Gustave Mohs

Gustave Mohs and Family

Gustave Mohs, who engages in dairying in Plymouth township, where he owns eighty acres of highly cultivated land, is one of the enterprising agriculturists of his locality. He is a native of Sheboygan county, having been born in the township where he now resides on December 21, 1866, and a son of Henry and Wilhelmina (Schasse) Mohs. The father was born in Germany on the 27th of January, 1838, and there he passed the first twenty-one years of his life. In 1859 he came to the United States, locating in Sheboygan county, where he engaged in farming during the remainder of his active life. He was energetic and persevering and during that time managed to accumulate sufficient property to provide him with an income that now enables him to live in retirement.

Reared on the farm where he was born, in the acquirement of his education Gustave Mohs attended the district schools of Plymouth township. When he had mastered the common branches, he laid aside his text-books and thereafter gave his undivided attention to assisting his father with the operation of the home place until he was twenty-three years of age. In 1889 he left the parentaJ roof and during the succeeding two years he worked out by the month as a farm hand. At the expiration of that time he purchased sixty acres of land and began farming on his own account. After cultivating this place for eight years he disposed of it and invested the proceeds in his present farm, consisting of eighty acres of fertile land.

Since acquiring possession of this place Mr. Mohs has wrought extensive and various improvements that have not only greatly enhanced the appearance but the value of the property. He gives his personal attention to every detail connected with the operation of his farm, which is well kept up, and evidences through the condition of its buildings and fences and carefully tilled fields systematic management and competent supervision.

In 1890, Mr. Mohs was united in marriage to Miss Caroline Hemb, a daughter of George Hemb, Sr., and Anna M. (Laux) Hemb who came to the United States from Germany about 1850 and located in Manitowoc county, this state. Five children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Mohs, as follows: Ida, who was born on the 16th of December, 1890; Arwin, whose birth occurred on the 9th of June, 1895; Oscar, who was born on the 23rd of February, 1898; Arno, whose natal day was September 9, 1901; and Leona, who was born July 16, 1904. The family are members of the Evangelical Lutheran church at Plymouth.

In their front yard stands the oldest apple tree in Sheboygan county, which is still bearing fruit and which may be accredited with historical interest. Mr. and Mrs. Mohs take great pride in showing it. They are pleasant and hospitable people who extend a hearty welcome to friend, neighbor or stranger who may pass their gate. Mrs. Mohs is an accomplished lady, of rare refinement. His political allegiance Mr. Mohs gives to the democratic party, and while he takes an active interest in all local affairs he has never aspired to official honors. He is a man of diligent habits and earnest purpose and leads a most active and energetic life as is evidenced by the general appearance of his farm and the success that has crowned his efforts.


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