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Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Genealogy & History

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Henry W. Trester

Source: "Portrait and Biographical Record - Published 1894 by Excelsior Publishing Co., Chicago" Page 702

Henry W. Trester, President of the A. Trester Sons Company, though a young man, has doubtless been longer identified with the business interests of Sheboygan than any one else of his age. A sketch of his life will be therefore of more than ordinary interest. His birth occurred in Milwaukee, February 16, 1857, he being only about a year old when his parents, Adam and Anna M. Trester, moved to the Evergreen City, which has since been the home of the family.

In the parochial schools of this city Henry received his scholastic training. When only twelve years of age he entered his father's store. He began to learn the tailor's trade, and for seven years worked at the bench. His services being in demand in other departments, he was given charge of the business at the age of twenty, and soon after the incorporation of the A. Trester Sons Company became its President. Mr. Trester is a young man of superior ability, as is shown by the successful management of the company's business, which is one of the most extensive in the line of merchant-tailoring in the city.

On the 18th of August, 1878, in Sheboygan, occurred the marriage of Henry W. Trester and Miss Katie P., daughter of Anton M. Hammes, a sketch of whom will be found on another page. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Trester have been born six children: Katie, J. Henry, C. Eugene, Anton M., Walter A. and Eleanor P. Both husband and wife are members of the Catholic Church.

In politics, Mr. Trester is a Republican. He is serving his second term as Alderman from the First Ward, which is Democratic by a sound majority, and has been Chairman of the Committee on Finance for two years. For sixteen years he has belonged to the Evergreen City Guards, holding the position of Commander for nearly four years. He is a member of the Catholic Knights of America, having been Commander of the Uniformed Rank thereof. For thirteen years he has been Financial Secretary of the "Arbeiter-Verein." He is also President of the Evergreen City Guards Armory Association.

Mr. Trester is courteous and genial in business and social relations, and by these traits of character, together with honesty and push, he has made himself a valued and useful member of society.

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