Gustav Küstermann

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Gustav Küstermann
Gustav Kustermann.jpg
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 9th district
In office
March 4, 1907 – March 3, 1911
Preceded by Edward S. Minor
Succeeded by Thomas F. Konop
Personal details
Born (1850-05-24)May 24, 1850
Detmold, Lippe-Detmold
Died December 25, 1919(1919-12-25) (aged 69)
Green Bay, Wisconsin
Political party Republican

Gustav Küstermann (May 24, 1850 – December 25, 1919) was a U.S. Representative from Wisconsin.


Born in Detmold, Lippe-Detmold,[1] Küstermann graduated from high school and worked at a store in Hamburg, Germany before immigrating to the United States when he was 18.[1][2]

Kustermann worked at a St. Louis, Missouri hardware store for several months before moving to Green Bay, Wisconsin. He worked as the bookkeeper for the Green Bay Advocate newspaper, and later owned and operated his own store dealing in musical instruments, stationery and other items. He served on the board of directors of the Citizens National Bank, and was an officer of the Green Bay Businessmen's Association.[3]

A Republican, Kustermann served on the Green Bay City Council and as the City Treasurer. He later served on the Brown County Board of Supervisors, and was a member and President of the state Board of Control.[4] He was twice an unsuccessful candidate for Congress, and served as Postmaster of Green Bay during the administration of Benjamin Harrison.[5]

Küstermann was elected to the Sixtieth and Sixty-first United States Congresses (March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1911). He represented Wisconsin's 9th congressional district. He was defeated for reelection to the Sixty-second Congress.

He died in Green Bay on December 25, 1919[1] and is buried in Allouez, Wisconsin's Woodlawn Cemetery.[6]


  1. ^ a b c "G. Kuestermann Passes Away". The Capital Times. December 26, 1919. p. 2. Retrieved April 8, 2015 – via  open access publication – free to read
  2. ^ "Gustav Kustermann of Green Bay Who Wants Minor's Seat in Congress". The Milwaukee Journal, January 20, 1900, p. 5.
  3. ^ Commemorative Biographical Record of the West Shore of Green Bay, Wisconsin. Chicago: J.H. Beers, 1896, pp. 22-24.
  4. ^ District of Columbia: Concise Biographies of its Prominent and Representative Contemporary Citizens, 1908-1909. Washington, D.C.: The Potomac Press, 1908, p. 270.
  5. ^ J. D. Beck (ed.) The Blue Book of the State of Wisconsin. Madison, WI: Democrat Printing Co., 1909, p. 1087.
  6. ^ Thomas E. Spencer. Where They're Buried. Baltimore: Clearfield, 1998, p. 320.

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United States House of Representatives
Preceded by
Edward S. Minor
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Wisconsin's 9th congressional district

March 4, 1907 - March 3, 1911
Succeeded by
Thomas F. Konop