Edward Senglaub

Edward Senglaub is successfully engaged in the cultivation of his farm of eighty acres located on section 18, Lima township, Sheboygan county. He was born in the province of Saxony, Germany, May 5, 1842, and is the son of Mr. and Mrs. George Senglaub. The father died many years ago in his native land. The mother later was married to Ludwig Schneider, who with his wife and family emigrated to America in 1852 and settled in Wilson township. He later removed to the Lake Superior country, where he remained for some time and then settled in Lima township.

Edward Senglaub was reared in his parents' home and received his elementary education in the public schools of Germany, which he attended for two years. At the age of ten years he emigrated with his stepfather and mother to America, in 1852, and remained under the parental roof until he was nineteen years of age. He then went to the Lake Superior region, where he lived for one year, after which he returned to his parents' home in Wilson township On August 13, 1862, at Sheboygan, Wisconsin, he enlisted in Company K, Twentieth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and continued with his command for three years, at the expiration of which time peace was declared and he was honorably discharged at Galveston, Texas, July 14, 1865. During his time of service in the army his regiment was constantly at the front and he was engaged in the battles of Prairie Grove, Arkansas; Van Buren, Arkansas; Vicksburg, Mississippi; Yazoo City, Mississippi; Alchafalaga and Fort Morgan, Louisiana; Franklin Creek, Mississippi; and Spanish Fort, Alabama.

Immediately after the war ended he returned to the Lake Superior country, where he found labor conditions unfavorable and at once left there and came to Lima township, where his parents had established their home. Soon after his return to Lima township he purchased forty acres of land located on section 18, on which he established his home and has since continued to live. He later increased his holdings in real estate until at one time he owned and operated nearly one hundred acres, of which he afterward sold forty acres to his son. On the remaining part of his original farm he is now engaged in general and dairy farming, the place at present being under the supervision of his son Charles.

Mr. Senglaub was united in marriage in Keweenaw county, Michigan, in May, 1866, to Miss Selma Sealbilsky, a native of Germany. She emigrated to America with her parents, who settled in the Lake Superior country when she was a child one year old. To Mr. and Mrs. Edward Senglaub nine children have been born, as follows: Lena, who is the wife of Charles Wachter, a merchant of Sheboygan Falls; Theresa, the wife of Adolph Wachter, who is in partnership with his brother Charles at Sheboygan Falls; Augusta, the wife of Herman Moenning, a farmer of Wilson township; Mary, the wife of Ernst Martin, who cultivates a tract of land just across the road from his father-in-law' s farm; Jennie, who gave her hand in marriage to Jacob Knicknor, of Sheboygan Falls; Anna, who is employed by Wachter Brothers at Sheboygan Falls; George, an agriculturist of Lyndon township; William, who also follows farming in Lyndon township; and Charles, at home.

Mr. Senglaub is non-partisan in his politics. He and his wife are members of the Lutheran church of Lima township, although for many years he was a member of the Lutheran church of Sheboygan Falls, and in the church to which he now belongs he has been honored with election to various offices. Mr. Senglaub is one of the solid, substantial citizens of Sheboygan county and is a man who has always readily given his influence to every enterprise intended to improve the conditions of the people of the community in which he lives.


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