Conrad Schomberg, now in the eighty-second year of his age, is living in honorable retirement on eighty acres of land in Sheboygan county which he has owned and operated for over half a century. He was born in Hessen, Germany, April 17, 1830, and is a son of Johannes and Elizabeth (Landasfind) Schomberg. The father followed the occupation of farming in his native country during his life and both the parents died in Germany.
Conrad Schomberg is the eldest of seven children, three of whom are still living. Catherine is the widow of Jacob Breher who died in Sheboygan Falls in 1909, and Henry, the only brother of our subject, is married and lives in Illinois.
Conrad Schomberg received his early education in the public schools of Germany and left his native country for the United States in 1850. He lived three years in Oneida county, New York, and then came to Sheboygan county where he bought one hundred and sixty acres of land near Sheboygan Falls. He later went to Lake Superior and worked as a fireman in the mines of that district. He spent two years in this line of activity and then returned to his farm. He sold eighty acres of his holdings and kept in his possession the other eighty upon which he still lives in the old homestead. He has now given up all active participation in the management and direction of his farm and is living a retired life after a prosperous and busy career.
On June 16, 1866, Mr. Schomberg was united in marriage to Miss Augusta Kuck, a native of Germany who came to America with her parents when she was still a young girl. To Mr. and Mrs. Schomberg were born five children, two of whom are still living: Ernestina, who is married to Gottlieb Engel of North Dakota; and Gottlieb, who is married and lives on a farm adjoining that of his father.
During his long career Conrad Schomberg has been active in many different occupations. He was a carpenter and worked in the employ of the government during the Civil war. He was prominently identified with the politics of his district at one time and served for two terms as town supervisor of Sheboygan Falls. He was constable for one year and clerk of the school district No. 6 for three years. He is a consistent republican and always votes the party ticket. He holds membership in the Reformed church of Sheboygan Falls and his religion has always been an active factor in his life. He spent the beginning of his career in worthy, honorab useful activity and has now retired to live out on the farm which he has cultivated, a peaceful, quiet and equally useful old age.
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