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Frederick Selsemeyer

Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Page 653

Frederick Selsemeyer, of Sheboygan, has been a resident of this county since 1856. He is the owner of a livery stable at No. 1119 Superior Street. Mr. Selsemeyer was born in Prussia, Germany, April 15, 1839. His father, Anton Selsemeyer, never emigrated to America, but continued to live in his native land until his death, which occurred while the children were comparatively young. In 1854, the family, consisting of the mother, four sons and two daughters, emigrated to the United States. They came direct to Sheboygan County, and located in the town of Sheboygan Falls. The mother died at the age of seventy-nine years. The eldest of the brothers, Anton, is a resident of Manitowoc, Wis.; August, the third son, is proprietor of the Washington House, of Sheboygan.

The subject of this sketch has been variously engaged. He was married, on attaining manhood, to Miss Jennie Erbrecht, who was born in Prussia, and was called from this life May 16, 1891. Mr. Selsemeyer has one son and three daughters. The latter are: Bertha, Ida and Emma. His only living son, Henry, was born September 5, 1876. He lost a son, Fred, at the age of twenty years, and a daughter, Jennie, at the age of twenty-three. The mother and her two children died in the same year, 1891. Carl, the second son, died four years after their emigration to America.

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