John W. Boeckmann, who for thirteen years has resided upon his present farm on section 10, Lima township, has been a lifelong resident of this county, his birth having occurred in Sheboygan Falls township, April 22, 1873. His father, John Boeckmann, was a native of Germany and in 1872 crossed the Atlantic, establishing his home in Sheboygan county. The son pursued his education in the district schools of Herman and Lima townships and was reared to farm life, early becoming familiar with the work of the fields and the best methods of cultivating and caring for the crops. He remained at home until 1809, when he purchased a farm of seventy acres on section 10, Lima township.
His previous training had well qualified him for its conduct and with characteristic energy he began to develop the fields. Success attended him in his undertaking and in 1908 he purchased seventy-eight acres adjoining his home place, which now comprises one hundred and forty-eight acres. The land is naturally rich and productive, responding readily to the care and labor which he bestows upon it. He carries on general farming and dairying and both branches of his business are proving profitable.
On the 23rd of February, 1899, Mr. Boeckmann was united in marriage, in Sheboygan Falls township, to Miss Emma Schulte, of that township, and unto them have been born two children, Anton and Lydia, aged respectively ten and six years. The parents hold membership in the Lutheran church at Sheboygan Falls and are well known in the village and throughout the community, where their sterling traits of character have gained for them warm regard and enduring friendships.
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