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Chippewa County, Wisconsin
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Allen, Hiram S.
The first permanent settler in Chippewa County, Wisconsin, and now one of the most venerable and venerated citizens of Chippewa Falls, is Hiram Storrs Allen, a native of the Green Mountain State. He was born in Chelsea, Orange County, New Hampshire, September 18, 1806, and has recently rounded up his threescore years and ten. He is the son of Sluman and Hannah (Storrs) Allen. His father, who was old enough to enter the military service before the close of the revolutionary war, was a distant relative of Gen. Ethan Allen. In early life he was a tanner and currier, and later, a farmer and miller. Hiram worked on the farm and operated a small saw-mill until he was twenty-six years of age, enjoying but very limited advantages in the common school during his boyhood. In 1832 he turned his steps westward. He spent one year near Springfield, Illinois, another in the mines near Galena, and in 1834 plunged into the wilderness among the Chippewas, on the Red Cedar or Menomonee River, an affluent of the Chippewa River. There he purchased, of Street and Lockwood, the first sawmill erected on that stream, and engaged in the lumber trade and operated the Menomonee Mills until 1846, when he removed to Chippewa Falls. For thirty years he has been one of the leading lumbermen in the Chippewa valley, and has operated more or less in real estate. He also owns a flouring mill, and has been manufacturing flour as well as lumber during most of the time since he became a resident of Chippewa Falls. In the lumber department of his business he has usually been connected with other parties, and is now a member of the firm of A. E. Pound and Co., lessees of the Union Lumbering Company's saw-mill and river works. This firm has the largest mercantile store in Chippewa Falls. In politics, Mr. Allen was formerly a whig, and since 1856 has voted the republican ticket, but has uniformly declined to hold office even in the municipality of the city. By strict adherence to principle and attention to business he has gained a liberal competency, and has few cares. Mr. Allen attends the services of the Presbyterian Church, but is not a member. He gives liberally for the support of the gospel and of all benevolent causes. Mr. Allen was married in September 1838, and has had eleven children, seven of whom are now living. His wife, a Demarie, is of French descent. Prior to the time when Mr. Allen located in the Chippewa valley, parties had been there cutting square timber and shingles, but, having left, he was at that time the only white man in the valley. Indians owned the land, but were peaceable and friendly. In all the early enterprises and improvements in this part of Wisconsin he was a leader. He aided in building small steamboats to navigate the Chippewa River, in surveying and opening public roads to the Mississippi and prominent points in other directions, and in establishing stage and mail routes. Later he has taken part in other grand enterprises. The railway from Chippewa Falls to connect with the West Wisconsin road at Eau Claire, which was completed in 1874, is largely owing to his influence and capital. The lumbermen of Wisconsin are the princely men of the commonwealth, and its noblest builders. The pioneers in particular were bold and persevering, and although they had their drawbacks by flood and fire they overcame all obstacles which dishearten men of less stamina, and finally have been rewarded with that success which invariably follows honest, persistent effort. [Source: The US Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Wisconsin Volume (1877) transcribed by Vicki Bryan]

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 two daughters.  [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

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. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Ayres, Adeniram J.
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 convictions. [Source: Compendium of History and Biography of North Dakota, Publ. 1900. Transcribed by Renae Capitanio]

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. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

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.  [Source: The Wisconsin Blue Book (1919) page 477]

Bartlett, William B.
WILLIAM B. BARTLETT (Rep.), of Chippewa Falls, was born in Dorset, Vermont, October 8, 1830; received a common school education; is a farmer by occupation; removed to Ohio from Vermont in 1856, and thence, in 1861, to Chippewa county, Wisconsin, his present home; was chairman of county board in 1868 and ’77; town treasurer in 1869 and ’70; county commissioner in ’77, ’78 and ’79, and has also held other local positions; was elected member of assembly for 1882, receiving 1,093 votes against 812 for J. A. Taylor, democrat, and 195 for Henry Cramer, greenbacker. [Source: Wisconsin Blue Book (1882), page 542; transcribed by Mary Saggio]

Bartingale, Thomas W.
THOMAS W. BARTINGALE (Rep.) was returned to the assembly in 1918 after an absence of four years. He was born in Ely, England, June 24, 1851, came to Wisconsin as a youth and was educated in the common schools of Chippewa and Eau Claire counties. From 1875 he followed lumbering as long as the pine lasted, did common labor and mechanical work and then farming, but has since retired. He is an organizer for the American Society of Equity and prominent in its work in the state. He was elected to the assembly in 1913 and in 1918 had no opposition in the general election. [Source: The Wisconsin Blue Book (1919) page 477]

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 Coleman.  [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Beaudin, Cesaire
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. Certificate #354.038.
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. [unknown source; Contributed by Clair Mercier]

Berg, Antoin
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. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Bingham, James M.
James Monroe Bingham, son of Horace J and Rachel (Howard) Bingham, was born in the town of Perry, Wyoming County, New York, February 3, 1828. His father, a well-to-do farmer, was a soldier in the War of 1812. James remained at home until his twentieth year, aiding his father, and received his education at the common schools and the Perry Center Academy. After leaving home he was engaged in teaching some twelve terms, and during that time continued his mathematical, classical and other studies. During the latter years of his teaching in New York State he was principal of the Perry Center Academy and the Leroy High School. In the autumn of 1853 he removed to the West, and passed the following winter in Michigan, teaching, near Detroit. In the ensuing spring he proceeded to Chicago, and thence during the summer to Palmyra, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. While in Leroy he began the study of law with F. P. Bissell; afterward resumed the same in Chicago, and finally completed them at Palmyra. After being admitted to the bar in 1856 he began the practice of his profession at Palmyra, and continued there until 1871, when he removed to Chippewa Falls, and there still continues his practice in partnership with Mr. W. L. Pierce, under the firm name of Bingham and Pierce. Mr. Bingham stands at the head of the Chippewa county bar, and in the front ranks of the legal fraternity of the eleventh circuit. He was a member of the general assembly of Wisconsin during the years 1863, 1864, 1870, 1871, and 1874, and was speaker in 1870. During all these sessions of the legislature he was a member of the judiciary committee, and chairman of the same in 1863 and 1869. These positions as speaker and as chairman of the most important committee indicate his standing in the lower house of the legislature. In the summer of 1864 Mr. Bingham entered the military service as major of the 40th Infantry, a hundred-days regiment, and was stationed at or near Memphis. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and has been high priest of the chapter at Chippewa Falls since its organization. In politics he has always been a republican, and, as his history indicates, has been a favorite of the party. In religious sentiment he is a Congregationalist, and is a trustee of the Presbyterian society, there being no Congregational organization in the place. Mrs. Bingham is a daughter of the late Dr. W. C. Dwight, of Moscow, New York. She has three children. She is a woman of culture and refinement, and is active and benevolent in all charitable measures. Mr. Bingham stands high both as a court and jury, lawyer. He is thoroughly posted on legal questions, and polished both in manners and language. He speaks slowly, sometimes wittily, more often eloquently, and all his sentences exhibit the training of a scholar and a complete mastery of the English language. [Source: The US Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Wisconsin Volume (1877) transcribed by Vicki Bryan]

