; was educated there; came to Sheboygan City in 1876; employed some two years with Groh & Bros., photographers; then at Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., employed in photographing business for some two years; they had a gallery at Clear Lake, Wis., for a few months; returned to Sheboygan in July, 1881. Commenced business Aug. 1, 1881, in partnership with Joseph M. Koerner. Is a son of William Halbach, who is a retired farmer, residing in Sheboygan.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Halsted, DeWisner


Page 989

Halsted, DeWisner, proprietor of the Beekman House; was born in the town of Woodville, Calumet Co., Wis., May 24, 1845. He was married, at Charles City, Iowa, March 11, 1866, to Mary G. Stearns, a native of Oneida Co., N. Y.; she died in May, 1871, leaving one son - John D. Mr. Halstead's present wife was Bertha K. Balzer; she was born in Sheboygan; they have two children - Aurel F. and an infant son. Mr. H. enlisted in October, 1861, in Co. A. 2d Wisconsin Cavalry, he was wounded at the battle of Prairie Grove; mustered out Feb. 24, 1863. Before entering the army he had been engaged in farming, and when he left the service he returned to Calumet Co. and resumed farming, which he continued until February, 1865, when he re-enlisted in Co. I, 3d U.S. Veteran Volunteers; served until February, 1866; he then returned to Wisconsin and engaged in the manufacture of lumber and staves, in addition to his farming operations, which he continued until 1872, when he came to Sheboygan and engaged in the hotel business, which he has continued ever since; he was the proprietor of the Park Hotel for two years, balance of the time running the Beekman House. His father, DeWisner Halsted, was born in Niagara Co., N. Y.; he was the first postmaster in the town of Woodville, Calumet Co., Wis.; he served in the Black Hawk War; he was at first Corporal and afterward Sergeant in the 5th Regt. U.S. Infantry; he was connected with that branch of the army which opened the old military road from Fort Winnebago to Green Bay. His business in Calumet Co. was lumber manufacturer and farmer; he first came to Sheboygan in 1837; one year later he went to Green Bay, where he remained until he located in Calumet Co. in 1841; he died in 1859. His wife was Rachel Turner, she was born at Dundas, Canada; she died in March, 1863. The first post office in Woodville, Calumet Co., she named Dundas, after her native place. The Beekman House is located in the business center of the city, being the largest hotel in the city; it is the favorite summer resort for visitors from all parts of the country.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Harvey, L. D.


Page 989

Harvey, L. D., lawyer; was born in Deerfield, Rockingham Co., N. H., Nov. 23, 1848; came to Wisconsin with his parents in 1850; they located in the town of Fulton, Rock Co.; L. D. was educated at Milton College; graduated from that institution in 1872; he taught one term of select school at Spring Prairie, Walworth Co.; the he taught a graded school at Albany, Green Co., one term; afterward for two years he was Principal of the Mazomanie School in Dane Co.; in 1875, he came to Sheboygan; he was Principal of the High School here until July, 1880, and had practical charge of the city schools during that period in October, 1880, he was admitted to the bar, having commenced the study of law some time before he discontinued teaching; he is now a member of the School Board and also Superintended of the city schools; he is Secretary of the Sheboygan Library Association. Dec. 25, 1874, he was married to Miss. Lettie Brown, a native of Illinois; they have three children - Leeta, Alice, Helen and an infant daughter.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Heyer, Christian


Page 989

Heyer, Christian, Proprietor of tannery; was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, Feb. 15, 1827; in 1840 he became a tanner's apprentice; in 1851, he came from his native country to Milwaukee; worked in a tannery there until the fall of 1855, when he came to Sheboygan and engaged in business for himself; commenced with a capital of $400; worked about six men; in 1859, he commenced in his present location with a capital of $2,000, and employed ten men; now he gives employment to about forty; for fourteen years, Theodore Zschetzsche was a partner with him. Mr. Heyer was married at Milwaukee in May , 1853 to Rosina Hofsas; she is also a native of Wurtemburg, Germany. Mr. H. has been an Alderman.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Higby, Andrew


Pages 989 - 990

Higby, Andrew, insurance agent, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1848; located in Kenosha; was engaged in mercantile business in company with J. B. Griffin for six months; then at Beloit, Wis., for some years, and a short time at Columbus, Wis.; came to Sheboygan in 1852; was engaged in mercantile business as clerk for some nine years; in 1861, engaged in insurance business, and has followed it since; from 1876 to 1879, was in partnership with his son, Charles F. Higby; now of Milwaukee with Goodrich Transportation Company; was at one time Treasurer of School Board for about a year; born in Otsego, N. Y.; Nov. 18, 1815, went to Detroit, Mich., at twenty years of age; clerked for some time, and was engaged in the hardware business for some years. Married, at Beloit, Wis., Jan. 3, 1848, to Maria R. Hunt, born at Troy, N. Y., now deceased; they have living one boy - Charles F. Married again at Sheboygan October 1875, to Bertha J. C. Bechly, born in Germany; they have one son - Anson W.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Hickey, John


Pages 990

Hickey, John, foreman of shops of C.N.W. R.R. Co., Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1873, and located in Sheboygan, and has been engaged in present capacity since; born in Chicago, Ill., in 1842, learned the trade of machinist and engineer at Cleveland, Ohio; was then employed as engineer on the M. H. & O. R.R. at Marquette, Mich., for three years; then at Chicago, Ill., on the C., R. I. & P. R.R. as machinist for one year, afterward with the C., B. & Q. R.R. as engineer and machinist for nine years. Married at Marquette, Mich., September, 1867, to Mary Melody, born in Detroit, Mich.; they have six children - Daniel, Frederick, Charles, William, Ella and Joseph.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Holmes, G. L.


Pages 990

Holmes, G. L., (there is a drawing of G. L. Holmes), Vice President and Superintendent of the Sheboygan Manufacturing Company, was born in Canaan, Somerset Co., Maine, Dec. 28, 1843; resided there until he was nineteen years of age, then went to Boston, and prior to his removal to Sheboygan, he was employed as salesman for a Boston furniture establishment. In the fall of 1867 he came to Sheboygan; after coming here he was with the Sheboygan & Fond du Lac Railway Co., most of the time, until he became connected with the Sheboygan Manufacturing Company, in August, 1869; for three or four years was employed as a traveling salesman for them. In January, 1876, he was elected Vice President and Superintendent; he has served as Alderman for two years. Mr. H. was married in Sheboygan, April 28, 1880, to Belle, daughter of Benjamin H. Gibbs, an early settler of this county, she was born in Gibbsville, Sheboygan Co., Wis.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Hildebrand, Frederick


Pages 990

Hildebrand, Frederick, builder, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1848; located at Sheboygan; was engaged in farming for some three years; then employed as carpenter some six years, and since that time has been engaged as contracting builder; built the Lutheran Church in 1869, and some of the prominent business and dwelling houses. Born in Germany, Oct. 31, 1829; learned the trade of carpenter and builder, and was employed at it some years; came to America in 1848, married at Sheboygan, Wis., Nov. 13, 1853, to Amelia Wissbroecker, born in Germany; that have three children - Ernst, carpenter, employed with his father; Bertha and Lina; three children deceased.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Hilpertshauser, Jacob


Pages 990

Hilpertshauser, Jacob, contractor and builder, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1855; located in the town of Herman, in Sheboygan Co., Wis., and was engaged in contracting carpenter work, etc., for some years; came to Sheboygan City in 1863; was employed in ship-building for about a year; enlisted in 1864 in the 45th Wisconsin Infantry, served for seven months, returned to Sheboygan and was employed for over a year at ship-building; then engaged in present business for some four years alone, then in company with Fred Hildebrand for ten years, and since that time has been alone; was a sub-contractor for the County Court House, built in 1868; has been principally engaged in erecting business and private buildings; was also engaged in building the Episcopal and Lutheran Churches. Born in Switzerland, May 26, 1830; learned the trade of carpenter, and was employed at it some years; came to America in 1854; resided at St. Louis., Mo., engaged as carpenter for fourteen months. Married at Switzerland, Sept. 1, 1851, to Annie Schweitzer, born there; they have five children - Kate, Charles, employed with his father; Jacob, William and George.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Hahn, Frederick, M. D.


Pages 990

Hahn, Frederick, M. D., Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in fall of 1847 and located in Sheboygan Co.; was engaged in farming and practicing medicine for some five years; came to Sheboygan City in 1853, and has been engaged in practicing medicine since; was Justice of the Peace for a short time and was City Physician for several years; born at Buttstadt, Thuringen, Germany, Feb. 5, 1815; was educated there and graduated in June 1842, and passed State examination at Weimar, in Thuringen, in same year; practiced there for five years; came to America in 1847. Married in Germany in 1847 to Josephine Kind; born there; died in 1872, leaving five children - Lena, Louise, Mary, Adolph, Gustave.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Imeg, Jacob


Pages 990

Imeg, Jacob, boots and shoes, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1851; located with parents at Sheboygan; at fifteen years of age learned the trade of shoemaker and was employed at it some three years; then employed at trade in Chicago, Ill., for five years; then went to New York City and enlisted in the United States Navy; was appointed as cook on United States torpedo boat "Naubuck." and was engaged in that capacity for six months; then on receiving ship for six months; was then discharged; then employed at trade in Chicago, Ill, for one year; returned to Sheboygan in 1866, and commenced boot and shoe business in partnership with J. M. Heinzelman; continued with him for five years, and since that time has been in present business alone; was Alderman of the Second Ward for the years 1875, '76, '77, and 1879; was President of the Calumet plank road for the year 1880, and was also Superintendent of Poor for 1879 and '80; born in Germany in 1843; came to America in 1851. Married at Sheboygan, August, 1869, to Rosa Gutsch, born in Sheboygan. They have six children - Hugo, Alma, Leopold, Adolph, Lulu, Theckla.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Jenkins, David


Pages 990 - 991

Jenkins, David, proprietor of machine sops, was born in South Wales, June 24, 1834; came to America with parents in 1841; they located in Utica, N. Y., and resided there until the fall of 1844, when they came to Racine, Wis., where they remained until the spring of 1845; then came to Sheboygan. Price Jenkins, father of David, carried on the business of gunsmith here until he died. David commenced working at machinist's trade when he was only fourteen years of age, and he has worked at same trade ever since; engaged in business for himself since the spring of 1876, and has the finest shop of its size to be found in Wisconsin. He was married at Sheboygan, Oct. 29, 1855, to Mary E. Crocker, a native of the town of Schroon, Essex Co., N.Y. They have three children living - Edward W., DeWitt and Henry. They have lost eight children. Mr. Jenkins is a member of the A., F. & A. M.


