Carl Mohs

Carl Mohs, who is devoting his time and energies to general agricultural pursuits with excellent results, is the owner of a fine farm of one hundred and thirty acres in Plymouth township. He is numbered among the worthy native sons of Sheboygan county, his birth having occurred in Plymouth in January, 1862.

His father, Henry Mohs, who was born in Germany in 1838, emigrated to the United States in 1850 and took up his abode in this county. Mr. Mohs of this review acquired his education in the place of his nativity and after putting aside his text-books was employed as a farm hand by the month for four years, on the expiration of which period he returned home. It was in 1876 that his father purchased the present family homestead, in the operation of which he has been busily engaged to the present time with the exception of six years, four years of which period he spent as a farm hand, while for two years he cultivated a place of his own south of Plymouth.

Having purchased. the home farm from his father, he returned to the same in 1890 and has since devoted his time and energies to its further cultivation and improvement. The place comprised eighty acres and in 1911 he extended its boundaries by an additional purchase of fifty acres. He makes a specialty of dairying and keeps from fifteen to twenty head of high grade cattle.

In April, 1887, Mr. Mohs was united in marriage to Miss Dora Fredick, a daughter of August Fredick, who was a native of Germany. Mrs. Mohs was one of a family of six daughters, five of whom still survive. Unto our subject and his wife have been born ten children, three of whom died in infancy. The others are as follows: Minnie, who was born in 1888 and who is now the wife of William Lindow; Martin, whose birth occurred in 1889; Henry, whose natal year was 1891; Louis, born in 1895; Arthur, whose birth occurred in 1897; Selma, twin sister of Elsie (deceased), who was born in 1902; and Edgar, born in 1904.

Since age conferred upon him the right of franchise Mr. Mohs has supported the men and measures of the democracy, believing firmly in the principles of that party. In religious faith he is a Lutheran. In the county in which his entire life has been spent he enjoys an enviable reputation as a substantial agriculturist and representative citizen.


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