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Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Adriance, Isaac


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Adriance , Isaac, capitalist, Sheboygan Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1846; located at Town of Eden, Fond du Lac Co.; remained for a short time, returning to New York; went to California in January, 1852; engaged in staging and farming, also had a mail contract; returned to Eden, Wis., in December, 1856, and was engaged in farming up to 1873, when he came to Sheboygan Falls, and has been engaged in loaning money, etc., since. While at Eden, was Justice of the Peace four years and Supervisor of town four years. In 1875, was Trustee of village of Sheboygan Falls; President of the village in 1876, and has been School-Director for past four years, and was also appointed one of three commissioners to review the assessment made of the Manitowoc Co., Wis., for 1880. He was born at Fishkill, N.Y., Dec. 7, 1823, and previous to coming to Wisconsin, was engaged with his father in farming. Married at Eden, Wis., January, 1858, to Lorette E. Lee; born in Vermont. They have one daughter - Emily.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Anderson, Benjamin F.


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Anderson, Benjamin F., Principal of High School, Sheboygan Falls; born at Tolland, Conn., July 12, 1845; came to Wisconsin in spring of 1857, and located with parents at Vienna. In spring of 1859, went to Rochester, Wis.; attended preparatory schools at Milwaukee, from fifteen years to seventeen years of age, then studied at Milwaukee Classical Gymnasium for a year; afterward resided on a farm with parents at Rochester, Wis., for some six years, then taught school for a short time at that place, and afterward, at Honey Creek, Wis., part of 1871 and 1872; at Rochester Seminary for 1873 and 1874, and at Jefferson, Wis., for part of 1874 and 1875; came to Sheboygan Falls in summer of 1875, and has been engaged in present capacity since. In July, 1874, Mr. Anderson received a life certificate, certifying competency as teacher in schools of Wisconsin. There were fourteen applicants, and only one certificate was granted by the examiners. In the fall of 1875, he received the nomination of the Republican party, at Union Grove, Wis., for Superintendent of Schools of Racine County.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Arnold, George F.


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Arnold, George F., dealer in eggs, Sheboygan Falls, came to Wisconsin in June, 1847; located at Plymouth, Sheboygan Co.; resided with parents and was engaged in farming; came to Sheboygan Falls in 1850; was employed in saw mill with his father for some four years; then in mill at Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co., Wis., for three years; afterward engaged in conducting a saw mill in company with John P. Carroll, at Sherman, Wis., for some five years; then returned to Sheboygan Falls and was employed as carpenter up to 1872, when he commenced present business; he was born in Windham, Co., Vermont, Nov. 14, 1831. Married at Sherman, Wis., in February, 1851, to Sylvia Arnold; born in State of New York. They have one child - Elliot E.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Ashcroft, Hiram


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Ashcroft, Hiram, farmer, P.O. Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin in 1858; located at Town of Lima, Sheboygan Co., and was engaged farming for some ten years; came to town of Sheboygan Falls in 1868, and has been engaged farming since; owns eighty acres of land, nearly all improved; he was Superintendent of Schools of town of Lima, for 1859, and Town Clerk, for 1860, and was once Chairman of the Board of Supervisors of town Sheboygan Falls; he was born at Machias, N.Y., July 31, 1829, and previous to coming to this State, was engaged farming and teaching school. Married at Hinsdale, N.Y., July 14, 1856, to Matilda Webster; born at Fabius, N.Y. They have two children - Edith L. and Inez M.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Ballschmider, Louis


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Ballschmider, Louis, cigar factory, grocery and hotel (City Hotel), Sheboygan Falls; came to Wisconsin in 1860; located at Plymouth, Wis., and run (sic) a hotel for two years. Enlisted in 1862, in 27th W.V.I., served three years; was employed as clerk in commissariat department for the last two years; then had hotel again at Plymouth, Wis., for one year; came to Sheboygan Falls in 1866; purchased City Hotel and has run it since. In 1869, opened cigar factory, now employs five men; manufactures 30,000 cigars per month; opened grocery business in February, 1881; born in Germany Sept. 25, 1838; was engaged in hotel business there for some years. Married at Plymouth, Wis., Sept. 13, 1862, to Minnie Pohr, born in Germany. They have seven children - Louisa, Amelia, Meda, Otto, Minnie, Edwin and Aino.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Bassuener, Andrew C.