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Johnson, Peter


Pages 991

Johnson, Peter, foreman of sanding department of the Phoenix Chair Company, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in the spring of 1872; located at Sheboygan; was employed as sailor before the mast for several years, and afterward, as mate of schooner sailing on the lakes; has been in the employ of the Phoenix Chair Company for four years, and in present capacity since January, 1879; born in Norway in 1837; was engaged as mate of vessels on the ocean for twelve years; came to America in 1872. Married in Canada, Oct. 3, 1871, to Mary Blake, born in Canada. They have four children - Ellen H., Robert J. C., William T. and Henry M.


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Karste, Fr.


Pages 991

Karste, Fr., Cashier of the German Bank, Sheboygan, was born in Baderslaben, Prussia, April 27, 1837; came to Sheboygan from his native country May 22, 1854; worked in brickyard for the first two summers after coming here; winters employed in wood chopping; afterward for one year, he was employed in teaming between Sheboygan and Fond du Lac; he was employed for awhile in a saw-mill at Howard's Grove; seven miles from Sheboygan; then for three years he was employed in the hardware store of Geele & Plath; for one year he carried on mercantile business at Glenbeulah, Wis., in partnership with Gerhard Buensow; June 19, 1861, he became connected with the German Bank of Sheboygan, as book-keeper; six years later he was appointed Assistant Cashier, which position he held until he was elected Cashier, in 1871. Mr. K. was married in Sheboygan, May 24, 1862, to Eva Simmer; she was born in Hesse-Darmstadt. They have four children - Fred, Otto, Bertha and Emma. Mr. Karste has been an Alderman.


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Kern, John G.


Pages 991

Kern, John G., Pastor of Evangelical Association, Sheboygan, was born in Germany, in 1850; came to America in 1870; located in Greenfield, Wis.; was employed as wagonmaker for two years; then at Port Washington for ten months, and at Neenah for one year, connected with the Evangelical Association; was at Ripon, Wis., for a year; then for two years at Milwaukee in charge of German Church; was ordained a clergyman in 1876; attended college in Illinois; was in Kansas for ten months, and Montpelier, Wis., for a year; came to Sheboygan in 1880, and had been employed in his present capacity since then; also at Plymouth, Centerville and Herman.


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Kent, Joseph F.


Pages 991

Kent, Joseph F., merchant, Sheboygan, was born in Erie, Pa., Feb. 25, 1842; came to Wisconsin with his parents, Alban and Wallburga Kent, in October, 1844; they stopped a short time in Milwaukee; then came to Sheboygan the same year; for twenty-two years Joseph F. was employed as a clerk in the store of George End; afterward for eighteen months he was in the hardware business. In 1870, he engaged in business for himself, with his present partner, Joseph End; in August, 1862, he enlisted in Company E, 27th Wis. Vol. Infantry; he went out a Quartermaster Sergeant, and served in that capacity for sixteen months; afterward he was Quartermaster of the Regiment. June 15, 1869, he married in Plymouth, Wis., to Amelia Zerler, a native of Germany. They have three children living - Flora, Gustav and George; they have lost one daughter, Cora.


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Kempf, Jacob


Pages 991

Kempf, Jacob, boots and shoes, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1850; located at Sheboygan; was employed at shoemaking for one year; commenced present business in 1853, and continued in that since that time; born in Germany in 1830; learned trade of shoemaker in that country; came to America in 1849; worked one year at trade in Buffalo, N.Y.; married at Sheboygan in 1852, to Henrietta Knutz, born in Germany; they have eleven children - Charles, John, George, Lena, Edward, William, Emma, Albert, Frank, Julia, Clara.


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Keseweter, August


Pages 991

Keseweter, August, butcher and dealer in live stock, Sheboygan, born at Sheboygan, Wis., Sept. 4, 1856; at twelve years of age assisted his father in butcher business, and was employed with him, altogether, some twelve years; commenced butchering business on his own account in February, 1880, and engaged in dealing and shipping live stock for about one year; resides with his father, Andrew Keseweter, who came to Sheboygan in 1857, and was engaged in butcher business for some thirty years; is sixty-eight years of age.


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Kilton, Norris W.


Pages 991

Kilton, Norris W., of Laing & Kilton, wagon and blacksmith shop, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in April, 1866; located at Sheboygan Falls; was employed one year at trade of blacksmith; commenced business with Walter Hawkins in 1867, in horseshoeing establishment, and they carried on that business up to the spring of 1873. Mr. Kilton then came to Sheboygan City; owned and sailed the schooner Exchange on Lake Michigan for a few months; then entered into the present business with John Laing and continued with him since; was a member of the Board of Supervisors of Sheboygan Falls in 1870. He was born in Jonesboro, Washington Co., Me., July 13, 1827; was for some years engaged in farming and sailing on the Atlantic Ocean, and employed in shipbuilding, and afterward had a blacksmith shop for fourteen years. He was married at Jonesboro, Me., Jan. 1, 1848, to Miss Annie Steele, born in Jonesport, Me. They have three children - George W., Melicia (now Mrs. Frank, at Sheboygan) and Manning.


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Kellner, Joseph


Pages 991

Kellner, Joseph (deceased), came to Wisconsin in 1856, and was employed in various capacities for some six years; then commenced the cooper business and continued it up to Sept. 6, 1881, when he died, leaving six children - Joseph, John, Frank, Mary, George and August. The cooper business is now carried on by Joseph, John and Frank Kellner, born at Sheboygan, Wis., Nov. 27, 1857, Oct. 5, 1859, and Aug. 27, 1862, respectively. Joseph was married at Sheboygan June 14, 1881, to Johanna Bartzen; John was married at Sheboygan, Wis., May 17, 1880, to Mary Schuster. They have one child, Kate. The firm manufactures 2,000 barrels and tierces per annum.


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Keppler, Louis A.


Pages 991

Keppler, Louis A., foreman of bending room, Phoenix Chair Company, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1849; located in Sheboygan Co.; engaged in farming up to 1862, when he enlisted in the 27th W.V.I.; served some two years and seven months, and from 1865 to 1868 was employed as carpenter in Sheboygan Co. He came to Sheboygan City in 1868; was employed for two years in Sheboygan Manufacturing Company; then with Crocker & Bliss, chair factory, for two years, and since that time has been engaged in present capacity. He was born in Germany in 1836; came to America in 1849; was married at Madison, Wis., in 1865, to Miss Mary Bauer, born in Germany. They have seven children - Amelia, Henry, William, Adelaide, Caroline, Louis and Arthur.


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Koehn, Frederick, Sr.


Pages 991

Koehn, Frederick, Sr., fisheries, Sheboygan. Came to Wisconsin July 9, 1853; located in Sheboygan; employed for some two years in various capacities, and commenced fishing in a small way on Sheboygan River; continued it for five years, then commenced fishing on Lake Michigan, and has continued it since; is also engaged in curing and smoking fish. Owns and runs the tug Hoffnung in connection with fisheries; average yearly yield of fish about 200,000 pounds; employs twelve to fourteen men; born in Germany Oct. 30, 1811; was a millwright there for some years. Married in Germany in 1832, Anne E. Balke, born in Germany; came to America in 1853. They have two children - Frederick and Mary.


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Kohler, John M.


Pages 991 - 992

Kohler, John M., manufacturer, was born in Austria, Nov. 3, 1844; came to America with his parents, John M. and Mary Ann Kohler; they first located in St. Paul, Minn., where he lived until 1865, when he went to Chicago and engaged in clerking until 1868. From 1868 to 1873 he was employed as a traveling salesman, selling goods in the Western country. In 1871 his family came to Sheboygan to reside, and, in May, 1873, he came here and engaged in business for himself in foundry and machine shops. Mr. Kohler was married here July 5, 1871, to Lillie, daughter of Jacob J. Vollrath; she was born in Chicago. They have six children, Evangeline, Robert, Walter, Marie, Lillie and Carl. Mr. Kohler is serving second term as a member of the County Board of Supervisors; he is a member of the A., F. & A.M. and I.O.O.F.


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Kroeff, John


Pages 992

Kroeff, John, cooper-shop and dealer in barrels, Sheboygan. Came to Wisconsin in 1855; located in Sheboygan; commenced present business and has continued it since; employs three men; makes 1,500 barrels and tierces per annum. Was Alderman of Fourth Ward from 1869 to 1872, and also from 1875 to 1879. Born in Germany in 1830; was employed in that country as a slater; came to America in 1852. Learned cooper trade in Chicago, Ill. Married in Sheboygan, June 19, 1856, to Ursula Sommersperger, born in Germany. They have eight children - Mary, Annie, Josephine, Johnnia, John, Margaret, George, Frank.


