Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
GEORGE W. WITTE resides one mile
north from Twisp, and owns there a fine farm which is devoted to fruit
raising and the production of hay for a large band of cattle which he raises.
In addition to these industries Mr. Witte is conducting a butcher shop
in Twisp and is one of the substantial business men of the place who have
made the town thriving and one of the progressive towns of the county.
George W. Witte was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin,
on January 5, 1860, the son of George W. and Henrietta (Wolfe) Witte, who
dwell in Wisconsin at the present time. When our subject was fourteen
he went with his parents to Michigan and there made his home for ten years.
Then they returned to Milwaukee and George came to Washington, settlement
being made in Lincoln county. For fifteen years he raised wheat there
and also raised and handled stock. Then he came to the Methow valley,
locating on his present place. He bought the farm and has since put
on much improvement. It is all good land, well fenced, and produces
abundantly of the usual crops. Mr. Witte also raises horses in addition
to other stock and is skillful in this business. The attention demanded
by his large orchard, his stock business his general farming and hay raising,
together with that given to his business in Twisp keeps Mr. Witte very
busy, and he is known as one of the busiest men in the valley. In
all lines his excellent ability has managed matters to a successful consummation
and his untiring care of details in every department insures the prosperity
and success that is now attending his efforts.
At Davenport, Washington, in 1887 Mr. Witte
married Miss Elsie Williams, a native of Utah. To them have been
born the following named children, Hazel, Frank, Anna, Myrtle and Harold.
Mr. Witte always takes the interest in political matters and general affairs
that becomes the progressive citizen, and he is ever found on the side
of improvement and advancement.