George Drexler

George Drexler is one of the most successful representative farmers of north-eastern Wisconsin, owning a beautiful farm, highly developed, located one-fouth of a mile from the city of Sheboygan in Sheboygan township. He was born November 15, 1852, and is a son of August and Catharine (Klein) Drexler. His parents were both natives of Germany and were married near Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in the year 1849, in which year they had come to America. In that city they remained for a brief period, during which time Mr. Drexler found employment in the near-by coal mines. After spending a short time in the Keystone state they later removed to Sheboygan, Wisconsin, and there established their home, where they continued to live during the remainder of their lives. To Mr. and Mrs. Drexler were born two children beside our subject, Conrad, who died at the age of twenty-one years; and Mary, who married Henry Schils, both of whom have died, leaving one son, Nicholas, who resides in Sheboygan.

Both the father and mother of this family are now deceased. Mrs. Drexler passed to her reward in the year 1892 and Mr. Drexler passed from this life in 1903 and is buried in the North Side Catholic cemetery.

George Drexler was reared in his father's home and was educated in the public and German parochial schools of Sheboygan. The early years of his. life, after laying aside his text-books, were spent in various occupations. After the death of the father the son inherited part of the farm on which he now lives and he has since added thereto and now owns a fine farm of two hundred and forty-five acres in Sheboygan township, one quarter of a mile from the city limits, on which he is engaged in mixed farming and the breeding and raising of high-grade dairy and market cattle.

Mr. Drexler is one of the most enterprising and successful agriculturists in Wisconsin and his farm stands as a monument to his skill and practical methods. He is a communicant and a member of the Catholic church and politically he is independent. For eight years he has served efficiently as road commissioner. He is a man universally respected by his associates and regarded as one of the successful farmers in northeastern Wisconsin.


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