Norman H. Oestreich

Since 1909 Norman H. Oestreich has conducted a machine and general repair shop in Plymouth. His establishment is well equipped and he does a large amount of automobile repairing, his capable and expert workmanship winning him a liberal share of the public patronage. He is a native son of Plymouth, born April 8, 1884, and is a son of Gottlieb Oestreich. The public schools afforded him his educational privileges and when he put aside his text-books he went to Milwaukee, where he learned the machinist's trade, which he followed in that city for four years. In 1905 he returned to Plymouth and for one year was employed as engineer at the city water works. On the expiration of that period he again went to Milwaukee and worked at automobile repairing. Subsequently he went upon the road as a salesman but in 1909 withdrew from that field of activity and returned to Plymouth, where he opened a general repair shop. He does much automobile repairing here and has every facility for carrying on the business according to the most improved, modern methods. He possesses much natural mechanical ingenuity, which added to his acquired skill and ability make him well worthy the extensive patronage accorded him.

In 1904 Mr. Oestreich was married to Miss Amanda Schoneck, a daughter of Frank and Minnie (Frasenhausen) Schoneck, both of whom were natives of Germany, whence they came to America in early life. They settled in Milwaukee, where the father carried on business as a carpenter and general contractor. Mr. Oestreich is a member of the Machinists' Union and attends the Lutheran church. A young man, he is a worthy representative of industrial activity in his native town, where laudable ambition is prompting him to put forth his best efforts in the attainment of success.


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