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Sheboygan County, Wisconsin Genealogy & History

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J. Donohue

Source:The History of Northern Wisconsin, Vol II. Chicago: Western Historical Pub. Co., 1881, p. 526

Assistant superintendent Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western Railroad, Manitowoc, was born in Ireland May 12, 1845. He emigrated with his parents to America, December, 1845, they settled in Pennsylvania, and lived until 1853, when they moved to Sheboygan Falls. The subject of our sketch lived there until Spring, 1861. He was station agent at Glenbeulah until 1862. He then went to Milwaukee in the employ of Milwaukee & Prairie du Chien Railroad as fireman until March, 1865, and returned to Sheboygan County and went in employ of the Sheboygan and Fond du Lac Railroad as baggage master, Fall, 1866, and bought grain for same company until 1868; was superintendent also. In the meantime the railroad went into the hands of S. M. Barrett, Cincinnati, Ohio, when Mr. Donohue went in his employ until Spring 1871. The railroad again changed hands to T. F. Strong, of Fond du Lac. Mr. D. remained with him until August 1871, after which he went into the employ of M., L. S. & W., at Sheboygan, taking charge of grading and laying the iron. After completing the same, he took charge of the passenger and freight train until Spring, 1873, then took charge of grading and laying the iron from Sheboygan to Manitowoc City; after completing the same to latter city, he was appointed roadmaster and assistant superintendent in fall 1873, and held the same until Fall, 1876, since which time he has held the position as above mentioned. He was married to Miss Abbie A. Clark, May 12, 1874, in Sheboygan County. She was born near Providence, R. I., June 1844. They have two children, Abbie A. and Hazel B.

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