Barnard, George W.
Barnard, George W., merchant, Plymouth; was born in Dutchess Co., N.Y., July 13, 1823; came to Wisconsin when it was a territory, in 1846, and stopped for that winter in Waukesha County, also locating a farm in the town of Plymouth, Sheboygan Co.; in the spring of 1847, returned to New York, got his wife and came back to Wisconsin, and settled on his homestead, in September, 1847, when he commenced to improve it and work for the interest of settling up the country. He lived there five years, when he took a trip back East, which he had promised his wife, if she would consent to come West, and on his return to Plymouth, he sold out his farm and moved to the village and started to work at carpentering and building; also starting a nursery, which business he followed until 1865, then starting a merchandise store, which he has followed ever since. In 1850, he was elected to the office of Town Treasurer, and has since held the offices of County Supervisor, Justice (fifteen years), Town Clerk and various other offices. He was married, in 1846, to Miss Hannah C. Gildersleeve, of New York, by whom he has two children - one son and one daughter.
Bishop, Hiram, farmer, on Sec. 22; P. O. Plymouth; was born in Oswego Co., N.Y., on the 26th of January, 1823; is the son of Morris W. and Olive Bishop, the latter dying, in New York, in 1849, the former, in 1855. The subject of this sketch came West and landed in Milwaukee, in the fall of 1845, settling on the farm where he still lives, during the same year, which he purchased from the Government for $1.25 per acre. He was married, in 1846, in New York, after returning from entering his claim, to Miss Amanda Baldwin, by whom he has three children, viz., Ira J., Lester T., now City Clerk of Plymouth, and Hiram F. Mr. Bishop is a member of the I.O.O.F., Plymouth, Union Lodge No. 71; also of the Union Encampment, No. 52, at Plymouth, and has served three years as District Deputy Grand Patriarch of his district. He was a sailor on the lakes before coming west, for a number of years, having been First Mate on the steamer George Clinton; also on two or three other different boats.
Bradford, Ira A.
Bradford, Ira A., farmer, on Sec. 23; P. O. Plymouth; was born in Vermont on the 27th of February, 1820. His father, Joseph Bradford, was killed by a falling tree, when the subject of this sketch was only 13 years old, and, in October, 1846, moved to Wisconsin, settling on a farm in the town of Plymouth, Sheboygan Co., having previously visited Wisconsin, in 1842, but only stayed six months. He enlisted in the late war, in February, of 1864, in the 26th, Company E, W.V.I., serving until July of 1865, being Sergeant when discharged. Mr. Bradford has been Supervisor of the Town Board, and was married, in November, 1843, to Miss Sarah Sweeting, by whom he has six sons, all of whom are school teachers, viz., George W., now County Treasurer of Sheboygan County; Dewitt A., Principal of Hartford School, Washington County; Charles M., Martin E., Frank J., and William N.
Carpenter, Asa, farmer, on Sec. 34; P. O. Plymouth; was born in Oswego Co., N.Y. on the 26th of December, 1829; he was raised on a farm, which occupation he followed until 1851, when he came to Wisconsin, settling in the town of Plymouth, Sheboygan Co., where he worked by the month for two and a half years, after which he bought the farm on which he now lives. He was elected Chairman of the Town Board, in 1857, and was Assessor for three years, and in the winter of 1876 was a juror on a whisky suit in the United States Court, at Milwaukee. He was married, in April, of 1854, to Harriet M. Wilson, daughter of Ezra Wilson, who became a settler of the town of Plymouth in 1849.
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Delo, Charles, of the firm of Conover & Co., wholesale cheese dealers, Plymouth; this firm is one of the largest shipping and exporting firms in cheese in the State of Wisconsin; they shipped in the year 1880 over fifty thousand boxes of cheese to Liverpool, averaging 55 lbs. each, all of which was manufactured in Sheboygan and Manitowoc Counties; this firm was the first that started the manufactory of cheese in Sheboygan County, at Plymouth, Mr. Hiram Conover being the proprietor of the factory, working by the month; they being young and industrious men, had saved enough capital to buy the factory in 1877, which they sold out in 1879, and started to buy and export cheese, and will this season (1881), pay over $250,000 for cheese, all of which will go to Liverpool. Mr. Delo was born Oct. 9, 1853; was married in March, 1880, to Ida Conover, daughter of Hirahm (sic) Conover, of Plymouth.
