Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Pages 294 - 295
Fred W. Broer is Principal of the First Ward School of Sheboygan, a position he has occupied since January 9, 1893,
or since the completion of the fine school building in that ward. This one of the large schools of the city, having
thirteen teachers, including the Principal.
Mr. Broer is a native of Two Rivers, Manitowoc County, Wis., the date of his birth being January 22, 1863. His
father, Herman Broer, a native of Germany, was an early settler of that place, where he located in 1854. His death
occurred August 12, 1881. He left two sons and a daughter, the subject of this record being the youngest of the
family; Henry, of New London, is the eldest; the sister is named Minnie. All were born in Manitowoc County.
Fred W. received his early education in the public schools, and after a three-years course in the High School at Two
Rivers began teaching. He was then in his seventeenth year. Having matriculated at the State Normal School, at
Oshkosh, in 1883, he pursued a three-years course at that institution.
After his graduation he accepted the principal-ship of the school at Butternut, Ashland County, Wis., which he
conducted successfully for three years, at the end of the first of which he was elected County Superintendent of
Ashland County. He served in that capacity two years, and then entered the Milwaukee Normal School, from which he
graduated in June, 1892.
Mr. Broer has received thorough preparation for the profession of teaching, and at the same time has also received
the discipline which is acquired by a dependence upon one's own efforts in securing an education, he having paid the
expense thereby incurred by his labor in the schoolroom, having taught and attended school alternately. He bears an
excellent reputation as an educator.
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