Dr. John Tasche is numbered among the successful physicians of Sheboygan, his offices being located at No. 830 North Eighth street, and his residence at No. 1722 North Twenty-sixth street. He was born in Sheboygan, October 1, 1864, and is the son of August and Maria Tasche. His parents emigrated to this country in the year 1850, being natives of Lippe-Detmold, Germany. Mr. Tasche was by occupation an agriculturist and on reaching America he established his home in this county. The land upon which he settled at that time was an unbroken wilderness and many years of constant toil were required to clear it and render it suitable for farming purposes. This he eventually succeeded in accomplishing and while in the midst of his strong, active years he died on May 3, 1885, at the age of fifty-three years, and was buried in the Wildwood cemetery at Sheboygan.
To Mr. and Mrs. Tasche were born eight sons and one daughter: William, now a prosperous farmer in Nebraska; Lizzie, the wife of Adolphus Rodewald, engaged in farming in Manitowoc county, Wisconsin; Dr. John Tasche, the subject of this review, now engaged in the practice of medicine in Sheboygan; Fred. A., one of the progressive farmers of this county; Otto, engaged in the banking business in Tripp, South Dakota; Louis, a veterinary surgeon in active practice in Sheboygan; Conrad, a physician in practice in Sheboygan; Dr. Herman, practicing dentistry in Sheboygan; Henry, who resides on the old homestead where he is engaged in farming.
Dr. John Tasche received his early education in the city schools of Sheboygan and the Mission House College at Franklin, Wisconsin, completing his elementary studies at the age of eighteen. He at once took up the study of veterinary surgery, during which time he was engaged in farming at the old homestead for a period of four years. He then entered the Chicago Veterinary College, taking the regular full course required, and was graduated in three years, in the class of 1890. Immediately following his graduation he returned to the city of Sheboygan where he made his first location and where he was engaged in the practice of his profession for three years. During this time he became interested in the study of medicine and in 1893 entered the Detroit Medical College. Here he became distinguished as a student intensely devoted to his studies and met with unusual success in acquiring knowledge from the text-books and lectures. He was graduated in the class of 1896, receiving the M. D. degree, and was honored by his alma mater, by being presented with a gold medal from that institution. He made his first location at Franklin, in this county, where he remained in the active practice of his profession for four years, after which he removed to Sheboygan where he has since remained and where he has met with unusual success in his chosen field.
Mr. John Tasche was united in marriage in Sheboygan, on October 1, 1891, to Miss Annie L. Hanshon, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. August Hanshon, early settlers in this county. Her father passed away in 1900 and was buried on the family lot in Wildwood cemetery. He is survived by his wife, who has her residence in the city of Sheboygan. To Dr. and Mrs. Tasche have been born three children: Ruth, now a student in the high school at Sheboygan; Lillian, also in the high school in that city; and John, attending the public school.
Dr. Tasche is affiliated with the republican party in political matters and is a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. In professional relations he is a member of the Sheboygan County Medical Association, also the State and American Medical Associations. He holds membership in the German Reform church.
Dr. John Tasche's success in his chosen field is largely due to his unusual educational attainments in the science of medicine and surgery. Whatever appears from time to time in the way of new discoveries and in methods of practice, he is quick to become thoroughly informed upon. He is highly esteemed by his fellow associates in medicine, who recognize that he has made his life one of usefulness in every relation.
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