Herman Mitwede makes his home in Sheboygan Falls but is the owner of an excellent farm in Lima township which is rented. He was born in that township September 10, 1859, a son of August Mitwede, a native of Prussia, Germany, born October 26, 1831. The father was for many years actively identified with agricultural pursuits in this county, conducting his farming interests until 1902 when he retired and purchased a home in Sheboygan Falls where he lived until his death, January 13, 1907, at the age of seventy-five years.
He married Konradina Ahrens, who was born in Brunswick, Germany, November 28, 1839, and came to Sheboygan county with her parents Henry and Carolina (Sackman) Ahrens, who were also natives of Brunswick. They settled in Wilson township but afterward removed to Lima township where their remaining days were passed. Mrs. August Mitwede still survives and is enjoying good health at the age of seventy-two years. In the family were three sons: Herman, of this review; August, living in Lima township; and William of Plymouth.
Herman Mitwede pursued his education in the public schools of Wilson and Lima townships and in the Sheboygan Falls high school in which he was a pupil for two years. He worked at home with his father until the latter sold the farm and then went with the family to Sheboygan Falls where he has since made his home. He owns property in Lima township, however, and from his farm there derives a gratifying income. He is well known in the county where his life has been passed and where his many admirable characteristics have won for him the regard and friendship of those with whom he has come in contact. His political allegiance is given to the republican party and his religious faith is that of the Lutheran church.
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