Mr. Witte is one of the highly respected citizens of Wilson township where he is engaged in the cultivation of his forty acre farm. He was born in the province of Pommern, a short distance from Berlin, Germany, on the 27th of February, 1863. He is the son of Frederick and Amelia (Fryer) Witte, both of whom were natives of Germany, the mother having died in her native land many years ago.
In 1892 the subject of this review, in company with his three brothers and his father, emigrated to America and settled in Aurora, Illinois. The father later removed to Wisconsin and made his home with our subject until the time of his death which occurred at the advanced age of eighty years. To Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Witte eleven children were born, of whom six are still living, and four emigrated to this country. Those now living in this country are: Herman, who is engaged in fanning in Kiel, Manitowoc county; C. Witte, the subject of this review; and Gustave, who is a resident of Aurora, Illinois.
C. Witte was reared in his father's home and educated in the public schools of his native land. After coming to the United States he spent nineteen years at Aurora, Illinois, and in 1903 removed to Wilson township and purchased a farm of twenty acres located on section 32 where he has since remained and devoted his attention to farming. He later purchased an additional twenty acres, giving him a total of forty acres, all of which he is now cultivating, making a specialty of dairy farming.
Mr. Witte was married in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, September 16, 1893, and has two children, Sophia and Harry, aged respectively, eighteen and twelve years. Both are still under the parental roof.
Mr. Witte is affiliated with the democratic party and he and his family are members of the German Lutheran church of Wilson township. Mr. Witte is one of the successful farmers of his township and is a man of well known integrity and interested in every enterprise of a public character intended to advance and improve the interests of the people.
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