Casper J. Wolf

Mr. Wolf is the president of the Columbia Shoe Company of Sheboygan. The factory and offices of this concern are located at No. 1525 North Tenth street. He was born in the town of Glasafen, in Bavaria, Germany, May 24, 1862, and is the son of Casper and Barbara Wolf, both of whom are deceased, having died in their native country many years ago.

Casper J. Wolfv the year 1881, and upon reaching that city he identified himself at once with his vocation and later was engaged as a skilled shoe cutter.

After some years of service rendered as an employee he organized the present concern, known as the Columbia Shoe Company. This company was first established in business in a small dwelling house and there employed eight skilled workmen in the manufacture of shoes. The busines has steadily increased since its organization and in 1895 Mr. Wolf purchased the lot upon which he built the present factory, the building being a commodious brick structure, in every way suited to the requirements of his business. It covers fifty-eight by thirty feet and a frame addition thereto is thirty by one hundred and twenty feet. The Columbia Shoe factory now employs fifty-nine hands who give their entire time to the manufacture of first-class shoes which are shipped to all parts of the country.

Mr. Wolf was married in Sheboygan, July 30, 1889, to Miss Lucie Duenkel. Mrs. Wolf, the following year was ca11ed to her final rest and was buried in Sheboygan. Subsequently Mr. Wolf married Miss Maggie Peterson to whom he was united in 1893. Mrs. Wolf is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs N. Peterson, of Woodland, Wisconsin, both of whom are dead. To them four children have been born: Irwin, Arthur, Harry and Lester, all of whom are at home.

Mr. Wolf is independent in all political matters, giving the benefit of his support to the candidate who in his judgment represents the best interests of the people. He is a director of the Farmers and Merchants Bank of Sheboygan and vice president of the Sheboygan First Mortgage and Loan Company, and is also vice president of the Borns Park Sanitarium.

Casper J. Wolf is regarded by the citizens of Sheboygan as one of the leading representative business men in this county. By constant attention to his business affairs he has succeeded in developing from modest beginnings what is now considered one of the substantial manufacturing institutions in Sheboygan. Being a man of public spirit he has become identified with many of the institutions of the community in which he lives and in addition to these responsibilities he is also greatly interested in the educational welfare of his community, being at present one of the directors of the board of education. His loyalty to all that is best and most to be desired in the interest of the people is always to be counted upon and his assistance in the promotion of any public interest seeking the welfare of the people finds in him an enthusiastic and influential friend.


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