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.  [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, JAMES M. BINGHAM, of Chippewa Falls, was born in Perry, Wyoming county, New York, February 3, 1828; received an academic education; is by profession a lawyer; he came to Wisconsin in 1854, and settled at Palmyra, and thence removed to Chippewa Falls in 1870; was a member of the assembly in 1863, 1864, 1869, and 1870, and in the last year was chosen speaker of that body. Was a major of the 40th Wisconsin volunteer infantry during its term of service. He was elected lieutenant governor in 1877, as a Republican, receiving 77,926 votes, against 71,656 for R. E. Davis, Liberal Democrat, and 25,745 for E. H. Benton, Greenbacker, and was re-elected in 1879, receiving 101,037 votes, against 74,437 for Geo. H. King, Democrat, and 12,976 for Wm. L. Utley, Greenbacker. [Source: Blue Book of Wisconsin (1880) transcribed by Rhonda Hill]

JAMES M. BINGHAM, Chippewa Falls, was a native of Wyoming county, New York, and was born at Perry, February 3, 1828. His father being a farmer, James spent the greater portion of his early life in the capacity of a farm laborer, with such intermission as his attendance at the common in connection with an academy school necessitated. When he had reached his twentieth year he engaged in the occupation of teaching, pursuing at the same time studies in Latin, Greek, French and mathematics, corresponding with the course adopted in college. In this employment he continued some twelve years at the East, when in 1853 he came to the West and resumed the same occupation near Detroit. Choosing law for a profession, he commenced its study in the office of F. P. Bissel, at Leroy, New York, and continued the same for two years, and after his removal to Wisconsin continued the study two years longer at Palmyra. Having thus prepared himself for entering the ranks of the profession, he was admitted to the bar in 1856, and commenced practice at Palmyra, where he remained until he removed to Chippewa Falls in 1870. At the latter place he entered into partnership with J. J. Jenkins, and the firm of Bingham & Jenkins continued until 1876, when Judge Jenkins having accepted the appointment of United States attorney for the territory of Wyoming, H. H. Pierce became his partner and the firm is now Bingham & Pierce. The legal business of this well known firm consists chiefly in first class cases. In the year 1864 Mr. Bingham obeyed the call of his country and enlisted as major of the Fortieth Infantry and went to the war. He has also done good service to the state as a member of the general assembly of Wisconsin. He represented his district during five sessions of the legislature, during the years 1863, 1864, 1870, 1871 and 1874. He has served as a member of the judiciary committee during each of these years, and was once its chairman. For the session of 1870 he was speaker of the house, which position he occupied with much credit. In politics he is closely identified with the republican party. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and is now high priest of the chapter at Chippewa Falls, and has served in that capacity several years. At the state election of 1877 Major Bingham was chosen lieutenant-governor, after having been nominated against his expressed wishes, and was reelected to the same office in 1879, and presides over the deliberations of the senate with dignity, impartiality and ability. [Source: The Bench and Bar of Wisconsin, by Parker McCobb Reed, Milwaukee; P. M. Reed publisher (1882) transcribed by Sharon Witt]

Bergevin, Peter
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. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Bibeau, Barnard
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 there.  [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Blair, David
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. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

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. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Boucher, Amede
Amede Boucher 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 Hebert, a native of that place.  [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Bonville, Frank
Frank 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. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Boutelle, W. A.
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 and Alice. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Brainerd, Benjamin F.
Benjamin F. Brainerd, postmaster at Murry, Wis., is one of the few remaining pioneer settlers of Chippewa and Rusk counties, having made his advent into Chippewa Falls in April, 1857. Mr. Brainerd was born Dec. 16, 1835, in Franklin county, Maine, son of William Brainerd. His education was obtained in the district schools, and he remained in Franklin county until 1855, when he went west to Minnesota, going by way of Chicago and Dubuque, at which time the latter place was the remotest western railroad point. The country was unsettled between Dubuque and St. Paul and Minneapolis, the latter magnificent city then being but a small village. He remained one year in St. Paul, and then went to lumbering in the woods on the west shores of Rum river, for a year. In 1857 he settled in Chippewa county, Wis., fourteen miles north of Chippewa Falls, which place was then composed of a few cabins and a sawmill, the latter being under the operation of H.S. Allen, the pioneer settler. There was one small store in the place which was managed by Fred Bussey and James A. Taylor, but no postoffice, the mail being sent on boats from Reed’s Landing. Mr. Brainerd pre-empted 220 acres of land, upon which he built a cabin out of poplar logs, paying five dollars a day for a team to do the hauling from Eau Claire. He was accompanied by his brother James, who also pre-empted land, and the settlers were William Taylor, Thomas Cunningham and Alexander Boyer, the latter having settled there in the previous year. The locality was a prairie of considerable extent, and was known as Bloomer prairie. A few settlers had located on Eagle Prairie, this being the first settlement in Chippewa county. Mr. Brainerd made his place his permanent home, residing on it until the breaking out of the Civil War, when, in 1863, he enlisted in Company G, 21st Wis. V.I., and his service continued until the close of the war. His regiment was a part of the army of General Sherman, and his company joined the same at Chattanooga, later participating in all of the battles of the subsequent campaign leading to Atlanta. Mr. Brainerd belonged to that valiant band which survived fire for 100 days, and he took part in all the engagements around Atlanta. His regiment was a part of the victorious army that reached the Sea, and he was also at Jonesboro Station, in the battles of Bentonville and Averysboro, and he marched on to Washington for the memorable Grand Review, and was honorably discharged at Madison in 1865. During this long term of service, Mr. Brainerd had many narrow escapes; on one occasion, at Kenesaw Mountain, his tent was shot from over him and carried entirely away. He however, escaped serious injury, although many months went by before he had entirely recovered from the strain of exposure and long marching. Returning to Chippewa county, he resumed farming on his own property until twenty-three years ago, when he moved to what is now known as Oak Grove, where he opened a store, kept a hotel, was appointed postmaster, and was the leading man of affairs in this locality; but thirteen years ago he came to Murry. While living in Chippewa county he served in a number of official positions, was postmaster of Emmet, town clerk, treasurer and county chairman. He served as postmaster for twenty-two consecutive terms before coming to Murry, where he has also officiated. Since coming here, Mr. Brainerd has carried on extensive farming and large operations in stockraising and lumbering. He is conducting a hostelry also, on the Chippewa river, some twelve miles north of Bruce. Mr. Brainerd has always voted with the Republican party, and cast his first presidential vote for Gen. John C. Fremont in 1856. He has always been prominent in party affairs, and has many times been a delegate to the conventions. While residing at Oak Grove he was chairman in the town of Big Bend, which included all the country in Rusk county west of the Chippewa river, and he served also as township clerk and treasurer. In September, 1865, Mr. Brainerd was married to Miss Josephine Lane, and they have had a family of ten children. Mrs. Brainerd is a lady of great executive ability and has been very prominent in the work of the Woman’s Relief Corps. Fraternally Mr. Brainerd has membership in E.A. Coburn Post, No. 62, G.A.R. He has a wide acquaintance with the people of Chippewa and Rusk counties, for forty-seven years being prominently identified with the social and business interests of the Chippewa Valley country. [Source: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Lake Region (1905) transcribed by Kim Mohler.]

