Charles H. Weisse

Charles H. Weisse, as proprietor of a tannery, is connected with the industrial interests of Sheboygan Falls, and is making a creditable record as a business man whose alertness, enterprise and industry constitute the basis of his success. He was born in Sheboygan Falls, October 24, 1866, his parents being Charles S. and Minnie Weisse. He pursued his education in the German Lutheran school and in the public high school and was fourteen years of age when he took up the business which he has always fo11owed, his success being attributable at least in part to the fact that he has always continued in the line in which he embarked as a young tradesman.

He is now associated with his brother, Louis A., in the ownership and conduct of a tannery and the enterprise has assumed large and profitable proportions under their wise and capable direction. In addition to his other interests he is a director of the German Bank. It has not only been commercial and industrial activity, however, that has brought Mr. Weisse to a position among the representative citizens of Sheboygan county. He has long been a central figure on the stage of democratic politics in this locality and for eight years was a member of congress, being the only democrat elected from his section of the state to the sixtieth congress. That his course in the national halls of legislation received high indorsement is indicated in the fact that he was three times reelected, serving in all for eight years. His careful consideration of questions that came up for settlement and his wise approval of or opposition to measures which he believed beneficial or detrimental to the public welfare won him the support of the voters of his district and made for him an excellent reputation in office.

In Sheboygan Falls, in 18g6, Mr. Weisse was married to Miss Lena Kallenberg and unto them has been born a son, Henry Weisse. The family is a prominent one in this part of the state and their friends are many. There has been nothing spectacular in the career of Charles H. Weisse, but with him advancement has been conserved by close application and fidelity to duty whether in business life or in public office.


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