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Bassuener, Andrew C., manufacturer and dealer in harness, saddlery, etc., Sheboygan Falls; came to Wisconsin in 1856; located in town of Sheboygan Falls. At 17 years of age, learned trade of harness-maker at Sheboygan City, and was employed at it some three years; afterward employed at trade in Chicago, Ill., Muskegon, Mich., and several places in Wisconsin for some years. Came to Sheboygan Falls May 1, 1874; was employed at trade up to March 24, 1880, when he purchased the present business, and has been engaged in conducting it since. Born in Prussia, Germany, March 28, 1850; came to America in 1856. Married at Sheboygan Falls March 29, 1875, to Augusta Troger, born there. They have three children - Otto, Annie and Ida.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Benedict, Joseph


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Benedict, Joseph, blacksmith, Sheboygan Falls; came to Wisconsin in 1845; located at Sheboygan Falls; commenced active life at 16 years of age; employed in lathe-mill for a year; then teamster for five years; afterward learned trade of blacksmith, and was employed at it some four years; then at Onion River, Wisconsin, for six months; then employed with his brother, J. F. Benedict, for some sixteen years; commenced present business in Nov. 2, 1878; born in Bennington Co., Vt., Jan. 26, 1831. Married at Ripon, Wis., Sept. 26, 1854, to Eunice Ricker, born in Maine.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Bryant, Erasmus P.


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Bryant, Erasmus P., drugs, stationery, etc., Sheboygan Falls; born at Racine, Wis., March 29, 1845; came to Sheboygan Falls when quite young. Enlisted in 39th W.V.I.; served for thirteen months; commenced drug business in September, 1864, in company with John R. Bryant; they continued together one year; afterward was employed in the drug business for some seven years; commenced present business in February, 1872, and continued it since. Was Trustee of village for 1878. Married at Sheboygan Falls, Wis., to Frances E. Brown. They have two children - Jesse R. and Helen L.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Cady, Charles O.


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Cady, Charles O., physician, Sheboygan Falls; came to Wisconsin in 1854; located at Dartford, Green Lake Co.; resided there with his parents up to 1858; then at Ripon, Wis., employed in drug business up to 1861; when he went to Worchester, Ohio, and was employed in wholesale and retail drug business seven years; graduated at Ann Arbor, Mich., from Michigan University in 1869; commenced the practice of medicine at Brandon, Wis., and was there up to 1872; when he came to Sheboygan Falls, and has been engaged in the practice of his profession since. Has been Village Physician for some seven or eight years; born in Vernon, Oneida Co., N.Y. Married at Brandon, Wis., in Oct. 18, 1870, to Adelia Pride, born there. They have one son - Charles M., ten years of age.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Clark, Edwin


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Clark, Edwin, attorney at law, Sheboygan Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1872; located at Sheboygan Falls and has been engaged in the practice of his profession ever since. He was Justice of the Peace in 1873. He was born at Cherry Valley, N.Y., in 1825; studied with Edward Countryman at Cherry Valley for two years; was admitted to the bar at Binghampton, N.Y., in 1859; practiced at Cherry Valley, N.Y. for three years, in partnership with N. C. Moak; enlisted in 1862, as Captain of Co. G, 121st N.Y.I.; resigned in February, 1863, on account of ill health, and for several years was incapacitated from transacting business. He resided at Williamsburg, Va., for one year. In August, 1867, he went to Jefferson City, Mo., and in the following September was appointed Assistant Superintendent of Schools, and filled that position up to January, 1872. During a portion of that time he was Secretary of the Board of Regents of State University and Normal Schools. At the expiration of his superintendency he was appointed State Attorney for reclaiming of swamp lands, and filled the position up to August, 1872. In June, 1871, he received the degree of A. M. from the State University of Missouri. He was married at Cherry Valley, N.Y., Aug. 10, 1848, to Kate Reed. She died at Sheboygan Falls, Sept. 25, 1879, and he married again at Sheboygan City, Wis. May 4, 1881, to Kate Reed, born in New Jersey. (Please note that both marriages in the book were to Kate Reed)


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Cogswell, David F.


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Cogswell, David F., wagon maker, Sheboygan Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1841; located at Brookfield, Milwaukee Co.; resided there some six years, engaged in millwrighting, wagon making, etc.; then at Pewaukee, Wis., for some six years, conducting a saw-mill; afterward went to New York, remaining there only a short time; then went to Canada, remaining there from 1850 to 1865; was engaged on the G.W.R.R. for some three years; afterward employed in saw-mill and tannery for some years, and on steamboats, as engineer, for two years; was then at Detroit, Mich., for five years engaged in handling a patent right for boiler cleaning. Then at Pewaukee, Wis., engaged at wagon-making, up to the fall of 1879, when he came to Sheboygan Falls and opened in present business; was Chairman of Supervisors of town of Brookfield for two years. He was born at Bennington Co., Vt., Sept. 27, 1817. He was married at Pewaukee, Wis., Nov. 9, 1849, to Mary Jane Potter, born in Massachusetts. They have two children - Frank P. (painter) and Laura E.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Dean, Leonard P.


