John M. Steimle is serving for the third consecutive term as city clerk of Sheboygan to which office he was elected on the democratic ticket. His native city thus honors him and gives evidence of the confidence reposed in him. He was born here, March 25, 1862, a son of Joseph and Margaret Steimle, both natives of Germany, who were married after they came to the new world. The father was a railroad engineer and served for a number of years as master mechanic in the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad shops at Sheboygan. He thus became well known here and continued to make his home in this city until his death.
John M. Steimle was reared in Sheboygan and was a pupil in the public schools. He afterward learned the iron molder's trade which he followed for five years when he was injured while employed in that connection. This forced him to seek other fields of labor and for eighteen years he was engaged in the dry-goods and grocery business in this city, but eventually sold out and afterward devoted six years to the general insurance business, prior to entering upon the duties of his present office as city clerk. In 1894-95 he served as alderman representing his ward. His first term of service as city clerk demonstrated his capability and his fidelity as it led to his reelection and he is now serving for the third consecutive term.
Mr. Steimle married Miss Clara Kroos, a daughter of William Kroos and a sister of Julius Kroos, president of the Bank of Sheboygan. They have two children, Arnold and John Julius. They are well known in this city and a large circle of warm friends insures them the hospitality of the best homes of Sheboygan. They hold membership in the Lutheran church, and in the different relations of life Mr. Steimle has displayed sterling traits of character, becoming well known as an enterprising and progressive business man, as a trustworthy official and as a faithful friend.
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