Hugo E. Wunsch, a worthy representative of an honored pioneer family of Sheboygan county, is one of the young and successful agriculturists of Mosel township, now cultivating a farm of two hundred and thirty acres on section 10 in association with his brother Alfred. It was in that township that his birth occurred on the 16th of February, 1888, his parents being Otto and Laura (Eisner) Wunsch, who are likewise natives of Mosel township.
The father was born on the farm which is now being operated by his son Hugo. Theodore Wunsch, the paternal grandfather of our subject, crossed the Atlantic to the United States from Germany at an early day and took up his abode on a farm in Mosel township, Sheboygan county. Otto Wunsch, the father of Hugo E. Wunsch, followed general agricultural pursuits here throughout his active business career and for a quarter of a century operated the farm of two hundred and thirty acres on which he still resides. In 1911 he put aside the active work of the fields and has since lived in honorable retirement.
He gives his political allegiance to the republican party and has served as assessor for a number of years. His religious faith is that of the Lutheran church. Both he and his wife have spent their entire lives in this county and enjoy an extensive and favorable acquaintance within its borders. They have seven children, as follows: Richard, an agriculturist by occupation, who is married and resides in Algoma, Wisconsin; Hugo E., of this review; Alfred, who lives on the homestead farm and assists his brother Hugo in its operation; Robert, who is employed by his brother Richard in Algoma, Wisconsin; Arno, who attends high school at Sheboygan; Herbert; and Edwin.
Hugo E. Wunsch obtained his early education in the district schools and later pursued a short course in agriculture at Madison. The farm on which he was born has always remained his home and in its operation he has been busily engaged since starting out as an agriculturist on his own account in 1911. He operates the home place of two hundred and thirty acres in association with his brother Alfred. Aside from general farming he also raises Guernsey cattle and Berkshire hogs. He is thoroughly familiar with the work of the farm in all of its phases and has therefore won success in his undertakings.
On the 25th of June, 1911, Mr. Wunsch was united in marriage to Miss Ella Vogel, a daughter of Richard Vogel, of Cleveland, Manitowoc county, who followed farming throughout his active business career. Mr. Wunsch has found scope for his activity within the bounds of his native township and well deserves recognition among its substantial and enterprising young citizens.
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