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Krez, Conrad


Pages 992

Krez, Conrad, Gen., lawyer, was born in Bavaria, April 27, 1827. In January, 1851, he came to America as a political refugee; he resided in the city of New York until he came to Sheboygan, Wis., Aug. 27, 1854. He has been engaged in the practice of law ever since he came here; he was, for twelve years, District Attorney, and now holds the position of City Attorney, having held that office several terms. He is Water and Park Commissioner. That artesian well is largely the result of his labors in that interest, being Alderman at that time. Aug. 21, 1862, he enlisted as a private soldier, and raised the 27th W. V. I.; before going to camp he was commissioned Colonel of the regiment. He participated in all battles of his command, and was only absent thirty days during his term of service; he served until Aug. 29, 1865; he commanded his brigade and was made a Brevet Brigadier General. The General is a poet of considerable distinction; he is a prominent contributor to German literature. In December, 1852, he was married at New York to Adelphina, daughter of Judge Stemmler; she is a native of the city of New York. They have seven children - Paul T., associated with his father in practice of law, Josephine, Louise, Cornelia, Gertrude, Albert and Alfred.


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Lampman, James


Pages 992

Lampman, James, builder, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1837; located in Waukesha; was engaged as a builder for eighteen years; afterward in farming in the town of Lyndon, Sheboygan Co., Wis., for two years, and in the same capacity in Oconomowoc, Wis., for seven years. Was then engaged in conducting a grist-mill at Hingham, town of Lima, Sheboygan Co., for some time alone, and for two years in partnership with P. H. Delavan; in 1873, went to the town of Sheboygan, Wis., and was engaged in farming up to July, 1881, and also had the Sheboygan & Fond du Lac Toll Road up to 1878; came to Sheboygan City in July, 1881, and has been engaged in his present capacity since. Owns 100 acres of land in the town of Sheboygan. Was Justice of the Peace in the town of Sheboygan for three years. Born in Madison Co., N.Y., Dec. 23, 1818. Married at Brookfield, Waukesha Co., Wis., in 1841, to Eliza Van Bleck, born in Madison Co., N.Y.; they have two children - Frank and Alice.


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Lawrence, Francis


Pages 992

Lawrence, Francis, hardware merchant, Sheboygan; came to Sheboygan in the spring of 1854; he has been engaged in the hardware business ever since he came here; since 1879, he has also carried on a grocery, and also has a fruit house; in the latter establishment he packed about four hundred and fifty cases of eggs last year. Mr. L. is a native of Monroe, Mich., born Nov. 7, 1830. He was first married at Sheboygan, Nov. 29, 1856, to Eliza A., daughter of Daniel Wheeler, and early settler here; she died Jan. 12, 1869; Mr. Lawrence was again married, to his present wife, in Monroe, Mich., Oct. 6, 1870; she was Martha L., daughter of Isaac Lewis, of Monroe; she was born at that place; they have three living children - Fannie L., Francis W. and Mary S.; they have lost two sons; Henry died at the age of four months, and Lewis R. died when twenty months.


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Laing, John


Pages 992

Laing, John, of Laing & Kilton (sic), blacksmith and wagon shops, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1860; located in Sheboygan Falls; was employed in blacksmith-shop up to June, 1863, when he enlisted in the Mechanics Corps, U.S.A.; was stationed at Nashville, Tenn.; served one year. Returned to Sheboygan Falls and carried on a blacksmith business some eight years; came to Sheboygan City in 1872 and commenced present business alone; in 1873, was joined by N. W. Kelton (sic), and they have continued business together since. Born in Oswego Co., N.Y., Aug. 20. 1836; learned the trade of blacksmith there, and was employed at it some years. Married at Sheboygan Falls, Wis., in 1862, to Emma Hubbard, born in the State of New York; they have two children - Charles and Annie.


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Lieberman, Emil


Pages 992

Lieberman, Emil, manager for M. Lieberman, produce dealer, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1857, and resided with his parents at Milwaukee; came to Sheboygan in 1860, and was employed for some time with his father, M. Lieberman, in general mercantile business; went to Chicago and was engaged in commission business there for three years; returned to Sheboygan in 1878, and has been engaged in his present capacity since. Mr. L. was born in Austria in 1841; came to America in 1857. Was married at Chicago in 1872, to Elise Stein, born in Austria; that have four living children - William, Emma, Julia and Ernst.


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Lindsfelt, Adolph F. St. Sure


Pages 992

Lindsfelt, Adolph F. St. Sure, physician, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1840; located at Pine Lake; engaged practicing medicine and farming for four years; came to Sheboygan in 1844, and practiced medicine up to 1861 when he was appointed Surgeon of the 15th W.V.I., and served with that regiment until the close of the war, then returned to Sheboygan, and has been engaged in practicing since; was born in Finland May 9, 1806; was engaged in the French Revolution in 1830; came to America in 1840; graduated at Rush Medical College, Chicago, Ill., in 1852. Married in Sweden, in 1835, to Baroness Elise Von Krasow; they had eight children - Charles W., Josephine, George, Frank, William, Emma, Amanda and Clara. Married again at Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1864, Elizabeth Conway, born in the State of New York.


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Loesing, August


Pages 992

Loesing, August, lumber-yard and planing-mill, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1853; located at Sheboygan City; employed as teamster for ten years; then hauling and dealing in lumber for himself, and, since 1874, has had a lumber-yard. Enlisted in the 51st W.V.I., in 1865; served six months. Owns the schooner Rose; employs it in his lumber business; handles 1,000,000 feet per annum; the planing-mill is six-horse power, and produces 100,000 feet per annum; was Alderman of the Fourth Ward for 1874 and 1876; born in Germany, Jan. 1, 1832; learned the carpenter trade, and was employed at it some years; came to America in 1852; resided for one year in Geneva Co., N.W., engaged in farming. Married at Sheboygan, in 1857, to Rose Frosina; born in Germany; they have seven children - Herman, Albert, August, Louisa, Ida, Fredericka and Meta.


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Lutze, Charles


Pages 992

Lutze, Charles, contractor and builder, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1856, and located at Sheboygan; was employed at carpentering for about ten years, and has been engaged in contracting and building for about fifteen years; built several additions to K. Schreier 's brewery, and about one hundred dwellings in the Third and Sixth Wards, and some business houses. Was elected Alderman of Fifth Ward in 1877; re-elected in 1879, and again in 1881. Was Roadmaster some nine years. Born in Prussia, Feb. 15, 1839; learned trade of carpenter there, and was employed at it some two years. Came to America in 1856. Married at Sheboygan, Wis., in July, 1867, to Lena Pulmann; born at Sheboygan. They have four children - Sophia, Annie, Ida and Emma; two deceased.


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McKillip, Worthy


Pages 992 - 993

McKillip, Worthy, retired farmer and merchant, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1840; located at Milwaukee; engaged in harness making business for over a year; came to Sheboygan in 1842; was engaged in lumber business in company with Henry Conkling for three years; then in the mercantile business in company with John S. Harvey for three years; afterward in the same business alone up to 1860; then engaged in farming four miles west of Sheboygan City for twenty years; he then retired from business; was Deputy Sheriff for one year, and Register of Deeds for one term; was County Commissioner for several years; President of Sheboygan Village one year, and was Alderman of the Second Ward for 1859; born in Washington Co., Md., Jan, 13, 1813; learned the trade of harness and saddle maker, and was employed at the same time. Married at Sheboygan, Wis., Oct. 31, 1850, to Arethusa Jackson, born in Rochester, N.Y.; they have two children - Elizabeth (now Mrs. John Paine), and Frank (a machinist).


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Mallmann, Gustavus


Pages 993

Mallmann, Gustavus, foreman of the Sawing Department of the Phoenix Chair Company, Sheboygan; was born at Sheboygan City, Wis., Dec. 17, 1854; commenced active life at fourteen years of age; was employed in the Sheboygan Manufacturing Company for three years and two months, engaged in various capacities; then in the Crocker & Bliss Factory for two years; went to Clinton, Iowa, and was employed in the Clinton Chair factory one year, in machine department, then foreman of sawing department for eighteen months. Returned to Sheboygan City Sept. 16, 1877, and was in the employ of the Phoenix Chair Co. for eighteen months. Then again at Clinton, Iowa, employed in sash, door and blind factory for some two years; then returned to Sheboygan, and has been engaged in present capacity since. Married, at Clinton, Iowa, Jan. 26, 1880, to Mary C.. Kreim, born at Davenport, Iowa; they have one child - Henry W., four months of age. Is a son of Henry Mallmann, farmer, who settled in Sheboygan Co. in 1852.


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Mallmann, August


Pages 993

Mallmann, August, foreman of saw department and also of lumber yard Sheboygan Manufacturing Co.; came to Wisconsin in 1853; located with parents at Sheboygan; was engaged farming for three years; commenced with the Sheboygan Manufacturing Company in present capacity in 1871, and continued in it since. Was born in Prussia in 1853; came to America in same year. Married, at Sheboygan, Dec. 16, 1877, to Lillie Mack, born in Sheboygan; they have one small child - William, two years of age.


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Mallmann, Anton J.


Pages 993

Mallmann, Anton J., of Fessler & Mallman, flour, feed and produce, Sheboygan; was born at Sheboygan March 7, 1855; was employed with his father in flour and feed business for some twelve years or more, and, about six months ago, was admitted as a partner in the concern, which is composed of Peter Fessler, A. J. Mallmann and J. Mallmann. Married, at Sheboygan, Feb. 2, 1881, to Ella J. Barrett, born in Canaan, Me. Is a son of John Mallmann, who founded the firm in 1854, and died some fourteen years ago, and was at one time City Treasurer for two terms.


