History of Calumet County
Calumet County, Wisconsin Genealogy & History

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History of Northern Wisconsin

History of Northern Wisconsin
Publisher Chicago The Western Historical Company, A.T. Andreas, Proprietor
1881 Copyright The Western Historical Co.
Reprint The Ralph Secord Press Iron Mountain MI. 1988

Calumet County

Biographical Sketches

AUGUST C. ACKERMANN, druggist, New Holstein. Born in the Grand Duchy of Hesse, Germany, April 27, 1852. He was educated for the drug business in Germany, and was in the Franco-Prussian War belonging to the ambulance corps, where he obtained a good knowledge of surgery. He came to America in 1876, he went to Philadelphia where he engaged in the drug trade. He then came to Milwaukee and took charge of Dr. Lotz's drug store while the doctor visited Germany. Upon his return Mr. Ackermann came to New Holstein and opened his present business. His parents still remain in Germany.

OTTO ARENS, retired, New Holstein. Born in Holstein, Germany, Sept. 13, 1824. His parents and self left fatherland in 1848, and came to America. They came to New Holstein, settling on a farm of 160 acres, where they lived for thirty years. In 1878, they moved to the village where they now live. Mr. Arens's father, now 84 years of age, is with him, apparently as strong and active as ever. In 1852, he married Miss Kroehuke. They have two children - Ina (now Mrs. Munster) and Dora (now Mrs. Leuttige). Mr. Arens was Chairman of the Town for ten years and Town Clerk for six or seven.

H. F. BAGLEY, grain and produce, Chilton, with D. S. Bagley & Sons. Born in Coos Co., N. H., June 15. 1845. His Parents moved to Milwaukee. Here he obtained what education he could from the ward schools. He then entered the commision house of E. D. Chapin, where he remained till 1863, when he went in to the quartermaster's department at Nashville, Tenn. From there he went into the machine shops, and finally become an engineer. He followed this till 1868, when he went to milling in Waupetousa with his father, and soon after took a foreman's position in a sash and blind factory in Racine. From there he went to Kansas, but returned to Wisconsin to enter his present firm. They now represent five stations on the W. C. R. R. and two on the C. & N. W., find are doing a large business. In 1872 he married Miss Anna Hennessy, of Sauk Rapids, Minn. They have four children - Georgie, Alice, Marie and Wallace. Mr. Bagley is a member of the Masonic fraternity, of which he has been master for five years.

F. A. BAILEY, Assistant Postmaster, Sherwood. Born in Thompson, Conn., in 1809. When a boy he worked in the cotton factories, and afterwards on farm. In 1829 he learned the carpenter's trade, at which he worked for a number of years. He then went into a clock factory, and from there to an axle factory. Then came here in 1868, and settled on a farm of thirty acres. In 1837 he married Miss Sorina J. Moses, of Howington, Conn. They had three children, only one now living, George O., now Postmaster and Notary Public.

HON. GEORGE BALDWIN, lawyer, Chilton. Born in St. Johnsbury, Caledonia Co., in 1831. There he went to school, and in 1850 commenced reading law with William Dickermann, and afterwards with S. W. Slade. He graduated at the Boston Law School in 1852; then went into partnership with H. F. Prentiss in Derby Line. He afterwards acted as clerk in the custom-house. He commenced his practice in Stockbridge, Calumet Co.. Wis., in 1853, with J. B. Deuel, continuing till 1855 when he was elected District Attorney. He then moved to Chilton, and held the office for ten years. In 1877 he retired from active practice and now deals in real estate. He was elected to the Assembly in 1865, and was State Senator in 1870-1; was also County Superintendent of Schools. In 1874 he married Miss Catherine M. Plunkett, of Chilton. They have two boys, George Benjamin and Charles Frederick. Mr. Baldwin belongs to both the Masons and I. O. O. F.

J. L. BARBER, farmer, Sec 22, P. O. Hayton. Born in New Jersey, Oct 10, 1827. In 1847 he went to Chemung Co., N. Y., and from there to Calumet Co., Wis., in 1851, going first to Holstein, and finally settling here on a farm of eighty acres. In 1847 be married Miss DeMouth of New Jersey, and has a family of seven children. Mr. Barber has held most of the town offices. He was Town Clerk for eight years and District Clerk for eighteen; is a member of both the Masonic lodge and of the I.O.O.F.

