Henry W. Siemers

Henry W. Siemers is one of the young farmers of Herman township, cultivating two hundred and twenty acres of land devoted to the production of the cereals best adapted to soil and climate here. He also operates a cheese factory and his business interests are of an extensive and important character. He was born in Herman township, July 19, 1888, and is a son 'of William C. Siemers, who was also a native of the same township. The grandfather, William S0iemers, came from Germany to the new world in 1856 in company with his father, the family home being established in Herman township, Sheboygan county.

Reared to the occupation of farming, William C. Siemers, the father of our subject, made it his life work, establishing and maintaining his home on the farm which is now occupied by his son Henry. He lived a busy, active and useful life and not only carefully managed his own affairs but also served as supervisor of his township. He died in 1898. His wife, who bore the maiden name of Sophia Kammann, was born in Meeme township, Manitowoc county, and was a daughter of Henry Kammann, a native of Germany who now lives in Herman township. In the family of Mr. and Mrs. William C. Siemers were five children, namely: Henry; Martha, who is the wife of William Kimme, a farmer residing in Herman township; and Sophia, Lillian and William, all at home.

At the usual age Henry W. Siemers entered the district schools and therein pursued his education. During the summer months he worked in the fields and after leaving school he determined to devote his life to agricultural pursuits. In 1909 he began farming on his own account on the old homestead and is now busily engaged in the cultivation and improvement of two hundred and twenty acres of rich and valuable land in Herman township. In addition to carrying on general farming he owns a cheese factory, employing a cheese maker in addition to three hired men. He raises Holstein-Friesian cattle and Berkshire hogs and all branches of his business are proving profitable. His judgment is sound, his sagacity keen and his enterprise unfaltering, and that he is capable is indicated in the excellent appearance of the place and the success which has attended him in his undertakings.

In September, 1908, Mr. Siemers was married to Miss Anna Kimme, a daughter of August Kimme, who resides upon a farm in Herman township. Having been lifelong residents of Sheboygan county, Mr. and Mrs. Siemers are widely known and their many good qualities have gained them warm regard.


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