William Waterman, an enterprising and successful agriculturist of Plymouth township, is the owner of a well improved farm of seventy-three and a half acres. His birth occurred in that township on the 6th of December, 1857, his parents being Charles and Leah (Stokes) Waterman, who are mentioned at greater length on another page of this work in connection with the sketch of Henry Waterman, a brother of our subject.
William Waterman acquired a good practical education in the schools of this county and after putting aside his text-books assisted his father in the operation of the home farm. When twenty-one years of age he received his share of the family estate and in 1879 took up his abode on the property, which comprises seventy-three and a half acres on sections 25 and 36, Plymouth township. To the further cultivation and improvement of that farm he has devoted his attention with excellent results, being now widely recognized as one of the substantial and progressive agriculturists of his community.
In 1893 Mr. Waterman was united in marriage to Miss Clara Freyberg, a daughter of Charles and Caroline (Kaestner) Freyberg, who were natives of Germany and took up their abode in Sheboygan county after coming to this country. Mr. and Mrs. Waterman have three children, namely: Ralph, who was born in 1896; Norma, whose natal year was 1898; and Mabel, whose birth occurred in 1902. Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Mr. Waterman has supported the men and measures of the republican party, believing its principles most conducive to good government. He has remained a resident of Sheboygan county from his birth to the present time and is well known and highly esteemed within its borders.
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