Henry C. Seuffert, proprietor of a general hardware, heating and plumbing business at Caledonia, who is also
an expert tinsmith, was born at Muensingen, Wuertemberg, Germany, Aug. 11, 1865, son of Christian and Rosalia (Gross)
Seuffert. Both parents were natives of Wuertemberg, the father born at UIm, Jan. 10, 1835, and the mother at Muensingen,
Nov. 23, 1830. They were married May 13, 1863. The father, who was a cooper by trade, came first to the United
States to establish a home. His wife, with their two children, subsequently joined him at Muscoda, Grant. County,
Wis. From there they later removed in succession to Madison, Wis., Sauk City, Eau Claire, Alma, which place they
left in 1881, then Alexandria, Minn., and thence to Fergus Falls, Minn., subsequently returning to Alexandria.
After residing for a number of years at Alexandria, they came to Caledonia, Houston County, where both parents
died. In addition to the two Sons mentioned, who were Henry C. and Christian, of whom Christian died soon after
coming to America, they had four other children: Eugene, born in Muscoda, Wis., Dec. 8, 1868; Adolph, born in Sauk
City, March 16, 1870; and Louise, born in Eau Claire, Dec. 5, 1871, and Christian born at Eau Claire, who died
in infancy. Henry C. Seuffert acquired his early schooling in Eau Claire, and later attended the parochial and
public schools in Alma. He subsequently learned the cooper's trade, and was also engaged in mill work in Buffalo
County, Wis. On July 18, 1881, he .entered the employ of Tester & Schilling, of Alma, who were engaged in the
hardware business, and remained with them for 13 years, during which time he learned the tinner's trade, becoming
an expert workman. As an example of his skill it may be stated that while at Alma he made a tin model of the raft
boat "Juniata," towing a raft of logs, which was exhibited by the Mississippi River Logging Co., at the
World's Fair at Chicago in 1893, where it was awarded a Blue Ribbon in the Department of Transportation. In 1895
Mr. Seuffert engaged in business for himself, opening a shop in Alma, where he conducted a tinsmith's business
and carried a line of hardware until 1900, when he came to Caledonia, Minn. Here he bought out A. J. Flynn, and,
bringing his hardware stock from Alma, conducted a hardware and tinsmith's business, which he has since enlarged
to a general hardware, heating and plumbing business, his store being known as the "Red Front Hardware Store."
Energetic and industrious, he has been successful and is now numbered among the prosperous business men of Caledonia.
He is a member of Lodge No. 20 A. F. & A. M., at Caledonia, and also of the order of Woodmen. Mr. Seuffert
married Fredericka Achenbach, who was born in Belvidere township, Buffalo County, Wis., daughter of William and
Christina (Laudenbach) Achenbach. He and his wife have two children: Norman Eugene and Luella Matilda. Norman E.
married Mary Lockwood, and Luella is the wife of C. F. Lewis, of Preston, Fillmore County, Minn.
The History of Houston County, Minnesota
Edited by: Franklyn Curtis-Wedge.
H. C. Cooper, Jr. & Co.
Winona, Minn. 1919
Houston County, MN
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Also see [ Railway Officials in America 1906