Source: From the Biographical History of Clark and Jackson Counties, Wisconsin, published by The Lewis Publishing Co, 1891
Page 299 & 300
William Reseburg, chairman of the Town Board, and a resident of section 15, town 28, range 3 west (Withee Township), was born in the Province of Pommern, Prussia, August 9, 1845, the son of Ludwig and Caroline (Berg) Reseburg, both natives of Prussia, and now of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. The father brought his family to the United States in 1856, settling in the town of Schleswig, Manitowoc County, Wisconsin, which was then covered with timber, and they were also among wild animals and Indians. They were poor, and all had to work hard. They were the parents of nine children: William, Charles, Caroline, Otto, Bertha, Louis, Julius, Annie and Minnie (twins).
The subject of this sketch received but six months' schooling in the English language, the rest having been obtained by hard study, and he now has a fair English education. He remained in Manitowoc County until twenty years of age, when he traveled through the States of Iowa and Nebraska, spending ten months in Independence, Iowa. He then went to Menominee, Michigan, and worked in a saw mill during the summer and in the pineries in winters for three years. He then returned to this State and bought a homestead, which he farmed two years. In the spring of 1879 he came to this county, settling on his present farm, which was then covered with timber. He owns 200 acres of land, and thirty-eight is cleared. He has worked hard on this place, and for five years lived in a log cabin, after which he built his present home.
Mr. Reseburg was married August 17, 1879, to Albertine Thiel, daughter of William Thiel, of Manitowoc County, Wisconsin. Of their three children, two still survive, namely: William, born April 3, 1883, and Anna, born June 14, 1887. Mr. Reseburg was the first chairman of the Town Board in this township, which office he filled six years.
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