Gottlieb Gosse is one of the prosperous and successful farmers of Sheboygan county where he is engaged in the general cultivation of one hundred and ninety-five acres of improved land. He was born in Mosel township, Sheboygan county, October 14, 1868, and is a son of William and Katheryn (J omiger) Gosse, both natives of Germany. The father left Germany in 1858 and emigrated to America. He was a farmer in his native country and when he reached the United States he settled in Sheboygan county where he purchased one hundred and ninety-five acres of land and engaged in its cultivation until a few years before his death. At that time he retired from active work and removed to the city of Sheboygan where he died in March, 1910. The mother of our subject was a daughter of John Jomiger, a native of Germany. She is now living in Sheboygan in her sixty-eighth year.
Mr. and Mrs. William Gosse were the parents of twelve children, ten of whom are still living. Gottlieb Gosse received his early education in the district schools of Mosel township. He was reared in his parents' home and spent his boyhood and youth assisting his father in the work on the home farm. When he was twenty-three years of age he went to Sheboygan and obtained a position in the employ of the Reiss Coal Company. He remained in this connection for ten years and at the expiration of that period returned to Mosel township and purchased one hundred and ninety-five acres of land, in the cultivation of which he has been engaged ever since.
On June 5, 1902, Mr. Gosse was united in marriage to Miss Augusta Illig, a daughter of August and Amelia (Richter) Illig, both natives of Germany, who emigrated to America and settled in Sheboygan county where the father engaged in general agriculture. Mr. and Mrs. Gosse are the parents of three children: Amo, a student in the district school; and Julius and Eliot. Mr. Gosse is a man interested in every movement looking toward the welfare and development of Sheboygan county. He talces an intelligent interest in politics and has recently been appointed treasurer of Mosel township. He holds membership in the Reformed church and his religion is an active force in his life. He is a modern and progressive farmer and has made many improvements upon his extensive holdings during his career.
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