Oscar A. Damrow

Oscar A. Damrow is one of the well known and influential business men of Sheboygan county. He was born in that county September 24, 1880, and is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Gottfried Damrow, Sr., and the brother of William C., Louis and Gottfried, Jr., of whom extended reviews are published in another portion of this work.

Oscar A. Damrow was reared in his parents' home and received his elementary education in Sheboygan Falls township district schools. He later attended the high school in Sheboygan Falls and after completing his course of studies in that school he learned the cheesemaker's trade and to that business has devoted his time for the past seventeen years. On February 1, 1905, he purchased a large, up-to-date and thoroughly equipped cheese factory located on the northwest corner of section 24, in Sheboygan Falls township. Since his purchase of the factory he has devoted himself entirely to manufacturing cheese and has met with very gratifying success. He is also a joint partner with A. F. Selle, in the general agricultural implement business, the principal office and warehouse of which is located near his cheese factory.

Mr. Damrow was united in marriage March 25, 1905, to Miss Helen Dassow, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Dassow, both of whom were natives of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Damrow are the parents of one child, Milferd, who was born December 12, 1907.

Mr. Damrow has been president of the Wisconsin Cheesemaker's Association, which is the largest association of its kind in the world, and also served as president of Sheboygan dairy board of trade for four years. He has been for the past four years the clerk of the school district No. 14, of Sheboygan Falls township. Fraternally he is associated with the Equitable Fraternal Union. He is one of the enterprising and substantial men of Sheboygan and his ability as an organizer and an executive have given him a place in the front rank of the successful business men of his portion of the state.


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