Edward and William Hulee are the owners of the Hulee Brothers general merchandising establishment located in Cascade, Sheboygan county, this state. They are the sons of Edward and Elizabeth (Schneider) Hulee, both of whom were natives of Germany. The father, who emigrated to the United States in 1856 and settled in Wisconsin, was for many years engaged in various lines of industry. He finally, however, in the year 1863, established himself in the merchandising business in Cascade and continued to be identified with that enterprise during the remainder of his life.
Mrs. Hulee emigrated with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Schneider, when a very young child to this country. The Schneider family, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work, settled in Detroit, Michigan, and later removed to this county.
Edward Hulee, one of the proprietors of the Hulee Brothers Merchandising establishment, was born in Cascade in 1869, and William, his business associate, was born in 1872. The former was educated in the common schools of Wisconsin and immediately following the close of his school days engaged as a clerk in a store in Sheboygan. In 1899 he returned to Cascade and took charge of his father's business, his brother William becoming his associate, and since that time the business has been operated under the firm name of Hulee Brothers. This concern carries a complete and well arranged stock of general merchandise together with coal, lumber and cement.
The establishment is the largest of the kind in Cascade and from the beginning of their business careers the Messrs. Hulee have been uniformly successful. Edward Hulee is a republican in politics but very liberal and broad-minded in the exercise of his privilege as a citizen.
William Hulee was united in wedlock to Miss Amanda Landwher, and to them five children have been born: Elizabeth, born in 1899; Viola, in 1901; Myrtle, 1905; Elmer, 1908; and Leona, 1910. The Hulee brothers are widely known throughout this portion of the state of Wisconsin and have never been identified with any business interest of any nature outside of the limits of the county of Sheboygan. They are highly respected for their uniform integrity and acknowledged among their associates to be among the most up-to-date and successful business men in the line of general merchandising in this county.
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