William Schumann is the well known proprietor of the Schumann roadhouse, a business consisting of an entertainment hall, restaurant and buffet combined, located on Riverside road in this county. He was born in the town of Herman, Sheboygan county, December 14, 1863. The father, Fred Schumann, emigrated from Germany and settled on a farm in the town of Herman at an early period in the history of this county. He established his home on the farm on which he settled and here he continued to reside during the remainder of his life. His death occurred in 1887, his wife surviving him until 1896. Mr. Schumann was buried in the Sheboygan Falls cemetery and Mrs. Schumann in St. Lucas cemetery. Unto them were born ten children, eight of whom are still living. The oldest child in this family was a volunteer soldier in the Civil war and lost his life in battle. Lewis, who is married, makes his home in Burnett county; Wisconsin. Thena, living in the town of Herman, is the wife of Michael Rau, by whom she has four children. Fredericka, the mother of six children, is the widow of Charles Clemons, who was an agriculturist by occupation. Augusta is the widow of William Schmidt. Annie is the wife of Louis Zill and resides in the northern part of this state. Caroline is the wife of Albert Pribbemow and resides in Clark county, Wisconsin. Henrietta, who gave her hand in marriage to Herman Rehm, is living in Manitowoc county.
William Schumann, the other surviving member of this family, spent the early years of his boyhood in his father's home and was educated in the district schools. He remained under the parental roof and spent the early years of his manhood at work on his father's farm until he was twenty-one years of age. On reaching his majority he purchased the old home from his father and continued to reside on this property until 1go8, at which time he disposed of the property and moved to Riverside, at which place he purchased a well known road house and has since given his attention to the interests of his business.
In 1888 Mr. Schumann was married to Miss Emma Wimmler, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Wimmler, both of whom were natives of Germany. To this union have been born five children, namely: Henry, Ella, Fred, Otto and Oscar. All are still at home with their parents. Mr. Schumann is a member of the Germania Society of Sheboygan. He is well known throughout the county and city and his place of business is one of the popular resorts of Riverside.
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