George Artmann

The history of a city or community is not written as the result of the labors of a chosen few but chronicles the efforts of the many, each bearing a part in the work of development and progress. During the long years of his residence in Sheboygan, George Artmann was numbered among those who contributed to local industrial activity, conducting a successful business as a painter. He was born in this city in 1858. His father had removed westward from Pennsylvania, having previously made his home near Middletown in that state. He was a blacksmith by trade, and arriving in Sheboygan during the primitive stage in its development became one of the first of his trade in this vicinity and at the time of his death was one of the oldest in years as regarded continuous connection with the trade here.

George Artmann was reared in Sheboygan and the public schools afforded him his educational privileges. He subsequently turned his attention to industrial interests and became a capable artisan, following the painter's trade in which connection he secured a liberal patronage. Having arrived at years of maturity he married Miss Louisa Buntz who was born in Illinois and died on the 18th of April, 1912, at the age of fifty-five years. Mr. and Mrs. Artmann became the parents of one child, Edward George, who was born in Chicago, November 2, 1887. After leaving school he took up his father's trade of painting which he followed for two and one half years. He then came to Sheboygan and entered a furniture factory, working at his trade in that connection. He is a member of the Grangers of Sheboygan.


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