Allen, H. S.
H. S. Allen was born in Chelsea,
Orange Co. Vt., Sept 18, 1806,
living there until 1832.In May of
that year, he removed to Petersburg,
Ill. In 1833, he went to Galena and
July 4 1834, he left there on a
keel-boat and poled it all the way
up to the mouth of the Menominee
river, and went to logging in
Wisconsin; remained at Menominee and
in the vicinity ,engaged in
manufacturing lumber until 1846,When
he came to Chippewa Falls and
engaged in the same business, which
he continued until the Fall of 1869;
continued to do more or less
lumbering until 1879.Mr.Allen
entered the first land here, laid
out the town, built the first
grist-mill, first flouring-mill,
opened the first farm in this
vicinity, and has always been
prominently Identified with various
business interests of this place.
For many years he carries on
mercantile business in connection
with his other enterprises. Mr.
Allen was married in 1839, to Mary
De Marie. They have four sons and to
Apmann, John D.
John D. Apmann came to Wisconsin in
the Fall of 1865, located at
Chippewa Falls, and commenced saloon
and baker in partnership with Joseph
Muckenhausen. They continued
together, for two years; then he
associated with Fred Marx, for one
year; afterwards they engaged with
"Simon Traeger," for one year; since
than he has been alone. Born in
Germany, 1833; came to America
1855,and farmed in Iowa and
Minnesota; married at Chippewa
Falls,Oct.4,1869 to Amelia Hering,
born in Germany. They have two
children Amelia P. and Carl F.
Ayres, Adeniram J.
Source: Compendium of History and
Biography of North Dakota, Publ.
1900. Transcribed by Renae Capitanio
ADENIRAM J. AYRES is recognized as
one of the leading farmers of
Clifton township, Cass county. He
was one of the earliest settlers of
that region and has aided in the up
building of the better interests and
become thoroughly identified with
the early history of that locality.
He has a fine farm, and makes his
home on section twenty-eight, where
he is surrounded by every comfort of
country life, and enjoys the highest
esteem of his fellowmen.
Our subject was born at the foot of
the Mansfield mountains, in Lamoille
county, Vermont. May13, 1847, and
was the third in a family of
thirteen children, born to Jasper
and Malissa (Green) Ayres. His
father was born in Maine, and was a
carpenter and farmer by occupation,
and when a young man was a captain
in the Vermont militia.
Mr. Ayres finished his education and
grew to manhood in his native state,
and after leaving school learned the
carpenter's trade, at which he
worked in Vermont until 1869, and in
the spring of that year started
west. While traveling through
Wisconsin he heard of the
destruction by fire of the city of
Chippewa Falls, and decided to go
there, and upon his arrival began
contracting and building, and was
engaged in that business until he
went to Dakota Territory, in 1879.
He followed his business in the city
about five years, and then decided
to engage in farming, and
accordingly filed claim to the
northwest quarter of section 34, in
Clifton township, which he still
owns and where he lived about three
years. He then removed to his
present location in section 28 and
his holdings now amount to one
section of land.
Our subject was married, in Chippewa
Falls, Wisconsin, in September,
1870, to Miss Jennett Sillers. Mrs.
Ayers was born in Nova Scotia
July13, 1846, and was a daughter of
William and Alexis (Corbitt) Sillers.
Her father was a native of Nova
Scotia and her mother of Scotland.
One child, a son, has been born to
Mr. and Mrs. Ayers, who bears the
name of Morton J. Mr. Ayers is a
member of the Brotherhood of
American Yoemen. He has served as
chairman of the township board for a
number of years and is active in
public affairs. Politically he is a
Republican and is firm in his
Barnett, E. De F.
E. De F. Barnett cashier of
Seymour's bank, a son of Joel
Barnett, Chippewa Falls, came to
Wisconsin with his parents in 1852.
They located in St. Croix County,
where he resided until 1871, when he
came to Chippewa Falls. After coming
here, he was for one year engaged in
insurance business. He than entered
the banking-house of D. E. Seymour,
as book-keeper, which position he
held until he was appointed cashier
of the same institution, Aug 1,
1880.He was married in Chippewa
Falls, May 27, 1875,to Marietta
Rogers. She was born in Madison,
Dane Co., Wis. They have one child
-Ella Mary, born Oct 22, 1879. Mr.
Barnett's parents still reside in
St. Croix County.
Barnett, J. D.
J.D. Barnett came to Wisconsin in
1854. His father Joel Barnett,
settled with his family in
Kinnickkinnick, St. Croix Co.,
having previously lived at Cottage
Grove, in Minnesota, for two years.
In May ,1871, J. D came from St.
Croix County to Chippewa Falls;
opened and insurance office here;
conducted that business for one
year, then became cashier of D. E.