Drewry, Edward, farmer, Plymouth; was born in Canada, June, 1835; came with his parents to Wisconsin, in 1846, who located at Milwaukee, and remained there until the spring of 1847, then moving to Sheboygan County, and settled in the town of Plymouth, a mile and a half south of the village. His father, Edward B., died in January, 1849. The subject of this sketch remained at home, working on the home farm and going to school, teaching, etc., until he reached the age of 22 years, then bought himself a farm of 80 acres near the homestead, which he continued to work until 1865, when he was elected to the office of County School Superintendent; he served as Town Clerk seven years; in 1869 moved with his family to the State of Michigan; lived there two years, then returned to Wisconsin, and bought a farm in the town of Lyndon, where he resided until 1877; when he moved back to Plymouth, Wis.; married Nov. 14, 1861, to Martha A. Dockstader, she being born in New York; he is a member of I.O.O.F. of Plymouth, Union Lodge No. 67, also the A., F, & A.M., Cassia Lodge, No. 167, of Plymouth.
Eastman, Enos, Hon., farmer, Plymouth; was born Oct. 27, 1821, in the State of New York; he remained at home with his parents, working on the farm and going to school until 21 years of age, during which time he received an academic education, and at that age he bought himself a small farm of 50 acres, which he worked until 1849, when he sold out and came West to the State of Wisconsin, and located on the farm where he now lives, in May, 1849, which had been pre-empted and some little improvements made on; he then set to work further improving his farm and buying more land with his annual earnings from his farm, and finally erecting himself a fine brick residence. Mr. E. has always taken an active part in the welfare of the county, holding various county and town offices; he was Representative to the Legislature from his county in 1871, and in the Senate in 1875-6; was married in New York to Miss Miriam Carpenter in 1844, by whom he has five children, viz.: Vasti L., now Mrs. R. Gardner; Miriam E., now Mrs. A. F. Warden; Lillie M., now Mrs. G. W. Zerler; Charles D. and Enis E., also one daughter, Sarah M., who died in 1869.
Fischer, Conrad, livery stable, Plymouth; was born in Germany on the 4th of March, 1842; came to the United States with his parents, Christopher and Catherine F., who settled in the town of Plymouth on a farm. The subject of this sketch was married at the age of 25, to widow Mile, nee Juliet Miller, and then started to farm for himself, at which he continues until 1876, when he sold out, moving into the city of Plymouth, where he started a livery stable; he was City Marshall in 1879.
Fuller, M. D. L.
Fuller, M. D. L., (There is a drawing of M.D.L. Fuller), lawyer, Plymouth; was born in Allegany Co., N.Y.; came to Wisconsin in 1854 with his parents, who settled in Dane County; graduated at Milton College, Wis., in 1871; was principal of Sheboygan Falls High School in 1871-71; was Superintendent of Schools for Sheboygan County in 1874-75; represents said county in the Second Assembly District; at present Legislator; is one of the largest law firms in the county, opened said office in 1875, at Plymouth; was married in the spring of 1874.
Gilman, Henry, farmer, Sec. 26, P.O. Plymouth; was born in Jefferson Co., N.Y., May 24, 1815; is the son of Solomon and Polly Gilman. His father serving as Musician in the war of 1812. The subject of this sketch was married, in 1838, to Polly Bard, who was born in State of New Haven. They moved West to Sheboygan Co., Wis., in the fall of 1845, and entered 160 acres of land in Sec. 35, town of Plymouth. Here they lived two years; then moved on the farm where they now live, and, at the time Mr. G first settled in town of Plymouth, there was only the following persons living in what is now that township: Johnson, generally known as Jack Johnson, Samuel Patten, S. V. Thorp, Bradford, Jacob Mance, James T. Flint and Bradbery Robinson, all of whom Mr. G. has survived. He has reared a family of nine children, six sons and three daughters. Chester M. of this number, was a soldier in the war of rebellion, enlisting in 1862 in 27th W.V.I., Co. B; died at Halena, Ark., August, 1863, after one year and three days' service. Auther also enlisting twice, the latter time in 1864, in 27th W.V.I., Co., B, and served until the close of the war.
