Charles Vick is the popular proprietor and owner of the Franklin Hotel of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin. He was born in Sheboygan county, this state, on the 17th of March, 1868, his parents being Christian and Anna (Salm) Vick, both natives of Germany. The father was born in Mecklenburg, August 25, 1831. He emigrated to America with his parents in 1865 and with them settled on a farm in Sheboygan county, at which place his parents spent the remaining days of their lives. For some time after settling in this county Christian Vick was employed as a farm hand. Later he purchased a farm near Sheboygan Falls, upon which he lived until 1901. He then removed to the city of Sheboygan Falls, where he lives with his son Charles.
Charles Vick was reared in his father's home, obtaining his early education in the district schools at Sheboygan Falls. He remained with his parents until eighteen years of age, at which time he engaged in work in a saw mill, being employed at the same mill for a number of years. In 1907 he purchased the Franklin Hotel in Sheboygan Falls, where he now lives and conducts a well ordered and prosperous hostelry.
On the 7th of November, 1890, Mr. Vick was united in marriage to Miss Anna Schadde, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schadde, both natives of Germany. They emigrated to America in 1886, settling on a farm in Sheboygan county, at which place Mrs. Schadde died in 1900. Mr. and Mrs. Vick are the parents of three children, namely: Alvin, a recent graduate of the Sheboygan Falls high school; Robert, in attendance at the public school; and Helen.
Charles Vick is one of the substantial citizens of Sheboygan county. Fraternally he is identified with the Eagles and the United Aid Society. The prosperity which he now enjoys is largely due to his rare social and business qualities. He is a true son of Wisconsin and a useful man in his county and state.
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