Seymour's bank; remained in that
position until August, 1880,when he
became connected with the
Mississippi Logging Company, taking
charge of the buying and driving of
logs at this point. He was born in
Buffalo, N.Y., Jan 2, 1845; married
at River Falls, Wis., Dec 13, 1871,
to Mary daughter of Hon. B. C. Cox,
an early settler of St. Croix
County. She is a native of Ohio.
They have three children - Charles
Dwight, Margaret Adelle and Mary
Amelia. Mr. Barnett was city
Assessor, one year. He is a member
of the A.F. & A.M. Blue Lodge
Chapter and Commandery. Aug 22,
1864, he enlisted in Co. A. 44th
Wis. V.I.; served in the Army of the
Cumberland, until he was mustered
out July 4,1865.
Bate, Andrew J.
Andrew J. Bate with the Chippewa
Lumber & Boom Company, was born in
Cambridge, Mass., Feb 27,1842; lived
in Massachusetts until he came to
Madison, Wis., in 1868; remained
there about six months, then came to
Chippewa Falls. He was employed as
book-keeper and salesman in
mercantile business for about five
years; was a member of the police
force for three years, Chief of
police a portion of the time. Since
the spring of 1880, he has been
employed in the office of the
Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company. In
April, 1861, he enlisted in Co. I 3d
Mass V.I.; served three months in
that regiment, and re-enlisted in
Co. C, 20th Mass, V.I, and served
until December, 1864. After leaving
the Army, he returned to
Massachusetts, and remained there
until he came to Wisconsin. He was
married in Chippewa Falls, Jan.,
1870, to Florence B., daughter of
Charles B. and Theresa A. ( Bell)
Chapman. She was born in Toronto,
Canada. They have one son Charles
Contributed by Clair Mercier.
Per Certificate of Baptism Cesaire
Beaudin was baptized 3 March 1833 at
St. Constant, Laprairie, Quebec,
Canada. His godparents were Noel
Poupart and Felicite Verner. His
birth date on his tombstone reads 4
March 1831. Ceasar is buried at St.
Rose Of Lima Catholic Cemetery,
Cadott, Chippewa, Wisconsin. His
tombstone reads "Gone Home." Louise
is buried at St. Joseph Catholic
Cemetery, Boyd, Chippewa, Wisconsin.
Caesar Beaudin fought in the civil
war (Union/Army) under General
Ulysses S. Grant. Enlisted 20
October 1861 as a private in Company
G of the 13th regiment of U.S. Inft.
commanded by 1st Lieut William
Griffin. Caesar was honorably
discharged at Nashville, Tennessee
12 October 1864. He returned home
sick and wounded. He was shot in the
back, his hair had completely turned
white and was unable to walk for 8
months, per Glen Beaudin, grandson
to Caesar Beaudin, at his home in
Cadott, Wisconsin, 2005. Caesar
Beaudin applied for an invalid
pension 27 May 1886. Application
#574.724. Certificate #366.964. He
was paid $18.00 per month for
serving in the Civil War. In 1892
Louise applied for a widow's
pension. Application #538.438.
Cesaire Beaudin (34) and Louise St.
Martin (21) were married by Reverend
Benedict Smeddinck, at Notre Dame
Catholic Church, Chippewa Falls,
Wisconsin, 25 April 1868. Witnesses
to the marriage were Abraham and
Adeline Hebert (Book 1 Page 111).
The couple had 8 children.
Caesar Boudin (Beaudin) and Louise
Boudin (Beaudin) deeded property
(1/4 acre) 18 August 1884, to the
School Board of the Town of Sigel,
Chippewa County, Wisconsin, for the
sum of $10.00. The "Little Red
School House" was to be built on the
donated land, County D and Pike Lake
Road. Derrick Toutant, Charles
Poupart, Caesar Beaudin and Adolph
Bernier built the first school
house. Albert Mercier and Alex
Blanchard built the addition
including the belfry. Delvina
Mercier and Marion Cox were former
teachers of Pike Lake School. The
Mercier and Beaudin children
attended the "Little Red School
House." In those days the school
year was eight months long. The
Beaudin family resided in towns or
villages of Chippewa Falls, Colburn,
Boyd, Edson and Sigel, Wisconsin.
The "old" Beaudin home was moved by
the Mercier family onto their
property, it still exists today as
part of a barn.
Louise St. Martin, nee Beaudin
Contributed by Clair Mercier.
Cesaire Beaudin (34) and Louise St.
