Klemme, Otto W. (History - 1887)






----Source: 1891 History of Clark & Jackson Co., Wis.

OTTO W. KLEMME, proprietor of Clover Belt Cheese Factory in Worden Township, was born in Sheboygan County, Wis., Aug. 10, 1887, son of William and Bertha Klemme. Both parents were natives of Wisconsin, the father being now a retired farmer, living at Sheboygan Falls, Wis. There Otto W. Klemme finished his education and afterwards remained at home for a few years. When 20 years old he began working in a cheese factory in Sheboygan County, being thus occupied for two years. He then spent a short time in Ozankee County, subsequently, in 1910, becoming manager of the Plymouth Cheese Company's factory, which position he held one season. Returning to Sheboygan County in 1911, he became manager of the R. P. Dassow factory, which he bought a year later, operating it until 1914. He then sold it and for the next two years was engaged in farming. January 1, 1916, Mr. Klemme came to Clark County and bought the factory of which he is now proprietor, known as the Clover Belt Cheese Factory.


Mr. Klemme was married Nov. 25, 1912, to Ella Heinke, who was born at Plymouth, Wis., daughter of Christ and Anna Heinke, her father being a native of Germany, and her mother of Wisconsin. The former, who was a farmer, died I in 1907, at the age of 57 years, the mother dying in 1889, at the age of 33. They had three children-Otto, now deceased Ida, who resides at Sheboygan Falls, and Ella, now Mrs. Klemme. The children of Mr. and Mrs. Klemme are: Lester, born Dec. 20, 1913, and Delbert, born May 16, 1915.



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