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 Benevolent Society.  [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

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, Maine. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Buchanan, Daniel  Jr.
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 eight years. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]
Daniel Buchanan, Jr., Chippewa Falls, was born at Fort Winnebago, Wisconsin, July 11, 1851. He was educated at the State University; graduated from the law department of that institution, June 14, 1872, and at the same time was admitted to the bar by the supreme court at Madison. Subsequently he was with Bartlett & Hayden, Eau Claire, four years, from April, 1873, to March. 1877, at which time he removed to Chippewa Falls, where he has continued practice without a partner. [The Bench and Bar of Wisconsin History and Biography, by Parker McCobb Reed (1882); Transcribed for Genealogy Trails by Tammy Clark]

Buzzell, Frank M.
Frank 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. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Caesar, Gus
Gus Caesar, dealer in jewelry, clocks, watches, silver, and plated ware, etc., Chippewa Falls, was born in Sweden, February 20, 1845; came to America, March 28, 1869; was located at Still water Minnesota, for one year prior to coming to Chippewa Falls, March 20, 1870. He was married at Swede Lake, near Taylor's Falls , Minnesota, February 18, 1870, to Christina Danielson, a native of Sweden. They have three children living- Jennie, Ernest, and Amanda; lost one son , Charles, who died November 7, 1877, aged five years. Mr. Caesar is a member of A.F. & A.M. Blue Lodge and Chapter, and of I. O. O. F., subordinate lodge and encampment. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Card, Otis E.
Otis E. Card, assistant Chippewa Lumber and Boom Company, Chippewa Falls came to Wisconsin in 1864, and located in Anson; was employed at teaming and running ferry-boat for three years, then farming for two years, at Eagle Point; came to Chippewa Falls in 1869, and has been engaged in present capacity since 1870; was born in Broome County, New York, in 1842, first business experiences were in farming and milling there; married at Chippewa Falls, in Fall of 1866, to Lucy J. Sheldon, born in this state. They have three children - Allyda, Edward, and Charles. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Carroll, James
James Carroll, flier Chippewa Lumber and Boom Company, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1859, and located at this place; was gang sawyer in present mill for seven years, and has been engaged as a flier some fifteen years; some of this time assisted in pier and boom building; was born in St. Johns, New Brunswick, Canada, December 26, 1833; left there with his parents  at two years of age, and resided in Ottawa, Canada; was engaged as sawyer in mill for four years; Came to the United States in 1859; married in Eau Claire, August 15, 1860 to Mary H. Donaldson, born in Canada. They have ten Children - Roger, cook for C.L. & B. Co.; James employed at the mill, John, Thomas W., Jennie, Annie, Ida, Lottie, Winnifred, and Frances.  [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Carter, Prone
Prone Carter, contractor and builder ,Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1866,located at this place, and was employed in the woods one winter, then commenced in present business; has built some of the prominent business blocks and residences in this city; was Alderman of the Third Ward for the year 1877; born in Canada, September 15, 1847; learned carpentering etc., there; came to the United States in 1866; married at Chippewa Falls, October 11, 1870, to Margaret Allard, born in Canada. They have Four children - Joseph, Josephine, Margaret, and Charles. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Cary, Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan Cary, assistant cashier First National Bank, Chippewa Falls, was born in Binghamton, N.Y., January 17, 1854, and came to this place October 4, 1873,to accept a position at First National Bank, with which institution he has been connected ever since. He was married in Chippewa Falls, September 26,1877, to Mary Gertrude Cruttenden, who was born in Morris, Otsego Co., N.Y. They have on child Clara Maria. Mr. Cary is a member of the Temple of Honor. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Chevingny, Joseph S.
Joseph S. Chevingny contractor and builder came to Wisconsin in December, 1880, and located at this place. Has been engaged in present capacity since. Born in Canada, May 22, 1851; resided with father and assisted him in farming. Married in Canada, July 15,1871 to Zellie Kissel, who was born in Canada. Came to the United States in 1872 and was in State of Massachusetts for seven years, engaged in building and contracting. Then traveled through Western States for one year. They have one child, Arthur aged nine years. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Cherrier, Timothy
Timothy Cherrier merchant, Chippewa Falls, was born in Prairie Du Chien, Wisconsin July 18, 1836. Lived there until 1864, when he came to Chippewa Falls. Was employed in the mills for five years. He then worked as scaler etc., in the woods for about four years; carried on liquor business for several years, and in 1878 engaged in mercantile business with his present partner, Joseph Mandelbrot. Mr. Cherrier was married in Prairie Du Chien, December 11, 1858, to Lucy Larivier, also a native of Prairie Du Chien. They have nine children - Charles, Timothy, Alice, Louis, John, Frank, Peter and Emily. Mr. C is vice-president of the Society of St. John the Baptist. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Clough, Francis M.
Francis M. Clough merchant, Chippewa Falls, was born in Homer, Cortland Co., N.Y., August 27,1843. When he was six years of age his mother died, and he came with an uncle to Walworth County, where he lived until 1855. He than came to Sparta and remained there until 1859. At that time He went to Tully, Onondaga Co., N.Y. and  resided there until September 17, 1861,when he enlisted in Co. C, 75th N.Y. V.I. He participated in all engagements of his regiment, and was mustered out September 24, 1865. After leaving the army he came to Sparta again, resided there and in that vicinity until 1870, than came to Chippewa Falls, where he was employed as a clerk until October,1879, when he commenced business for himself, in partnership with Frank  M. Buzzell, who is still associated with him. He was married in Sparta to Miss. D. Gilbert, who died June,1870, leaving one child, Hettie A. His present wife was Annabel Phillips, a native of Freeport, IL. They were married in Chippewa Falls, October 15, 1879. Mr. C. is a member of A.F. & A.M. His father John G. Clough, is now a resident of Rice Lake, Barron Co., Wisconsin. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Clifton, W. H.
W. H. Clifton, saloon, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1876, and located in Eau Claire. Came to Chippewa Falls in 1877, and was employed some eighteen months in Central Hotel. Commenced present business May 1, 1879. Is drum major of Pioneer Brass Band, Chippewa Falls and also of Eau Claire Brass Band. Born in Lowell, Mass., October 10, 1847. Married in Providence, Rhode Island, November 11, 1869, to Kate Almy, who was born in Tiverton, Rhode Island. They have one child, William A., seven years old. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Cochran, George W.