Martin (21) were married by Reverend
Benedict Smeddinck, 25 April 1868 at
Notre Dame Catholic Church, Chippewa
Falls, Wisconsin. Witnesses to the
marriage were Abraham and Adeline
Hebert (Book 1 Page 111). The couple
had 8 children. It is stated on
Louise St. Martin Beaudin's (Boudia)
Record of Interment at St. Joseph
Catholic Church, Boyd, Wisconsin,
that she was born near Pike Lake,
next to an Indian Reservation. An
Indian camp was located in Anson,
near the Yellow River. In 1866,
smallpox killed many tribe members,
the rest moved from the area. I was
told by Glen and Lorraine Beaudin,
that Louise was an Ojibwe Indian and
that she made moccasins and caps out
of leather. Louise and her family
lived in a hut by an Indian
settlement near Pike Lake Road.
Lorraine told a story of how Louise
walked five miles to carry her
daughter, Matilda, home from
visiting her aunt, Margaret McKay.
Matilda was sick with pneumonia and
later died that night, at 13 years
of age. Louise is buried, next to
her daughter, Matilda, at St. Joseph
Catholic Cemetery, Boyd, Chippewa,
Wisconsin. Lorraine said that Louise
was a strong and dedicated mother.
Antoin Berg contractor of lath-mill,
Chippewa Lumber and Boom Company,
Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in
1869; located at Lafayette, Chippewa
County., and was employed in a
saw-mill there four years, then went
to Badger's Mill, Wisconsin, running
Lath-mill for six years; came to
Chippewa Falls in 1880 and engaged
in present business. Mill cuts from
110,000to 120,000 lath per day of
twenty-two hours. Is also contractor
of picket -mill of C.L. & B Co.,
which has a daily capacity of 2,000
to 3,000 pickets. He employs
twenty-seven men in both mills. Was
born In Norway, Aug.18, 1842;
married there Sept. 5, 1869 to
Margurite Olsen, a native of that
country, who died in Chippewa Falls,
My 12, 1880. Has three living
children- Henry, Antoin and Ovidee,
and two deceased.
Bingham, J. M.
Hon. J. M. Bingham lawyer, came to
Palmyra in the Summer of 1854, and
lived there until 1871, when he came
to Chippewa Falls. He commenced the
practice of law in 1856, and has
continued it ever since. He married
Dec. 31, 1856, in Lester, Livingston
Co., N.Y., to a native of that place
- Justina M. Dwight, a daughter of
Dr. William C. Dwight, of Moscow,
N.Y. They have three children-
Clifford Dwight, Walter Percy and
Cathrine Isabella. During Mr.
Bingham's residence in Wisconsin, he
has been prominently identified with
local and State affairs. At the
present time (1881) he is
Lieutenant- Governor of the State.
His abilities are high order, known
to be a man of unquestioned
integrity, and capable of filling
the responsible positions of his
country with honor and credit.
Peter Bergevin City Treasurer came
to Wisconsin, May 3, 1866; located
in this place and was engaged in
clerking in the mercantile business
up to 1874, was elected City
Treasurer in that year; re-elected
in 1875; than up to 1880, was
employed in lumbering on his own
account. Was re-elected City
Treasurer, April 6, 1881. Born in
Canada, April 14, 1840; came to
America 1865; was in Minnesota for
one year. Married in Chippewa Falls,
April 19, 1869, to Celind Billiard;
born in Upper Canada. They have
four children - Frank, Orelia,
Albina and Edward; two deceased.
Barnard Bibeau, salon, Chippewa
Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1867;
located at La Crosse; was employed
at lumbering two years; came to
Chippewa Falls in 1869, and worked
in the woods five years. He
commenced present business March 13,
1878; was born in Canada, Jan. 30,
1849, and previous to coming to
Wisconsin was engaged at farming
David Blair, proprietor "Eagle
Point", salon came to Wisconsin in
1867; located at Chippewa Falls, and
was engaged for thirteen years in
saw-mill, rafting, farming, etc.
Commenced present business April 1,
1881. Born in Quebec, Canada, July
22, 1853; came to the United States
in 1867. Married at Chippewa Falls,
Oct. 6, 1877, to Anna Myrtle, who
was born in Canada. They have one
child, aged two and a half years.
Blake, James A.
James A. Blake, filer Chippewa
Lumber and Crane Company Chippewa
Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1865;
located at La Crosse, where he was
in business with Martin Jefferson
for a year, and in the woods for six
months. Than went to the pineries on
Black River for seven months, and
was rafting on that river for a
short time; went to Eau Claire in
1868; was employed two months in
saw-mill; engaged building a damn
on river near Alma, and rafting.
Then went to Eau Claire in mills,
sawing, and filing for twelve years.
Came to Chippewa Falls in May, 1881,
and engaged in a present capacity.
