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August Ebenreiter, Page 717
AUGUST EBENREITER, a pioneer of the town of Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan County, dating his arrival from 1842, was born in Saxony, Germany, May 27, 1819. He was married in Germany to Miss Susannah Schueler. In 1842, they emigrated to America, coming direct to Sheboygan, and after a few weeks settled on a farm in the town of Sheboygan Falls. His farm consisted of one hundred and sixty acres, which he bought of William Whiffen.
To Mr. and Mrs. Ebenreiter were born seven children, four girls and three boys. Three daughters are deceased. Theresa was the wife of John Andrew, and is now deceased; Thorte, also deceased, was the wife of Christopher Casebaum; Ida, who was the wife of Conrad Rickmeyer, died October 12, 1892. The surviving members are: Herman, who married Bertie Fibig, and resides in Sheboygan Falls; Henry, who married Ernestine Charthaus, and lives in Kewaskum, Wis.; Minnie, who is the wife of Christian Charthaus, of Sheboygan Falls; and Robert C., who married Ottlie Hamann, and resides in the Chair City. (See sketch.)
Mr. Ebenreiter was a member of the Lutheran Church, of which his wife and children are also members. Mr. Ebenreiter continued to make his home on his farm until his death, which occurred December 18, 1892. His wife survives him, and resides at the old home.
In politics, Mr. Ebenreiter was a Democrat. He held various local offices, and was Town Treasurer of Sheboygan Falls, and Supervisor several times. He was a man of industrious habits, honest and upright, a man who was much respected by those who knew him.
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