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August Stroede

Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Page 270

August Stroede, who carries on general farming on section 21, Sherman Township, has the honor of being a native of the Badger State. He was born March 18, 1849, and is the third in a family of thirteen children born unto Charles and Sophia {Winter} Stroede, only three of whom are now living: Anna and Christina, who reside in Milwaukee County, and August of this sketch. The father, Charles Frederick Julius Stroede, was born in Prussia, January 23, 1821, and in early life was a sailor. In 1845, he married Miss Sophia Winter, sister of Martin Winter, of Sherman Township. She died in the spring of 1890, and was laid to rest in Lutheran Cemetery. They crossed the Atlantic in 1847, landing in Quebec, and by way of the Lakes made their way to Milwaukee, near where Mr. Stroede purchased eighty acres of land. For four summers he sailed on the lake and gave his attention to his farm. After six years spent in Milwaukee County, he came to Sheboygan County, in 1853, and purchased the eighty-acre farm on which he now resides. He has always supported the Democratic party, and is a highly respected citizen.

Our subject remained on the home farm and operated it on shares until it was deeded to him, since which time he has carried it on in his own name. He was married October 27, 1877, to Miss Johanna Nagritz, of Washington County, who was the only daughter in a family of eight children, six of whom are yet living. Charles is a farmer of Washington County; William is a shoemaker of Ozaukee County; John A. is engaged in the manufacture of cheese in Sherman Township; Edward is a wagon maker of Random Lake; and Henry is a street car conductor of Milwaukee. Mr and Mrs. Stroede have been the parents of eight children, of whom the following are yet living: Charles, aged fifteen; William, aged fourteen; John, a lad of twelve; Arthur, a boy of seven summers; Henry, aged five; and Jesse, three years old.

Mr. Stroede proudly cast his first Presidential vote for Abraham Lincoln, but is now an advocate of Democratic principles. For eighteen years he has served as Clerk of the school district, which shows the confidence reposed in him, and also indicates his faithful performances of duty. He belongs to the Ancient Order of United Workmen, and he and his wife are members of the German Lutheran Church. They now reside on their fine farm of eighty acres, which is under a fine state of cultivation, and well improved with fine buildings and all the accessories and conveniences of a model farm. He also owns a third interest in a steam thresher, which he has operated for nine years, and his labors in that direction materially increase his income.

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