Karpe, Gustave, Postmaster, Plymouth; was born in Germany on the 26th of September, 1836. Came to America with his parents in 1852, settling in town of Plymouth, Wis., on a farm, which land was all heavily timbered. The subject of this sketch lived at home until 1864, when he enlisted in the rebellion, in the 4th Wisconsin Cavalry, Co. C. He was discharged on being disabled for further service, and then returned home; and in 1869, was appointed Postmaster, which position he has held ever since. He is a member of the A. & A.M., Cassia Lodge, No. 167, and of the Harmony Chapter, and also of the I.O.O.F., Plymouth Union Lodge, No. 75. Mr. Karpe was married, in 1857, to Miss Frederica Port, who was born in Germany, her parents still living there. They have three children, two sons and a daughter.
Kinrenschild, Fredrich, furniture and undertaker, Plymouth; was born in Prussia Nov. 23, 1822. Came to America in 1853, and located in Milwaukee, where he lived but a short time; then moved to Plymouth, his present home, where he first engaged to work at the carpenter trade. which he followed a little over one year, then built himself a shop and bought a small stock of furniture, and every year adding to his stock with an increased trade up to the present time. Was married in Prussia to Augusta Starm, who was a native of the same State, by whom he has one daughter - Emelia, now Mrs. William Sebald.
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Krauss, Rudolph, brick-yard, Plymouth; was born in Germany March 17, 1825. Emigrated to United States in spring of 1847, and settled in town of Rhine, Sheboygan Co., Wis., where he bought a farm of the Government consisting of 160 acres, being all heavy timbered land. Here he lived improving his farm, etc., until 1873, when he started the brick-yard at Plymouth, which he ran in connection with his farm until 1867; then moving his family to Plymouth, renting his farm and giving his full attention to brick making. Mr. K. held several important town offices is (sic) town of Rhine, such as Assessor, Treasurer, Clerk, Supervisor, etc. In the spring of 1849, was married to Dorathea Pricknor, who is also a native of Germany, by whom he has five children, all of whom are living, viz., Alford L., Annie, Lucy, Otto and Lena.
Mead, Samuel W., M.D.
Mead, Samuel W., M.D., Plymouth; was born in Putnam, Co., N.Y., Aug. 15, 1849. He received a common-school education in his native State, and started to read medicine in Brooklyn, N.Y., with Mr. Dr., R. B. Welton, after which he commenced his college course at Long Island College Hospital, where he was a graduate in high standing as M.D., and was appointed Resident Physician in the Long Island Hospital for one year; then moving to Wisconsin in 1878, and located at the above place, where he began his first practice. He is a member of Royal Arcanum of Plymouth. Was married, Jan. 1, 1879, to Miss Francis (sic) E. Drewry, of Plymouth, by whom he has one daughter - Iren W.
Mehrmann, John F.
Mehrmann, John F., merchant, Plymouth; was obrn (sic) in Germany Sept. 2, 1809; came to the United States in 1864, and located in Plymouth, Sheboygan Co., and in 1855 started a store where he now is. He was married, in 1858, to the widow of Cyrase Johnson, one of the first settlers in the town of Plymouth; she was born Feb. 20, 1829, in Schenectady Co., N.Y., who settled in town of Plymouth in spring of 1845, her daughter, Annie, now Mrs. John Knowd, being the first white female child born in town of Plymouth, in month of February, 1846; her husband, Mr. Knowd, has been station agent for the railroad since it was constructed, at Plymouth except six months, when he was in the war.
Oberreich, Robert, proprietor of Central Flour and Feed Mill, Plymouth; was born in Germany Jan. 17, 1846. He started to learn the milling trade in his native country at the age of 14, which business he followed there until 1871, when he emigrated to the United States and located in town of Plymouth, Sheboygan Co., Wis., and worked first for three months at carpenter's trade, after which time he went to Manitowoc and started to work in a mill for Fred Sull, where he remained nearly two years, then returning to Sheboygan Co., and worked in a country mill in town of Plymouth until 1879, when he leased the mill where he now is, and, in the spring of 1881, bought it; this mill has a capacity of fifty barrels per day, besides grinding feed, etc.; it was erected in 1867, by William Schwartz. He was married, in 1872, to Miss Ernistens Piletz, who was born in Prussia, by whom he has children - Osker, and Willie.
