Joseph Bubuis is connected with furniture and saloon interests in Sheboygan. He is yet a young man who is working earnestly and energetically to attain success and with this end in view he wisely uses his time and efforts. He was born February 22, 1886, in Germany, just across from the Russian border. His father, Andrew Bubuis, is now a resident of Springfield, Illinois, where be is engaged in coal mining. He came with his family to America in 1898 and established his home in that city where he still resides. His wife, Mrs. Aggie Bubuis, died when her son Joseph was but four years of age. In their family were three sons and two daughters, those now living being: Peter; Andrew, who is a resident of Shenandoah, Pennsylvania; Aggie, the wife of John Kaspar, of Springfield, Illinois; and Joseph.
The last named was a lad of about twelve years when the family home was established in the new world, and after he left the public schools of Springfield he worked in the coal mines there, beginning when but fourteen years of age, and devoted three years to that labor. He afterward went to Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he was employed in a furniture factory for four years, and then came to Sheboygan, where he again entered a furniture factory. He was afterward in the employ of the Reiss Coal Company and when he severed that connection purchased his present business in partnership with Joe Ari.
Mr. Bubuis was married to Miss Antonia Kurtl, who was born in 1890, also in Germany near the Russian border. She came with her brother to America, settling in Sheboygan in 1900. Her mother, Mrs. Martha Kurtl, now a widow, is living in this city. Mr. and Mrs. Bubuis are parents of two children, Joseph and Antonia, twins. The parents are members of the Catholic church and Mr. Bubuis is also connected with St. Joseph's Society and with St. Cassimer's Society, both affiliated with that church.
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