Chris Kampmann is the successor to his father in the saloon and restaurant business at Sheboygan, having purchased the establishment which he now operates in 1907. His birth occurred in Sheboygan county on the 16th of April, 1879, his parents being Chris and Minnie (Sneider) Kampmann.
His paternal grandfather, Jacob Kampmann, was a native of Germany, from which country he emigrated to America many years ago. He was known as a dealer in wines and liquors throughout his entire business career and passed away in Sheboygan. Chris Kampmann, the father of our subject, was born in Sheboygan county and here continued to reside until called to his final rest on the 9th of November, 1908. His wife passed away on the 17th of March, 1902. Frank Sneider, the paternal grandfather of Mr. Kampmann of this review, was a native of Saxe Weimar, Germany, and followed general agricultural pursuits as a life work.
Six children were born unto Chris and Minnie (Sneider) Kampmann. Josephine gave her hand in marriage to David Nequette, whose demise occurred in Manitowoc county. After a period of eight years of widowhood she became the wife of John Brown, a contractor and builder of sidewalks and streets of Sheboygan. Frank is a resident of Sheboygan. Chris, of this review, is the next in order of birth. Jacob, living in Sheboygan, wedded Miss Agnes Tifft, by whom he has one child. Henry, who married Miss Marie Peschell, resides in Sheboygan and is an employee of the gas company. Viola is now the wife of Mr. Strebeck and also lives in Sheboygan.
Chris Kampmann, jr., was reared in his father's home and received his education in the schools of Sheboygan. In early life he was a sailor on the Great Lakes, in which occupation he remained for nine years. In 1907 he purchased his father's place of business and located his home permanently in Sheboygan.
On the 23d of January, 1912, Mr. Kampmann was married to Miss Helen Seidmann, whose father is an agriculturist of Sheboygan county. Fraternally Mr. Kampmann is identified with the Eagles and the Home Foresters, of Sheboygan. He enjoys the reputation of being a thrifty and successful business man. His place of business is we11 known throughout the city and under his management maintains a creditable reputation as being one of the up-to-date saloons and restaurants of Sheboygan.
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