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Dean, Leonard P., of L.P. Dean & Son, undertakers and dealers in furniture, Sheboygan Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1847; located at Sheboygan Falls and has been engaged as carpenter and joiner since, also contractor and builder. He commenced present business in January, 1879, in company with his son, Phileo R. Dean, and they have continued the business since. He was Town Clerk for one year and Village Assessor for two years. He was born in Turin, N.Y., June 13, 1822; learned the trade of carpenter and joiner and was employed at it some years; was married at Sheboygan Falls, March, 1849, to Mary E. Hanford, born in New York. They have seven children - Dighton D., Sarah, Henry, Alvanus, Phileo R., Helen and Morris.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

DeLong, Conrad


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DeLong, Conrad, farmer, P.O. Sheboygan, came to Wisconsin Sept. 5, 1849; located at Ripon, Fond du Lac Co., was employed teeming for a year, then traveling for some six years. In 1855 he went to the town of Lima, Sheboygan Co., and was engaged farming there up to 1878, when he came to Sheboygan Falls and has been engaged in conducting present farm ever since; owns 167 acres of land, mostly all improved. He was born in Canada May 11, 1824. He was married at Sheboygan Falls Nov. 22, 1856, to Annie Michael, born in Canada. They have four children - Charles D. S., Hattie V., Curtis S. and Stanton B.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Dietsch, John Sr.


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Dietsch, John, Sr., farmer and carpenter, Sheboygan Falls, came to Wisconsin May 4, 1840; located at Lyndon, Sheboygan Co., was employed for two years on farm; came to town of Sheboygan Falls in 1853, and since that time has been engaged in farming, and also has done considerable building and carpenter work; owns 95 acres of land; was Chairman of Town Board of Supervisors in 1880. He was born in Germany May 24, 1824; came to America in 1848; was employed in New York, and also in the State of Ohio, for two years previous to coming to this State. He was married in Ohio May 28, 1849, to Kuny Waltz, born in Germany. They have three children - John, Charles and Henry.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Davis, William Y.


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Davis, William Y., farmer; P.O. Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1847; located in town of Sheboygan Falls, and since that time has been engaged in farming; owns 127 acres of land, mostly all improved. He was born at Milton, Vt., Dec. 18, 1821, and, previously to coming to this State, was engaged farming. Married at Colchester, Vt., in October, 1848, to Ellen Allen, born there; they have two children - Arthur and Judd A.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Edler, Fred


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Edler, Fred, of Edler Bros.' cheese-factory, Sheboygan Falls; born in the town of Sheboygan Falls Oct. 8, 1859; at the age of 16 years, learned the trade of carpenter and was employed at it for some four years; commenced present business in spring of 1881, in partnership with his brother William Edler; they manufacture about thirteen thousand pounds of cheese per month.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Fairweather, John C.


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Fairweather, John C., Cashier and General Manager of the Sheboygan Falls Bank. Born at Sheboygan April 18, 1852; was educated at Sheboygan High School, and attended commercial college at Milwaukee for one winter; was employed for eight years on the Sheboygan & Fond du Lac Railroad, and several years as check clerk, telegraph operator, and station agent for four months at Rosedale, Fond du Lac Co., Wis.; came to Sheboygan Falls in 1874, and has been engaged in present capacity since. Married at Berlin, Wis., in December, 1875, to Lizzie Evans, born there; they have two children - John E. and Earl C.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Giddings, Harvard


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Giddings, Harvard, proprietor mineral spring and farmer; P.O. Sheboygan Falls; born at Sheboygan Falls April 4, 1844; he has resided at that place ever since, with the exception of two years in Fond du Lac, Wis., during which time he was engaged in farming, and also two years attending school in the State of New York. Married, at Sheboygan Falls, Wis., Oct. 6, 1864, to Genevieve Parker, born in Vermont; they have five children - John, Harry, William, Dora and Jessie. Mr. Giddings has an artesian well on the grounds of his residence, of mineral water; depth of well, 1,200 feet. Is a son of David Giddings, of Fond du Lac, who settled in Green Bay, Wis., in 1825.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Habighorst, Henry F.


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Habighorst, Henry F., farmer; P.O,. Sheboygan. Born in town of Sheboygan Falls, Sheboygan Co., Wis., Feb.22, 1851; resided with his father until he was 21 years of age, and was engaged farming, and for two years of the time was engaged in cheese-making. In 1876, he began farming on his own account and had continued since; owns 160 acres of land, 100 of which are improved; has been Clerk of district school for past four years. Married at Sheboygan Falls, April 28, 1876, to Dora Schakel, born there; they have two children - Hattie and Odelia.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Heald, Reyson


