Louis C. Ziegler is a prominent factor in commercial circles of Adell as the secretary and treasurer of the general mercantile firm conducting business under the name of the Saemann-Ziegler Company. His birth occured in Plymouth, Wisconsin, on the 29th of July, 1867, his parents being Aloysius and Magdaline Ziegler. After leaving the Plymouth high school Louis C. Ziegler began clerking in the general mercantile establishment of Zinkgnat & Freitel Company in Plymouth, remaining with them for about a year. In the spring of 1884 he came to Adell and entered the employ of Saemann, Marshall & Company in the capacity of clerk. The name of the concern was subsequently changed to N. Saemann & Company, and in 1892 Mr. Ziegler became one of the partners therein. In June, 1910, the firm was incorporated under the name of the Saemann-Ziegler Company, Mr. Ziegler having since had charge of the store as secretary and treasurer. His rise in the business world has been rapid and continuous, and in his present important position he is manifesting his excellent executive powers and his ability to cope with the intricate problems continually arising in the conduct of a large and growing mercantile enterprise. He is likewise the vice president of the Adell Canning Company and is interested in other business enterprises of the town.
On the 3rd of September, 1889, Mr. Ziegler was joined in wedlock to Miss Elizabeth Kenna, who was born in Schenectady, New York, in 1867, her parents being Patrick and Margaret (McCabe) Kenna, both natives of Ireland.
Patrick Kenna emigrated to America in early life and settled in Stockbridge Massachusetts. He afterward removed to Schenectady, New York, in which state he was married on November 24, 1860. He was employed as a wool sorter in early manhood and in 1873 came to Sheboygan county, Wisconsin, and purchased a farm two miles east of Adell, but was engaged as a wool sorter for a local concern until 1901. Subsequently he removed to Random Lake, where his demise occurred on the 23d of March, 1912, and where his widow still resides. They had nine children, as follows: James, who is a resident of Texas; Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Ziegler; Anna E., who is the wife of F. P. Lamb, of Adell, Wisconsin; Julia A., who gave her hand in marriage to J. P. Altenhofen and resides at Random Lake; Charles, at home; Gertrude A., living with her mother at Random Lake; Margaret, the deceased wife of M. J. Deeley, of Sheboygan Falls; and two who died in infancy.
Mr. and Mrs. Ziegler have four children namely: Aloysius, born in July, 1895, who is now attending St. Francis Seminary at St. Francis, Wisconsin; Mabel, who was born on the 18th of July. 1897, and is now a student in St. Mary's Academy of Milwaukee; Margaret, whose birth occurred on the 13th of October, 1898, and who is at home; and Cletus, whose natal day was September 3, 1900.
Mr. Ziegler is a stalwart democrat in politics and for four years served as postmaster by appoinntment of President Cleveland. He is a devoted communicant of St. Patrick's Catholic church, near Adell, and is a charter member of Lodge No. 107 of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin, at Plymouth. He is like wise identified with the Knights of Columbus, belonging to Council No. 722 at Sheboygan. Mr. Ziegler has made for himself a creditable position in commercial circles and his name is an honored one throughout the community by reason of the progressive spirit and unfaltering commercial integrity- which he has displayed in all his business transactions. In the county where his entire life has been spent he is known as a man of honor and genuine personal worth, meriting respect, good-will and confidence.
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