Mr. Frederick Grasse was born July 16, 1836, in Brandenburg Province, Germany. When he was 16 years old, he moved to become a pioneer resident of the Town of Wilson, Wi. He settled a farm where he remained until 1900.
Mrs. Louise (Heiden) Grasse was born August 15, 1844, in Meckelburg, Schwerin, Germany. At the age of nine with her parents, they settled in the Town of Wilson, Wi. In 1861 she was married to Mr. Stroota, who passed away, and in 1866 she married Frederick Grasse.
In 1900 Mr. and Mrs. Grasse sold their farm and moved to Sheboygan to live near family.
Frederick Grasse passed away in 1913 at the age of 76 and Louise Grasse then lived with relatives until her passing in October 1920 at the age of 76.
Frederick and Louise Grasse had many children, some of whom lived and farmed in Door County.
Christ (Christoph) Grasse
Christoph Grasse was born January 23, 1870, in the Town of Wilson to Frederick and Louisa Grasse.
In his twenty’s he moved to Chicago where he carried on a mercantile business and later became a messenger for the American Railway Express Company.
In 1897, he married Sophia Metling, who died in 1900, and two years later, he married Ella Elvers. They had two children Maynard and Myrtle.
Christ and Ella moved to Door County in 1909. He was always interested in public affairs. Christ was a member of the Gibraltar town board for five years, served 10 years as assessor of the village of Ephraim, and was also a director on the Gibraltar High school board for five years. Days before his passing he was elected vice-chairman of the new Progressive County committee.
Christ passed from a sudden heart attack at his home in October 1934, at the age of 64.
Ella passed away in 1946 at the age of 71 while in California.