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Heald, Reyson & Co., proprietors Rock Flouring Mills, and dealers in grain and produce, Sheboygan Falls. This firm is composed of Benjamin F. Heald and John H. Reyson; the mill has a capacity of some fifty barrels per day. Mr. Heald came to Wisconsin in 1863; located at "Onion River," and was engaged in conducting flouring-mill for four years, in company with Mark Martin and other partners; came to Sheboygan Falls in 1868; was engaged in woolen-mill business for some four years; commenced present business in 1874; conducted the business alone for about a year, and then entered into partnership with B.H. Rieble, they carried on the mill until May, 1880, when Mr. R retired, and John H. Reyson came into the concern. Mr. Heald was born in Sumner, Me., in 1831; previous to coming to Wisconsin, was engaged in milling and in various other capacities. Enlisted in September , 1861, in 9th M.V.I.; served one year, and at time of discharge (on account of ill health), held the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Was at one time Trustee of village of Sheboygan Falls for two years. Married, at Onion River, Wis. in 1865, to Mary E. James, born at Eagle, Waukesha Co., Wis.; they have two children - Abner O. and Charles F.

Mr. Reysen came to Wisconsin in 1854; located at Sheboygan Falls; was employed for some two years in grist-mill; afterward engaged in flour and feed business, in partnership with E. Batchelder, for a few months, then conducted the business alone for eighteen months; was engaged in flouring-mill business in different parts of the State up to May, 1880, when he joined Mr. Heald. He was elected Trustee of the village of Sheboygan Falls in 1879, re-elected in 1880, and again elected in 1881. Born in Germany in 1831; learned milling trade there. Came to America in 1852, and, previous to coming to Wisconsin, was engaged in a mercantile capacity East. Married, at Sheboygan Falls, in November, 1855, to Flora Englemeyer, born in Germany; they have eight children - Henry, Dora, Emma, Walter, George. Flora, Albert and Matilda.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Johann, Joachim


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Johann, Joachim, manufacturer of wooden pumps, Sheboygan Falls; came to Wisconsin in 1863; located at Sheboygan Falls; was employed in pump manufactory of A. M. Little & Co. for five years; bought an interest in the firm in 1868; firm continued until 1876, then it changed to Johann & Meier; they carried on the business for four years, and since that time Mr. Johann has been alone; manufactures 1,000 to 1,200 premium pumps per annum; employs three men; was born in Germany Nov. 28, 1831; was employed as a mechanic; came to America in November, 1863; married, in Germany, in November 1863, to Caroline Steinfeldt, born there; they have one child - William, and two deceased.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Little, William M.


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Little, William M., dealer in agricultural implements, sash, door, blinds, etc., Sheboygan Falls; came to Wisconsin in 1848; located with parents in the town of Sheboygan Falls; was engaged farming with his father for some time, and afterward several years on his own account; had a hotel in Plymouth, Wis., for one year; again farming for a short time. In 1868, came to Sheboygan Falls and ran a livery stable for a year, then engaged as a traveling salesman for some years; commenced present business in January, 1881. Was born in State of New York, Sept. 12, 1840. Married, at town of Sheboygan Falls, May, 1867, to Sarah Collins, born there. They have two children - Elner and LeRoy.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Loomis, Henry K.


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Loomis, Henry K., butter and cheese factory, Sheboygan Falls; came to Wisconsin in March 1880; located at Sheboygan Falls; was engaged in farming for about a year; purchased the present factory in March, 1881, and has been engaged in carrying it on since. The factory was started by Pierce & Strong in 1871, run by them for some time, and afterward by W. G. Pierce until Mr. Loomis took it. Manufactures about 5,000 pounds of cheese per week, and some 600 pounds of butter; employs four men; factory is run by steam power. He was born at Cleveland, Ohio, in January, 1845. In 1868, went to Canton, Miss.; was in the employ of the United States Government as Assessor of Internal Revenue for four years and Collector for about a year; afterward, for a short time, engaged in building the M. & O. Railroad in company with his brother; returned to Cleveland, Ohio, and was engaged as a traveling salesman. In 1877, commenced fancy goods business in company with his brother, B. S. Loomis, at Jackson, Mich., and was engaged in it some three years. Married, at Sheboygan Falls, Wis., Oct. 17, 1877, to Lizzie M. Smith, who was born there.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Mather, Frank C.


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Mather, Frank C., of Mather Bros., farmers and manufacturers and dealers in cheese; P. O. Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in 1855; located at the city of Sheboygan with his parents; came to the town of Sheboygan Falls in 1857, and has been engaged in present business some fifteen to twenty years; has been in partnership with his brother, C. G. Mather since about 1873; they manufacture about 74,000 pounds of cheese per annum. Frank C. Mather enlisted Aug. 22, 1862, in 1st W.V.I.; served nine months, re-enlisted in 1864, in same regiment, and served until the close of the war. He was born at Leicester, Mass., June 15, 1846.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Maurer, Charles A.