George W. Cochran, proprietor Sherman House and saloon, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1871, located at La Crosse, and was engaged as steward and cook on steamboat for two years. Came to Chippewa Falls and remained on year as cook  in Tremont House. Returned to La Crosse  was engaged on steamboat for two years, then in hotel and other lines of Business for some three years, afterwards at Phillips Wisconsin, as a cook in a hotel for over a year. Returned to Chippewa Falls and was employed for some time in Central House. Opened present Business, May, 1881. Married at Chippewa Falls, December 15, 1873, to Adelaide Nelson, who was born in Maine. They have two children - Grace M., and Harold.  [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Coderre, Louis
Louis Coderre, law student, Chippewa Falls, was born in the Province of Quebec, December 25, 1842. Came to Chippewa Falls March 1, 1866, engaged in lumbering until 1870, when he went to California, where he remained one year then returned to this place and was engaged in lumbering and clerking until he commenced the study of law, October 15, 1874. He married in Chippewa Falls, September 23, 1875, to C. E. Ella Nire. She is a native of the Province of Quebec. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Cody, William A.
William A. Cody contractor of shingle mill, Chippewa Lumber and Boom  Co., Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin  in 1867. Located at Green Bay, and engaged in  manufacturing shingles for four years, then went to Marquette, Michigan for three years in partnership with his brother, then to Warren Pennsylvania for eighteen months was afterwards employed on G.B. & M.R.R. at Green Bay for four years. Came to Chippewa Falls in 1880 and engaged in present business. Capacity of mill, 150,000 shingles per day. Born in Cleveland N.Y.; married at Green Bay, December 28, 1880,to Annie L. Healy, who was born in Buffalo New York. He is the son of John Cody, merchant at Fort Howard Wisconsin.  [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Colburn, Frank A.
Frank A. Colburn, Sheriff, Chippewa Falls, was born in Oakfield, Genesee Co., New York., November 17, 1842, and came to the town of Genesee, in Waukesha Co. Wisconsin in 1845. He lived there ten years, and moved to  the town of Newport, Columbia Co. with his parents Alonzo Williams and Mary Polly (Parker) Colburn, both now residents of White Creek, Adams Co. He moved from Columbia County to Sauk County, and lived there two years, until the Fall of 1861, when he enlisted in Co. C, 12th  Wisconsin  V.I. In 1864, he re-enlisted in Co. H., 11th Wisconsin V.I., and was finally mustered out in the Fall of 1865. Returning to Columbia County, he lived there for two years, then moved to Black River Falls; was there one winter, and the following Spring and Summer was engaged in piloting etc., on the Wisconsin River. In the Fall of 1868, he came to Chippewa County, and worked in the woods the first Winter; has been logging and lumbering most of the time since. He was Sheriff in 1875 and 1876, the first sheriff after the new jail was built. He was re-elected in the Fall of 1880, being the only Sheriff re-elected in the county. He was Chairman of the town of Siegel, and is treasure of the Chippewa Falls  Soldiers' & Sailors' Association. He was married in Kilborn City, November 12, 1872,to Ella F. Norris, who was born in Moira, Franklin Co., New York. They have two Children - Jessie J. and Bert A. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Coleman, Dudley G.
Dudley G. Coleman, Chippewa Falls, was born at Flat Lands, Long Island, New York, June 18, 1849. When he was a child his parents removed with there family to Brooklyn, New York. That was his home until he came to Chippewa Falls in April,1875. He was married in Chippewa Falls, September 27, 1877, to Clara G. Edkin, a native of Williamsport, Pa. Mr. Coleman was for several years in the employ of the Union Lumber Company and its successors; afterwards spent one year in New York, than returned to Chippewa Falls, and has since been with C. F. Smith, as a salesman in his grocery store. He is a member of the A.F.& A.M. His mother Mary W. (Mattock) Coleman, died here in 1877. His father Samuel S. Coleman, is now a resident of Chippewa Falls. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Coleman, Edward H.
Edward H. Coleman, dealer in books and stationery, Chippewa Falls, is son of Honorable  Henry Coleman, of this city, who located here with his family in 1857. Edward was born in Rochester, New  York, December 26, 1842. He enlisted in Co. K. 30th Wisconsin V.I., August 6, 1862; served until October, 1865. He served as Clerk of the Municipal Court from 1876 to 1881; also as City Clerk from 1879 to 1881, and has been engaged in his present business since July, 1881. Mr. Coleman was married in Chippewa Falls, June 20, 1880 to Mary R, Bowe. She was born at Fox Lake, Dodge Co., Wisconsin. They have one child - Mary P. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Coleman Charles B.
Charles B. Coleman, was born 1809, in Ghent, Columbia Co., New York; resided in Rochester, New York, from 1826 to 1859, when he removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, remaining there until 1860, when he came to Chippewa Falls. Here he resided until the Spring of 1874, when having invested in the silver mining interests in Alpine Co., California, he went there, accompanied by his wife, spending much of his time in San Francisco, where he died September 12, 1875. Early in life he devoted himself to mechanical pursuits, and followed this line of business through life, giving to his work an amount of energy that was at times wonderful and that was  sufficient to place him in the front rank of architects and builders. He was never idle, but, on the contrary, best enjoyed undertakings of magnitude, involving much labor and risk. He built some of the finest buildings in Rochester, New York, built the Seminary at Lima, New York, a magnificent church in Toronto, Canada, and numerous other fine edifices. He has left in Chippewa County the proofs of his mechanical ability in the shape of bridges and buildings of his construction. He was made a member of the A.F. & A.M. in 1845, and this order was especially dear to him. He was also an Odd Fellow of many years standing. Mr. Coleman was married in Rochester, New York, June 5, 1848, to Thurza A.Pell, who was born in Bethel, Ohio, September 29, 1825.She now resides in Chippewa Falls. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Coleman, Hon. Henry
Honorable Henry Coleman, Judge of Municipal Court, Chippewa Falls, was born in Ghent, Columbia Co., New York January  22, 1814; lived there until he was thirteen years of age, then went to Rochester, New York, where he remained until he came to Chippewa Falls, in April,1857; took charge of H. S. Allen & Co's store, and was connected with the store and mill until Pound, Halbert & Co. purchased the property. He then took charge of the mill and continued there until 1873. He was Lumber Inspector of the Sixth District for two years. He has been Municipal Judge ever since the office was created. For six years he was Clerk of Circuit Court, and in early days held the office of Town Assessor several years; was a member of  the Board of Supervisors one term. He was a member of the A.F.& A.M. In October, 1837, he was married in Brooklyn, New York, to Persis Marshall, a native of concord, New Hampshire. They have five children living - Edward H., Elizabeth M., Marietta, Henry B., and Ernest. Lost three Children; they died in infancy. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Collett, Urgel
Urgel Collett, druggist, Chippewa Falls, was born in the Province of Quebec, May 16, 1856. When he was thirteen years of age he came to Chippewa Falls with his parents, Ambrose and Eloise Collett, both natives of Quebec, and are both residents of Chippewa Falls. Mr. C. was employed as a druggist's clerk for six years prior to October, 1880, when he engaged in business for himself. He is a member of St. Joseph's Society.  [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Collett, Joseph E.
