Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Page 330
Louis Greise, junior member of the H. J. Bamford Company, cheese-dealers of Plymouth, was born in the town of
Lyndon, Sheboygan County, May 3, 1839. His parents William and Mary (Pructer) Greise were born in
Mecklenberg-Schwerin, Germany. They emigrated to America in December, 1853 and now reside in Plymouth, where they
settled in 1861.
Louis was educated in the public schools of Plymouth, and in 1876 began learning the trade of a cheese-maker with
Hiram Conover, one of the pioneer cheese-makers of Sheboygan County. He continued working under Mr. Conover's son,
Seth H., until the spring of 1890, when the existing partnership was formed with H. J. Bamford.
On the 25th of March, 1883, Mr. Greise was united in marriage with Miss Reka Smith. Mrs. Greise is a native of
Germany. Her father, Ernst I. Smith, came to the United States when she was but one year old. Two children have
been born to Mr. and Mrs. Greise, a daughter and a son. Elsie, the former, died at the age of six years; Leon
survives and is now five years of age.
Mr. and Mrs. Greise are members of the Lutheran Church. In politcs, Mr. Greise is a Democrat, and has served as
Alderman and City Treasurer of the city of Plymouth.
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