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Maurer, Charles A., Postmaster, general store, cheese factory and hotel, Sheboygan Falls; born in the town of Rhine, Sheboygan Co., Wis., Jan. 16, 1851; came to Johnsonville, Wis., in 1867; was employed for three years in a saw-mill and two years in a grist-mill; afterward in grist-mill at Plymouth, Wis., for a year, and at Hingham, Wis., in same capacity for two years; returned to Johnsonville and was employed in grist-mill several years; then opened a cheese factory and had continued it since; makes about 45,000 pounds of cheese per annum; has been conducting general store and hotel since Jan. 15, 1881. Was appointed Postmaster Jan. 20, 1881; was School Treasurer for town of Sheboygan Falls for 1878-79 and 1880. Married, at Johnsonville, Wis., Feb. 7, 1877, to Minnie Roethen, born in the town of Meeme, Manitowoc Co., Wis.; they have two children - Ida and Laura. Mr. Maurer's father built a custom flour-mill in 1867 at Johnsonville; ran the same, in company with others, up to August, 1874, when he died. The widow has his interest in the mill, and her son, William Maurer, has been representing her interest since the fall of 1880.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Maulick, Amadus J.


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Maulick, Amadus J., carriage ironer, Sheboygan Falls; came to Wisconsin in 1860; located at Princeton, Green Lake Co., Wis., with parents; was for some time engaged in hotel business with his father; then in Fond du Lac, Wis., for three years; learned trade there and was employed at it; came to Sheboygan Falls in 1871; was employed three years at trade; then, in same capacity, in Sheboygan City for three years; afterward was in business at Fall Creek, Wis., for about eighteen months; returned to Sheboygan Falls, and has been engaged in present business for some two years. Was born in Germany in 1854; came to America in 1860. Married, at Sheboygan Falls, in September, 1878, to Lissette Wolf, who was born there; they have two children - Amanda and Louis.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Meier, August F.


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Meier, August F., manufacturer of fanning mills, pumps, etc., Sheboygan Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1849; located at Milwaukee; was employed as wagon-maker for two years; then at Addison, Wis., employed in same capacity for some fourteen years; afterward had a saw-mill at the town of Herman, Dodge Co., Wis., for three years; came to Sheboygan Falls in spring of 1867; was employed for two years in fanning mill factory; then engaged present business with A. M. Little and J. Johann, they carried on the business for six years, then Mr. Little withdraw (sic) and the two remaining partners continued the business up to the spring of 1881, and since that time Mr. Meier has been alone; was Village Trustee for 1878; born in Germany in 1829; learned trade of wagon-maker there; came to America in 1849. Married at Addison, Wis., in 1852, to Charlotte Meier. She died in 1856, leaving one child - William. Mr. Meier married again at Addison, in 1857, to Caroline Lierman; born in Germany. They have six children - Augusta, Charles, Frederick, Otto, John and Emil.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Osthelder, Jos.


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Osthelder, Jos., saloon, Sheboygan Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1852; located at Sheboygan City; came to Sheboygan Falls; in 1861 enlisted in 4th Wisconsin Infantry; served three years; returned to Sheboygan Falls in 1864; commenced brewery in company with his mother; they carried on the business together for a year; he was then in same business for some years with his brother and other partners, and alone from 1870 to 1875, since which time he has been engaged in conducting a saloon; was a member of Village Board of Trustee (sic) for several years, and was appointed Deputy Sheriff of Sheboygan Co.; born in Germany, Sept. 18, 1840. Married at Sheboygan Falls, Wis., in 1866, to Gertrude Miapeter. They have four children - Joseph, Oscar, Alma and Louis.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Peck, George W.


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Peck, George W., Sheboygan Falls, came to Wisconsin in the fall of 1846; located in Lyndon, Sheboygan Co.; was engaged farming there up to 1867, when he moved to town of Sheboygan; farmed there some four years, and in 1871, came on to present farm in Sheboygan Falls, and has been engaged conducting it since; owns 163 acres of land, he was Clerk of the town of Lyndon for two years; Justice of the Peace of Sheboygan two years and Trustee of village of Sheboygan Falls for one year; born in Sand Lake, N. Y., in 1822; previous to coming to this State, was engaged farming. Married at Lima, Sheboygan Co., Wis., in 1853, to Amy S. Kent, born in State of Vermont.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Pierce, Chas. W.


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Pierce, Chas. W., manufacturer and dealer in cheese, Sheboygan Falls; born in town of Lima, Sheboygan Co., Wis., Aug. 5, 1848; was employed with his father, farming, for some years, then in his father's store at Sheboygan Falls, and afterward in his foundry for some eighteen months; in 1873, commenced cheese factory in partnership with I. N. Strong, and they carried on the business for four years; firm then changed to Pierce & Son, and was conducted by them up to the spring of 1881. Chas. W. Pierce is now interested with his brother, William L. Pierce, in two cheese factories in Manitowoc Co., Wis., and is also engaged in buying cheese at this place. Married at Sheboygan Falls, Wis., Oct. 5, 1871, to Alice Cary, born in Oswego Co., N.Y. They have one son - William C.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Pierce, Levi H.


