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(Kewaunee Co., WI)
BALLERING, S. A.- Firm of J. A. Ballering & Co., leather, also manufacturers of and wholesale and retail dealers in boots and shoes, was born Sept. 3, 1846, in Prussia. His father being engaged in the tanning and boot and shoe trade, his sons were all brought up to this business. In 1865 the family came to Kewaunee, since then they have been engaged in the manufacturing of boots and shoes and are doing quite an extensive trade, employing eighteen to twenty hands. They are about completing a brick store, where they will carry on their business; this store is three stories and basement 26X70; their principle trade is manufacturing driving or lumber boots and calf skin boots. Mr. Ballering has been three years Chairman of the Town, three years Town Clerk, and is now foreman of the fire department and Village Supervisor. The firm is composed of J.A. Ballering and his three sons.