Edward Beeck, one of the progressive land owners and farmers of Sheboygan county, was born September 17, 1873, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beeck. The father came to the United States from Germany while still a young lad and engaged in agricultural pursuits, to which he thereafter devoted his energies and his time. The mother also left the fatherland during her early years and came to the United States, where the period of her domestic life was passed.
In the family of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beeck were five children, all of whom are living. They are as follows: George, who resides in Sheboygan Falls township and whose wife achieved a local renown as a cheese maker before her marriage; Edward, the subject of this sketch; Emma, who became the wife of John Never and makes her home in Sheboygan Falls township; Hattie, who married Louis Springer and lives in Sheboygan city; and Otto, who has established his residence on the old homestead.
Since attaining his majority Edward Beeck has concentrated his energies upon the occupation of farming, believing that a man does well to focus his attention upon that calling for which his early training has fitted him and from which he derives the largest measure of personal satisfaction, a consideration not to be lost sight of nor overlooked. Five years ago he purchased a tract comprising one hundred and six acres, the property being a part of the homestead of the Beeck family. Here he conducts a dairy farm, his graded stock being of those breeds and types of animals which experience has proved to be best adapted for the use of the dairyman. The products of his farm are of excellent quality and in their handling he employs modern and scientific methods.
On February 23, 1893, Mr. Beeck was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Digorgf, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Digorgf, both natives of Germany. The wife and mother passed away on the 7th of November, 1898, leaving four children, all of whom are living, as follows: Meta; Hildegard, of Sheboygan City; and Herbert and Verna, the latter two being at home.
On the 8th of March, 1902, occurred the marriage of Edward Beeck and Minnie Shobom and to them have been born a son and daughter, Hilda and Clarence by name. Energetic in the prosecution of his work and conscientious in all matters of business, Mr. Beeck is a progressive and valued citizen of the county in which he has chosen to establish his home.
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