Jacob Lorenz owns and operates a farm of one hundred acres located on sections 16 and 21 of Lima township, where he was born on the 12th of May, 1866. In the acquirement of his education he attended the district school at Five Corners, terminating his student days when he had mastered the common branches. As is usual in farming sections, he was early trained in the duties and work of an agriculturist thoroughly familiar with the practical methods of tilling the fields and caring for the crops. He assisted his father with the cultivation of the home place until after the latter's death, when he rented the property from the mother. When she passed away, on May 1, 1912, the farm came into his possession and he has ever since given his undivided time to its operation. He makes a specialty of dairying, for which he is well equipped, his place being provided with everything essential to this business.
At St. George, Wilson township, this county, Mr. Lorenz was married on the 16th of June, 1896, to Miss Sophia Mayer, a daughter of Joseph and Matilda Mayer, well known farming people of Lima township. Of this marriage there have been born six children: Sophia, who is fifteen years of age; Francis, who is twelve; Jacobina, who is eight; Hugo A., six years old; Helen, who has passed the fourth anniversary of her birth; and Harold, whose natal day was the 1st of August, 1911.
The parents and older members of the family are communicants of the Roman Catholic church and belong to St. Rose's parish. His political allegiance Mr. Lorenz gives to the democratic party. He is diligent and enterprising, as is evidenced by the condition of his fields and appearance of his farm generally, and is meeting with a corresponding degree of prosperity.
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