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Pierce, Levi H., farmer, P.O. Sheboygan, was born at Plymouth, Sheboygan Co., Wis., in 1847; was engaged farming with parents for some years; enlisted in October, 1864, in the 1st Wis. H. A., and served until the close of the war; then farmed for some time in Outagamie Co., Wis.; afterward engaged as traveling photographer in State of Iowa for some eighteen months. In 1872 he came to the present farm in town of Sheboygan Falls; owns 130 acres of land, 60 acres of which are woodland. He was married in Outagamie Co., Wis., in March, 1868, to Mary Turner, born in State of Ohio. They have two children - Edna I. and Sydney C.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Pitcher, Henry A.


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Pitcher, Henry A., M.D., and surgeon dentist, Sheboygan Falls, was born at Fond du Lac, Wis., May 22, 1845; was employed some four years as pattern-maker in "Novelty Iron Works" at Fond du Lac; was a student for one year with Dr. Patchen. In 1867 he went to Chicago, Ill., and was a student at Hahnemann College for two terms; was also, during that time, a student for one year with Dr. Pierce, of Green Bay; graduated from Hahnemann College, Chicago, Ill., in 1869; practiced medicine at Green Bay for several years,; then at Ahnepee, Wis., for two years; during that time was United States Examining Physician for Pensions for the Door and Kewaunnee(sic) Cos. district. Then practiced at Joliet, Ill., over three years in company with M. B Ogden; came to Sheboygan Falls in 1876, and has been engaged in the practice of his profession. He was married at Fond du Lac, Wis., in 1869, to Alma Pitcher, born there. They have one child, Leslie E., three years of age.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Platt, Owen


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Platt, Owen, Superintendent of Riverside Woolen Mills, Sheboygan Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1866; located at Racine; was employed in Racine Mills for some three years as foreman of department, afterward Superintendent for seven years. He came to Sheboygan Falls in June, 1876, and been engaged in present capacity since. He was born in England in 1841; learned his trade there; came to America in 1857; was employed in woolen mill, Utica, N.Y., for a short time, then at North Cassalboro, Me., as overseer in woolen mills; was there for five years; again at Utica for two years, and afterward at Cleveland, Ohio, employed in some (sic?) capacity for four years. He was married at Kent's Hill, Reedfield, Me., in August, 1872, to Mary A. Worthley, born in Maine. She died April 13, 1880, leaving four children - Charles A., William H., Owen Frederick and Laura Mildred. He was married again at Racine, Wis., Nov. 25, 1880, to Margaret Geddes, born in Cleveland, Ohio.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Prange, Henry


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Prange, Henry, contractor and builder, Sheboygan Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1846; located in town of Sheboygan Falls. At sixteen years of age he learned the trade of carpenter and was employed at it up to Sept. 17, 1861, when he enlisted in the 9th W.V.I. and served one year, afterward served eighteen months in the 6th V.R.C.; returned to town of Sheboygan Falls in the Autumn of 1864, and since then has been engaged in present business. He owns 38 acres of land, which his brother farms for him. He was Supervisor of town of Sheboygan Falls in 1873-74, and elected Town Clerk in the Spring of 1881. He was born in Germany March 30, 1841; came to America in 1846; was married in town of Sheboygan Falls in 1875, to Barbara Specht, born there. They have four children - Arthur, Theodore, Otto and Anthony.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Prentice, W. H.


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Prentice, W. H., Hon. (deceased), was born in Aurora Co., N.Y., Aug. 6, 1813. He was married at Concord, Erie Co., N.Y., to Mary A. Sibley, born there. Mr. Prentice was one of the earliest settlers of Sheboygan Falls, and was for many years engaged in the manufacture of fanning mills. In 1862, in company with N. C. Farnsworth, he started the first woolen mill in Sheboygan Co., and engaged in that business for some years. Mr. Prentice had retired from active business some years previous to his death, Sept. 25, 1881. He represented the Second District of Sheboygan Co.; was in the Assembly for the year of 1858, and he had also filled some of the town offices.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Quinlan, Edmund