Joseph E. Collett, photographer, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin 1868; located at this place, where he lived with his parents some years; has been employed  in present business from 1879 to March 1881, and than began on his own account. Was born in  Canada, December 16, 1861; son of Ambrose Collett, farmer. He came to the United States in 1868, with his parents.  [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Comerford, James
James Comerford, County Clerk, Chippewa Falls, came here in April, 1866, and was employed as a clerk for about twelve years. In 1878, he was elected County Clerk, and was re-elected in 1880. He was born in County Kilkenny, Ireland, January 28, 1832, and came to America in the Summer of 1854, locating in New York City, He went then to Otsego County for four years. In 1861, he enlisted in  the 2d N.Y. artillery, and served until the close of war. He was ten months, a prisoner. He married in Chippewa Falls, February 3, 1869, to Annote E. Cruttendon, who was born in Otsego County, New York. They have two children - Annie Mary and William H. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Cota, Joseph
Joseph Cota, proprietor "Eau Claire" saloon, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1861, and located at this place; he was employed in the woods for eight or nine years, and was on the police force for six years; opened present business in 1877. He was born in Canada in 1835; came to the United  States in 1856, and was engaged in lumbering  in Minnesota. Married at Chippewa Falls in the Winter of 1869, to Jane Beyon, who was born in Canada. They have five children - David, Matilda, Libby, Alice, and Charles. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Crandall, William W.
William W. Crandall, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in June, 1857, and located in the town of La Fayette, Chippewa County, where he lived until December, 1863, when he enlisted in Co. A, 7th Wisconsin V.I. and served until July 13, 1865, when he was mustered out at Madison and returned to La Fayette. He made that place his home until six years ago. The first year after leaving the army, he engaged in farming and the second year worked at the carpenter's trade. He was then, for a year engaged in supervising  the building of the bridge across the Chippewa River at the mills, Chippewa Falls. He was Deputy Post-master for one year, Deputy Register of Deeds two years, Register of Deeds two years, and since then has been Deputy County Clerk. He was born in Palmyra, Wayne Co. New York, March 30, 1825, and moved to Calhoun County Michigan, with his parents in 1836. He lived there until 1847, when he went to Chicago and resided in Northern Illinois until he came to Chippewa Falls. He was married at Crystal Lake, Illinois, April 26, 1853,to Amy Phillips, who was born in Rochester, Monroe Co., New York. They have four children - J. Clarence, Lily D., James Wadsworth, and Eugene Vane. Mr. Crandall is a member of the I.O.O.F. He was a charter member, and assisted in organizing the first lodge at Chippewa Falls. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Cronk, Henry
Henry Cronk, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1869. He was born in Ithaca, New York, October 17, 1833. August, 1862, he enlisted in Co. H. 137th N.Y. V.I., served about one year when he was discharged on account of disability caused by sickness. After leaving the army, he traveled for some time, for the benefit of his health. Prior to coming to Chippewa Falls, he was employed for about five years as a conductor on railroad from Meadville to Oll City, Pa. Since coming here he has engaged in mercantile pursuits. He was married in the town of Caroline, Tompkins Co. New York to Lucy A Martin. She died January 10,1876 leaving on child Charles W., born February 11,1863. He has been a member of the Methodist Church since he was fourteen years of age. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Culver, E. W.
E.W. Culver, general manager of Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company, was born in Ashabula, Ohio, April 15, 1839; came to Beloit, Wisconsin, in 1855; lived there three years, then went to Freeport, Illinois, where he resided for about twenty years; then went to Hannibal, Mo; carried on the lumber business in Missouri and Kansas until 1872; then came to Badger State Mill and afterwards one of incorporators of the Badger State Lumber Company, and continued with that organization until 1877, when he became connected with the company he now represents. In July, 1860, he was married in Freeport Illinois, to Mary Pencil, a native of Lewisburg, Pa. They have four children living - Edgar William, James, Hurbert A. and Joseph R.; lost two sons - one aged four years, the other two years at the time of death. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Cummings, M. J.
M. J. Cummings, proprietor of planing mill and manufacturer of sash, doors, and blinds, Chippewa Falls, came to Fox Lake, Dodge Co., in 1853, and was engaged in business there, as a carpenter and the builder, for three years. He than came to Chippewa Falls, following his trade until 1872, when he engaged in planing mill and in the manufacture of sash, doors and blinds, in partnership with H. S. Allen. After five years he than bought Allens interest, and has since continued the business alone and continued his contracting and building. He employs from twelve to fifteen men. He was born in Sligo, Ireland, February 3, 1832, and came to America in 1846, living in Canada, New York, and Illinois, before he came to Wisconsin. He learned his trade in Nunda Valley, New York. He was married in Alton Illinois, in December, 1853, to Sarah Coleman, who is a native of England. They have six Children - Matthew, Thomas, Minnie, Annie, Winnie, and Lillie and have lost two children. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Dahl, O. R.
O. R. Dahl, Chippewa Falls, was born in Norway, July 19, 1817; came to America, July, 1854; came to Wisconsin in 1857. He graduated from military school in Norway, and for eight years did active service in the army there; was Sargent of his company. In the fall of 1861, he enlisted in Co. B, 15 Wisconsin V.I.; was first lieutenant of his company. After the battle of Stone River, he was detailed Topographical engineer of the 2nd Brigade, which position he held until he was taken prisoner, March 13, 1864. He was not released until the close of war. May 12, 1865, he was mustered out of service. For ten years Mr. Dahl was agent for Wisconsin State Lands. He served eight years as Surveyor of Monroe County. For two years he served as Special Agent of the General Land Office of United States, his duties being to look after Government-land trespassers in Wisconsin. He is now Alderman of the Third Ward. He was first married in Norway, in September 1847, to Bolete Pauline Leed. She died three years after they came to America. Two children, by first marriage, are now living - Hannah Pauline, now Mrs. E. P. Travis, of Eureka, Nevada, and Anthony Peter, now in mercantile business at Tomah, Wisconsin. He served two years in the army, during the late rebellion. Mr. Dahl was married to Ellen Oleson, his present wife, in Chippewa Falls, March 1876. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Dalton, William T.
William T. Dalton, Merchant, Chippewa Falls, came to Portage, Wisconsin, in 1871; resided there two years, then came to Chippewa Falls; engaged in mercantile business ever since he came to this city. He was born in Waddington, St. Lawrence County, New York, May 9, 1848; lived there until he came to Wisconsin. August 25, 1875, he was married in Portage County, Wisconsin, Miss Greta Collins, daughter of James Collins, of that city. Mr. Collins is a partner, with Mr. Dalton, in mercantile business. Mr. Dalton has three children - Mary, Greta, and Hattie. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Dettloff, Herman
