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Carl Henry Moehring

Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Pages 363 - 364

In 1870 Mr. Moehring came from his native country to Sheboygan County, Wis. He is a native of Saxe-Altenberg, Germany, was born March 28, 1852, and was the fourth in a family of eight children, four sons and four daughters, born unto Carl and Christiana (Guntermann) Moehring, who are all living. They are as follows: Theresa, Henrietta, Ernest, Ida, Henry, Martha, and Richard. They are all residents of this county, with the exception of Henrietta, Henry, Martha and Richard, who live in Germany, the last-named being a resident of Berlin.

The father of this family was reared as a farmer boy and received a good education in his native tongue. He was always used to hard work, and was an honest and frugal man. He was born on the same farm in Germany on which his death occurred about 1883. His wife, also a native of that country, is still living, and is a member of the Lutheran Church, as was her husband.

Our subject was eighteen years of age when he sailed from Bremen for the United States, and after a trip of fourteen days he arrived safely in New York City. He turned his face westward, and when he had proceeded as far as Milwaukee did not have a dollar, and had to borrow $3 in order to come to Sheboygan. This was in the year 1870, and after his arrival here he learned the butcher's trade, at which work he continued for nearly two years. He was afterward employed by Mr. Koehn, the old fisherman, who is one of the pioneers of the county, and he remained with that honored citizen for about twelve years. Some five years of this time he spent on the Lakes during the winter, and one day he very nearly lost his life by drowning. Before leaving the Fatherland he had become apt in the German language, and since coming to this country has learned to speak and read the English language very well.

Mr. Moehring and Miss Ernestine Fuchs were married in October, 1872. The lady is also a native of Germany, born March 24, 1850. Unto this worthy couple have been born one son and three daughters: Henry, who assists his father in carrying on the farm, and is a young man of good education and business ability; Ida H., Anna and Clara, who are also at home. The mother and children have all been educated in both the German and English languages. Mrs. Moehring has been a valuable helpmate to her husband as the years have come and gone, and, with the other members of her family, belongs to the German Lutheran Church. Their home is a pretty country residence, located near the shores of Lake Michigan, and having a beautiful landscape surrounding.

At Presidential elections our subject has always voted the Democratic ticket and cast his first ballot for Hon. Horatio Seymour. Though he has stanchly {sic} upheld the Democratic banner, he has not been an active or aggressive politician. The farm which he at present owns consists of seventy-five acres, all choice and valuable property. Though it cost him less than $100 an acre, he could easily and at any time now obtain $150 per acre for it. By his own industry and toil and the assistance of his industrious and careful wife, he has accumulated his property, and is justly esteemed one of the enterprising farmers of the township.


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