Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Page 311
John M. Saemann (deceased), a well-known pioneer of Sheboygan County, was born in Wittenburg, Germany, in 1804, and
was a son of John Saemann. John M. Saemann was one of a family of four children, comprising three sons and a
daughter. The eldest of the brothers was a soldier in the wars with Napoleon, and lost his life in the Moscow
campaign under that general. Christopher, the second, came to America and settled in Ohio, where he lost his life by
accident many years ago. The sister has been many years deceased. John M. was the youngest of the family.
John M. Saemann, on attaining to man's estate, married Elizabeth Bowman, and in about 1838 emigrated to America with
his wife and their two children, a daughter, Christina, and a son, John, who is now a resident of the town of
Mitchell. The family went first to Warren County, Ohio, and thence to Washington County, Wis., in 1846. Three years
later, in 1849, Mr. Saemann, Sr., entered considerable land in the town of Mitchell, including a part of the site of
the village of Batavia, on section 13, which was ever afterward his home. His death occurred on New Year's Day,
1886, his wife surviving him some three years. Two sons were born to them in this country: William and John Michael.
The former is a merchant in the city of Plymouth, Sheboygan County, and the latter is a prominent citizen and
business man of Sheboygan. The only daughter married Louis Loebs, and resides in the State of Nebraska. Her husband,
now deceased, was a member of the Twenty-seventh Wisconsin Infantry in the late Civil War. The son, John Saemann,
who came to the United States with his parents, resides on the homestead in Mitchell Township.
John M. Saemann, Sr., was a respected citizen. He and his family were members of the Church of the Evangelical
Association of North America.
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