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

William Thurmann, Page 475


WILLIAM THURMANN, of Plymouth, a member of and business manager of the firm of Fred Thurmann & Co., proprietors of a machine shop and foundry, was born in the town of Plymouth, November 15, 1860, and is a son of Fred and Amelia (Meartz) Thurmann.  (See sketch of Fred Thurmann.)  William was reared and educated in his native town, and learned the trade of a blacksmith and machinist under his father's instruction.

    Mr. Thurmann was admitted to partnership with his father in 1882, and in 1884 formed the existing partnership with his father and his brother-in-law.

    Our subject was married on the 21st of December, 1886, to Miss Dora Braun, a daughter of Ferdinand Braun, and a native of the town of Plymouth.

    In his political views, Mr. Thurmann is a Democrat, and, socially, he is a member of Plymouth Camp No. 724, M. W. A.