Prescott, Charles W.
Prescott, Charles W., farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Plymouth, was born in Oneida Co., N.Y., June 19, 1825. He came to Wisconsin in 1844, first going to Milwaukee, and the same year going back East to Ohio, where he remained until June of 1846; he then came back to Wisconsin and worked in Prairiesville, Washington Co., at the carpenter's trade. In 1847, entered some land in Fond du lac Co., and, during the same year, operated a saw-mill, and then went up Wolf River, where he was foreman of a saw-mill, until 1851; he then returned to Osceola and commenced improving his land, on which he lived until 1862, at that time being elected County Clerk of Fond du Lac Co., and holding that position four years. In the meantime, he sold his farm, and, in January of 1867, at the expiration of his clerkship, bought the farm on which he now lives. He was married, in 1852, at Osceola, to Miss Julia E. Cannin, by whom he has two children, his wife dying in 1833.
Puhlmann, Otto, proprietor of Plymouth Roller Mill; was born in Germany June 12, 1838; emigrated to the United States in December, 1859, and located at Plymouth, Wis., where he engaged to work by the month in the mill of which he is now owner. In 1851, he went to Milwaukee to attend the commercial college, where he graduated the same year, and returned to Plymouth, there enlisting in Co. C, 4th W.V.I., and served until January, 1865; he was promoted while in service, first to Captain, and afterward to Adjutant General, and served in most of the principal battles in the rebellion; was wounded twice - once in the left arm and once in the left leg. After the war, he returned to Plymouth, where he resumed his position at the mill, and, in 1866, he became a partner with R. H. Hotchkiss, who died in 1878, Mr. Puhlmann continuing the business, and this mill is furnished with a complete set of rollers and all of the late improvements, and has a capacity of 125 barrels per day. He is also engaged in buying and shipping grain and seeds, etc. He was elected to the Legislature in year of 1872, and has served as Mayor of the city of Plymouth four years, which office he now holds. Was married, in 1866, to Miss Anna T. Moore, of Plymouth.
Rickmeier, Simon A.
Rickmeier, Simon A., cheese-factory; Born in Sheboygan Falls Dec. 17, 1855. And at the age of 18 years, learned carpenter trade, and was employed at it some four years. Then employed in cheese factory for one year. Has been engaged in present business since fall of 1878. Manufactures about nine thousand pounds of cheese per month. Is a son of Simon Rickmeir (sic), who settled in Sheboygan Falls in 1853.
Schmidt, Ausgust (sic), merchant, Plymouth, was born in Germany, Aug. 4, 1845; emigrated to America with his parents in 1848, who located in town of Plymouth, Sheboygan Co., on farm where he resided until 1856, when they moved to the village, the subject of this going to school and living at home until 1861, when he enlisted in the war of the rebellion at the age of 15 years, in Co. C, 4th Wis. Vol. Infty. and served until 1866; when he returned to Plymouth, where he remained but a short time; then going to the State of Alabama to help his brother run a large plantation; stayed there one season and came back to Plymouth, and commenced to clerk for his brother-in-law, where he remained until 1875, when he started in business for himself in the building where he now is. Was married in 1872, to Miss Barbra Schermack, of Sheboygan, being born in Germany.
Sebald, William, retail liquor dealer, Plymouth, was born in Prussia, Dec. 14, 1843; emigrated to the United States with his parents, in 1848, who settled in Sheboygan Co., on farm; the subject of this sketch left home at the age of 12 years and went to the city of Sheboygan, where he worked by the month and in 1865 enlisted there in the 45th W.V.C.I., and served until the close of the war; then returned to Sheboygan and engaged as clerk in wholesale liquor house; and afterward was traveling agent, and finally, located in Plymouth in 1868; and started his present business, which he has followed since. Was married in 1868 to Miss Emelia Kinrenschild, of Plymouth, by whom he has four children - Rosa, Benno, Emilia and Wella.
Spear, Andrew J.
