Fred Schaade, who engages in general farming on section 15, Greenbush township, is a native of Germany, his birth having occurred in Berlin on the 16th of June, 1876. He is a son of Henry and Anna (Catino) Schaade, the father, who is also a native of Berlin, being born on July 19, 1846, while the mother's natal day was the 18th of February, 1839. They were married in the old country, where they passed the first twenty-three years of their domestic life. In 1885 they emigrated to the United States with their family, coming direct to Sheboygan county. Soon thereafter the father purchased one hundred and twenty acres of land located four miles west of Sheboygan Falls, which he cultivated until the spring of 1912. He has now retired from active work and is making his home with his son Fred. The mother passed away on the 15th of March, 1903. The family of Mr, and Mrs. Schaade numbered six, four sons and two daughters, but three are deceased. Anna, the only daughter who is living, resides in Sheboygan Falls, while William, the other son, makes his home with' his brother, our subject. Two of the sons, Henry and Richard, died in Germany, and the other daughter, Lena, passed away on the 13th of March, 1901.
The first nine years in the life of John Schaade were passed in the land of his birth, where he began his education, completing it in the schools of this county. His energies have always been devoted to agricultural pursuits in connection with which for the past twenty years he has been engaged in well digging.
On the 16th of June, 1897, Mr. Schaade was married to Miss Julia Pitner, who was born in Sheboygan Falls on January 14, 1880, and is a daughter of Charles and Margaret (Van Horn) Pitner, the former a native of Germany and the latter of Wisconsin. Both parents are now deceased, the mother having passed away in 1885, and the father about 1904. Six children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Schaade: Harvey William Alfred, who was born on the 27th of November, 1900; Henry Edward Charlie, whose birth occurred September 6, 1903; Frederick Carl, who was born on the 6th of October, 1go6; Clarabelle Anna Minnie, whose natal day was October 28, 1go8; and Reuben Victor and Ruth Violet, twins, who were born on the 26th of July, 1911.
The family affiliate with the German Lutheran church in which the parents hold membership. The political views of Mr. Schaade accord with the principles of the democratic party, but he has never sought public office, although he takes an active interest in all movements affecting the welfare of the community.
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