Herman Dettloff, druggist, Chippewa Falls, was born in Tonawanda, New York, January 8, 1854, and came from there to Wisconsin in 1858, with his parents, Fred and Mena Dettloff, who settled in the town of Bloomer, Chippewa County, where they remained about one year, than came to Chippewa Falls. Mr. Fred Dettloff was one of the earliest blacksmiths in this place. He died in 1867. His wife is still a resident of Chippewa Falls. Mr. Herman Dettloff engaged in a drug business in September, 1868. He was for eighteen months in partnership with Oscar Beauchene, but, since 1872, has been alone in business. He was married in Chippewa Falls, April 4, 1880, to Mary Fountaine, who was born in Canada, and reared in St. Paul. Mr. Dettloff is a member and treasurer of the Maennerchor Singing Society. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Dewey, James S.
James S. Dewey, foreman of planing mill, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in February, 1879; located at this place, and was engaged in building Star grist-mills; was born in New York, July 26, 1850; went to Detroit, Michigan, at twelve years of age, learned trade there, and was employed at it for fourteen years; married there in, 1873, to Elizabeth Davenport, born in Mackinaw, Michigan. They had four children - Grace E., Elmer S., Mabel J., and one infant. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Dicaire, Peter M.
Peter M. Dicaire, hardware merchant, Chippewa Falls, born in Elk, Ontario, near Ottawa City, June 29, 1853. He is the son of Felix M. and Esther M. Dicaire. His father died in Canada, July 11, 1856. Peter M. was stolen from his mother when he was four years old. A man came along and asked him to take a ride in a two-wheeled cart, which he did, and was taken to Ottawa City and kept there eight months. His mother recovered him and took him to Prairie du Chien in July 1855, where he was educated, he lived there for twelve years. He came to Chippewa Falls, August 26, 1867. His brother came with him, and they engaged in Pound, Halbert & Company's mills until August 31, 1871, when he commenced learning the tinner's trade, working in a tin shop until he established himself in business. He received ten cents per day for his first work. After coming to Chippewa Falls he worked up to $2.50 per day and May 1, 1879, with a capital of $35.85, the assistance of Rev. Goldsmith and other friends, and borrowing a set of tools, he established himself in business, and has succeeded until his sales at present average $50.00 per day. He has no partner, but employs two men. his mother keeps house for him. He has learned to speak fluently the English, French, and German languages, and understand the Scandinavian. He has learned book-keeping and is now studying vocal and instrumental music. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Dodge, Cyrus W.
Cyrus W. Dodge, foreman of stables, Chippewa Lumber and Boom Company, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1867. located at Black River, and was engaged at carpentering and logging for seven years. came to this place in 1874, remained three years, was engaged dealing in live stock and employed as sawyer in mill. Then went to Red Bluff, California, and followed teaming for eighteen months and dealing in live stock for eighteen months. Returned to Chippewa Falls; been engaged in present capacity three months. Was born in the state of Maine in 1840. Married there January 1, 1861, to Celestia Patterson, who was born in West Hamlin, Maine. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Doty, William
William Doty, scaler, Chippewa Lumber and Boom Company, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1858 and located at this place. Farmed for two years and has been engaged scaling lumber and logs in the boom and in the mill for twenty-one years. Was a supervisor in the Chippewa County Board for three years, and Deputy Inspector of lumber from 1865 to 1872. Was born in Canada in 1829, and was in lumbering business on his own account there for ten years, and was married there in 1855, to Frances Beverly, born in Canada. Came to United States in 1858. They have five children- Edward, William, Cordelia, Lottie, and Homer. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Ducommun, Armand
Armand Ducommun, jeweler, and watchmaker, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in October, 1874. Located Eau Claire and was employed at trade for over two years. Came to Chippewa Falls in October, 1877, and commenced present business. Was born in Switzerland, February 5, 1854, and learned trade there. Came to America in 1874, married at Chippewa Falls to Miss Louise Peterman, January 19, 1880. One child - Edmund. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Dussault, Kelesford
Kelesford Dussault, saloon, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1854. Located at this place and was engaged in logging and manufacturing shingles for about eighteen years. Commenced in present business in 1873 and carried it on for three years. Then after an interval of two years, opened in his present quarters, and continued in it since. Was Alderman of first ward for 1879. Born in Canada, January 13, 1833, came to United States in 1854. Married in Chippewa Falls, November 24, 1863, to Philonise Vaillancourt, born in Canada. They have four loving children - Joseph, Edna, Ida, and Albert. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Emerson, Edward
Edward Emerson, Register of Deeds, Chippewa Falls, was born in Norway, April 19, 1852, and came from his native country direct to Wisconsin in the spring of 1866, locating at Chippewa Falls, where he also resided. He is a son of Edmund Emerson, now a resident of Eagle Point, Chippewa Co., who took a homestead in that town in the Fall of 1866, having come to Wisconsin in the Spring of 1866. Mr. Emerson was employed for about a year at Chippewa City. Since that time was employed in the lumber mills at this place as head sawyer on double-circular, for about seven years; he discontinued work there in the Fall of 1880, at which time he was elected Register of Deeds. He was married in Bloomer, Chippewa Co., September 13, 1873,to Johanna Larson, who was born in Waupun. They have two children - Alfred E., and Rudolph G., and lost one son Alfred Martin, who died at the age of two years. Mr. Emerson is a member of the I.O.O.F. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Euler, Phillip
Phillip Euler, bowling-alley and saloon, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in November, 1866. Located at La Crosse, and was employed in various capacities for some thirteen years. Came to Chippewa Falls in March, 1881.  Opened present business in April of that year. Born in Germany, February 5, 1849; came to America in 1866; married at La Crosse, July 8, 1874, to Cathrine Zimmerman, who was born in Austria. They have two children - Mary and Charles. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Everett, Elmer H.
Elmer H. Everett, farming and lumber, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in the Fall of 1865. Located at Menominee for a year, and then came to Chippewa Falls in 1866. Was employed in the woods for four years, and since then has been farming and logging on his own account. Was Deputy-Sheriff of County for three years; was elected Supervisor in the County board, Spring of 1881. Born in Canada 1843,went to New York State at the age of fourteen, enlisted in 2d N.Y.A. as private, served for three years, and received two wounds. Was married in Madison, New York, May 13, 1875,to Ida M. Richardson, who was born in the State of New York. They have two children - Lulu May and Charles E. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881]

