Henry F. Voechting

Agricultural pursuits have always engaged the attention of Henry F. Voechting, who is one of the enterprising citizens of Sheboygan Falls township. He is a native of Sheboygan county, his birth having occurred in the township where he now resides on the 8th of October, 1877. His parents are Carl and Martha (Kohl) Voechting, the father having been born in Milwaukee in 1847, and the mother in this county. Six children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Voechting, four of whom are living as follows: Otto, who is married and living in Milwaukee; Henry F., our subject; Walter, a manufacturer of cheese bandages, residing at home; and Oscar, a cheese maker of Herman township. The two last named are unmarried.

The early years in the life of Henry F. Voechting were not distinguished by any unusual event, venture or circumstance to differentiate them from those of the other lads reared in his community at that period. He attended the district school, in the acquirement of an education, and while still quite young began assisting his father with the lighter work about the farm, his duties increasingas his strength and sense of responsibility developed with the passing years. He was a useful member of society and a practical agriculturist by the time he had attained his maturity and soon thereafter began farming for himself. Diligence and enterprise united with the Teutonic thrift inborn in him have enabled him to make steady progress in the development of his interests from year to year, and he is rapidly becoming recognized as an efficientand capable agriculturist.

On the 20th of September, 1907, Mr. Voechting was united in marriage to Miss Emma Henning, a daughter of Michael and Emstine Henning, farming people of Hillsboro, North Dakota. The father is now deceased, but the mother is still living and continues to reside in North Dakota. Three children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Voechting: Victor, Isabella and Harold. Mr. and Mrs. Voechting are members of the Congregational church and in national politics he follows, as did his father, the democratic standard. Mr. Voechting is one of the widely and favorably known residents of Sheboygan Falls township and a worthy representative of a pioneer family.


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