John Peter Mannebach, who is engaged in the saloon business in Sheboygan, was born in the province of Rhine, Germany, on the 22nd of October, 1872, and is a son of Nicholas and Johanna (Scharf) Mannebach, both of whom are still living, he at the venerable age of seventy-five and she at sixty-nine. The father, who was a weaver in the old country, emigrated to the United States with his wife and the younger members of the family, after our subject had located in Sheboygan and has ever since made his home in this city.
In his family were eight children, our subject being the third in order of birth. The others are as follows: Peter, who lives in Sheboygan; John, who is also a resident of this city; Anna, the wife of John Hein, of Germany; Nicholas, Jr., who is living in Kansas; Jacob deceased; Michael, who makes his home in Ravenswood, Chicago; and William Peter, who also lives in Chicago.
After completing his education, John Peter Mannebach worked as a farm hand until he was twenty years of age. He then came to Sheboygan and for ten years thereafter was employed in various manufacturing plants in the city. At the expiratio of that time he established the saloon which he is now conducting and has ever since been engaged in the liquor business.
For his wife and helpmate Mr. Mannebach chose Miss Josephine Ney, a native of Ozaukee county, Wisconsin, and a daughter of John P. and Margaret Ney, who are now living at Fredonia, this state. Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Mannebach, two of whom are deceased. Those living are as follows: John, who is eight years of age; Ellenora, who is six years old; and Michael, who has just passed the first anniversary of his birth.
The family attend the Roman Catholic church, in which the parents hold membership, and Mr. Mannebach is also a member of St. Peter Clavier Society. Fraternally he is identified with the Eagles, Rangers, Moose, Mattoon Mutual Aid Association and Sheboygan Mutual Aid Society. He is a democrat in his political views, and for four terms represented his ward in the city council.
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