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Quinlan, Edmund, rake manufacturer, Sheboygan Falls, came to Wisconsin in 1850; located in town of Greenbush, Sheboygan Co.; was engaged farming six months; came to Sheboygan Falls in 1851; was employed as a wood-turner, etc., for eighteen months; then in the chair-turning business, in company with H. W. Clark, for five and a half years; afterward engaged in the manufacture of spokes and ax handles for two years; has been engaged in the manufacture of rakes for the past twenty years. Since 1878 he has been making a patent rake of his own invention. He was a member of the Town Board of Supervisors for six years. He was born in Ulster Co., N.Y., Aug. 12, 1822, and previous to coming to this State was engaged in the wood turning business at Binghampton, N.Y. He was married in Sullivan Co., N.Y., in 1838, to Weltha Huntington. She died in 1852, leaving one child, Alfred E. He was married again at Sheboygan Falls, Wis., in 1859, to Matilda M. Richardson, born in Massachusetts. They have two children - Hattie M. and Elsie L.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Ramaker, Jacob


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Ramaker, Jacob, brickyard, Sheboygan Falls; born at Holland, Sheboygan Co., May 7, 1854; at age of 15 learned the trade of brickmaker, and has been employed at it some five years, then ran a yard in company with his father, J. A. Ramaker, for one year; afterward at Milwaukee for three years; was foreman in a brickyard there; came to Sheboygan Falls in 1878; purchased present business, and has been engaged in it since. Married at Lima, Sheboygan Co., Wis., Feb. 20, 1877, to Jane W. Damkot, born there; they have three children - Josephine, Annie and Jennie.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Richardson Bros.


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Richardson Bros., custom saw-mill, planing mill and cheese box factory; manufacturers of patent farm gates, moldings brackets, etc., and dealers in pine lumber, lath, pickets and shingles, Sheboygan Falls; this firm is composed of William H. and Egbert Richardson; they came to Wisconsin and located at Sheboygan Falls with their father, Joseph Richardson, in 1845; the mill property is owned and was formerly operated by J. Richardson & Sons, but, since, 1876, has been conducted under the firm name of Richardson Bros. The enterprise was originally inaugurated over thirty years ago, consisting at that time of a saw mill alone; in 1857, a lath mill was attached to the concern; and, in 1864, a circular saw, with cutting capacity of 1,000 feet per hour, was added. Four years later the planing mill was put in place, and, in 1870, the saw-mill department was entirely rebuilt. The concern employs some fifteen to twenty men, and they manufacture some 60,000 cheese boxes annually; they also do a general line of custom work, such as sawing, planing, turning, etc., and manufacture wood work of every description, such as water tanks, hay racks and farm gates. W. H. Richardson was born at Rosco, Winnebago Co., Ill., Jan. 1, 1841; Oct. 8, 1861, he enlisted in 1st W.V.I.; was wounded at the battle of Chickamauga in the left heel and was disabled for four months; served in all some three years. Egbert Richardson was born at Roscoe, Ill., March 22, 1842. Married at Shell Rock, Butler Co., Iowa, April 29, 1879, to Sarah Fairweather, born in England; they have one child.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Sargent, Edward L.


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Sargent, Edward L., farmer, P. O. Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin in May, 1847; located at the town of Sheboygan Falls, and since that time has been engaged farming. Owns a farm of fifty acres; he was born at Hopkinton, N.H., Jan. 31, 1820, and previous to coming to this State was engaged in farming, and also taught school for a time. Married, at Canterbury, N.H., April 18, 1847, to Mary C. Colby, born in that State. They have two children - Sarah E. and Emma F.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Shepard, J. L.


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Shepard, J. L., physician and dentist, Sheboygan Falls; born in Genesee Co., N.Y., in October, 1833; was employed in the drug business for several years; came to Wisconsin in 1853; located at Sheboygan Falls; was educated at Ann Arbor University, Mich.; afterward at Rush College, Chicago, Ill., where he graduated in 1864; he then enlisted in the 32nd W.V.I. as Assistant Surgeon, and served until the close of the war; returned to Sheboygan Falls July 4, 1865, and followed the practice of his profession up to 1867; then in LaGrange, Ind., for about two years, where he practiced medicine, and also carried on a drug business for about a year; returned to Sheboygan Falls in 1868, and has since been engaged in the practice of his profession; the Doctor was at one time in general store at Cascade, Wis., for a year, and also carried on a drug business at Sheboygan Falls for several years. He was United States Examining Surgeon for Pensions for seven years, and a member of the Assembly at Madison for the Second District of Sheboygan Co., for 1877. He married in Fond du Lac Co., Wis., in 1857, to Sarah A. Watson, born in Ohio; they have three children - Guy B., dentist at Fond du Lac, Wis., John L. and Clarence E.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Smith, Hiram


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Smith, Hiram, Hon., farmer and cheese-buyer; P.O. Sheboygan Falls; came to Wisconsin in July, 1847; located on present farm in town of Sheboygan Falls, and has been engaged in farming, etc., since, and, since about 1872, has also been engaged in purchasing cheese for houses in New York. He owns 212 acres of land, mostly all improved. He was a member of "The Assembly" at Madison for Second District of Sheboygan Co. in 1871, and, since 1876, has been a member of the Board of Regents of State University of Wisconsin. Born in Bucks Co., Penn., in February, 1817. When quite young, went to Lewis Co., N.Y., and was for some years engaged with his father in farming and manufacturing plows; afterward, ran the business for two years on his own account. Married in Lewis Co., N.Y., to Catherine A. Conoven, born there. They have one living child - Lizzie M., now Mrs. H. K. Loomis, and one son deceased.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Spencer, Charles A.


