History of Northern Wisconsin
(Kewaunee Co., WI)
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.