John Never

John Never is devoting his time and energies to general agricultural pursuits in Sheboygan Falls township, where he was born on the 7th of September, 1870. He is the only son and youngest child born of the marriage of Joachim and Dorothea Never, natives of Germany. They emigrated to the United States in their early life, coming direct to Sheboygan county, and soon thereafter located on a farm, which the father purchased in this township. The further improvement and cultivation of his homestead engaged his attention from that period until his death, which occurred in the year 1902. The mother is still living and now makes her home with her son. In order of birth the other members of the family of Mr. and Mrs. Never are as follows: Hannah, who married Henry Mier, of Sheboygan; Louisa, who became the wife of George Beeck, who is a resident of Sheboygan Falls township; Minnie, whose husband, William Fenner, is farming in Lima township; Lena, the wife of Richard Kuentz, a resident of Sheboygan Falls township; and Emma, who married Henry Schueffner, also of this township.

The boyhood and youth of John Never were not particularly unlike those of the other lads who were reared in the rural districts of Wisconsin during the late pioneer period. He was educated in the district schools and under the competent supervision of his father early became proficient in the tilling of the fields and care of the crops, and by the time he had attained his majority had a thorough knowledge of the duties and work of the practical agriculturist.

On the 13th of February, 1897, Mr. Never was married to Miss Emma Beeck, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Beeck, natives of Germany, and they have become the parents of three children: Alma, Renetha and Walter. The family manifest their religious faith through their connection with the German Lutheran church of which the parents are active members.


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