Source: "History of Manitowoc County Wisconsin",
by Dr. L. Falge, 1911-1912, v.2, p.73-74.
Otto H. Senglaub, a well known resident of Manitowoc, was born in Sheboygan
county, Wisconsin, December 19, 1874, and is a son of Louis C. and Victoria
(Stoll) Senglaub. Mrs. Senglaub was a daughter of Frederick Stoll, who
brought the family to Manitowoc county during the early '50s, locating at
Rockville, Wisconsin, where he carried on farming and also had the first
saw and grist mills in that part of the county. Ludwig Senglaub, the
paternal grandfather of Otto H., brought his family to Sheboygan county at
an early day, from Germany, and there spent the remainder of his life.
Louis C. Senglaub, after his marriage, moved to Louis Corners, Manitowoc
county, where he had a store and hotel, and later removed to a farm near
Kiel, where he was engaged in farming for two years, and in 1889 came to
Manitowoc. He was prominent in public affairs, serving from 1889 to 1895
as county clerk, He and his wife were the parents of six children, namely:
Otto H.; Victor, who is deceased; Agnes and Helena, who reside with their
parents; Rudolph, who is engaged in construction work; and Viola, who is
living at home.
Otto H. Senglaub had the advantages of a common-school education. Engaging
in business he became interested in the brewing industry of Manitowoc
county and was elected to the office of secretary of the Schreihart Brewing
Company, one of the most important in these parts, which annually produces
as much as thirty thousand barrels.
On March 15, 1899, Mr. Senglaub was united in marriage with Miss Margaret
Meyer, of Manitowoc, a daughter of Henry and Trena (Goss) Meyer, pioneer
settlers of Manitowoc county. Mr. and Mrs. Senglaub were the parents of
five children, the first of whom died in infancy, while those surviving are
Raymond, Arthur, Milton and Lyell. Mr. Senglaub's connections with
fraternal and social organizations consist of his membership with Manitowoc
Lodge, No. 194, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, of which he now serves
as secretary; the local aerie of the Fraternal Order of Eagles; and the
Musicians' Union, the Marine Band and the Concordia Singing Society.
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