Carl Prange is one of the well known and successful farmers of Sheboygan county, his farm of one hundred and sixty acres being located in Sheboygan Falls township where he resides and is successfully engaged in general farming. He was born November 12, 1855, and is the son of William and Elinor (Ackermann) Prange, both of whom were natives of Germany, the former of Hanover, now a province of Prussia and the latter of Schaumburg.
The father emigrated to the United States in 1848 and settled in Sheboygan township where he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of government land. He there established his home and continued to live during the remaining years of his life which ended April 25, 1865. Mr. Prange was united in marriage in 1849 to Miss Elinor Ackermann, who passed away September 5, 1887.
To Mr. and Mrs. William Prange seven children were born: W. J., deceased; Caroline, the wife of Henry Kohl, of Herman township; Annie, a resident of Sheboygan City; Bertha, the wife of John Bitter, of Sheboygan City, who is employed by the H. C. Prange Company; Eliza, who is also employed by the H. C. Prange Company; H. C. Prange, who is a prominent dry-goods merchant in Sheboygan City, who married Miss Augusta Bodenstein; and Carl, the subject of this review.
Carl Prange was reared in his parents' home and received his elementary education in the public schools of Sheboygan township. In his early manhood he was engaged at work on his father's farm and later purchased that property which consists of one hundred and sixty acres of highly developed land on which he is now successfully engaged in general farming. He is also the owner of sixty-eight acres located on section 16, of Sheboygan township.
Mr. Prange was united in marriage April 23, 1882, to Miss Eliza Pieper, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Pieper, of Herman township, and to them six children have been born, all of whom are now living: Emma, who. married Carl Dengel and resides in Herman township; Minnie, the wife of Arthur Foeste, of Sheboygan City; Otto and Adelia, both at home; Clara, who is engaged as a bookkeeper in Sheboygan City; and Henry, who resides at home.
Mr. Prange is one of the well known men of Sheboygan county and is highly respected for the integrity of his character and his devotion to the general welfare of the community in which he lives. He and his family are members of the Lutheran church of Sheboygan Falls.
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