Peter Gumm, Jr., who has devoted his attention to general agricultural pursuits throughout his entire business career, is the owner of an excellent farm of one hundred and five acres on section 17, Mosel township. His birth occurred in Herman township, Sheboygan county, on the 5th of February, 1868, his parents being Peter and Elizabeth (Illges) Gumm. The father, a native of Germany, crossed the Atlantic to the United States in 1865 and took up his abode in Herman township, this county, there operating a farm of fifty acres until 1886. In that year he came to Mosel township, purchasing a farm of one hundred and ten acres, in the cultivation and improvement of which he was engaged until 1894, when he put aside the active work of the fields and has since lived in honorable retirement. Both he and his wife are well known and highly esteemed throughout the county in which they have resided for nearly half a century.
Peter Gumm, Jr., who was the second in order of birth in a family of seven children, attended the district schools in the acquirement of an education and when not busy with his text-books assisted his father in the operation of the home farm, thus early becoming familiar with the duties and labors that fall to the lot of the farmer. In 1894 he started out as an agriculturist on his own account and has since been engaged in the operation of a fine farm of one hundred and five acres on section 17, Mosel township. Possessing a comprehensive knowledge of the best methods of tilling the soil and caring for crops, his labors have been attended with success and yield him a gratifying annual income.
On the 6th of November, 1892, Mr. Gumm was united in marriage to Miss Minnie Conrad, a daughter of Henry and Margaret Conrad. Her father passed away in August, 1901. Our subject and his wife have four children, Edgar, Herman, Lillie and Ella. In politics Mr. Gumm is a stanch republican. He has served as supervisor for two terms and has also ably discharged the duties devolving upon him in the capacity of treasurer. He has been a resident of Sheboygan county from his birth to the present time and enjoys a wide and favorable acquaintance within its borders, having gained the esteem and good-will of all with whom he has come into contact.
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