Ervin Robert Thiel, sales manager for the Globe Machine and Foundry Company of Sheboygan, is one of the city's promising native sons. His birth occurred here on the 16th of July, 1886, his parents being August and Bertha (Meves) Thiel, both of whom are still living, and continue to make their home in this city.
The father, who is a native of Saxony, Germany, has withdrawn from active business and is living retired. The family of Mr. and Mrs. Thiel number five, those beside our subject being as follows: William, Arthur and Hugo, all of whom are residents of Sheboygan; and Selma, who is still at home.
Ervin Robert Thiel was reared at home and educated in the public schools of this city, terminating his student days at the age of eighteen years. He subsequently entered the office of the Globe Machinery and Foundry Company, where he began his business career. He has now been in the employ of this company for eight years and during that time has been promoted until he is head accountant and also manager of the sales department. Mr. Thiel is a wide-awake, alert young man and applies himself thoughtfully and intelligently to his duties, taking a personal interest in the development and progress of the firm's business.
Mr. Thiel married Miss Lilly Hoppe, who was born in this city in 1889, and is a daughter of Henry C. Hoppe, sheriff of Sheboygan county, who is mentioned at greater length elsewhere in this work. Mr. and Mrs. Thiel have one child, a daughter, Henrietta, who is one year of age.
In matters of religious faith Mr. and Mrs. Thiel are Lutherans, and he belongs to the Turners Society and the Fraternal Order of Eagles. In politics he is a democrat and is now acting as deputy sheriff and is alderman from the second ward. Mr. Thiel has many friends in Sheboygan, the majority of whom have known him from boyhood, and all hold him in high esteem.
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