The dairy and agricultural interests of Sheboygan county are well represented by Carl Schlichting, Jr., who has been prominently interested along these lines in this section of the country during practically all his active life. He is a native of Sheboygan Falls township where his birth occurred February 10th, 1867. His parents were Carl and Johannah (Wieck) Schlichting, both natives of Germany who emigrated to America at a very early date. They were married in Sheboygan county where the father bought a number of acres of land which he operated and improved. He has been a very successful farmer and an influential man in this county for many years.
Carl Schlichting is the third in a family of eleven children. He was reared at home and received his early education in the public schools of Sheboygan county. He laid aside his school books at the age of fifteen years and as a young man was engaged in work on his father's farm. He remained with his parents until he was thirty years of age when he married and began to live upon the farm which he now owns. He purchased one hundred and four acres of land in Sheboygan Falls township, four and one half miles northwest of Sheboygan Falls, and here he conducts a modern dairy farm run along the most approved scientific lines. He pays special attention to the sanitary conditions of his dairy and to the efficiency of his equipment. He has the expert knowledge necessary to obtain the deisred results on his stock farm, and his dairy products are clean and wholesome and find a ready sale.
On April 8, 1897, Mr. Schlichting was united in marriage to Miss Mary Wahls, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Wahls, both natives of Germany who emigrated to the United States at an early date and settled on a farm in Sheboygan Falls township. Mr. and Mrs. Schlichting are the parents of six children, Olga, Reuben, Walter, Milton, and Adeline and Adele, twins.
The family hold membership in the Lutheran church of Sheboygan Falls township and have always been active in its affairs. Mr. Schlichting is well known throughout this district as an able and progressive man. He takes no active interest in public affairs, preferring to devote his time and energies to the management of his dairy farm. His career has been marked by the qualities of carefulness and industry and these characteristics have brought him success.
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