Edward Wunsch

Edward Wunsch has for twenty-one years been engaged in the cheese industry in Mosel township, where he owns and operates a factory. He is a native of Sheboygan county, his birth having occurred in the township where he now resides, on the 28th of August, 1865, and a son of Theodore and Lena (Kroeplin) Wunsch. The parents were born, reared and married in Germany, whence they emigrated to the United States in 1848. The father, who was an agriculturist subsequently acquired two hundred and forty acres of land in Sheboygan township, to the further improvement and cultivation of which he devoted his time and energies during the remainder of his active life. He passed away on his farm, about 1894 or 1895 and there the mother also passed her latter years. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Wunsch, our subject being the eighth in order of birth.

The boyhood and youth of Edward Wunsch were very similar in every respect to those of other lads who were reared in the rural districts of Wisconsin at that period. He obtained his education in the district schools, and while engaged in mastering the common branches of English learning was also fitting himself for an agricultural career by assisting his father with the work of the fields and care of the stock. He remained at home until he had attained his majority and then started out to make his own way in the world, and for five years thereafter devoted his entire time and attention to farming. At the expiration of that period, in 1891, he took up cheese making and has ever since been engaged in this industry at his present location, section 9, Mosel township, where he has a well equipped factory. The quality of his products is such as to have enabled him to build up a good trade and he now has a sufficiently large patronage to enable him to readily dispose of his entire output. Mr. Wunsch is prospering financially and is interested in various other local enterprises, owning stock in Howard's Grove box factory, the Mosel-Centerville Telephone Company and the Citizens' Bank of Sheboygan.

On the 15th of April, 1890, Mr. Wunsch was married to Miss Anna Fischer, a daughter of Leo Fischer, who engages in general farming in this county, and to them have been born six children, Nora, Irving, Valeria, Adeline, Gilman and Mildred.

The family manifest their religious faith through their membership in the Evangelical church, and Mr. Wunsch is a member of the Fraternal Order of Rangers. In politics he is a republican, and at one time was the treasurer of Mosel township, in which capacity he gave very efficient service.


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