Kenosha County Biographical Sketches

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CITY OF KENOSHA

NIC. ZERHIEN, foreman Pettit's malt-house; born in Germany in 1827; came to Wisconsin in 1861, locating at Kenosha, where he commenced work in the malt-house; in 1864, was appointed foreman, which position he still holds. In 1863, he married Miss Mary Zern; she is a native of Germany; have five children-one son and four daughters; members of the Catholic Church; Republican.

ALBERT ZEUS, general merchandise; born in Germany in 1845; came to Wisconsin in 1869, locating at Kenosha, where he worked for E. C. Brown for one year, and E. Martin eighteen months. He also clerked for L. Bain in the hardware business for one year, and for Paul Sauber six months. April 1, 1876, opened a confectionery store on Main street, which he continued for one year. In 1877, be removed to North Main, and started a general store at his present location. He married, July, 1873, Miss Christiana Muller, a native of Germany, who died Nov. 29, 1874, at Kenosha; married again, April 27, 1876, Miss Heurine Augenendt, a native of Germany; they have had two children -one boy and one girl. Member of the Catholic Church; Democrat.

MATHIAS ZIEVERS, saloon; born in Germany in 1823, came to Wisconsin in 1857 locating at Kenosha; engaged as a carpenter for nineteen years. In 1876, opened a saloon on Main street, his present location. Married, in 1855, Miss Mary Krann, a native of Germany, who died at Kenosha in 1862; had three children -two sons and one daughter. Married again, in 1864, Miss Maggie Hass, a native of Germany, who died in 1866, at Kenosha. April 20, 1868, married Miss Susan Schwaltach; they had one son. Member Catholic Church; Democrat.

TOWN OF PLEASANT PRAIRIE

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TOWN OF SOMERS

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TOWN OF BRISTOL

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TOWN OF PARIS

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TOWN OF BRIGHTON

PETER ZIRBES, farmer, Sec. 25; P.O. Brighton; he was born in Prussia, January, 1825, came to Wisconsin in 1846; located in Canfield Township, Milwaukee Co., where he commenced farming; lived there till about 1856; then removed to the city of Racine and engaged in the brewing business; remained there until 1866; then came to Brighton township; located and bought a farm, and engaged at farming, which occupation he has been vigorously following ever since. He married, in 1850, Miss May Shaeffer, a native of Prussia; they have had no children. He was elected Town Supervisor in 1875; again in 1876; filled the office those two years. He owns eighty acres of land, very productive, with good barns and a comfortable house. Members of the Brighton Roman Catholic Church.

TOWN OF RANDALL

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TOWN OF SALEM

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TOWN OF WHEATLAND

WILLIAM ZIEBELL, farmer, Sec. 4; P.O. Wheatland; was born in Germany in 1840; came to America in 1864; came to Wisconsin in 1865. Married in 1866. His wife is a native of Germany. They have four children living, and have lost one. Mr. and Mrs. Ziebell are members of the Lutheran Church. Mr. Z. owns 158 acres of land.



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