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 From the Portrait and Biographical Record of Sheboygan County, Wis., 1898:

Frank Bunzel, Page 389


FRANK BUNZEL, whose home is on section 32, Sheboygan Falls Township, is one of the prominent farmers and representative citizens of Sheboygan County.  He is a native of this county, having been born in Herman Township, March 20, 1863.  His parents were Fred and Sophia (Dassow) Bunzel, who had a family of eleven children, our subject being the eldest.  Five only now survive.  The father was born in Germany and came to America about 1855.  He located in Herman Township, where he engaged in farming, and was married in 1862.  He enlisted in defense of the Union, joining Company A, Sixth Regiment Wisconsin Infantry, enlisting October 12, 1864.  he was a brave and valiant soldier, who offered his life as a sacrifice, and died fighting bravely, being killed in action at the engagement at Gravelly Run, Va., March 31, 1865.  The mother was afterward married, in September, 1866, to Peter Bohn, a farmer of Sheboygan Township.

    Our subject was only two and a-half years old at the time of his father's death.  He continued to live at home until he was eighteen years old, when he started out to make his own way in the world.  He learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed for six years.  Then, being a young man of twenty-four years, he concluded to settle down, and married Miss Clara Burkhardt, November 24, 1887.  They have one son, Paul, a bright little boy of four years.  The parents of Mrs. Bunzel are residents of this township, and their sketch appears in full on another page of this work.

    The farm owned by our subject was purchased by him in 1887, and comprises eighty acres.  It is well improved and all under cultivation, yielding abundant harvests in return for the owner's care.  The homestead is located four miles west of Sheboygan Falls and five and a-half miles from Plymouth.  In politics, he is a strong Republican and cast his first vote for the great statesman, Games G. Blaine.  He is a firm believer in the future of his party, and looks forward to the time when Republican rule shall be restored.  Both Mr. and Mrs. Bunzel are consistent members of the German Reformed Church in Sheboygan Falls.  He has just finished a commodious residence at a cost of about $2,000, and values his farm at $6,000.  The location is good, and the thorough improvements upon the place are evidence of the energetic and practical owner.