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Robert C. Ebenreiter

Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Page 631

Among the prominent carpenter contractors of Sheboygan must be mentioned Robert C. Ebenreiter, who was born in this county in June of 1861. He is a son of August and Susannah (Schueler) Ebenreiter. His father was a pioneer of Sheboygan County of 1842, of whom see sketch elsewhere in this record.

The subject of this sketch was reared and educated in his native city. He learned the trade of carpenter and joiner in Kewaskum, Wis., and in June, 1881, went to Chicago, where he spent five years working at his trade. He later came to Sheboygan City, where he worked with Mr. Weeks as a journeyman carpenter some time, when he formed a partnership with William Hildebrand, known as Ebenreiter & Hildebrand, since when they have been contracting and building. Among the buildings erected by them may be mentioned the Fifth Ward Lutheran Church; the Emanuel Church, corner of Ninth and Erie Streets; the Methodist Church located at the corner of Seventh and Erie Streets; the Hope Reformed Church, corner of Tenth and Ontario Streets, and various country churches. They have built many residences in Sheboygan and stores, and the store and office of Otto Herzberg at Sheboygan Falls. They have done an extensive business. The finest building ever erected in the city is the one they are now constructing, the Foeste hotel, of Sheboygan.

On the 20th of February, 1887, Mr. Ebenreiter was married in the Chair City to Miss Matilda, a daughter of August Hamann. Mrs. Ebenreiter was born in the town of Sheboygan Falls, and her parents in Mecklenburg, Germany. They settled in Manitowoc County at first, but subsequently moved to Sheboygan Falls. Her father died November 3, 1888; her mother survives and resides in Sheboygan.

Three children, one son and two daughters, have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Ebenreiter: Norma Clara Ida, Erne D. B. and Harvey Robert August, all natives of the Evergreen City.

In politics, Mr. Ebenreiter is a Republican. Socially, he is a member of the Ancient Order of United Workmen.

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