Born in West Virginia, Oct. 5, 1845;
enlisted in 1863, in 3d W.Va. C.,
and served until the close of the
war, principally under Gen.
Sheridan. Married at Eau Claire,
July 4, 1871 to Jennie Hill, who was
born at Milltown, Me. They have Four
Children- Marietta E., Annie E.,
Edna M., and Anna M.
Boncher proprietor Woodman's Home
(hotel) Chippewa Falls, came to
Wisconsin in 1874; located at
Chippewa Falls; employed in woods
for some years, and four years as a
foreman of logging camp. Commenced
present business June 23, 1881. Was
born in Canada in December, 1849;
came to the United States in 1868,
and was employed in various
capacities in the State of Vermont.
Married in Chippewa Falls, May 5,
1881, to Mary Hebart, a native of
Bonville lumbering and farming came
to Wisconsin in 1854; located at
this place and engaged in the
lumbering business, and also
farming; owns to farms in Chippewa
County, comprising 340 acres, 185
improved. Born in Canada in 1828;
employed in farming and in woods
some years; came to the United
States in 1851; lived in the State
of Maine for three years, and was
employed in various capacities.
Married in Quebec, Canada, in July,
1858, to Mary Blair. They have five
children - Mary Milleny, Louisa,
Joseph, and Frank.
Boutelle, W. A.
Boutelle, millinery, fancy goods,
and dress making, Chippewa Falls,
came to Wisconsin in March 1877, and
located at this place, engaging in
present business; was born in Canada
in 1836; came to the United States
in 1856; was in Manchester, New
Hampshire, clerking for two years;
was in Vermont for four years; was
in business as blacksmith in
California four years; then went to
Vermont 1868, in fancy goods and
millinery business up to June 1876;
married at Montpelier, Vermont 1860;
wife deceased. They had one child
Hattie; married again in Fall of
1869, to Selina Philbrook, born
Vermont; had two children - Gertrude
Bronsky, J. C.
J. C. Bronsky, merchant, Chippewa
Falls, was born in Bohemia, July 25,
1851; came with his parents to
America, in 1852; lived in Racine,
Wisconsin, one year then went to
Winona, Minnesota, until 1871, then
he came to Portage, Wisconsin;
resided there until 1873, then came
to Chippewa Falls, engaged in
mercantile business ever since he
came here-first seven years, in
partnership with W. T. Dalton; since
then alone in the business. He was
married in Chippewa Falls, in April,
1877, to Anna W. Cummings, daughter
of M. J. Cummings, of this place.
She was born at Fox Lake , Dodge
County, Wisconsin. They have three
children - Lucy Mary, John Joseph,
and Amelia Mary. Mr. Bronsky is a
member of the St. Joseph's
Bruce, Alanson C.
Alanson C. Bruce, dealer in the pine
lands, Chippewa Falls, was born in
the town of Newark, Caledonia
County, Vermont, June 28, 1847. When
he was thirteen years old, he went
to the town of Industry, Franklin
County , Maine. That was his home
until he came to Eau Claire,
Wisconsin, in 1870. Lived there
until the Fall of 1876, when he came
to Chippewa Falls. He has been
engaged in dealing in pine lands
ever since he came to Wisconsin, and
for about some time also interested
in logging operations. He was
married in Eau Claire, April 13,
1873, to Mary E. Manter. She was
born New Vineyard, Franklin County,
Buchanan Jr., Daniel
Daniel Buchanan Jr. lawyer, Chippewa
Falls, was born in Ft. Winnebago,
Columbia County, Wisconsin, July 11,
1851, and lived there until 1860,
when he moved to Fox Lake, Dodge
County Wisconsin, where he resided
until 1865, when he went to Rio,
Columbia County, and in April, 1873
came from there to Eau Claire, and
in March, 1877, from the latter
place to Chippewa Falls. He attended
Wisconsin University for two years,
graduating from the law department
of that institution, and was
admitted to the Bar in June 1872. He
taught school during the winter of
1872-73, and commenced practice with
Barlett & Hayden, of Eau Claire,
continuing with them for four years.
He has been in practice for over
Buzzell, Frank M.
M. Buzzell, merchant, Chippewa
Falls, was born in the town of
Shalerville, Ohio, September 30,
1844; came to Wisconsin in 1846;
located in what is now known as
Green Lake County, (then Marquette
County); lived there until 1865;
then came to Chippewa Falls; engaged
in farming in the town of Eagle
Point, until 1877. In the Fall of
1879, he engaged in the mercantile
business, in partnership with F. M.
Clough, and they still continue
together. July 20, 1867, he was
married in Chippewa Falls, to Thurza,
daughter of Charles B. Coleman. She
was born in the state of New York.
They have three children- Eva, Ada,
and infant son.