Walter Boeldt was born in Herman township, Sheboygan county, Wisconsin, on March 12, 1887. He is the son of Fred and Mary (Ratsack) Boeldt, both of whom were natives of Germany. They were united in marriage in their native country and emigrated to the United States about thirty years ago and settled in Sheboygan county. The father was by trade and occupation a stone mason and for several years devoted his entire time to that business. Later he purchased a farm of forty acres in Plymouth township where he still continues to reside.
To Mr. and Mrs, Fred Boeldt ten children have been born, six of whom are still living: Walter, the subject of this review; Louis and Charles, twins, both of whom are single and live in Sheboygan county; and Edward, Anna and Gilbert, all of whom are still under the parental roof.
Walter Boeldt was educated in the district schools of Sheboygan county and after completing his elementary education he was engaged in farming for several years, after which he learned the butcher's trade and for five years continued to devote his attention to that business. In 1912 he purchased a hotel and buffet from William Erdmann, of Johnsonville. In connection with his hotel he also conducts a general merchandizing store and meat market.
Mr. Boeldt was united in marriage April 23, 1911, to Miss Esther Ahrens, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Ahrens. Her father was a native of Sheboygan and the mother of Paris, France. They now reside in Sheboygan city where Mr. Ahrens is engaged in the teaming business.
Mr. Boeldt is a popular and well known man in Sheboygan county where for many years he has been one of its enterprising and successful citizens. His influence and assistance are given to any public measure seeking the advancement and general welfare of the community and county in which he lives.
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