Henry Greve, planing mill and sash factory, Manitowoc, was born Feb. 29, 1828, in Mecklenburg, Germany. At the age of fourteen years, he began to learn the trade of joiner and furniture maker. He followed his trade unil 1853, when he emigrated to New York, working at his trade for two years in that city. In 1855, he came to Manitowac and in 1866 he started a furniture business, which he conducted for five years. In 1868, he started a planing mill, and in 1879, added to his business the manufacture of staves, all of which he is now (1881) successfully conducting. He enlisted in 1862, Co. F, 26th Wis. Inf., and was wounded at the battle of Chancellorsville, Va., in 1863, and was discharged on account of physical inability. He has been a member of the County Board and has been City Assessor, besides having held various other offices. In 1853, he married Miss Helene Lehmann, of Mecklenberg. They have one son.
History of Northern Wisconsin (Manitowac County) 1881 (orig.), 1988 (recopy), The Ralph W. Secord Press, Iron Mountain, Michigan.