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Mallmann, William


Pages 993

Mallmann, William, contractor and builder, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1853; located at Sheboygan and, at seventeen years of age, learned the trade of cabinet-maker and was employed at it some four years; then learned trade of carpenter and was employed at it up to 1876, when he commenced contracting and building, in partnership with Fred Schmidt, and continued with him some two years, and since that time has been alone. Built fire-engine house and also a large portion of Phoenix Chair Company's building, besides some prominent business and private dwellings. Was born in Germany in 1847. Came to America in 1853. Married, at Sheboygan, Oct. 6, 1871, to Margaret Knoepfel, born in Germany; they have four children - Henry, Laura, Mary, Anton.


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Mattoon, George B.


Pages 993

Mattoon, George B., furniture manufacturer, came to Sheboygan Falls in the fall of 1865. He was engaged in the furniture business there for four years, then came to Sheboygan to reside and carried on the furniture business here, at the Falls and at Plymouth; continued business in these points until 1875, when he sold out his Plymouth store; in 1879 he sold his Sheboygan Falls establishment, and continued his store in Sheboygan until he sold it in January, 1881. On Jan. 5, 1881, he engaged in manufacturing bedsteads, tables, etc., employs fifty men and manufactures about 3,500 bedsteads per month. This is the only bedstead manufactory in this region. Mr. Mattoon is a native of Troy, N. Y. He was born Feb. 27, 1848. When he was five years of age he was taken charge of by an aunt, in Massachusetts, his mother having died. He resided in Northfield, Mass., until 1861, when he enlisted in Co. F, 1st Vt. V.C. He was in forty-three battles and never was wounded, although he had two horses shot from under him; was never for a single day off duty during the period of his service of three years and two months. He was married in Sheboygan July 11, 1878 to Miss Nellie F., daughter of Warren Smith. She was born at Sheboygan Falls. They have lost one son, who died in infancy in August, 1881.


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Marshall, Earnest


Pages 993

Marshall, Earnest, of Baartz & Marshall, boots and shoes, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin and resided with parents until he went to Lake Superior, Mich. was some five years, mining in that country; returned to Sheboygan and learned the trade of shoemaking; was at Oshkosh, Wis., for some five years, employed at trade; then again at Sheboygan, employed at trade; commenced present business February, 1881, in company with August Baartz. Was born in Prussia in 1849. Came to America in 1856. Married, in Winnebago Co., Wis., in the fall of 1875, to Augusta Drews, born in Germany; they have two children - George and Clara.


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Mead, James H.


Pages 993

Mead, James H., President of the German Bank, was born at Montpelier, Vt., Dec. 6, 1831; came to Sheboygan in April, 1856, having lived in Cleveland and Findlay, Ohio, for five years prior to coming to Wisconsin. He had been engaged in the banking business for two years at Findlay, and came to Sheboygan to remain permanently June 14, 1856, having made arrangements in April of that year to engage in the banking business here. He organized the German Bank June 25, 1856, and commenced business July 1, 1856. He was one of the organizers of the Phoenix, being the first President of that company; he is now Secretary of the company. He is also one of the incorporators of the Crocker Chair Company, and is President of that corporation.


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Mehrtens, Herman


Pages 993

Mehrtens, Herman, grocery, crockery and saloon, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in April, 1877; located at Sheboygan and commenced present business, in partnership with August Bentrop, and they continued together for one year. Since that time he has been alone. He was born in Germany in 1847; came to America in January, 1866; was then engaged as clerk in mercantile business in New York City and Chicago, Ill., for eleven years; then employed at St. Joe, Mich., as carpenter, for two years. He was married at Sheboygan, Wis., in October, 1876, to Miss Frederika Bentrop, born at Sheboygan. They have two children - Frederick and Herman.


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Meyer, Phillip


Pages 993

Meyer, Phillip, manufacturer, Sheboygan; came to America in 1845; lived at Albany, N.Y. until 1847, when he came to Milwaukee, Wis.; spent one summer there, then for about two years lived in Chicago; resided for a short time in Washington Co., Wis.; then in 1853, he came to Sheboygan. He commenced working at the molder's trade in his native country when he was only fifteen years of age; from 1853 to 1861, he was in the employ of the Shafton & Co., of Sheboygan; since then he has carried on business for himself, being now associated with Henry Foeste in the foundry and machine-shops. He was married at Chicago, Feb. 17, 1851, to Wilhelmina Barneck, a native of Prussia; they have six children - Matilda (now Mrs. August Ortmeyer, of Freeport, Ill.), Minnie, John, Lydia, Sarah and William.


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Morgeneier, John W.


Pages 993 - 994

Morgeneier, John W., photographer, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1854; located at Sheboygan in that year, Aug. 26; was employed as a ship-carpenter, and in various other capacities, for some years, then as house carpenter for four years; enlisted in 1861 in the 9th W.V.I., as First Sergeant of Co. A; served fifteen months; at time of discharge was Color Sergeant; returned to Sheboygan in 1862, and was book-keeping, etc., for some time; commenced in present business in May, 1863, and continued in it since. He was born in Bavaria Jan. 15, 1825; engaged in mercantile business for two years; then learned cabinet-making, and was employed at it some nine years, and afterward learned photography. He came to America in 1853; resided at Rochester, N.Y., for one year, employed as a mechanic; was married in Germany; March 2, 1848, to Miss Elizabeth Brether, born in Germany. They have four children - Georgine, Sophia (now Mrs. Dr. Erb, of Appleton, Wis.), Robert and Augusta. Four deceased.


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Mogensen, John


Pages 994

Mogensen, John, insurance agent and dealer in real estate, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1873; located at Sheboygan, and has been engaged in present business since; born in Norway, May 22, 1847; was employed there as carpenter for some years; came to America Aug. 23, 1869; was engaged as carpenter in Chicago, Ill., for some three years; married at Sheboygan, Wis., Feb. 12, 1877, to Josephine Hendrickson, born in Sheboygan, Wis. They have one child - Julian M. S.


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Mueller, Fred D. D.


Pages 994

Mueller, Fred D. D., of Mueller & Ackermann, masons, builders and contractors, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1854; at fifteen years of age, learned trade of bricklaying, etc., and was employed at it for some years; in 1874, commenced present business in partnership with Christian Ackermann, and they have continued together since; have been engaged in building some of the most prominent business and private buildings; built the Evergreen City Hotel, National Hotel building, and part of the Sheboygan Manufacturing Company's building, and also a large portion of the Phoenix Chair Company's building, and they are now engaged in adding a large addition, and also engaged on the County of Sheboygan Insane Asylum building, besides many other contracts; employs at present some thirty men; born in Prussia, April 3, 1852; came to America in 1854; married in Sheboygan, Wis.; Nov. 14, 1874, to Anne Wedell, born at Sheboygan, Wis.; is a son of Fred D. Mueller, residing at Sheboygan, and employed with him.


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Muth, Carl


Pages 994

Muth, Carl, physician and surgeon, Sheboygan; was born in Sandhof, Province of Hesse-Darmstadt, Germany, Sept. 29, 1842; came to America with his parents, William and Elizabeth Knobelauch Muth, in 1846; they lived in Cleveland nearly one year, then in 1847 came to Sheboygan. Carl was educated in the public schools of Sheboygan and in the German Academy of Milwaukee; his medical education was acquired at Rush Medical College, in Chicago (from which he graduated in 1868), ands in the medical department of the University of Goettingen, in the Province of Hanover; he was for several years engaged in the drug business here, prior to commencing practice of his profession in 1870, also two years afterward interested in the business; he spent about two years (1874 and 1874), in giving particular attention to the study of pathology and anatomy. The doctor was married at Sheboygan, May 9, 1876 to Tekla Lupinski, a native of this place. They have two children - Carl and Ludmiller.


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Muth, Henry


Pages 994

Muth, Henry, hardware and agricultural implements, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1847; located at Sheboygan; resided with his parents; farmed for about two years; then learned trade of tinner; was engaged at it some three years; employed as clerk for F. Geele in hardware business; commenced in hardware business for himself, May 11, 1867, in partnership with John Bauman; continued with him six months; in partnership then with Joseph Kent, for sixteen months; afterward with his brother, Fred Muth, up to April 17, 1876; since that time carried on alone; born in Germany, 1843, Nov. 17; came to America in 1847; married at Sheboygan in 1866 to Ernestena Fregt, born in Germany. They have four children - William, Hattie, Clara and Emma.


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Nytes, Jacob P.


Pages 994

Nytes, Jacob P., contractor and builder, Sheboygan, came to Sheboygan in 1846; located with parents in town of Wilson, Sheboygan Co.; learned trade of Carpenter, and came to the city of Sheboygan, in 1852; was employed at his trade until 1862, wheh (sic) he enlisted in 26th W.V.I., served two years and three months as Orderly Sergeant; was promoted at battle of Resaca, May 15,1864 to Lieutenant; afterward made a Captain and had charge of Co. I, 45th W.V.I.; served in that capacity one year. Returned to Sheboygan in 1865; was employed at trade up to 1871, and since that time has been engaged in present capacity. He assisted in building some of the largest business houses in the city, and has now the contract for the carpenter work on the Sheboygan Insane Asylum. Born in Germany, Nov. 30, 1832; came to America Nov. 4, 1846. Married at Sheboygan, Sept. 6, 1856, to Mary Shriner, born in Germany. They have one child - William J.


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O'Neil, Arthur


Pages 994

O'Neil, Arthur, Foreman of finishing department, Geo. B. Mattoon Furniture Factory, Sheboygan, born at Plymouth, Wis., June 9, 1859; went to Sheboygan Falls, with parents when quite young; at the age of fourteen years was employed in a box factory, and continued at that employment for four years, then at Kalamazoo, Mich., for one year, employed at painting; afterward at Minneapolis, Minn., engaged as house painter, for eighteen months. Came to Sheboygan City, in May, 1881, and was employed in finishing furniture for some time, and in present capacity since Aug. 1, 1881. Is a son of D. E. O'Neil.


