Jacob J. Vollrath

William C. F. Arndt is the junior partner of the firm of Arndt Brothers, proprietors of a flouring mill and elevator in Sheboygan, the latter having been built by the brothers in 1911. The father was William Arndt, Sr., more extended mention of whom will be found in the biographical review introduced by the name of Rudolph W. Arndt, senior member of the firm of Arndt Brothers. William C. F. Arndt was born in Sheboygan county, March 29, 1875. His father was a miller by trade and the subject of this review grew up in the milling business, which he has followed since attaining the age of fifteen years.

He attended the public schools of Sheboygan, in which he attained a good education, later taking a course in a business college. Having learned the miller's trade with his father between periods of attending school, when fifteen years of age he began giving his entire attention to that work and for many years assisted his father in the mill. He later became a partner with his brother, Rudolph W. Arndt, and together they carried on a prosperous business.

In 1897 the brothers built what is now known as the Pigeon river warehouse and in 1911 they erected a fine elevator which they now operate in connection with their milling business. Mr. Arndt chose as his life companion and helpmate Miss Louise Sokoll, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Sokoll, both of whom were natives of Germany. The family emigrated to the United States in 1880, settling in Wisconsin. Mr. and Mrs. Arndt are the parents of one child, William C. F., Jr., who was born November 8, 1908.

In his political views Mr. Arndt adheres to the principles of the republican party. His business affairs, however, demand the greater part of his attention, and he does not seek the emoluments or honors of public office. Early in life he began taking an active interest in business and became an efficient helper to his father in the mill. As he grew to maturity he became an expert in the milling trade and also in dealing with customers who had business with his father at the mill. Later on, after the partnership of the two brothers was formed, his knowledge of the milling business stood him in good stead and to him is due in no small degree the credit for the splendid success which the firm has made in the milling and elevator business. He is a popular citizen and has an extended acquaintance throughout the county in which he was born, being greatly respected by all who know him.


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