Bert Dressler, the son of Gottlieb Dressler, was born in Sheboygan, March 23, 1869. The father, who was a native of Germany, came to America in 1868, settling in Sheboygan county soon after his arrival in the new world. He was a tailor by trade and followed that business for thirteen years. He then secured employment in a factory, where he worked until his retirement from active labor, his death occurring in Sheboygan in 1900.
For his life companion and helpmate he had chosen Julia Kramer, whose parents were natives of Germany, and to this union eight children were born, the subject of this review being the third in order of birth.
The educational advantages of Bert Dressler were secured in the schools of Sheboygan, after which he was employed for eleven years in a factory of this city, eight years of that time being spent in the employ of the Trost Veneering Seating Company. He then removed to Kankakee, Illinois, entering the employ of the David Bradley Manufacturing Company, in whose service he remained for twelve years, or until 1904, when he returned to Sheboygan. On his arrival in this city he engaged in the saloon business on Michigan street, continuing in this location for five years. In 1909 he removed to his present place of business, the Log Cabin, where he is meeting with encouraging financial returns.
In November, 1890, Mr. Dressler was united in marriage to Miss Ida Scheffler, the daughter of Julius Scheffler, a native of Germany, and to this union was born one child who passed away in infancy. Mr. Dressler holds membership in the Fraternal Order of Eagles and also belongs to the Odd Fellows. He is well known in the city and county where he was born and reared, and has a large number of 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