Edward Grube is a native son of the Badger state. He was born in Sheboygan, August 18, 1876, and is a son of Ludwig and Henrietta (Hildebrandt) Grube. The father is a native of Hanover, Germany. He emigrated to America at an early day with his parents, who established their home in the city of Sheboygan. His father was a veterinary surgeon and immediately upon his arrival in this country he began the practice of his profession in Sheboygan, in which he continued until the time of his death, which occurred in 1890.
Ludwig Grube was by trade and occupation a cooper and for many years followed that vocation. He was reared in his parents' home and educated in the public schools of Sheboygan. At the age of eighteen he left the parental roof and removed to the upper Lake Superior region, where for two years he was engaged in the service of the United States mail department as stage driver. He later took up the pursuit of his craft as a cooper and became foreman in shops in Milwaukee and Manitowoc. Some years after he established himself in the cooperage business, in which he continued for a period of twenty years, after which he was appointed the first chief of police of the city of Sheboygan.
Mr. Grube was united in wedlock to Miss Henrietta Hildebrandt and to them eight children were born: Minnie, the wife of William Kaufman, of Sheboygan; Louis, who is associated with his brother, the subject of this sketch; Henry, who is by trade a carpenter and lives in Sheboygan; Edward; Ernest, now deceased; Tillie, at home; Albert, who is engaged in the hardware business in Sheboygan; and Theodore, who resides in this city and is one of the employees of Emig's general merchandising store.
Edward Grube was reared in his father's home and received his early education in the public schools of Sheboygan. In his early years he was employed as a common laborer at various occupations and later he established himself in the saloon business, in which he has since continued in partnership with his brother Louis.
Mr. Grube was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Schutte, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schutte, of Mosel township, Sheboygan county. Mr. Schutte has been dead for many years and his widow is still living at the old homestead. To Mr. and Mrs. Grube three sons have been born, Lester, Arthur and Edward, Jr. Mr. Grube is affiliated with the democratic party and is a member of the German Lutheran church. He is one of the well known citizens of Sheboygan and has served as deputy sheriff of the county for four years.
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