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Oehler, Charles


Pages 994

Oehler, Charles, cooper-shop, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin, 1854; located at Sheboygan; employed one year at trade, and in business on own account for twenty-six years; employs two or three men in shop. Born in Germany, May 18, 1831. Learned trade in that country; came to America in 1853, and was employed for some years at trade in the Eastern States. Married at Sheboygan, Aug. 27, 1855, to Elizabeth Richvine, born in Germany. They have six children - Louisa, Charles, Otto, August, Louis, Etta.


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Olson, George


Pages 994

Olson, George, groceries, Sheboygan, born at Sheboygan, Oct. 30. 1854. Began business life as a clerk in dry goods and grocery business; continued in that line for eight years and ten months; then engaged in sailing on Lake Michigan, during the summer, and clerked in dry goods business during the winter, for four years. Commenced present business Nov. 29, 1880. Is son of John Olson, ship carpenter at Sheboygan. (Is the first Norwegian born in Sheboygan County.)


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Pape, Frederick


Pages 994

Pape, Frederick, proprietor of Pape House, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1848; located in Sheboygan; was employed as fireman for two and a half years, and eight and a half years a locomotive engineer, on the L. S. & M.S.R.R.; from 1863 to 1869 was agent for Goodrich Transportation Company, and during that period was also agent, for some three years, of Merchants Union Express Co.; also had agency for Inman Line of steamers, and was connected with the Goodrich Express Company. March 15, 1859, he commenced in present business, and continued in it ever since. Hotel has accommodations for fifty guests, and stabling attached for sixty horses. This hotel was first opened in 1849, and was continued under different styles until Mr. Pape took it over in 1869. He was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1833. Came to America in 1848. Married at Erie, Penn., Dec. 15, 1854, to Matilda Veight, born in Germany. They have three children - Mary, now Mrs. Wm Schlicht; Henry, clerk in mercantile business, and Ida.


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Pape, C. Henry


Pages 994

Pape, C. Henry, dairy farmer; P.O. Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1848; located at Sheboygan City; was engaged as clerk in the mercantile capacity up to 1865, when he entered the dry goods business in company with Joseph Keesberg, and they continued together for four years; in 1869, he moved on to the present premises in the town of Sheboygan; has been engaged in dairy farming ever since. Mr. Pape is also quite an extensive breeder of blooded cattle; he was born in Germany Dec. 22, 1839; came to America in 1848. Married at Rantoul, Ill., Dec. 22, 1863, to Lizzie J. Van Arnum, born in the State of New York; they have four children - George N., Mattie W., Jennie M. and Carrie L.


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Plath, John H.


Pages 994 - 995

Plath, John H., merchant; came to Sheboygan in June, 1848; engaged in farming one year; then for one summer and a winter he was employed as a teamster; afterward he went to the Lake Superior mining region in Michigan, where he worked until 1850, when he returned to Sheboygan, and. in a short time went to Chicago, and was there employed for one summer as agent for a wood-shipper; he spent the following winter and part of the succeeding summer at Davenport, Iowa; in the fall of 1851, he returned to Sheboygan and engaged in hardware trade in partnership with Frank Geele and Edward Gredtner (sic); two years later Mr. Gartner (sic) retired from the firm and Geele and Plath carried on the business until 1865, when they purchased the mercantile business formerly carried on by George End, Mr. Plath taking charge of the general store and Mr. Geele looking after the hardware establishment; in 1867, Mr. Plath sold out and engaged in the foundry business, which he continued for over seven years, although he had purchased an interest in the dry goods business in 1871; for the last three years he has carried on the latter business without a partner; he was born in Kiel, Holstein, Germany, Jan. 25, 1821. He was married in Sheboygan, Feb. 1, 1857, to Anna Blocki, a native of Prussia; they have five children - Emma, Madge, Olga, Hilda and John. Mr. Plath was for several years Superintendent of the city schools; he now holds the office of Deputy United States Revenue Collector.


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Pfeil, William


Pages 995

Pfeil, William, Sheriff; came to Wisconsin in 1840; located at Milwaukee; resided there for nine years with his parents; was employed in farming and in wagon-shop; came to Sheboygan in 1848; was employed in various capacities for one year, then purchased a farm in Sheboygan County, and was farming up to 1852; then went to California and was engaged in mining and hotel business, and also has a restaurant at Forest Hill, El Dorado Co., Cal.; was also employed as a carpenter; was in that state some fourteen years, then at Franklin. Sheboygan Co., Wis., in 1865, opened a brewery in company with H. Liedemann, and continued with him three years, and afterward carried it on alone for four years, then came to Sheboygan City and purchased a saloon, and ran it for three years, sold out out (sic) and commenced manufacturing soda water; was in that business six years; was elected Sheriff of Sheboygan County in 1880, and entered on duty in January, 1881; born in Germany, June 1, 1829; came to America in 1840. Married at Franklin, Sheboygan Co., Wis., March 13, 1862, to Arena Liedemann, born in Germany; they have five living children - Ida, Lily, Leona, Hattie, Walter; three children deceased.


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Pierce, William L.


Pages 995

Pierce, William L., farmer, and dealer in cattle and cheese, Sheboygan Falls; born in Alexandria, Jefferson Co., N.Y., March 13, 1843; came to Wisconsin with his parents in 1844; resided for eighteen months in the city of Sheboygan; then in the town of Lima, Sheboygan Co.; resided there with his parents for sixteen years; afterward was employed in his father's mill at Onion River, Sheboygan Co., for three years. Enlisted Sept. 12, 1864 in Co. G, 2nd W.V.C.; was discharged June 14, 1865. He then opened a general store in Gibbsville, Wis., and conducted it for nearly two years; in January, 1867, he engaged in saw and grist mill business, in company with B. F. Heald, at Onion River, Wis., and continued with him until October, 1867; then engaged in mercantile business, alone and in company with Henry Horniman, at Sheboygan Falls and Onion River, for about a year; was engaged conducting a steam grist-mill at Pecatonia, Ill., for four years; then milling at Newark, Wis., for some four years; came to the town of Sheboygan Sept. 16, 1878, and commenced in present business; also engaged, since the spring of 1881, in manufacturing cheese in Manitowoc, Wis., with his brother, Charles W.; they have two factories, and make about ten thousand pounds of cheese per month. Mr. Pierce was appointed Postmaster at Gibbsville, Wis., Nov. 15, 1865, and held it for nearly two years, and also had the office at Onion River, Wis. for five months. He was married, at Onion River, Sheboygan Co., Jan. 4, 1866, to Helen F. Bingham, born in Warren Co., Penn.


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Pierce, William J.


Pages 995

Pierce, William J., farmer, P.O. Sheboygan Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1844; located at the city of Sheboygan; was engaged in building for some eighteen months; afterward in farming at Lima, Sheboygan Co., Wis., for some sixteen years; in 1861, went to Onion River, Sheboygan Co., and conducted a saw and grist mill for some four years; afterward was in the mercantile business in company with Henry Horniman for three years; afterward had an iron foundry at Sheboygan Falls for eighteen months; came to the town of Sheboygan in 1871, and has been engaged in farming and dairying since. Was Assessor of the town of Lima for one year, and member of the Town Board of Supervisors a year, also Trustee of the village of Sheboygan Falls for two years. Born in England, Aug. 14, 1820; came to America in July, 1831; resided in Utica, N.Y. and was engaged in the confectionary business until he came to this State. Married at Alexander Bay, N.Y., in 1833, to Mary A. Roberts, born in Maine; they have four children - William L., Charles W., Clarence S. and Elbret E.


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Pugh, Henry M.


Pages 995

Pugh, Henry M., farmer, P. O. Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in June, 1849; located in the city of Sheboygan; was for one year engaged in mercantile business; then farming in the towns of Lyndon and Lima, Sheboygan Co., Wis., for some years; for the past fifteen years, he has been engaged in conducting his present farm in the town of Sheboygan; he owns 40 acres of land. He was born in England May 16, 1826; came to America in 1849. He was married in the town of Sheboygan, Wis., in 1855, to Dora Schrage, born in Germany; they have three children - Philip H., Elijah D. and Georgina.


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Renzelmann, Bernard


Pages 995

Renzelmann, Bernard, contractor and builder, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1853; located in Sheboygan; was employed as carpenter and joiner for seven years; then two years engaged in building threshing machines. In 1862, enlisted in the 27th W.V.I.; served for two years, and was discharged on account of sickness. Returned to Sheboygan in 1864; was employed again in making threshing machines for several years, and since that time has been engaged in building principally by contract; he had the contract for the carpenter work on the Catholic Church, and built the steeples; also was contractor for several large business and hotel buildings. He was Alderman of the Third Ward for two years, Justice of the Peace of the Third Ward for four years, and was elected Justice of the Peace for the Fifth Ward in the spring of 1880. He was born in Prussia, May 23, 1836; came to America January 3, 1851; learned the trade of carpenter in Buffalo, N.Y.; was employed at it some two and a half years. He was married, at Sheboygan, Feb. 2, 1858, to Gertrude Hiebring, born in Prussia; they have nine living children - John T. (chair maker), Angelina, Johanna, William, Gertrude, Nellie, Bernard, John and Engelbert - and one deceased.


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Roenitz, C. T.


