Otto J. Ewerhardt is employed on the National Demokrat of Sheboygan. Whatever success he has achieved is attributable to his own labors and is due in no small degree to the fact that he has always continued in the same line of business in which he embarked as a young tradesman. Sheboygan claims him as one of her native sons, his birth having here occurred on the 30th of October, 1875. He is a son of Nicholas Ewerhardt, a prominent and worthy citizen of Sheboygan who is now the vice president of the National Demokrat Company, owning and publishing a German paper which is the oldest paper of the city. He married Miss Bertha Brandt who also survives and they became the parents of three sons and four daughters, of whom four are yet living: Otto John; Frank, a practicing physician of St. Louis, Missouri; Paul, who is a graduate of the Washington University of St. Louis, and now practicing in St. Louis; and Lydia, the wife of John Diestelhorst of Sheboygan.
At the usual age Otto J. Ewerhardt entered the public schools in which he acquainted himself with the branches of learning that usually constitute the public-school curriculum. He then took up the printing business in the office in which he is still employed. In this connection he has gradually worked his way upward from a minor to his present position, having comprehensive knowledge of all the duties of intermediate positions. He has gained high skill in his chosen line of labor and his work is very satisfactory to the company which he represents. He is also widely and favorably known in another connection, being president of the Sheboygan Mutual Aid Association and president of the Tumverein of Sheboygan.
In June, 1905, Mr. Ewerhardt was married to Miss Alma Schultz, who was born in Sheboygan and is a daughter of Martin and Bertha (Kanitz) Schultz, both of whom are still living, the father being now retired. Mr. and Mrs. Ewerhardt have a wide acquaintance in this city where they have always lived. There have been no spectacular phases in his life history but his record has always been characterized by earnest purpose, diligence and capability.
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