The following data is extracted from Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement.
John Storm, who is successfully engaged in farming and dairying on section 28, Norway Township, is a native of Wisconsin, his birth occurring in Milwaukee on the 13th of July, 1857. His parents, Frederick and Christina Storm, were both natives of Germany, the former born in 1816 and the latter in 1836. Coming to the new world in early life, they were married in Milwaukee, where they made their home for a time. When a young man the father cut cordwood during the winter months at twenty-eight cents a cord and during the summer season worked in a brickyard. Subsequently he came to Racine County and purchased land in Norway Township, owning at the time of his death a good farm of one hundred, and twenty acres. His success in life was due entirely to his own unaided efforts and the prosperity that came to him was well deserved. By his ballot he supported the men and measures of the Democratic Party and both he and his wife were consistent members of the German Lutheran church. To them were born seven sons and two daughters, of whom six are still living, namely: John, of this review; Charles, who is employed in a factory in Milwaukee; Henry, who is also working in that city; Christ, who is engaged in farming in Racine County; Joseph, who owns and operates a farm near Waterford, this County; and Mary, a resident of Milwaukee. The father died in 1881 and the mother, who was born in 1836, passed away in 1908.
During his boyhood and youth John Storm attended the district schools near his boyhood home and since laying aside his textbooks has devoted his time and energies to farm work. In 1878 he bought his present farm and now has one hundred and twenty acres in a high state of cultivation. He is engaged in general farming and also raises stock of all kinds. For dairy purposes he keeps Hereford cows and in all his undertakings has met with most excellent success. He has erected good-and substantial buildings upon his place and his farm is today a well improved property.
In 1891 Mr. Storm was united in marriage to Miss Annie Neabeauer, a native of Germany, and they have become the parents of four children: Linda, now the wife of Frederick Strauby, who is employed in a factory in Racine Elsie, who is now working in Burlington, Wisconsin and Zelma and John, both at home. The family is one of prominence in the community where they reside and they are communicants of the Lutheran church. Mr. Storm is identified with the Democratic Party and supports all worthy measures for the benefit of his Township and County.
Source: Racine, Belle City of the lakes, and Racine County, Wisconsin : a record of settlement, organization, progress and achievement