Pages 995

Roenitz, C. T., tanner, Sheboygan; was born in Saxony May 15, 1823; came to America in 1850; resided six months in Milwaukee and eighteen months in Racine, then came to Sheboygan, and, with his brother William, commenced business as tanners in 1853; they continued together until the death of William in 1873; then C. T. continued the business without partners until Jan. 1, 1880, when his sons, Frank L. and Charles H., became associated with him in the business; Mr. R. has worked at the tannery trade since he was eighteen years of age. He was married in Milwaukee, July 6, 1852, to Lena Maas; she was born in Holstein, Germany; they have five children living - Frank L., Charles H., Emma, Ida and Louis; they have lost three children.


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Roth, Henry E.


Pages 995 - 996

Roth, Henry E., limekilns and farming, Sheboygan. Came to Wisconsin in 1851. Located at Sheboygan, and was engaged as a mason and builder for ten years. During that time built the Sheboygan High School building, Beekman Hotel and several large business houses and residences. Then engaged in general store business for two years, one year of which was in partnership with John Pfeiler. Has been running limekiln since 1854; has also been farming for the past six years. The limekilns are located two miles northwest of the city. They produce 20,000 barrels of lime per annum. His farm of 100 acres adjoins the kilns. Was Chairman of the Board of Aldermen of Fourth Ward from 1858 to 1866. Was County Commissioner for two terms; City Treasurer from 1867 to 1868, and from 1857 to 1865 was President of Calumet Plank Road. Born in Germany in 1824. Learned trade of mason, and was employed there as it for many years. Came to America in 1850, and resided in Buffalo, N.Y., for a year. Married at Sheboygan, in 1852, to Caroline Kanitz, born in Germany. They have twelve children - Louisa, Henry (in lime business in Minneapolis), Annie, Adolph (with his father), Amelia, Louis (gas-fitter in Minnesota), William, Caroline, Herman, Hattie, Anton and Elfreda.


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Roeder, Theodore


Pages 996

Roeder, Theodore, of Luecke & Roeder, masons and builders, Sheboygan. Came to Wisconsin in 1857. Located at Sheboygan. Was employed as mason for six years. Then commenced present business in company with William Luecke. Were sub-contractors for the County Court House, built in 1868. Built poor-house in 1877, and most of the prominent business and private buildings in the city. They are now building the County Insane Asylum, and a large building for Fred Koehn, merchant. Was City Treasurer for two years, 1873 and 1874, and Alderman of First Ward for three terms. Born in Germany in 1827. Learned trade of mason and was employed at it some years. Came to America in 1856. Was in Livingston Co., Mich., engaged in farming for about a year. Married at Decola, Mich., in 1856, to Mary Prossow, born in Germany. They have six children - Armena, Lena, Mary, Henry, William and Annie.


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Roberts, Hervey E.


Pages 996

Roberts, Hervey E., shipping clerk for George B. Mattoon furniture factory, Sheboygan. Born in Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 19, 1858. Went with parents to Chicago, Ill., in 1862. Resided there for nine years. Came to Sheboygan fall of 1871. Was employed in drug business in the year of 1872 and part of 1873. Then employed on steamboats on Lake Michigan for some four years. Afterward employed with the "Goodrich Transportation Company," as clerk in warehouse for three years, and in present capacity since May, 1881. Is a son of J. H. Roberts, in charge of Sheboygan Pier Light.


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Rosenthal, Fritz


Pages 996

Rosenthal, Fritz, grocer, Sheboygan. Came to Wisconsin in 1853; located in Sheboygan; was employed in various capacities for some years; then as drayman for fifteen years, three years of which he was also farming, and also owned and ran the schooner Liberty, on Lake Michigan for some time; commenced present business in the autumn of 1875, and has conducted it since; he was born in Germany, April, 8, 1829; was employed as a drayman in that country; Came to America in 1853; married at Sheboygan, Sept. 3, 1854, to Ernestine Kuck, born in Germany. They have ten children - Louis, Frank, Fred, Otto, Emma, Laura, Elizabeth, Ida, Annie and Hattie.


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Runge, Frederick C.


Pages 996

Runge, Frederick C., surgeon dentist, Sheboygan; born at Manitowoc Rapids, Manitowoc Co., Wis., March 1, 1855; went to Milwaukee in 1869; was engaged on steamboats on the lakes in carious capacities for three years, and employed in various positions up to January, 1878, then commenced the study of dentistry with Prof. C. Kohn, and continued in the capacity for fourteen months, and afterward practiced for a few months; came to Sheboygan City in December, 1879, and been engaged in practicing dentistry since; married at Manitowoc Rapids, Wis., Oct. 6, 1877, to Christinia Hintze. They have two children - Frederick and Walter; is a son of J. F. Runge, formerly of Manitowoc Rapids, Wis., who settled in that place in 1848.


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Scheele, Henry


Pages 996

Scheele, Henry, dealer in marble, stone, cements and stucco, Sheboygan. Born at Sheboygan, Wis., Feb. 8, 1854; commenced business life at the age of seventeen years as clerk in agricultural implements business; continued in that capacity for two years, then went to Chicago, Ill., and was engaged in same business for two years; returned to Sheboygan fall of 1874, and was employed by his father in present business up to Feb. 1, 1880, when he took the business and has continued it since; employs five men in marble and stone factory, cutting 280,000 pounds of stone and marble per annum. Is a son of Henry Scheele, house mover at Sheboygan, and who founded, in 1874, the marble business in company with Henry Hoffman.


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Schmidt, John


Pages 996

Schmidt, John, of Schwitzgoebel & Schmidt, cigar manufacturers, Sheboygan. Born in New York June 18, 1854; came to Wisconsin when quite young; located at Sheboygan; was cigar making for two years. Learned cabinet-making and was employed at it some two and a half years. then employed as cigar maker for six years and commenced present business in February, 1881, in company with Jacob Schwitzgoebel. Married at Sheboygan in June, 1877, to Elizabeth Landgraff, born in Sheboygan. They have one child - Hugo.


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Schmidt, Jacob O.


Pages 996

Schmidt, Jacob O., painter, Sheboygan; born at Sheboygan April 7, in 1860. Learned trade at thirteen years and commenced business on own account Oct. 13, 1878, and continued since. Is a son of Albert Schmidt, employed at Crocker 's chair factory.


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Schlachter, Thomas


Pages 996

Schlachter, Thomas, brewer and saloon, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1856; located at Sheboygan County; was engaged in farming some twelve years, then came to Sheboygan City and commenced in present business. Brews between 400 and 500 barrels of beer per annum. Born in Germany in 1830; came to America in 1855; resided for one year in New York. Married in Germany in 1855 to Josephine Drandley, born there. They have nine children - John, Gerhard, Nicholas, Michael, Catherine, Helen, Agnes, Louisa and Clara.


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Schraut, Adam


Pages 996

Schraut, Adam, fisheries, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1849; located at Sheboygan; was employed for some years in fishing, coopering, teaming, etc., and for past twelve years has been engaged in fisheries on own account. Owns and runs the fishing smack, Alberdin. Average shipments of fish 4,000 pounds per month. Born in Germany Nov. 19, 1829; came to America in 1849. Married at Sheboygan July 18, 1855, to Albridin Durow, born in Germany. They have ten children - Amelia, now Mrs. Strupp of Chicago; Frederick A., engineer on barge Augusta; Louisa, now Mrs. Kolberg of Chicago; Bertha; George, employed with father; Louis, Otto, Edward and Metta.


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Schreier, Konrad


Pages 996

Schreier, Konrad, brewer, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1843; resided near Milwaukee for fourteen years and was engaged in farming; came to Sheboygan in 1856, and commenced present business in partnership with S. Schlicht; continued with him up to 1871, and since then has carried it on alone. Brewery was built in 1854; it is a brick building; employs seventeen men, and brews 7,000 barrels of beer per annum. Born in Germany Jan. 5, 1830; came to America in 1843; married, in Washington Co., Wis., Jan. 13 1851, to Elizabeth Schaetzel, born in Germany; they have three children - Mary, now Mrs. Testruide; Herman, in California, and Emma.


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Schrage, Joseph


Pages 996

Schrage, Joseph, proprietor of livery stable; was born in Westphalia, Prussia, Dec. 12, 1818; came to America in fall of 1842; remaining in New York until 1843, then came to Wisconsin and engaged in farming near Milwaukee for a period of four years. In 1847, came to Sheboygan; about six months after coming here, he engaged in the grocery trade, which he continued for two years; then he built the Wisconsin House, and conducted it for several years; afterward for two years in the grocery business, and four or five years he carried on the dry goods business; two years engaged in manufacturing and dealing in lumber. For the past eight years, he has been in the livery business. Mr. S. was one of the incorporators of the bank of Sheboygan. In 1855, he was a member of the Legislature. He has been Alderman two or three terms, and he has also served as Sheriff of the county. He was married near Buffalo, N.Y., in July, 1843, to Marianna Stamm, also a native of Westphalia, Prussia. They have four children living - William, Gustavus, Amelia and Jennie. They have lost three children - Joseph, Ida and Adolphina.


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Seaman, William


Pages 996 - 997

Seaman, William, deceased, came to Milwaukee in 1841; lived there about one year; then went to New Berlin, and resided there less than a year; returned to Milwaukee and soon afterward to Ceresco, being one of the earliest members of the Fourierite Association, which located at that point; he remained there until the fall of 1845, or spring of 1846, when he came to Sheboygan Co.; located at the Pigeon, where he remained one year; then came to Sheboygan; he was engaged in the business of harness-maker here for ten years, and in grocery business for about two years; then he went to Central America, and was agent of the American Transit Company, Nicaragua route, being located at the central part of the route; he spent two years in that position, and then returned to Sheboygan. In 1866, he removed to Grand Rapids, Mich., where he died Jan. 16, 1877. He was born at Catskill, N.Y., Dec. 23, 1805; he was married Sept. 5, 1831 to Arelisle Crane, who was born at Canton, Mass., Aug. 14, 1811; she is living, and resides with her daughter, Mrs. Van E. Young, at Grand Rapids, part of the time, and with her son, William H., at Sheboygan, a portion of the time. She was always a leader in all movements for the advancement of society, the amelioration of the condition of those classes demanding the attention of benevolent-minded people, and, during the entire period of the war, served with distinction as President of a Sanitary Commission, which effected so much good at the time when such services were invaluable. Their family consisted of three children; one son, Charles, was connected with Quartermasters' Department, Army of the Cumberland, and died at Chattanooga, Tenn., May 31, 1864, aged nineteen years; their only daughter, Arelisle Crane, is now the wife of Van E. Young, of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Wm. H., is an attorney, and present Mayor of Sheboygan.


