Bio: Sheif, Edward Joseph 

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Sheif, Schunk 

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 24 Feb. 1928 

Edward Joseph Sheif was born in the village of Unity, Marathon County, Wisconsin, July 13, 1886. When he was two years old his parents moved to this city. He received his educational training in St. John’s Parochial School. After leaving school he spent four years as an apprentice, and several years as a full-fledged cigar maker in the John G. Hoelz Factory. The next three years were spent following his trade at different points in Minnesota, Michigan, Illinois and Indiana. In 1909 he entered the cigar-making business in Eagle River, Wisconsin. A year later he returned to this city and worked a year for the cigar-making firm of Kohl and Herman. He then conducted a factory of his own, this time in Antigo. Two years later he sold the factory, and worked in the William Goedes factory in Neillsville. Two years later re-entered the employ of Kohl and Herman. When this firm dissolved partnership, Mr. Sheif continued with Mr. Kohl until Mr. Kohl sold out, and then returned to the William Herman factory five years ago, his present place of employment. 

Mr. Sheif was married to Miss Caroline Schunk of this city, November 18, 1911, at Bessemer, Michigan. They have two sons: Victor 14, and James 8. 

Besides being the president of the cigar-making union, he is an alderman of the Sixth Ward, the financial secretary-treasurer and a former vice president of the Central Labor Union, and a member of the Badger Aerie, Fraternal Order of Eagles, and the St. Joseph’s Society. Politically, he is Independent. His hobby is reading.  



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