Peter Carman

Peter Carman is one of the industrious agriculturists of Greenbush township, where he owns a farm of one hundred and eight acres in the cultivation of which he has been successfully engaged for four years. He was born in Holland on the 28th of October, 1861, and is a son of Adrian and Mary (Liefbroer) Carman. The parents were also natives of Holland, the father's birth having occurred on the 12th of September, 1834, and that of the mother on the 26th of January, 1841. They emigrated to the United States about 1887, coming direct to Sheboygan county, first locating in Sherman township.

The father subsequently purchased a farm of one hundred and twenty acres in Lyndon township, which he cultivated during the remainder of his active life. His latter years were spent in retirement in Sheboygan Falls, where he passed away on the 2nd of September, 1907. The mother is still living, however, and now makes her home with our subject.

The first twenty-three years in the life of Peter Carman were passed in the land of his birth, but at the expiration of that time he decided that America afforded better opportunities to ambitious, enterprising men than were to be found in the old country, so he took passage for the United States. The first year of his residence in this country was passed in Michigan, whence he subsequently removed to Sheboygan county, settling in Holland township.

He spent two years there and then went to Sherman township, whence he removed three years later to Lyndon township. The next year marked his removal to Sheboygan township, and seven years later he became a resident of Wilson township, which was his home until 1908, when he bought and removed to his present farm.

In Holland, on the 29th of October, 1879 Mr. Carman was united in marriage to Miss Delia Verhage, who was born in Holland township on the 24th of August, 1860, and is a daughter of John and Jenny Verhage, who emigrated to the United States from Holland about 1851 or 1852, locating in Holland township, this county. Mr. and Mrs. Carman are the parents of the following children: Jenny, who was born on June 26, 1886, the wife of John Walters, of Canada; Mary, whose birth occurred on June 1, 1890, living at home; John, who was born on May 30, 1891, also at home; Lizzie whose natal day was the 9th of March 1893, a resident of Lima township; Edgar, who was born on the 15th of September, 1895, living in Greenbush township; and Myrtle who was born on June 14, 1904.

Mr. Carman enjoys the full rights of citizenship, and accords his political support to the republican party. He is loyal to America and its institutions as he has here found the opportunities he sought and is meeting with success in the development of his interests.


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