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Frederick August Nagel

Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Pages 637 - 638

Frederick August Nagel, insurance agent and dealer in boots and shoes, is one of the early settlers of Sheboygan, dating his arrival in this city back to 1857, now thirty-six years ago. Mr. Nagel was born in Saxony, now a province of Prussia, on the 13th of August, 1838, and is a son of Henry Johan August and Johanna (Schuchard) Nagel. His parents were also natives of Saxony. The mother died in her native country in 1841, and sixteen years later the father came to America. He carried on the shoemaking business in Sheboygan from 1857 until near the close of his life, his death occurring July 18, 1882.

Our subject was reared and educated in his native country, where he learned the shoemaker's trade. In 1857 he emigrated to America with his father, coming directly to Sheboygan, which has since been his home. For a few years he worked at his trade as a journeyman, and in 1862 established his present business, which he has carried on since. A few years later he engaged in the fire-insurance business, and has pursued that in connection with the boot and shoe business.

On the 13th of April, 1862, he was married in Sheboygan to Miss Augusta Moenich, a daughter of Carl Moenich. Mrs. Nagel was born in Ueckermark, province of Brandenburg, near Berlin, Germany, and came to America with her parents in November, 1856, coming directly to Sheboygan. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Nagel, of whom only one is living, Henry Frederick C, the eldest, who is in partnership with his father in the Boot and shoe business, under the firm name F. Nagel & Son.

Mr. Nagel, Jr., married Miss Augusta Stuemke in 1887, and has two children, a son and a daughter, Helena and Otto. Augusta, the next younger than Henry, died aged two years. Frederick, the youngest of the family, died at the age of ten.

Mr. Nagel and family are members of the Lutheran Church. In politics, he is a Republican, and has served two years as Alderman, and five years as Supervisor on the County Board. His public service has been distinguished by good judgment and a conscientious consideration for the welfare of the community he has represented, while in business relations and private affairs his course in life has always been shaped by courteous regard for the rights of others and by strict integrity and fairness. While not aspiring to prominence, he has led a busy and useful life, enjoying, as he deserves, the highest respect and sincere regard of his fellow-citizens.


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