Herman E. Laack

Herman E. Laack, deceased, was engaged in agricultural pursuits, his farm being located in one of the most fertile and picturesque sections of this county. He was born October 29, 1872, and was a son of Fred Laack, of whom a more extended review may be seen in another portion of this work.

The birth of Herman E. Laack occurred in the town of Plymouth, Wisconsin. He was reared in his father's home and received his education in the public schools of Sheboygan Falls. On leaving school he was associated with his father in farming until he attained the age of twenty-two years. At that time he left the parental roof and became an employee in one of the factories of Plymouth, where he remained for two successive years, after which he purchased a farm of seventy acres and upon this piece of land he established his home.

Mr. Laack was united in marriage on the 20th of November, 1897, to Miss Emma Carthans, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chris Carthans. Her parents were natives of Germany and removed to this country at a very early day, settling in this state. To Mr. and Mrs. Laack three children were born: Eleanor, born September 27, 1898; Roland, September 26, 1900; and Evangeline, July 3, 1903. The father of this family met his death by accident, when the residence, which stood upon his farm at the time he made the purchase of that place, burned down being at that time occupied by the' family. During the burning of his home Mr. Laack suffered fatal injuries by the fire which resulted in his death on October 25, 1910.

Since the death of her husband Mrs. Laack has remained upon the farm and continued to direct all of its agricultural operations and care for all the business interests connected with its conduct. She is a woman of rare business ability and during the years of her widowhood has made very extensive improvements upon her farm, among which was that of building the present modern residence, in which she and her family now reside. In addition to this the place has been equipped with all necessary modern farm buildings and farm machinery. The entire appearance of the place is an evidence of the rare qualifications of Mrs. Laack to successfully manage the interests of her husband's estate and she is regarded by the people in the community in which she lives as justly entitled to be numbered among the most successful and able agriculturists of this portion of 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