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

Reinhard B. Firzlaff, Page 649


REINHARD B. FIRZLAFF, proprietor of a meat-market at No. 1435 Indiana Avenue, Sheboygan, established business here in 1884, and has carried it on continuously since.  he owns the building, a fine two-story brick, 23 x 54 feet, with an addition erected in 1884.  In the addition he has a well-appointed sausage factory and cold-storage rooms.

    Mr. Firzlaff was born in Pomerania, Germany, June 25, 1854, and is a son of Francis and Caroline Firzlaff.  When fifteen years old, in 1869, he emigrated with his parents to America, coming direct to Sheboygan, Wis., where his parents still reside.

    The subject of this sketch attended school in Sheboygan a few years, and afterward served an apprenticeship at the shoemaker's trade.  Having served his time, he traveled, working as a journeyman shoemaker in various States, vis:  Ohio, Minnesota, Dakota and Illinois, and also in Canada.  He spent eleven years in this way, and in 1881 located in Sheboygan.  After locating in Sheboygan, he was engaged for three years as a cattle and hog buyer.  In 1884, as previously stated, he erected his building for a residence and market, and since that time has carried on an increasing and prosperous business.

    On the 26th of May, 1881, Mr. Firzlaff was married, in Sheboygan, to Miss Jennie Kaufmann, who is a native of Saxony, Germany, and a daughter of Frederick and Augusta Kaufmann.  She was born in 1855, and came to America in 1857, with her parents.  Her mother is deceased, but her father is living, and resides in Sheboygan.

    Mr. and Mrs. Firzlaff are members of the Lutheran Church.  In politics, Mr. Firzlaff is a Republican.