Michael Liebl is one of the enterprising and successful farmers of Sheboygan township where he is engaged in general farming, being at present the owner of the homestead upon which his birth occurred, May 27, 1876. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Liebl, Sr., both of whom were natives of Germany and who emigrated to America at a very early date, settling first at Calumet in the upper Michigan copper mining district, where they continued to reside for a period of ten years.
In 1866 the father removed with his family to Sheboygan Falls township and there settled on a farm located on section I, where he established his home and continued to live during the remaining years of his life, which closed in August, 1900, and the mother passed to her reward in September, 1909. To Mr. and Mrs. Michael Liebl, Sr., ten children were born: Mary, the deceased wife of J. Carbis, of Iron Mountain, Michigan; Katie, who is the wife of Jacob Liebl, of Sheboygan city, Wisconsin; Lena, who married John Vogt, and resides in Chicago; Annie, the wife of Henry King, also a resident of Chicago; Grace, who is the wife of William Klettien, of Sheboygan township; Michael, the subject of this review; Louisa, who was a resident of Sheboygan township, where she passed away at the age of thirty-six years; May, the wife of William Pepple, a resident of Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan; John, who is married and resides in Mosel township, Wisconsin; and Carrie, the widow of Leonard Niebler, of Port Washington, Wisconsin, who passed away in May, 1911, since which time Mrs. Niebler has resided in Sheboygan city.
Michael Liebl was reared in his parents' home and received his early education in the district schools of Sheboygan township. After completing his school course he was engaged in work on his father's farm. He later purchased the old homestead and has since continued to devote his time to its cultivation. His farm is one of the finest in his portion of the state.
Mr. Liebl was united in marriage October 17, 1901, to Miss Elizabeth Mueller, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Mueller, both of whom were natives of Germany and emigrated to the United States at an early date, settling on a farm in Sheboygan township, her father being one of the very first settlers in that part of Sheboygan county. Both father and mother passed away many years ago. Mr. and Mrs. Liebl are members of the Catholic church of Sheboygan. He has been a director of the school board in his district for the past six years and is one of the best known and among the most highly respected citizens of Sheboygan 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