Henry Jung occupies a prominent place on the stage of business activity in Sheboygan through his close connection with manufacturing and financial interests. He is the president of the Citizens State Bank, also president of the Jung Shoe Company and of the Sheboygan Shoe Company. He is a most active, energetic man, readily recognizing and improving opportunities, and the years have chronicled his success, for he has advanced steadily step by step until he is now well established on the plane of affluence. Sheboygan numbers him among her native sons, his birth having here occurred January 30, 1862, his parents being Jacob and Eleonore (Wilke) Jung.
The father was numbered among the leading manufacturers of Sheboygan, being the organizer of the Jacob Jung Carriage Manufacturing Company. About twenty years prior to his death, which occurred on the 2nd of June, 1905, he retired, turning his interests over to his sons, Jacob and William, who are still interested in the business.
In his native city Henry Jung was reared and pursued his education in the Trinity Lutheran parochial school, after which he learned the blacksmith's trade, being employed by his father in that capacity for five years. He afterward spent a similar period in bookkeeping and has since been closely connected with the shoe manufacturing interests of this city. The Jung Shoe Company of which he is the president was established in 1892 and was incorporated the same year. It now has a capital stock of two hundred thousand dollars and is conducting an extensive business as jobbers of ladies, men's and children's shoes, employing about twenty-five people, including several traveling salesmen.
Mr. Jung further extended his activities by becoming one of the incorporators of the Sheboygan Shoe Company in 1909. This concern employs a capital stock of fifty thousand dollars and is manufacturing men's work shoes, giving employment to one hundred operatives in the factory. These two concerns are very closely allied, having the same officers and they occupy adjoining buildings, having fine modern offices and factory buildings erected especially for their purpose. The factory is equipped with the latest improved machinery and modern facilities to promote the work, and the excellence of the output insures a liberal patronage. In addition to his manufacturing and commercial interests, in 1909 Mr. Jung was elected president of the Citizens State Bank but gives the greater part of his time and attention to the shoe trade.
In Sheboygan, in 1889, Mr. Jung was united in marriage to Miss Lydia Wolters, of this city, and they have two children, Edna and Clara, Mr. Jung is a splendid representative of the German-American class of men who have combined with the determination and resolution of the old world the enterprise and progressiveness of the new. He displays many of the sterling characteristics of his German ancestry and at the same time is wide-awake and alert, having the qualities which have led to the rapid and substantial development of the United States along commercial lines. What he undertakes he accomplishes, brooking no obstacles that can be overcome by persistent, earnest effort.
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