C. W. Weinert is the genial proprietor of one of Sheboygan's most popular cafes. His place of business is located on North Eighth street and is the best known eating house in the business district of Sheboygan. He was born in Germany on the 22nd of March, 1869, his parents being Gottlieb and Eva Weinert, likewise natives of that country. The father was born in Silesia and they were married in Germany in the year 1860. In his native country Gottlieb Weinert followed the occupations of farming and draying. In 1883 he emigrated to America and settled in Sauk City, Sauk county, Wisconsin, where he remained for one year, after which he moved to Sheboygan. Obtaining work in one of Sheboygan's factories, he remained here for twenty years, after which he lived a retired life until the time of his death, which occurred on the 9th of September, 1906. He had for a number of years survived his wife, who passed away in 1897. Our subject is one of four children born to this union. John, who is engaged in the bakery business at Manitowoc, is married and has six children. C. W., of this review, is the next in order of birth. Anna lives with her brother, C. W., in Sheboygan. Pauline, living in Sheboygan, is the wife of Louis Ziegler, by whom she has three children.
C. W. Weinert emigrated to America with his parents in 1883 and with them removed from Sauk county to Sheboygan. He had been educated in Germany. On reaching America he began at once to attend the night schools, in which he learned the use of the English language and obtained an English common-school education. He afterward became a pupil in a business college of Sheboygan and after graduating therefrom became an apprentice in the bakery business, with which he thoroughly familiarized himself. He was, however, engaged for some time in the Sheboygan chair factory. In 1904 he started in business for himself on North Eighth street and here he has continued since. By constant attention and unusual adaptability to his chosen field he has built up one of the most enviable cafe trades in the entire city.
Mr. Weinert is by political affiliation a democrat and has served his city as alderman of the third ward for three successive terms. Fraternally he is identified with the Eagles in Sheboygan. He is one of the easiest men to approach whenever any social, political or business matter is presented to him requiring his cooperation in any undertaking looking to the advancement of the interests of the city or the county. He is a man with a clean business record and enjoys the success to which constant attention to his business has entitled him. He is in the midst of his years of usefulness and Sheboygan can always count upon his influence in any meritorious civic enterprise.
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