Henry Prepster

Henry Prepster, who is engaged in general fanning and dairying in Wilson township, Sheboygan county, was born on the farm where he now resides on the 24th of August, 1879. The paternal grandfather, John B. Prepster, who was born and reared in Germany, located in Wilson township during the pioneer days, and there he passed away at the venerable age of seventy-two years. His son Joseph, the father of our subject, was reared and educated in Wilson township and remained at home assisting his father with the cultivation of the farm until he was twenty-three. He then bought eighty acres of land in the same township which he cleared and cultivated until 1904, when he rented it to his son Henry.

For his wife, Joseph Prepster chose Miss Mary Kline, a daughter of Lawrence Kline, one of the pioneer farmers of Wilson township, and to them were born three children, our subject being the youngest member of the family and the only son. Rosa, who was the eldest, became the wife of Francis Schneider, of Wilson township; and Julia married John Hoffman, also of Wilson, and they are residing in Milwaukee. The father took an active interest in political affairs, giving his support to the democratic party, and was for many years treasurer and clerk of school district No. 6.

In the acquirement of his education Henry Prepster attended the district schools in the vicinity of his home, and while engaged in the mastery of the common branches assisted his father with the cultivation of the farm. He was married at the age of about twenty-five and subsequently rented the farm from his father, and here he has ever since engaged in general agricultural pursuits and dairying. As he is enterprising and diligent in his methods he has prospered, and is annually meeting with good returns from both his farming and dairying.

On the 28th of June, 1904, Mr. Prepster was united in marriage to Miss Julia Rammer, a daughter of Frank Rammer, a well known farmer of Wilson township, and they have become the parents of four sons: Leo, who is six years of age; Arno who has passed his fifth birthday; Julius who is now four years old; and Carlos, who has celebrated the second anniversary of his birth.

Mr. and Mrs. Prepster are communicants of the Roman Catholic church and belong to St. George's parish in Wilson township, and his political support he gives to the Democratic party. He has always energetically and successfully applied himself to the development of his interests and is numbered among the capable agriculturists of his community.


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