George Sixel is engaged in general farming on section 17, Mosel township, where he owns one hundred and fourteen acres of land, which he has been cultivating for twenty years. He was born in the township where he now resides on the 9th of March, 1870, and is a son of George and Barbara (Heisinger) Sixel. The father was a native of Germany, but when a child of three years he was brought to the United States by his parents, who located on a farm in Mosel township. There he was reared to manhood, and educated in the district schools. His energies were always devoted to agricultural pursuits and he subsequently acquired one hundred and ninety acres of land in Mosel township, that he cultivated until his death in 1908, at the age of fifty-eight years. The mother is of German extraction, as the name would suggest, and was born and reared in Mosel township, and there she continues to reside.
The boyhood and youth of George Sixel were passed on the farm where he was born and in the acquirement of his education he attended the district schools in the vicinity of the old homestead. He remained under the parental roof until he had attained his majority and then started out to make his own way in the world. In 18g2, he began farming for himself on the place where he now resides, and as he is diligent and enterprising in his methods and works toward the achievement of a definite purpose he has prospered in his undertakings, and is numbered among the substantial and capable agriculturists of the community.
In the autumn of 1892, Mr. Sixel was married to Miss Augusta Sixel, a daughter of Jacob and Elizabeth (Kurtz) Sixel, well known farming people of this county, and to them have been born three children, Viola, Richard and Elmer.
The family affiliate with the German Evangelical church of Mosel township. Mr. Sixel is public-spirited in matters of citizenship, and takes an active interest in all affairs pertaining to the welfare or progress of the community, as was substantially evidenced by his term of service as supervisor of the township, the duties of which office he discharged with efficiency and to the general satisfaction of his townsmen.
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