Max Schurrer was born in Stuttgart, Wurtemberg, Germany, on the 12th of December, 1862. His paternal grandfather, Anton Schurrer, was also a native of that country and a shoemaker by trade and occupation. Anton Schurrer, Jr., the father of our subject, was born in Germany on the 2nd of February, 1831. He was a weaver by trade and also a merchant in his native land. For a period of fourteen years he served as a sergeant in the German army. His demise occurred in 1880. He was the father of fifteen children, of whom but three are living: Hugo, who is a resident of Cleveland, Wisconsin; Oscar, living in Milwaukee; and Max, of this review.
The last named was reared at home and received his education in the common and high schools of Germany. At the conclusion of his school life he accepted a position as bookkeeper for a wholesale firm, maintaining his relation with this company for a period of four and half years. At the age of twenty-two years he emigrated to America, settling in Mosel township, Sheboygan county, where he followed the occupation of a farmer. Later he removed to Centerville, where he remained for two and a half years and from there moved to Kaukauna, Wisconsin, where he lived for a short time and returned to Centerville, Wisconsin, where he engaged in the lumber and grain business for a period of about three years and subsequently returned to Kaukauna. In 1892 he came to Sheboygan and here embarked in the saloon and cafe business, which he has conducted continuously since.
On the 26th of August, 1890, Mr. Schurrer was married to Miss Margaret Fox, a daughter of John and Anna Fox, of Mosel township, who celebrated their golden wedding on the 29th of January, 1912. Mr. Fox is a veteran of the Civil war. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Schurrer have been born three children, Anton, Anna and Peter, all at home. Both he and his wife are devout communicants of the Holy Name Catholic church.
Mr. Schurrer is a member of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin and the secretary and treasurer of the Catholic Family Protective Association of Wisconsin. Politically he supports the democratic party and is prominent in its local councils. He has been a delegate to the state convention a number of times and has served for five years on the county board. His social inclinations are indicated by his membetship in the Concordia Singing Society. He is greatly respected as a business man of high standing among his fell ow citizens and enjoys a wide and favorable acquaintance.
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