Harrison Joslin

Harrison Joslin, who successfully engages in general agricultural pursuits, stock-raising and dairying five miles west of Sheboygan Falls in the township of that name, where he owns one hundred and fifty-three acres of highly cultivated land, was born on the farm he now owns on June 19, 1862. His father, Charles A. Joslin, was a native of Oneida county, New York, but in his early manhood he came west and in 1854 bought the land in Sheboygan Falls township, which now belongs to his son Harrison. Unceasing diligence, perseverance and determination of purpose enabled him to develop his farm until it became one of the valuable properties of his community, and here he passed away in 1877.

He married Miss Anna Schillich, the event occurring in Sheboygan Falls, and to then were born nine children: Frances, who married George Goodwin, of Burlington, Wisconsin, who died in 1908; Charles, a farmer of Sheboygan Falls township; Alice, the wife of Fred Pierce, of Michigan; Mariette, who died in 1887, the deceased wife of Rollo Dye, of Taylor county, Wisconsin, who had a son residing in Carlton county, Minnesota; Harrison, our subject; William, who is married and residing at Cascade, this county; Sarah, who died in childhood; Antoinette, the wife of G. Obbelode; and Nancy, also deceased, who was living with her mother on the old homestead when she passed away in 1896.

Practically the entire life of Harrison Joslin has been passed amid the scenes of his present home. He was reared in very much the same manner as other country youths of the period, attending the district schools in the acquirement of his education, and devoting much of his leisure time to assisting with the work of the fields and care of the stock. After the death of his father he purchased the old home farm, and has ever since devoted himself to its further cultivation and improvement with gratifying results. His fields have been brought into a high state of productivity and in connection with their cultivation he engages in stock-raising, making a specialty of dairying.

Mr. Joslin was married on the 30th of April, 1900, to Miss Lucy Minsterman, a daughter of Frederick and Augusta Minsterman, natives of Germany, who came to the United States in early life, and subsequently located on a farm in Sheboygan township. There the father still resides, but the mother passed away in 1903. Six children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Joslin, as follows: Harry, who died in 1902; David, Mildred and Erwin, who are attending school; Ralph, who died in infancy; and Hazel. Mrs. Joslin is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. Joslin is leading a life of enterprise and intelligently directed activity as is evidenced by the appearance and condition of his farm, which is one of the well kept and attractive properties of the township.


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