Sheboygan Pioneer Monthly Supplement
Additional Pioneer Personalities
David Taylor was tall, slender, had light hair and beard, and was of engaging disposition. He did some Civil war service in a modest capacity. He was also in the legislature doe a number of years, as also county judge. The home he built in the Fifties on the Upper Falls Road is still standing and is now county property, having been used as a jail while the new county court house was being built.
Charles Adolphi was a stout bachelor of rotund form and light hair and moustache. He was city clerk for many years, not very sociable, but of a kindly disposition.
Gustav Marquardt was tall of form and meager, had light hair and beard, was a bachelor, and was quite courteous to the ladies of his set. He and Mr. Adolphi and Mr. Lucas were known as the Bachelor Triumvirate.
Of C. T. Moore ye editor has only a faint recollection. He was a leading merchant, presumably had dark hair and a beard, and was affable of manner. He has an interesting family, later moving to Rochester, N.Y.
Kasper Pfister was of rather heavy build, had dark hair and beard, and was very cheerful of disposition. He was a leading jeweler here, and was succeeded by his son, William A., in the same location at Eighth street and New York avenue.
Theodor Guenther was tall and rather lank, had black hair and beard, was very sociable, and progenitor of two generations of the Guenther family of Sheboygan physicians. He owned and operated a pottery at 8th street and Wisconsin avenue.
Charles T. and William Roenitz, brothers, were pioneer tanners. Charles was short of stature, had dark hair and scant beard. William was taller, had dark hair and moustache, and was the more sedate of the two brothers. Both were devoted to their families and their business.
"Jim" Berry was a short, pudgy Irishman, a ready talker, particularly when "organized." His face betrayed his origin, and his scant grey hair provoked his listeners to smile. He was caretaker of the Wildwood cemetery for many years. If addressed as "Mr. Berry," he would say: "Don't mister me; I was once poor meself."
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