George B. Ogle since 1899 has been engaged in the general merchandising business in Waldo, Sheboygan county, this state. He was born in Sheboygan county, February 19, 1860, a son of Samuel J. and Esther (Kennedy) Ogle, the father a native of Maryland.
George B. Ogle was reared in his parents' home and educated in the public schools of Sheboygan. Immediately after leaving school he became an apprenticed blacksmith, continuing to work at that trade until he had acquired a complete knowledge of it, after which he engaged in the general blacksmithing business and continued so to be employed for a period of eighteen years, nearly all of that time being spent in this county. In 1884 he removed to Sheboygan Falls and soon after received the appointment from President Cleveland as postmaster of that city. He entered at once upon the duties of his office and continued in the discharge of the same for four and a half years. In 1899 he purchased his present merchandising business in Waldo and immediately removed to that place to look after the interests of his establishment, where he has since remained.
In August, 1890, Mr. Ogle was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth M. Mandie, a daughter of Thomas Mandie, who emigrated to the United States from England and settled in the county of Sheboygan at an early day, where he was engaged in general farming. To Mr. and Mrs. Ogle six children have been born: William T., born in 1892, now associated with his father in the store; Samuel E., whose birth occurred in 1894 and who is also employed in his father's store; Esther, born in 1899; George F., whose natal year was 1902; Cecilia H., born in 1905; and Elizabeth K., in 1910.
Mr. Ogle has always been an enthusiastic and loyal member of the democratic party, taking a very prominent part in the political interests of this state where he has for a number of years been regarded as a political leader. He is a member of the National Fraternal League and also belongs to Sheboygan Lodge of the Knights of Columbus. He is likewise a devoted communicant of the St. Rose Catholic church of Lima township. George B. Ogle is one of the best known men in the county of Sheboygan. He is a man of strictest integrity in all his business transactions and is understood to be a public-spirited, influential citizen, ready to give his aid and cooperation toward the success of public enterprises and movements for social betterment.
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