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Edward P. Ewer

Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Pages 681 - 682

Edward P. Ewer, proprietor of steamboat docks and warehouses at Sheboygan, and a general forwarding agent, is an early settler of Sheboygan. He was born in Stockholm, St. Lawrence County, N. Y., April 25, 1845, and is a son of Jesse and Angelina (Griswold) Ewer. His parents, now deceased, were also natives of the Empire State.

Edward P. Ewer came to the Chair City with his parents in the year 1855, being then ten years of age. He attended the Sheboygan schools until thirteen years old, when he engaged for $6 per month (boarding himself), as merchant's clerk with A. P. Lyman, with whom he remained two years, after which he was with C. T. Moore in a like capacity until 1868, when he entered the service of the Merchants' Express Company as agent at Sheboygan. In a short time that company was succeeded by the Goodrich Express Company, Mr. Ewer being retained as agent. In 1869, the American Express Company having succeeded the last-named company, he accepted the position of clerk on the Goodrich Line of steamers, and sailed the Lakes until his marriage.

Mr. Ewer was also agent for the Spencer, and for the Leopold & Austrian Steamboat Companies, while their boats entered this port. He has continued his connection with the Goodrich Transportation Company uninterruptedly to the present time, covering a period of twenty-two years.

On the 2d of February, 1871, he was married at Chicago to Miss Margaret Ryan. Mrs. Ewer was a native of Brooklyn, N. Y. Three children, two daughters and a son, were born to Mr. and Mrs. Ewer, Evangeline, Nellie and Chester. Nellie, t h e second daughter, is deceased, her death occurring at the age of sixteen years.

In politics, Mr. Ewer is a Republican. Socially, he is a member of Sheboygan Lodge No. 13, I. O. O. F . ; of Home Lodge No. 397, K. H.; of John A. Logan Council No. 263, N. U.; and of Oak Council No. 509, R. A.

By courteous and accommodating treatment of the public, and fidelity to the important interests entrusted to his charge, Mr. Ewer has won popular favor and made many friends.

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