Edward Friedrichs is a native of Wisconsin, his birth having occurred in Sheboygan county, September 3, 1866. He is a son of Henry J. Friedrichs, a pioneer of this county. He was reared in his father's home and educated in the public schools of Sheboygan, remaining under the parental roof until he attained his majority. At the age of twenty-one he became an employee of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, remaining in that occupation for a period of seventeen years, at the end of which time he established himself in the saloon business in which he has since been uninterruptedly engaged. He is a well known, genial and popular man and his business place gives every evidence of prosperity and efficient management.
In 1891 Mr. Friedrichs was united in marriage to Miss Catharine Kodlits, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Kodlits, who emigrated to this country many years ago from Bohemia. To Mr. and Mrs. Friedrichs seven children have been born: Catharine, a graduate of the Sheboygan high school; Mildred, who is at present a pupil in the same school; and Delbert, George, Viola, Edward, Jr., and Beatrice, all of whom are at home with their parents and pupils in the public school.
Mr. Friedrichs is a member of the Eagles, the Moose and also the Rangers. He has always been a man of industrious and economical habits, honest and reliable in his dealings among his fellows, and a man of acute business discretion. In the management of his private affairs he has attained gratifying success and throughout the county of Sheboygan he numbers many of the best citizens among his personal 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