Albert Rohwer is one of the well known and popular young farmers of Wilson township, operating the old homestead of his father, which is the property of the heirs. It is situated on section 2 and contains seventy-three acres. The mother, who is eighty years of age, is making her home on the old place and is being cared for by her son, the subject of this review.
He was born in Sheboygan, March 5, 1871, the son of Casson and Christina (Holling) Rohwer, both natives of Germany. The father, who was born in Schleswig, emigrated to the new world in early manhood, making the journey alone. He settled in Holland township, Sheboygan county, and was first engaged as a fisherman, an occupation which he followed for some years.
He married Christina Holling in Sheboygan and they took up their abode there where they conducted the Lafayette House, and then removed to a farm of seventy-three acres on section 2 of Wilson township. There the father resided until his death, which occurred in 1886. Accompanied by her brother the mother emigrated to this country in early womanhood and is now living at the age of eighty years. To Mr. and Mrs. Rohwer, eleven children were born, six of whom are living: Katharine, the widow of William Kletzine, of Sheboygan; Margaret, the wife of Lawrence Gross, also of Sheboygan; John, of Colorado ; Emma, the wife of George Sievers, of Clintonville, Wisconsin; Albert, of this review; and Annie at home.
Albert Rohwer was educated in the public schools of Sheboygan and assisted his father with the farm work until the latter's death. For the past ten years he has had charge of the home place, in which he owns an interest. He is conducting a general farming business, raises stock, and is meeting with success in his operations.
Mr. Rohwer is non-partisan in politics, preferring to support for public office such candidates as appeal to him as being best fitted for the positions to which they aspire. He is an active and aggressive young farmer, well known and popular in the community, and has a large number of friends who hold him in high regard.
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