Otto W. Mueller

Otto W. Mueller is conducting a profitable and growing business as a wholesale dealer in liquors of Sheboygan. He was born on May 27, 1875, and is a son of Villiam Mueller, a native of Saxony, Germany, who emigrated to America. He was a mason by trade, having familiarized himself with that line of work in Germany, but when he came to America he turned his attention to farm labor. The journey across the Atlantic was made in company with his mother and Wilhelmina Grossmann, whom he afterward married. When he ceased to work as a farm hand he entered the employ of the K. Schreier Brewing Company of Sheboygan, with whom he remained for a quarter of a century, his capability, efficiency and fidelity being indicated in his long connection with that house. Both he and his wife have now passed away. In their family were four children: Minnie, the wife of Charles Camusius, of Sheboygan, by whom she has six children; Otto W.; Augusta, who is the widow of Albert Gollhardt and has six children; and William, deceased.

Otto W. Mueller acquired a public-school education and afterward learned the molder's trade. Subsequently he went to Chicago and for a time worked in a hotel in that city but later returned to Sheboygan. After a brief period however, he removed to Plymouth, Wisconsin, where he was employed in a hotel in the fall of 1893. In 1895 he returned to Sheboygan on account of the death of his father and for two years was employed in the leading hotel of this city. He then embarked in business on his own account in 1900, engaging in the sale of liquors near the Chicago & Northwestern Railtoad depot, and still conducts this place. On the 15th of December, 1910, he purchased another location and also does business now at 61 5 North Eighth street, engaging in the wholesale trade. His business has developed along substantial lines and his trade is now bringing him a gratifying annual income.

On the 2nd of August, 1899, Mr. Mueller was united in marriage to Miss Elizabeth Scherr, whose parents were natives of Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Mueller have become the parents of two children, Madeleine and Stanley, both at home. Although absent from the city for a brief period Mr. Mueller has practically spent his entire life in Sheboygan and has a wide acquaintance here, especially among the German-American residents of the county seat. He is a reliable and enterprising business man, building up his trade along legitimate lines, and his success is the outcome of his close application and persistency of purpose.


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