Louis A. Weisse

Louis A. Weisse is a representative of one of the pioneer families of Sheboygan county and in his life record he displays many of the sterling traits of character of his German ancestry. He was born January 1, 1869, in Sheboygan Falls, where he still makes his home, his parents being Charles S. and Minnie Weisse, both natives of Saxony, Germany. In the acquirement of his education he attended the German Lutheran and public schools and also the Spencerian Business College of Milwaukee. He was a youth of but thirteen when he began working at the tanner's trade, which he has since followed, acquainting himself with every phase of the business and thus preparing for active management of a business of his own. He is now associated with his brother, Charles H. Weisse, in conducting a tannery which is well equipped and which is constituting one of the important industrial enterprises of the village.

In Sheboygan Falls, on the 14th of October, 1891, Louis A. Weisse was united in marriage to Miss Nellie Kuster, a daughter of Jolin Kuster, and unto them have been born four children, namely: Armin L., Harvey J ., Lester C. and Verdetta M.

In his fraternal relations Mr. Weisse is connected with the Eagles. His political allegiance is given to the democratic party and he has four times served as president of the village, filling that office in 1907, 1908, 1909 and again in 1912. He was chief of the fire department for twenty-one years and since attaining the age of discretion has been an active factor in support of many movements which have been of value in the upbuilding of the community. All who know him recognize his public spirit and his devotion to the general good.


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