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Seaman, Wm. H.


Pages 997

Seaman, Wm. H., lawyer, son of William and Arelisle Crane Seaman, was born in New Berlin, Wis., Nov. 15, 1842; came to Sheboygan with his parents when he was about four years of age. His first business was that of a printer, for two years in the office of the Sheboygan Times, studying law at the same time with Crosby W. Ellis; Sept. 16, 1861, he enlisted in Co. H., 1st W.V.I.; he was in active service with his company for one year, then he was on detached duty at the headquarters of Gen. Thomas for two years; from October, 1864, to Sept. 1, 1866, he was Chief Clerk in the Quartermasters' Department, stationed at New Orleans, Mobile, Nashville, etc. In September, 1866, he returned to Sheboygan, and resumed the study of law, and was admitted to the bar in 1868. He was City Attorney four years, resigned that position owing to his extensive practice. He is now Mayor of the city. He has drawn all the articles of incorporation of the various stock companies which have been organized here since he commenced practice, and is attorney for all the corporations. He was one of the most active men in getting the Phoenix Chair Co. started, and is a stockbroker of that company, also of the Sheboygan Manufacturing Co. He was married at Glen Falls, N.Y., Dec. 17, 1868, to Mary A. Peat; she was born in Albany, N.Y.; they have three children - Arelisle J., Charles and Mary. Mr. S. is a member of the A., F. & A.M., Lodge No. 11, and Harmony Chapter; he is one of the oldest members of the present lodge; his father was one of the charter members.


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Richards, E. / Kock, E. W. / Kuentz, H. H.


Pages 997

Sheboygan Mineral Water Company. This company was organized in May, 1880, and was composed of E. Richards, E. W. Kock and H. H. Kuentz; they carried on the business up to Nov. 1, 1881, when the concern changed hands, and is now composed of E.R. Richards and Messrs. Stuart and Harvey. They have a privilege from the city of Sheboygan to use the water up to 1886. Employ some eight hands bottling the water; daily consumption about 500 gallons. E.R. Richards manages the business. He was born at Roxbury, Wis., Feb., 27, 1851; came to Sheboygan in 1876. Has been engaged as a traveling salesman, and since 1880 as manager of above company.


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Smith, Lambert


Pages 997

Smith, Lambert, book-keeper; came to Sheboygan in 1855; until 1856, worked at the printer's trade; from 1856 to 1870, he was a book-keeper and teller in the bank of Sheboygan; since then with the Sheboygan & Fond du Lac Railway Company; three years in the German Bank. After a trip to Europe, he was Assistant Postmaster, holding that office from Jan. 26, 1874, until January, 1878; Deputy Register of Deeds about nine months, and with C. T. Roenitz & Sons since Jan. 15, 1880. Mr. S. was born in Leeuwarden, Holland, Dec. 28, 1821.


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Sonnemann, Earnest A.


Pages 997

Sonnemann, Earnest A., fisheries, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1858; located at Sheboygan; was employed on Lake Michigan for two years, as porter, etc., and for three years in fisheries on Lake Michigan, and has been engaged in present business since 1874; owns and runs the fish smack "The Smuggler." Monthly average of fish shipped during the season, some 8,000 to 9,000 pounds; employs three men. Born in Germany in 1858. Has been a member of the Ancient Order of Odd Fellows since February, 1881. Is the son of Christopher Sonnemann.


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Squire, Henry D.


Pages 997

Squire, Henry D., homoeopathic physician, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin Sept. 1, 1873; located at Sheboygan, and has been engaged in practicing medicine since that time; was City Physician from May, 1880 to May, 1881. Born at Riverhead, Suffolk Co., N.Y., Sept. 6, 1839. Resided with parents, in Chicago, Ill., from 1848 to 1849; then in Rockford, Ill., was employed in post office as clerk for two years. Was educated in medicine at Hahnemann College, Chicago, Ill., and graduated at Hospital College, at Cleveland, Ohio, Feb. 25, 1864; then resided at McGregor, Iowa; practiced there and at Prairie du Chien, Wis., for some ten years. Married at McGregor, Iowa, Nov. 28, 1866, to Maria E. Watson, born in Sheboygan Co., Wis. They have seven children - Henry D., Mary C., Sarah B., Charles A., Carrie H., Arthur B. and Alice.


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Townsend, F. R.


Pages 997 - 998

Townsend, F. R., (There is a drawing of F.R. Townsend on page 997) President of the Bank of Sheboygan, and Treasurer of the Sheboygan Manufacturing Company; was born in Troy, N.Y., Aug. 29, 1813; resided there until he came to Racine, Wis., in July, 1844; engaged in the produce business there until 1851, when he came to Sheboygan; after coming here he dealt extensively in produce and continued in that business until a few years ago; for many years he was the largest dealer in grain in this region; he engaged in the banking business soon after he came here, and has been interested in it most of the time since; he has been prominently identified with the promotion of the public interests of this city; he rendered valuable assistance in the construction of the Sheboygan & Fond du Lac Railway, and was Secretary and Treasurer of that company; he was the first Mayor after the city organization; for several terms he has been Alderman; he has been School Commissioner and City School Superintendent for a number of years, being always greatly interested in the educational interests of the place. Mr. Townsend was married in Galesville, Washington Co., N.Y., Oct. 17, 1837, to Caroline M. Gale, a native of that place; they have one child - Julia G. (now Mrs. Harry A. Barrett).


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Tallmadge, William E.


Pages 998

Tallmadge, William E., agent C. & N.W. R.R., Sheboygan, born in Byron, Wis., Dec. 14, 1852; at ten years of age, went with parents to Fond du Lac, Wis.; learned telegraphy and was employed by the Sheboygan & Fond du Lac R.R. Co., as baggage master; then agent for that railroad company, for four years, at Sheboygan Falls. Came to Sheboygan City, March 22, 1878, and engaged in present capacity since. Is a son of Montgomery W. Tallmadge, farmer, residing at Fond du Lac.


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Thies, George


Pages 998

Thies, George, music teacher; came to Wisconsin in 1847; located at Sheboygan; was employed as clerk in the mercantile business some eleven years; was elected Sheriff of the county of Sheboygan in the autumn of 1858, and served two years; was then a year in Germany; returned to Sheboygan and was employed as a clerk for a year or so, after which was teaching music for several years; was then County Clerk for 1873 and 1874; since then has been engaged as music teacher; born in Hanover, Germany, March 24, 1815; was school teacher in that country for fourteen years; came to America in 1846; resided one year in the State of Illinois; engaged in various capacities. Married at Sheboygan, Wis., June 28, 1849, to Wilhelminia Zoermen; born in Germany; they have one child - Wilhelminia (now Mrs. H. Scheer).


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Volrath, Jacob J.


Pages 998

Volrath, Jacob J., manufacturer of enameled hollow ware; was born in the village of Dorrebach, Kr. Krenzbach, Coblenz, Rhein-Prussia, Sept. 19, 1824; came to New York City Dec. 25, 1842; was there a short time, then went to Albany, N.Y., where he resided two years, then came to Milwaukee and lived there four or five years; afterward located in Chicago, where he remained about five years, then came to Sheboygan; he worked at iron molder's trade in Albany, Milwaukee and Chicago; in the latter place he carried on business in partnership with Frederick Letz; when he came to Sheboygan he was engaged in the manufacture of agricultural implements for two years, then for three years manufactured steam engines; later he manufactured caststeel plows for four or five years; in 1874, he sold out that business and engaged in his present business. Mr. V. was married in Milwaukee, in 1847, to Elizabeth Margaret Fuchs; she was born March 24, 1821, in the village of Pferdsfeld-Kr. Krenznach, Coblenz, Rhein-Prussia; they have six children - Lillie (now Mrs. John M. Kohler, of Sheboygan), Andrew J., Minnie, Mary (now Mrs. John R. Reiss, of Milwaukee), Carl, August W., and Mahidy Deborah. Mr. Vollrath is a member of the A., F.& A. M.; in 1880, he was the Republican candidate for member of the Assembly from his district.


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Vollrath, Andrew J.


Pages 998

Vollrath, Andrew J., molder and enameler; is a son of Jacob J Vollrath, and was born in Milwaukee Jan. 20, 1850. He was married at Sheboygan Sept. 24, 1879, to Annie M. Liebl, who was born here Nov. 17, 1859; they have one son - Carl J.J.


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Vollrath, Carl


Pages 998

Vollrath, Carl, molder and enameler; was born in Sheboygan Feb. 26, 1859; He has always been employed in the manufacturing business carried on by his father, Jacob J. Vollrath.


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Watson, John


Pages 998

Watson, John, Superintendent and Secretary of the Sheboygan Gas Company, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1868; located at Milwaukee; learned trade of steam and gas-fitter, and was employed at it some five years; was then employed by the Milwaukee Gas Co. two years in the works, and for four years as Inspector for the company; came to Sheboygan City Sept. 1, 1879, and engaged in present capacity; born in Scotland Oct. 29, 1850, and was employed as gas-fitter for three years; came to America in 1868; married at Milwaukee Sept. 30, 1875, to Alena Bridge, born at Bay City, Mich. They have two children - John H. and Edna S.


