Louis Damrow

Louis Damrow is the owner and proprietor of the well known Pine Grove Dairy Farm consisting of one hundred and sixty acres, located on section 12 in Sheboygan township where he is engaged in the successful operation of one of the most perfectly equipped farms of its kind in the county. He was born in Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin, January 17, 1866, and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Gottfried Damrow, of whom a more extended review is published in another part of this work.

Louis Damrow was reared in his parents' home and received his early education in the district schools of Sheboygan Falls township. During his early manhood he remained under the parental roof and was engaged at work on his father's farm. At the age of seventeen years he learned the cheesernaker's trade and to that occupation he gave his attention for the succeeding seven years after which he was engaged in farming on a rented farm for a period of six years and then purchased a farm of his own consisting of eighty acres of land located on section 12 in Sheboygan township. There he established his home and has since continued to reside, giving constant attention to the cultivation and improvement of his place. Sometime after his original investment in land he purchased an additional eighty acres and now is the owner of one hundred and sixty acres, known throughout northwestern Wisconsin as the Pine Grove Dairy Farm. He makes a specialty of raising high-grade dairy stock for his own use as well as for the market.

Mr. Damrow was united in marriage May 20, 1888, to Miss Annie Emmermann, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Peter Emmermann, both of whom were natives of Germany and who emigrated to the United States at a very early date, Mrs. Damrow's father being one of the first settlers in Rhine township.

He retired from active business some years past and has since made his home in Sheboygan. To Mr. and Mrs. Louis Damrow seven children were born, namely: Hattie, the wife of William Rhode, who is engaged in farming in Sheboygan township, Wisconsin; Walter, who is a cheesemaker and resides near Chilton, Wisconsin; Arno, who resides at home; John, who is employed at Elkhart Lake; and Ervin, Leona and Malinda, all of whom are at home.

Mr. Damrow is affiliated with the democratic party and has served as a member of the town board for five years and has also been justice of the peace of Sheboygan Falls. He and Mrs. Damrow are members of the Lutheran church of Sheboygan Falls. He is one of the very successful and highly esteemed men of the county of Sheboygan and is numbered among the most enterprising and useful citizens of the county and state in which he lives.


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