Albert Gutsch, who for many years was connected with the brewing interests of Sheboygan Falls and is a well known horseman, was born in Chicago, Illinois, April 24, 1859, a son of Anton and Margarethe (Meyers) Gutsch, both natives of Baden, Germany. The parents came to the new world when the father was a young man and settled temporarily in Cincinnati. He later removed to Sheboygan City where he engaged in the brewing business with his brothers, Leopold and Francis, building the first brewery in Sheboygan county.
After living in Sheboygan and being connected with that business for some time he removed to Chicago, where he established a branch office of the brewery, residing in that city until the time of his death, in 1861. His wife survived him, passing away a few years later. Anton Gutsch enjoyed the friendship of Stephen A. Douglas and was actively engaged with the famous statesman in his memorable campaign.
Albert Gutsch was educated in the public schools of Chicago and after laying aside his text-books. he became connected with the brewing business established by his father. In the year 1885 he started in the retail liquor business for himself at Sheboygan Falls and has since been so engaged. He has for many years been greatly interested in trotting horses and has owned some of the finest trotters in Wisconsin. Among these may be mentioned Glover G., Narragansett, Jr., Billy G. and Sleepy Dave. He is widely known in turf circles in the Badger state, having entered his horses in races all over the country.
Mr. Gutsch was married February 6, 1888, to Miss Hattie Goking, whose parents were natives of Germany. One daughter has been born to them, Elnora, now living at home. In his political affiliations Mr. Gutsch is a democrat and was for four years deputy sheriff of Sheboygan county. He has always taken an active interest in political matters as well as in business and fraternal life, holding membership in the Moose lodge, and is among the most widely known men of this city. His business reputation is unquestioned and he enjoys the high esteem of a large circle of acquaintances and 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