John L. Bryant, a photographer of Sheboygan, has a well appointed and most astistic studio at No. 616 North Eighth street, where he has been engaged in business for the past thirteen years. His birth occurred in Sheboygan Falls on the 28th of October, 1873, his parents being William P. and Marie (Dean) Bryant, both of whom survive. The father, who was born in Racine, Wisconsin, in July, 1847, eventually located in Sheboygan county, and subsequently took up his abode in Sheboygan Falls, this state. From here, at the age of seventeen years he enlisted for service in the Civil war in which he served for one year, after which he taught school during the winter months throughout the county from 1875 until 1892. He devoted the summers to general agricultural pursuits with gratifying success.
In the acquirement of an education John L. Bryant attended the public schools of the place of his nativity and after leaving the high school became interested in photography, which has claimed his attention to the present time. In 1892 he worked at that art in the service of T. C. Hawkins of Sheboygan Falls and in 1894 removed to Two Rivers, Wisconsin, where he was employed by F. A. Feiker. In 1899 he formed a copartnership with E. W. Ballschneider and purchased the photographic studio of C. H. Hallabach at No. 616 North Eighth street, Sheboygan.
Nine years later he purchased the interest of Mr. Ballschneider and has since conducted the business independently. He is widely recognized as an efficient and able exponent of the art of photography and has won well merited success in this connection.
As a companion and helpmate on the journey of life Mr. Bryant chose Miss Harriett G. Hauenstein, who was born in Chicago, a daughter of John F. and Harriett (Burk) Hauenstein, both of whom were natives of this country, the latter having been born in Buffalo, New York. John F. Hauenstein, who is now deceased, was engaged in business as a hardware merchant and manufacturer of dairy supplies in Sheboygan Falls. Mr. and Mrs. Bryant have twin girls, Jeannette Frances and Harriett Elizabeth. Fraternally Mr. Bryant is identified with the Knights of Pythias. In his native county he is well known and highly esteemed and has an extensive circle of warm friends.
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