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Spencer, Charles A., Postmaster; also dealer in stationery and fancy goods, Sheboygan Falls; came to Wisconsin in 1858; located at Madison; resided with parents; enlisted in 1864, in 40th W.V.I., in Capt. Allen's University Company; served for three months; re-enlisted in 47th W.V.I., in January, 1865, as First Lieutenant, and was promoted to Captain in the following July, and served up to October, 1865. Came to Sheboygan Falls in November, 1865; engaged in drug and grocery business; carried it on for three years alone; then in partnership with brother, R. H. Spencer, for three years; then engaged as traveling salesman for some ten years; was appointed Postmaster in April, 1880, and engaged in stationery and book business a few weeks later. Has also been express agent since April, 1880. Was Deputy United States Assessor for 1869-70, and resigned in 1871. Born in Perry Co., Ohio, Jan. 20, 1846. Married at Sheboygan Falls, Wis., September, 1867, to Charlotte A. Cole; born at Sheboygan, Wis. They have two children - Clara C. and Mary.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Treadwell, Orrin


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Treadwell, Orrin, of O. Treadwell & Co., proprietors River Side Woolen Mills, Sheboygan Falls; came to Wisconsin in 1851; located at Beaver Dam; resided there one year; was engaged loaning money, etc.; then at Plymouth, Wis., engaged farming and dealing in grain up to 1875, when he came to Sheboygan Falls, and has been engaged in present capacity since. The mill was built in 1865, and run by Hills & Clark up to 1875, when the German Bank of Sheboygan took it. Mr. Treadwell purchased an interest at that time, and the mill is now run under his management. They employ about forty hands; manufacture shawls and ladies dress goods. Production, 1,200 double shawls, and 500 yards of dress goods per month, consuming from seventy-five to eight thousand pounds of wool per annum. Mr. Treadwell was born at Oneida, N.Y., May 8, 1819; commenced business life at Utica, N.Y.; was employed in mercantile capacity some five years; afterward, in New York City, engaged as traveling salesman for five years. Married at Cortland, N.Y., in 1850, to Elizabeth C. Brusie; born in Connecticut. They have two children - Ella and Mary.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Trowbridge, James L.


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Trowbridge, James L., farmer, P. O. Sheboygan; came to Wisconsin Sept. 8, 1837; located at Sheboygan Falls; was employed in lumber business some three years, and since that time has been engaged in farming. Owns a farm of 160 acres. Born at Worchester, Mass., Aug. 18, 1822. Married at Sheboygan, June 15, 1846, to Mary Cole; born in State of New York, died in 1848. Married again at the same place Nov. 2, 1853, to Mary L. Cobb, born in State of New York. They have three children - Thaddeus, Sarah and Charles.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Wedepohl, Carl L. G.


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Wedepohl, Carl L. G., manufacturer and dealer in boots and shoes Sheboygan Falls; came to Wisconsin in 1853; located at Sheboygan Falls, and was employed as shoemaker for one year, then commenced present business, and has carried it on since; born in Germany in 1825; learned trade there and was employed at it for some years; came to America in 1853; married in Sheboygan County (Town of Lima) September, 1855, to Jane Tendolle, born in Holland. They have seven children - John G., Gertrude, William (molder), Charles (printer), Hannah, Louisa and Edward.


Source: History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketch of its counties, cities, towns and villages, their improvements, industries, manufactories, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers, views of county seats, etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881

Wolf, Louis


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Wolf, Louis, boots and shoes, Sheboygan Falls. Came to Wisconsin in 1848; located at Sheboygan; was engaged in boot and shoe business and continued up to spring of 1851, when he came to Sheboygan Falls, and commenced present business in April, 1851, and has carried it on since. Was a member of the Assembly at Madison for the Second District of Sheboygan County for the years 1864, 1874 and 1876. Represented the Twentieth District of Wisconsin in the Senate at Madison for the years 1878 and 1879. Born in Germany in 1825; came to America in 1837; resided at Utica, N.Y., for eleven years. Learned trade of shoemaker there and was employed at it some years. Married at Utica, N.Y., in 1845, to Augusta Kaestner, born in Germany. They have five children - Barbara, William, Christinia, Lissette and Louis.


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