Spear, Andrew J., Plymouth, Deputy Sheriff of Sheboygan Co., was born in Vermont, Nov. 26, 1831; came to Wisconsin in fall of 1852, and worked at millwright trade; afterward running on the lakes as clerk; then working at the State prison three years, with his father-in-law, who was Warden at Waupun, Wis.; afterward moving to Fond du Lac, where he bought a saw mill and ran that and the lumber business until he moved to Plymouth, where he started lumber yard, where he has lived since.
Streblow, Ferdinand A.
Streblow, Ferdinand A., proprietor of Plymouth cheese factory, was born in Germany, Feb. 15, 1853; emigrated to the United States with his parents in 1858, who resided in New York until 1862, when he came to the State of Wisconsin and bought a farm in town of Plymouth, Sheboygan Co.; there he lived, working the farm and also built a cheese factory in town of Rhine, in 1877, and ran that until 1879, when the subject of this sketch moved to village of Plymouth and bought the factory where he now is, of S. H. Conover, this factory having a capacity of twenty-five cheese per day, which is the largest factory in Sheboygan Co. The cheese made at this factory is shipped to Liverpool, which amount to 5,000 sixty-pound boxes per annum. He was married in 1875, to Miss Louisa Klopf, who died in February, 1881, by whom he had two children.
Stocks, Henry, of the firm of H. Stocks & Co., hardware dealers, Plymouth. This firm was established in 1878, and while yet a young firm they do about $8,000 per annum. Mr. Stocks is an experienced hardware merchant, having served for a number of years with the well known firm in Milwaukee, John Nazro & Co., and also John Pritzlaff, previous to starting in business at Plymouth. He enlisted at Sheboygan in 1861, Co. A, 9th W.V.I., and served three years; was promoted three times - Second Lieutenant, First Lieutenant and thence to Captain. He was born in Mobile, Ala., Jan. 14, 1841; was married in Sheboygan in 1869, to Miss Tena Teyne, of Sheboygan. His father settled at Sheboygan in 1846; was a lumber merchant at that place and was one of the Harbor Commissioners appointed to make improvements there. He died in 1856.
Taylor, John W.
Taylor, John W., farmer, P. O. Plymouth, was born in Genesee, N.Y., Oct. 12, 1816. He is the son of Elisha and Tirzah, nee Holbrook, daughter of Silas Holbrook, who was a Sergeant Mate in the war of 1812. The subject of this sketch left his native State in 1836 and made his first trip West to Chicago, Ill., and as far north as Root River, Wis., where the city of Racine now is. He was very favorably impressed with the country, but as the land was not much in the market at that time he returned to the State of Michigan, then went to Fort Wayne, Ind., and entered a tract of 800 acres of land in LaGrange Co., then returned East; stopped but a short time. Relating his views of the country to his father, he induced him to take a trip with him West again, by team, which they made as far west as White Pigeon, Mich., but failing in health, by exposure, etc., camping out, was compelled to return home again. This time remaining until 1846, when he came West to stay, and located the land where his home now stands, there being but three or four settlers in the vicinity where the city of Plymouth now is. He commenced to build a log cabin, in which he kept a public house for a number of years, at the same time operating in real estate, etc. He was commissioned Notary Public under Gov. Dewey in 1848; he also was Postmaster. He has always been an active partisan in political circles; was a candidate for State Senator in 1852, on the Whig ticket, and was defeated; also for the Assembly in 1866, on the Republican ticket and was defeated by only fourteen votes. He was married in 1839, to Miss Caroline Colman, of New York, by whom he has reared a family of three daughters.
Wolf, Adam, Police Justice and insurance agent, Plymouth, was born in Germany Oct. 15, 1835; emigrated to America in the year 1844, with his parents, who settled in Washington Co., Wis., where they bought a farm of the Government. The subject of this sketch remained at home helping his parents until 1857, when he was married to Miss Phebe Stutzmann, who was born in New York City. He then commenced to work at the carpenter trade, which he followed until 1865, when he enlisted in Co. A, 51st W.V.I., and served until the close of the war. Then, coming back to Wisconsin, he started to work at his trade again, which he followed until 1870, when he moved to town of Greenbush, Sheboygan Co., where he first engaged in the insurance business. He was also elected Side Supervisor. Here he lived until 1874, then moving to Plymouth, continued his insurance business, and has since been elected to the office of Police Justice, which position he now holds. He has been a member of I.O.O.F since 1856. He has a family of four children two sons and two daughters.
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