Faeh, John
John Faeh, carriage maker and blacksmith, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1854 and located at this place. Was employed in the lumber mill for eighteen years, and commenced present business in 1872.Born in Switzerland in 1813, married in Switzerland in 1832 to Mary Romer, who was a native of that country. Came to America in 1845; wife died June 29, 1881.Has three sons - Jacob, who served in the war, and is now in the army; Louis, residing in Cleveland, Ohio; William, who served in the war. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Farnsworth, Thomas
Thomas Farnsworth, agent W.& M.R.R., Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1862.Located at Baraboo, and was engaged at clerking at portage for five years, and for three years in employ of C.M.& S.P.R.R. In 1872 went to Camp Douglas and was bill clerk in railroad office for two years, and in December, 1874 came to Chippewa Falls and engaged in present capacity. Born in England, 1840, came to America with parents in 1842. Lived in New Hampshire for twenty years. Married in Juneau County, 1867, to Marietta Weed, born in Racine. They have three children - Fannie, Harry and Fred. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Fletcher, A. K.
A. K. Fletcher, president of the First national Bank, Chippewa Falls, became a stockholder in the bank in 1876, vice president in 1878, and April 1, 1879, was elected president. He was born in the town of Westford, Middlesex Co. Mass., October 12, 1834,and resided there or in that vicinity, until he was sixteen years old, when he went to Boston and engaged in cabinet work until January, 1854, when he went to California. He was in San Francisco most of the time until February 3, 1864,when he went to St. Louis and engaged in wholesale book and stationery trade. In July of that year he sold out and returned to Groton, Mass. engaged in farming. He came to Chippewa Falls, January 1, 1870, and became interested in planing mill business, which he continued for two years, when he commenced mercantile business, which he disposed of October 1, 1879. He is now engaged in logging, lumbering, and banking. He was married in Groton, Mass, in October, 1869, to Mary J. Nutting (nee Kendall) who was born in Lowell, Mass. They have two children, Lewis A. and Lucy B. Me Fletcher has been an Alderman since coming to Chippewa Falls. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Fowlds, William
William Fowlds, Chippewa Falls, came to this place in the fall of 1865 from Canada West, near Ottawa River; born in the Sterlingshire, Scotland, December 27, 1842, and emigrated with his fathers family to Canada in 1853, and lived there until he came to Chippewa Falls, his father and his family moving to Minnesota in 1865. Mr. Fowlds has three sisters and four brothers, and death has never yet broken the family circle of his father's family. July 17, 1881, the entire family of brothers and sisters, with there families, numbering thirty-two members, met under the paternal roof of Mr. John Fowlds, in Grove Lake, Minnesota, and enjoyed family reunion. June 29, 1869, Mr. Fowlds married in Eau Claire to Miss Margaret Foster, of Canada. They have four children - Stewart, Sarah Ann, Mariah Maggie and Jessie. Mr. Fowlds has been engaged in lumbering for twenty-three years, and for sixteen years has been extensively engaged in pursuit in the Chippewa Valley. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Fradet, Dr. F.
Dr. F. Fradet, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1868; located at Prairie du Chien, practicing twelve years. Came to Chippewa Falls in 1880 and has been in practice since. Was born in France August 8, 1824; came to America when he was quite young. Was educated in Quebec, graduating there in 1850, and practicing there for some years. Came to the United States in 1862; practiced in Worcester and Springfield, Mass., for six years. Was married in Canada. They have six children - Mary, Ludger, Georgiana, Emil, Arthur, and Horace. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Friederich, Jacob L.
Jacob L. Friederich, harness maker, born in Adams County, March 14, 1855.He learned trade in 1875 at Prairie du Chien and was employed there for four years. Was afterwards at Eau Claire for about one year, and came to Chippewa Falls in September, 1880, and commenced his present business. Married at Prairie du Chien September 7, 1880,to Emma Kempene, who was born in Germany. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Gallaher, Jerome B.
Jerrome B. Gallaher, photographer, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1865. Located at Black River Falls, and carried on a gallery there for seven and a half-years; then went to Neillsville, Wisconsin. Came to Chippewa Falls in 1875, and has been engaged in present business since. Born in Linchfield Connecticut, August 23, 1833. Went to Fort Wayne Indiana, at twenty years of age, and than at Warsaw Indiana, up to 1863, enlisted in 129th Indiana I; served until the end of the war; was engaged in nine battles; was quartermaster when discharged. Married in Auburn, Indiana, August 18,1858, Margaret Jane Ferguson, who was born in Ashland Ohio. They have two children Mary M. and Helen (now Mrs. Nicholas). [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Gans, George W.
George W. Gans, Chippewa Falls, was born at Friendship Hill, Fayette Co., Pa., July 3, 1847.Came to Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with his parents, William and Maria (Morris) Gans. From 1869 to 1879, he was employed as a bookkeeper for Ingram, Kennedy & Co. at there Eddy Mills; also attended to the general interest of the firm there. In February 1880 he became connected with the Chippewa Lumber and Boom Co., looking after their log and lumber business. Mr. Gans' parents now reside in Eau Claire. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Gardiner, Dr. Barney
Dr. Barney Gardiner, Dentist, Chippewa Falls, was born near Fultonville, New York, May 27, 1850. Came with his parents to Sharon, Wisconsin, in November 1850; lived there about two years; then lived in Shopiere, Rock Co., Wisconsin, until 1860; then moved to McHenry Co., Illinois, and lived near Richmond until 1863,when he moved to Gloversville New York, where he attended school and worked in his uncles glove factory until the spring of 1864, when he returned to Richmond, and two years later went to Fultonville, Montgomery Co., New York, employed there in the canal collector's office and as chief of clerks in the wholesale grocery and supply establishment of C. H. Quackenbush. For a short time he was in the store of Robert Harrison, at Wauconda, Lake Co., Illinois. In the spring of 1871 he went to Chicago and commenced the study of dentistry with Dr. D. B. Freeman, a well known dentist of that city, and continued with him until 1874, when he came to Chippewa Falls and commenced practice. He has remained here ever since. the doctor was married in Chippewa Falls, April 22, 1879,to Ida Baker. They have one child Anna E. Dr. G. is now a member of the Common Council; he is vice president of the Board of Health. He has been manager of the band since its organization. He is a member of M. blue Lodge, Chapter, and Chippewa Commandery at Eau Claire; charter member of the temple of Honor. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Gardner, Abel
Abel Gardner, filer, Chippewa Lumber & Boom Co., Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin June 16, 1857. Located at Yellow River, and was employed in Mason's Mill for a short time. Came to Chippewa Falls in the Summer of 1857, remaining two and one-half months and returned to Yellow River, where he remained 18 months. Returned to Chippewa Falls in 1859, and has been employed in present mill over twenty years. Ran the Lathe mill for five or six years, and filing since. Born in Bennington Co., Vermont, in 1853. Moved to the state of New York with his parents; farmed and was engaged in milling there; then in Pennsylvania for two and one - half years milling. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Gaudet, Ludger
Ludger Gaudet, City Clerk and attorney at law, Chippewa Falls, was born in Gentilly, Lower Canada, July 22, 1851. In 1868 he went to Rome, Italy, served two and one-half years in the army of the Pope; then returned to Canada, and commenced the study of law in Montreal. In 1872 he removed to Lewiston, Maine where he remained until 1876, then came to Grand Rapids, Wisconsin; lived there until September, 1878, when he came to Chippewa Falls. He was elected City Clerk in April, 1881.Mr G. was educated at Nicolette Classical College in Lower Canada and at the Military School of Quebec. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Gay, Joseph
