Dairying and diversified farming engage the attention of Christ Roehrborn, who owns ninety acres of well improved and highly cultivated land on section 8 of Wilson township. He is a native of Sheboygan county, his birth having occurred in the township where he now resides on the 4th of July, 1872. He is a son of William Roehrborn, a native of Germany, whence he emigrated to the United States when a boy of twelve years with his father, Christ Roehrborn. They came direct to Sheboygan county and soon after their arrival the elder Roehrborn bought a farm in Wilson township, that he industriously cultivated the remainder of his active life. Some years prior to his death, which occurred at the venerable age of eighty-three years, he sold his homestead to his son William, who devoted his energies to the further cultivation and improvement of the farm until he passed away in October, 1903.
For his wife and helpmate, Mr. Roehrborn chose Miss Hannah Doeberd, who is still living at the age of sixty-five years and makes her home on the old farm with her son Henry. Eight children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Roehrborn, our subject being the third in order of birth. The others are as follows: Minnie, who married Frank Bock; William, Jr.; Ida, who married Henry Rammer; Mary, the wife of Albert Miller, who lives on the Sauk trail road in Wilson township; Anna, who married William Jangkow, of Sheboygan; Henry, who owns the old homestead; and Helen, the wife of Ferdinand Reyer, of Wilson. The entire family live in Wilson township with the exception of Mrs. Jangkow.
The boyhood and early youth of Christ Roehrborn were similar to those of other youths who are reared in the country. He attended the district school in the acquirement of an education and assisted his father with the work of the fields and care of the stock. After completing his schooling he devoted his entire attention to agricultural pursuits, remaining at home until he was twenty-eighth years of age, when his father presented him with sixty acres of land that formed the nucleus of his present farm. He subsequently enlarged his farm by the purchase of twenty acres and later he added a ten acre timber tract to his holdings, which now aggregate ninety acres.
Mr. Roehrborn is a very diligent man of enterprising and progressive methods and takes great pride in keeping up the appearance of his place. He erected a new residence in 1906 and two years later he built a large barn. Both are substantial structures and add greatly to the value of the property. His fields are largely devoted to the raising of such cereals as can be used for feeding stock as he makes a specialty of dairying, which has proven to be very lucrative.
In Wilson township on the 5th of December, 1900, Mr. Roehrborn was married to Miss Louisa Brehm, a daughter of William Brehm, one of the pioneers of this township, and to them have been born two children: Lydia, who is ten years of age; and Walter, who is six. They are both in school. The family affiliate with the German Lutheran church, in the faith of which the parents were reared, and in politics Mr. Roehrborn is independent, giving his support to such men and measures as he deems best qualified to subserve the interests of the majority. He is now clerk of the school board. As he has passed his entire life in Wilson township, where his family has resided for three generations, Mr. Roehrborn enjoys a wide and favorable acquaintance among its citizens, by whom he is held in high esteem.
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