Sheboygan Lakefront

Welcome to Sheboygan Spirit

Sheboygan was once a beautiful place to live. Many parts of the county still are but the city? Not so much; however, those who grew up here at the time we were labeled The Best Place to Raise a Family  (Reader's Digest, April 1998) know exactly what it once was...

This site is to honor of the hard-working men and women who came before us, most of them from the "old country", as they referred to their respective home lands, to truly seek a better life here in the United States. They came here, learned English and worked extremely hard. This is shown in the many stories of the pioneers of Sheboygan County. It is these people who laid the foundation for the safe, serene city we once were...the one that truly was a great place to raise a family.

There are no "experts" involved this site, just a life-long resident who wants to pay a tribute to the spirit of those who gave me a wonderful place to grow up.

Favorite Places

Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Sheboygan

Our Savior's Lutheran Church

Our Savior's Lutheran Church is a Missouri Synod Lutheran Church located at 917 Mead Avenue in Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Come visit sometime!


Dial-A-Prayer is a Christian telephone ministry serving the entire Sheboygan County. For an uplifting of the spirit, and a better day. GOD'S WORD EVERY DAY!

Sheboygan Lutheran High School

Sheboygan Lutheran High

"Preparing Christian Leaders - One Student at a Time"

Bethlehem Lutheran School

Bethlehem Lutheran School

A great school to send your kids to! Bethlehem is a "Christ-centered school that develops students academically, spiritually, emotionally and socially."

Once a great city of...


Christian Churches

It was never a matter of IF you went to church, but what church you went to and were you Lutheran, Catholic or something else.

Cheese and Crackers


Boy do we have cheese! Wisconsin is the dairy state and creates some of the best cheese on the market, including right here in Sheboygan.


Children were watched over by family and neighbors alike. No worries - we could run around the neighborhood and play at the parks safe and sound.



Sheboygan, Wisconsin was once a well-known manufacturer of some of the best made chairs in the entire U.S.A.

Pioneers of Yesteryear

Quote From William Petersen Sr Review

From William Petersen Sr. Review

"Arriving in New York city he turned his hand to the first honorable labor which was offered him, for he was ever industrious and earnest. He entered the employ of the Havemeyer company, sugar refiners of Brooklyn, New York, and during his spare time applied himself assiduously to the study of the [English] language and customs of the land of his adoption."

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Quote From Henry Pannier Review

From Henry Pannier Review

"The spirit of America typified in the qualities of energy, untiring activity, and sturdy determination to conquer an honorable destiny, is the basis of the history of settlement and clearing of the northwestern United States. The pioneers of that country were indomitable men, untiring in labor, unflagging in determination, full of the will to fight and the strength to conquer. These qualities of mind and character, the first generation of settlers transmitted to their sons..."

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