Joseph Gay, contractor and builder, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1866; located at Grand Rapids and was employed as a carpenter come two months; was at Saint Paul Mn., eight months; then in Southern States for about a year. Came to Chippewa Falls in 1868,and has been engaged in building, speculating and carpentering since. born in Canada in 1843; farmed some with his father and came to the United States in 1862, and was for some three years engaged in mining and building in Lake Superior Michigan. Married at Chippewa Falls, in December, 1870, to Ida Goodhue, who was born in Illinois. They have three children - Ida, Alice, and Jennie. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Ginty John C.
John C. Ginty, was born in Toronto, February 14, 1840. Entered a printing office in 1852,and has been connected with that branch of industry ever since. Has been publishing a paper for twenty-one years and is now the editor of the Chippewa Herald. In 1861, was Alderman; and in 1863, a member of the Legislature; and has been President of the Board of Education for several years. During the war, served as assistant provost marshal for over on year. Was then appointed major of infantry, then colonel, and brevetted brigadier-general at the close. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Gillmore, George A.
George A. Gillmore, capitalist, Chippewa Falls, was born in Calais Maine, October 25, 1838 lived there (except a short time in New Brunswick) until he came to Chippewa Falls in 1857. He and his brother, Horatio G., leased the lumber-mill of H. S. Allen & Co. for five years, and stocked the mill with manufactured lumber. They also leased a mill on Yellow River, in 1858, and operated that in 1859; stocked it in 1859;continued lumbering and logging for about ten years on the Chippewa River and its tributaries (Horatio G. Gillmore died in Chippewa Falls in 1864) afterwards commenced looking after boom interests, construction, etc., doing more or less logging, until 1877; since then he has given his attention to farming, real estate investment, and money loaning. Mr. G. was married in Calais, Maine, in November, 1866, to Anna M. Hill, a native of Maine. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Glucksman, Morris
Morris Glucksman, merchant, Chippewa Falls, was born in, Russia Poland, September 10, 1841, and came from Europe to Wisconsin in 1864, locating in Milwaukee until 1866; after being engaged in business in Grand Rapids for six months, he came to Chippewa Falls, in February 1867, and engaged in mercantile business in partnership with Edward Poznanski until 1878; since then he has carried on business alone. He was Alderman from the Fourth Ward for two terms, and candidate for Mayor in the spring of 1880. He was married in Scranton, Pennsylvania, September 19, 1868, to Leah Jacobs, who was born in Russia Poland. They have two children - Nathan, born June 14, 1870, and Esther, born March 15, 1873, and have lost one son, Ezekiel S. who died April 8, 1881, aged four years and six months. Mr. Glucksman is a member of the I.O.O.F., Sons of Herman and Bnai-Brith of Milwaukee. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Goddard, Henry J.
Henry J. Goddard, druggist, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin with his parents, Nathaniel and Lucinda Goddard, about the year 1846, locating at Beloit, where his father (who was born Massachusetts) died in February 1875, aged eighty-two years. His mother was born Saratoga County, New York, and died in Crisco, Iowa, July 12, 1881, aged seventy-six years. Mr. H. J. Goddard lived in Beloit until 1861, when he went to Chicago, and entered the medical department of the Regular Army about two years after. He was stationed at the Hampton General Hospital, and afterwards at Fredericksburg, and in the office of the surgeon general a year and a half, being five years in the United States army service. He then entered the treasury department at Washington D.C., in the Second Auditor's office, and remained there about two years, and then came to Baraboo, Sauk County, remaining there about three years. In the fall of 1873, he came to Chippewa Falls. He has been in the drug business ever since he returned to Wisconsin, having learned the business when twelve years of age. He was born in Almond, Allegheny County, New York, November 3, 1844, and married at Lima, Livingstone County, New York, June 10, 1871, to Adelle J. Grover who was born in Lima, New York. They have two children - Arthur Grover, and Jennie Alvira, and lost one son, Frank Mills who died in 1875, aged two years. Mr. Goddard was the first City Treasurer ever elected on the Republican ticket in Chippewa Falls. He was a member of the A.F.& A.M., Blue Lodge, Chapter and Commandery and Knights of Pythias. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Goldsmith, Charles F. X.
Rev. Father Charles F. X. Goldsmith, pastor, "Notre Dame" Catholic Church, Chippewa Falls, was born in Rochester, New York, December 22, 1845 and live there some thirteen years; was then at St. Francis Seminary, near Milwaukee, for five years, and afterwards went to Europe and continued his studies. Graduated at Loivain, Belgium, in 1868; was ordained at Mechlin, by Cardinal Deschamps, and returned to Milwaukee and had charge of Trinity Church there for a short time; came to Chippewa Falls, May 22, 1869; built present church edifice and school-house; has also charge of, Etson, Drywood, LeFebre, Kopp Settlement and Sprinfield, all in Chippewa County. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Gough, Arthur
Arthur Gough, lawyer, Chippewa Falls, was born in the county of Londonderry, Ireland, February 11, 1826, and came to America in 1856. He received a degree of A.M. in Law from the Queen's University in Ireland. He came to Chippewa Falls in May, 1856, and commenced practicing law the following year, which he has since continued in all of the courts of this state. He was engaged in lumbering for two years, and in farming fourteen years. He was County Judge one term, Justice of the Peace two terms, School secretary under the town system, and has been Court Commissioner since 1867. He was married in County Galway, Ireland, September 3, 1853, to Mary Ann Cavanaugh, who was born there. She died in 1860. They had four children; Anabel, Susan, Hugh, and MaryAnn. Mr. Gough married in Chippewa Falls to his present wife, Mary Jennings, who was a native of Ireland. They have six children; Arthur, Joseph, Dinah, William, Francis, and Walter. They have lost one child. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Gregg, Wesley J.
Wesley J. Gregg, foreman of Stiles & Legos's livery stable, Chippewa Falls, is a native of Elmira, New York, and son of John Gregg, who now resides in the town of Wheaton, Chippewa County, Wisconsin. His mother's maiden name was Chole M. Breese, native of Horse Heads, Chemung County, New York. Wesley was born in Elmira, Chemung County, New York, April 13, 1852; Lived there until 1867, when he came to Chippewa Falls. He was employed in the woods for some time, and most of the time for the last nine years he has been employed in the livery stable which he is now connected with. May 8, 1881, he was married in Chippewa Falls to Jennie F. Beers. She was born in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Mr. G. is a member of The Temple of Honor. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Griffin, James
James Griffin, filer, Chippewa Lumber & Boom Company, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1873; located at Eau Claire; where he engaged in different capacities, filing in mills and rafting; came to Chippewa Falls in the Spring of 1880, and engaged in present capacity. He was born in Canada in 1833; came to the United States at the age of seventeen years; was employed at lumbering in Ohio for four years, then as a filer in Saginaw, Michigan, for four years, and at Thunder Bay, Michigan, for seven years. Then bought a farm of 160 acres near Minneapolis, Minnesota, and ran it for three years. He was married in Alpena, Michigan, in 1862, to Annie Guild, who was born in Detroit, Michigan. They have six children; George, James, Martin, Charles, Burt, and Ira. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]

Grossman, Edward
Edward Grossman, merchant tailor, Chippewa Falls, was born in Hungary, May 10, 1841; came to America in 1867; lived in New York, Pennsylvania, and Chicago prior coming to Chippewa Falls in 1871. He was in the employ of the Lumber Company for seven years, having charge of the tailoring department of their business; since then he has been engaged in business for himself. He is the leading tailor of the place, giving employment to eight hands during the busy season of his business. Mr. G. was married in June, 1880, to Daisey Forrest, a native of Pennsylvania. The have one child; Nellie Forrest. [Source: History Of Northern Wisconsin; by Western Historical Company (1881)]
 


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