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Weeks, Arvin L.


Pages 998

Weeks, Arvin L., architect and builder, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in May, 1848; located at Sheboygan; was engaged for ten years as contracting builder; built saw-mill at Meeme, Wis., in 1858, in company with D. Wheeler and Capt. Charles Norton; they were burnt out about two and a half years later; in 1861, built another saw-mill in company with Capt. Charles Norton and John M. Folger; they ran the mill for some years; then the firm changed to Weeks & Co., the company being J. O. Thayer; they continued for some time together; then Mr. Weeks took the business; was Architect and Superintendent of County Court House, and also built the first schoolhouse, besides some of the most prominent business and private buildings; was Superintendent of Sheboygan Harbor for seven years, and was at one time a member of School Board for three years; born in Massachusetts in 1811; he learned business there; was engaged in building in Lynn, Mass., for some years; afterward at Charleston, S.C., Augusta, Ga.; at the latter place was engaged in car building for two years; then at Manchester, N.H., building churches, etc., for two years, and at various other places in the Eastern States; married in Massachusetts in 1840, to Elizabeth Cottle, born in that State. They have eight children - Sophronia, Ellen G., Catherine, Arvin L., in lumber business, Elizabeth C., William C., Sarah, Agnes J. - three children deceased.


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Weller, Frederick


Pages 998

Weller, Frederick, contractor, plasterer and mason, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1861; located at Sheboygan and has been engaged in present business for twenty years; built Fire Hall and the foundation of the Catholic Church and some large business and private buildings; born in Prussia Feb. 24, 1820; was employed as mason and plasterer for some years; then came to America in 1861; married in Germany in 1850 to Amelia Hilleng, born there. They have six children - Matilda, Hedwig, Frederick, Bruno, Felix and Emil.


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Wedig, Joseph


Pages 998 - 999

Wedig, Joseph, Justice of the Peace, came to Wisconsin on May 19, 1849; located at Sheboygan; was employed in mercantile capacity up to 1853; was elected Justice of the Peace in that year and has held the office since and in 1854 and 1855 was also Police Justice; in 1858 and 1859 was Alderman of First Ward, and also Overseer of the Poor for 1859, and in 1865-66-67-68 and 1869, represented the First District in the Legislature at Madison; also held the office of City Attorney for eleven years, from 1865, and was twelve years Court Commissioner; born in Hanover, Germany, April 26, 1826; was in administrative government there; came to America in 1849; married at Sheboygan in 1850, to Ernestine Gosse, born in Germany. They have one child - Ferdinandinia.


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Wheeler, Otis P.


Pages 999

Wheeler, Otis P., Superintendent of George B. Mattoon's furniture factory, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in March, 1868; located at Menasha for one year engaged as a mechanic; came to Sheboygan in June, 1869; was employed in chair manufactories for some years. In fall of 1877 opened a shop, and was engaged in making ladders and employed some at turning furniture; continued in that business up to Jan. 1, 1880; since that time, have been engaged in present capacity. Born in Hubbardstown, Worchester Co., Mass., March 10, 1846; learned trade of chair maker at Gardner, Mass., in 1865, and was employed at it some three years. Married at Sheboygan Sept. 24, 1871, to Mary Pelton, born in Ohio. They have one child - Mabel T.


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Wilson, August H. P.


Pages 999

Wilson, August H. P., Pastor of First Baptist Church, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in November, 1880; located here and been engaged in his present capacity since. Mr. Wilson was born in Germany Feb. 10, 1848; educated in Hanover; came to America in 1869; was engaged in a mercantile capacity for two years in Pennsylvania; was ordained at Germantown, Ohio, in 1872; was at Crestline, Ohio, for three years and had charge of a German Lutheran Church; was ordained into the Baptist Church at Manchester, Mich., in 1878, and had charge of First Baptist Church there for over a year, then officiated at Clayton, Mich., up to November, 1880. He was married at Eaton Rapids, Mich., December 25, 1871, to Alice Lewis, who was born in Michigan. They have two children - Catherina T. and Martha O.


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Winter, Michael


Pages 999

Winter, Michael, lumber, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1842; located at Milwaukee; ran saw-mills for some twelve years in and about Milwaukee; ran, in 1843, the first gang saw-mill run in the State; was then at Herman, Sheboygan Co., engaged in farming, and carried on a general store for some twelve years; came to Sheboygan City in 1866; came to Sheboygan City in 1866; was Sheriff of the county for two years, 1866-67. In 1867 he engaged in the lumber business for three years with Henry Klue, and since 1870 has been alone; was also, for a short time, in the coal business with J.J. Sneyder; quit that business in 1874; also deals in stucco, cement, etc.; was elected to the Legislature of Wisconsin in 1864; was at one time Alderman of the First Ward for several years, and City Supervisor for one year. He was born in Prussia in 1825; came to America in 1839; was employed for some years on the canal at Buffalo, N.Y.; was married at Milwaukee, Wis., in April, 1848, to Miss Bertha Benter, born in Germany. They have five children - William, Arthur, Jesse, Augusta (now Mrs. Koepsel) and Louisa.


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Winter, William M.


Pages 999

Winter, William M., manager for Michael Winter, dealer in lumber, cement and Stucco, Sheboygan; born in Milwaukee, Wis., Oct. 13, 1851. Came to Sheboygan in 1864, and has been in the employ of his father, M. Winter, since that time. Married at Sheboygan, Wis., July, 1874, to Minnie Raab, born there. They have three children - Erwin, Alfred and Frank.


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Wolff, Louis


Pages 999

Wolff, Louis, foreman of binding department "Sheboygan Manufacturing Company", Sheboygan; born in Herman, Sheboygan Co., Oct. 19, 1859; resided with his parents up to October, 1871, when he came with them to Sheboygan City. In 1874, commenced with Sheboygan Manufacturing Company; employed six years with father in carpenter-shop. In present capacity since April, 1880. Is the eldest son of Jacob H. Wolff, in the employ of Sheboygan Manufacturing Company.


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Wolff, Jacob Henry


Pages 999

Wolff, Jacob Henry, Foreman of machine department of Sheboygan Manufacturing Company, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1856; located in Sheboygan County, and was engaged as carpenter and millwright for twelve years, and four years in the same business at Manitowoc, Co., Wis.; came to Sheboygan City, October, 1871, and engaged in present capacity since. Born in Germany in 1833; learned trade of cabinet-maker, and was employed at it for some years; came to America in 1856; resided in New York for four years employed as cabinet-maker. Married at New York Sept. 19, 1855, to Kate Pusch, a native of Germany. They have five children - Mary, now Mrs. Van Schwendt Skofski; Louis, Henry, Lizzie and William W.


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Wolfsen, Ludwig


Pages 999

Wolfsen, Ludwig, surgeon and dentist, Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1873; located at Green Lake; was a Congregational clergyman and had charge of First Congregational church for two years; then at Plymouth, Wis., had charge of church there for two years, and at the same time studied dentistry with Dr. D. W. Perkins; returning to Plymouth, Wis.; preached for some eighteen months; came to Sheboygan City in May, 1879, and been practicing dentistry since that time; born in Germany, October 1840; came to America in 1861; enlisted in 87th New York Infantry in 1861; served in that regiment up to the second battle of Bull Run, in which the regiment participated, and was afterward, in the 40th New York Infantry; in May, 1863, was wounded at battle of Chancellorsville (thigh fractured) and was left on the battle field for fourteen days; was discharged in October, 1864; was at Andover, Mass., studied for ministry; graduated in 1871; was in Fergus Falls, Minn., employed on missionary staff. Married at Searsmont, Maine, in 1864, to Louisa Brown, now deceased. They had one child - Herbert. Married again at Searsport, Dec. 2, in 1867, to Clara M. Small, of that place. They have two children - Edith and Ludwig.


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Zimmermann, Frederick


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Zimmermann, Frederick, retired farmer and merchant, Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in the spring of 1848; located at town of Wilson, in Sheboygan Co., and was engaged in farming for fourteen years, and during that time held the following offices; School Director three years, Town Treasurer two years, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors for three years, Town Clerk for one year, and one year Assessor; in the autumn of 1862, came to Sheboygan City; was elected County Clerk in 1862; re-elected in 1865, and again elected in 1867. In spring of 1869, entered in to the boot and shoe business with J. Ohde, and was in that business for four years; was afterward, an insurance agent for four years; since 1877, has been engaged on his farm, and during 1880, was employed as Census Taker; born in Prussia, Nov. 24, 1825; was employed as gardener for some years; came to America May 5, 1848. Married at Wilson, Wis., September, 1852, to Christinia Brehm, born in Germany. They have five children - Edward, Minnie, William, Bertha and Amelia.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Zschetzsche, Theo.


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Zschetzsche, Theo., tanner, was born in Saxony, Jan. 10, 1820; came to America in 1850; located at Sheboygan; he was engaged in carpenter and joiner business until 1859, when he engaged in tannery business with Christian Heyer; continued with him until 1872, when the present firm of Theodore Zschetzsche & Son, was organized. Mr. Z's wife. Fredericka Gerlach, was also born in Saxony.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Zschetzsche, Carl L.


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Zschetzsche, Carl L., of the firm of Theodore Zschetzsche & Son, tanners, was born in Saxony, Aug. 20, 1847; came to America with his parents in 1850. He was married at St. Paul, Minn., May 20, 1872, to Emma Stahlman, a native of Cincinnati, O. They have four children - Theodore, Lulu, Frederick and Emilie.


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