Herman Grau

Herman Grau is engaged in the saloon business in Sheboygan, his native city. He was born May 15, 1884, and is a son of Herman Grau, who resides at No. 1007 Ontario street, at the age of sixty-five years. He was fourteen years of age when he left the fatherland and came to the new world, making his way into the interior of the country and establishing his home in St. Louis. There he followed the tailor's trade for a considerable period but eventually removed to Sheboygan, where he again took up tailoring, which he has carried on to the present time. He is a good workman and his success has been founded upon his merit and ability.

He married Amelia Kammerer, who was born in Kiel, Wisconsin, and their children are: Gustave, who is a barber of Sheboygan; Marie, who is the wife of Con Hammes, a tanner of Sheboygan; and Herman. The last named was reared in his native city and at the usual age entered the public schools, wherein he passed through consecutive grades until he had largely mastered the branches of learning that usually constitute the public school curriculum. He started in the business world as a clerk in a grocery store and was thus employed for three and one-half years. Later he engaged in the saloon business for eight years and on the 1st of December, 1911, he became a partner in the business conducted by Meyer & Grau. They are conducting a saloon business and are accorded a liberal patronage.

Mr. Grau is a member of the Lutheran church and he holds membership with the Order of Moose in Sheboygan. He represents one of the old and well known families here and has been a lifelong resident of this city.


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