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Jacob Keuper, Page 333
JACOB KEUPER, of Plymouth, is a dealer in live stock. He was born in Waukesha County, Wis., August 9, 1845, and is a son of John and Elizabeth Dora (Pfeifer) Keuper. His parents were from Troyer, Germany, and emigrated to the United States in 1840. The father came first in 1836, and returned for his family, bringing them in 1840. On coming to this country they spent three years in the State of New York, after which they came West and located in Waukesha County, Wis. In 1847, four years after coming to the State, they removed to Plymouth, Sheboygan County. At the latter place the parents passed the remainder of their lives, the mother's death occurred in September, 1886, and that of the father on the 15th of February, 1889.
Jacob Keuper was reared to farm life, his father being a farmer and stock-grower, which pursuits he followed on reaching manhood. He was educated in the public schools of the city of Plymouth, there receiving the necessary education for a successful business life, and to which he has added by experience and reading.
On the 26th of December, 1868, Mr. Keuper was married in Plymouth to Huldah Baumann, a daughter of Gottlieb Baumann. Mrs. Keuper was born in Germany, and when six years of age came with her parents to the United States. They settled in the town of Rhine, Sheboygan County. Mr. and Mrs. Keuper have a family of five children, all daughters, and natives of Plymouth. They are as follows: Emma, Minnie, Ida, Erna and Orma.
Soon after his marriage, Mr. Keuper took up his residence in the city of Plymouth, which has since been his home. He early engaged in the live-stock business, which he has continued to the present time. In the spring of the year 1890, he formed a partnership with Mr. Holzschuh in the livery business, from which he retired in the fall of 1893. Previous to this, from 1876 to 1890, he engaged in the butchering business at Plymouth, in connection with buying and shipping live stock. Mr. Keuper has a farm of fifty acres in the town of Plymouth, besides three acres within the city of Plymouth, and also owns three hundred and forty acres in Waushara County, Wis.
Mr. Keuper and his family are members of the Lutheran Church, and in his political sentiments he is a Democrat. He has served the people of his city as Alderman for two terms, and has been Street Commissioner.
Mr. Keuper is known as an energetic and successful business man, who has accumulated a valuable property. He is widely known throughout this and the adjoining counties, and is an honorable and upright man in all his dealings.
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