ITEM: H. Kath biography
SOURCE: The History of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880 (Fairwater Historical Society, gift from Richard and Joyce Damerau)
H. KATH, merchant, Fairwater; was born in Germany in 1843; came to America in 1858, and settled in Manitowoc Co. seven years; located in Fairwater in 1865. Was married in Ripon, to Miss Ernstine Krueger; they have five children--Ottilge, Bertie, Josephine, Hattie and Hugo; since 1872, he has been in mercantile business, selling all kinds of goods usually kept in a well-assorted general country store; was Postmaster eight years. Is a Democrat, and a prominent official member of the first Evangelical Lutheran Church, of East Fairwater; he enjoys the respect and confidence of all classes of the community.