August Arnoldi, Jr., is one of the successful stockmen of Sheboygan Falls township, where he owns and operates a-farm of eighty acres located three miles north of Sheboygan Falls. He is the eldest son of August and Catharine (Kohl) Arnoldi, and was born on the old family homestead, a portion of which he now owns and cultivates. His parents are natives of Germany, whence they emigrated to the United States in early life with their parents, and were married in Sheboygan county. They subsequently acquired a large tract of land in this township, to the further cultivation and improvement of which the father devoted his energies for many years with increasing success. He has now retired from active work, although he and the mother continue to live on the farm with their sons. They are the parents of eight children, six of whom are living, those beside our subject being as follows: Helen, the eldest of the family, who is the wife of Fred Wedepohl of this township; Minnie the third in order of birth, who married H. E. Boldt, a lumber dealer of Sheboygan Falls; Della, the wife of Joseph Schneider, of Sheboygan Falls; Freda, who became the wife of Oscar Mathias, a veterinary surgeon, of Sheboygan Falls; and Louis, who is mentioned at greater length elsewhere in this work.
The education of August Arnoldi, Jr., was completed in the public schools of Sheboygan Falls, after which he devoted his entire time and energies to agricultural pursuits. He is the owner of a well improved and cultivated farm of eighty acres, and is making a specialty of stock-raising, meeting with success. His cattle are of a high grade of Holstein-Freisian breed, and he owns two valuable and high bred stallions.
On the 6th of June, 1897, in this county, Mr. Arnoldi was married to Miss Alma Krause, who passed away on the 26th of September, 1908. She was a daughter of Charles and Caroline Krause, natives of Germany, and the mother of five children, all of whom are living. In order of birth they are as follows: Milton, Vera, Majorie, Harvey and Caroline. Fraternally Mr. Arnoldi is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America and the Equitable Fraternal Union.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL