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William Heuer, Page 295
WILLIAM HEUER, a well-to-do farmer, whose home is on section 36, Herman Township, was born in Rothenburg, Brochdorf, province of Hanover, Germany, September 29, 1815, and is one in a family of seven sons and two daughters. In 1848 he crossed the Atlantic, sailing from Bremen in March, and it was six weeks ere he reached New York. His objective point being Herman Township, Sheboygan County, he at once proceeded Westward, and on reaching this place purchased eighty acres of timber-land, on which he remained only until fall. He then sought employment in the village of Two Rivers, Wis., and for three years worked in a sawmill. On returning to his farm, he commenced cutting timber and improving the place. This farm was bought of the Government, in territorial days, by Peter Meyers, and the axe had made small inroads on the thicket when our subject received the deed. He now began operations, and for a few years lived in a log cabin, which was replaced by a more modern residence a few years afterwards.
Mr. Heuer has been twice married. His first wife, whose maiden name was Marie Sandman, died, leaving him two children, who died in infancy. The present wife of our subject was formerly Miss Sophia Dameier, who was born in the same village as her husband. She came to America with a brother about four years after her husband's arrival. Since 1855, this worthy lady has shared all the joys and troubles incident to pioneer life. She is the mother of one son and seven daughters, who have reached mature years. Wilhelmine is the wife of T. Juchman, who follows agricultural pursuits; Henry, who is at home, is engaged in operating the old farm; Marie, wife of August Bohlman, resides in Herman Township; Anna resides at home; Emma is the wife of F. Kimme, a farmer of Mosel Township; and Augusta and Adeline live under the parental roof. Mrs. Heuer is one of a family comprising four sons and two daughters.
The fertile and valuable farm owned by our subject numbers within its boundaries one hundred and fifty-nine acres. About seventy-five acres of this are still covered with timber. The family are members of the Evangelical Church, and in politics Mr. Heuer votes with the Republican party.
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