GEORGE M. BEACH, lumber and flour, Brillion. Born in Sparta, Sussex Co., N. Y., March 1, 1832. He lived here until he had attained the age of sixteen and attended school. When he was sixteen years old he came west with his father, Elias Beach, who opened a stopping place known as Beach's tavern, on the old Green Bay road. At that early day he had a large patronage and is well known to all the pioneers and is still living on the old place, he having commemorated his golden wedding. In 1855, George engaged in lumbering and farming. Later he went to Brillion into the mill with Bishop, Blanchard & Co. In 1874 the mill was burned but rebuilt immediately. In 1873, Blached sold out his interest and in 1874, Nickerson his, leaving Bishop & Beach, as partners. They built the grist-mill in 1876, and in 1879, Bishop sold his interest leaving George M. Beach sole proprietor. The saw-mill has a capacity of 30,000 feet a day and the grist-mill from 300 to 400 bushels a day. Mr. Beach has been married three times. His first wife was Miss Ellen C. Bishop. His second Miss Laura Bishop. His second died leaving one son, Mell. He married a third in 1878, Miss Mary Mallmann, of Brillion.They have one little girl named Susie.

PHILIP BECKER, brewer, Chilton. Born in Prussia, Jan. 29, 1843. He came to America in 1866 having learned the trade ol cooper in the fatherland. He went first to Chicago, and then to Milwaukee, and finally to Calvary, Fond du Lac Co., where he entered a brewery in partnership with William Wolf. In 1874 he sold out, working for the purchaser till 1875, when he came to Chilton and bought the brewery which he now operates, having laid out his grounds and erected a dwelling at a cost of $2,000. In 1871 on the 10th of July he married Miss Maggie Voelker, of Sheboygan County. They have three children and are members of the Catholic Church.

JOHN BENHNKE, Jr., general store. Born in Potters Mills, Rockland, Wis., April 25, 1857. He was reared on a farm, and in 1875 attended Spencerian College in Milwaukee, and then clerked for Benhnke & Reichart. In 1880, he bought grain for J. E. Benhnke & Bro. In 1881, he took his present store, and now carries about $9,000; this with his two cheese factories makes a business of $55,000 a year. From 1875 to 1881, he was Assistant Postmaster. He belongs to the Luthern Church.

JOSEPH BERSCH, hotel, Chilton. Born in Prussia Germany, April 22, 1847. He came to America in 1848; went to Sheboygan Co., Wis., and with his parents located on a farm. In 1867-8 he worked in the Lake Superior mining region of Michigan. He returned home in 1868, and remained till 1870 when he began farming for himself. In May, 1880 he came to Chilton and bought the hotel called the Wisconsin House. In 1870 he married Miss Helfrig.They have three children, having lost three. Those living are Frank, Mary and Theresa. They are Catholics.

O. D. BISHOP, stave and lumbermill. Hilbert. Born in Brandon Co., Vt., Jan. 27, 1837. At the age of eighteen he started west, and came to Wisconsin; from Menasha, in Fond du Lac County, he took the Indian trail to Sherwood, in Calumet County; that was the only track in the early days. There was in that section only a few settlers among whom was his brother, William R., who came west in 1854. He built his stave mill in Sherwood in 1863; then another mill in Hilbert in 1871; in 1872, he established one in Brillion; has branches in Brant and Chilton; his principal mill is in Hilbert which has a capacity of about 20,000 feet of hard wood lumber and 8,000 staves for tight work. In 1861 be enlisted in the 10th V. I., Co. C, and was discharged on account of disability, but he re-enlisted in1864, and was mustered out in 1866. He married Miss Celia Ballon. They have one child, Oriel D. W.

W. R. BISHOP, saw and grist-mill, Sherwood. He was born in Vermont, and came to Wisconsin in 1854, locating at Sherwood. He erected a stave mill, and afterwards a saw mill, and in 1877, the grist-mill. In 1856 he married Miss Caroline Mansfield, whose parents came west about the same time, and settled in Sherwood. They have seven children - Forrest W., Alice E., Emery L., Edith, Cassie, Clifford and Stella. Mr. Bishop is interested in Colorado in the lumber business.

BARBARA BOLZ, hotel and store, St. Anna. The widow of Mr. Bolz, who died in 1877. Her maiden name was Voelker. They came to America in 1852, and settled on a farm in town of Russell, Sheboygan Co. In 1863, they built a store and hotel in town of New Holstein,Calumet Co., which she now conducts. She has five children - Lucy. Mary, Nic., Elizabeth and Rosa.

GEORGE D. BREED, farmer, Chilton. Born in Chenango Co., N.Y., Dec. 29, 1839. His parents moved to Walworth Co., Wis., in 1844, where they located at East Troy. From thence they went to Rochester and later moved to Vienna, where George attended school. His father was a millwright, carpenter and joiner, and when they moved to Chilton he was engaged on the second grist-mill put up. He located on the farm where George D. now lives, buying eighty acres, which lie now wholly within the city limits. In 1858 he commenced work, and was the first here to introduce a reaper on his farm. In 1864 he enlisted in the 48th Wis. V. I., Co. H; was mustered out in 1865, and returned home the 7th of January, and has given his attention to farming since. In politics he has some interest, being Chairman of the Republican Convention, Alderman of the Second Ward in 1877-8, and President of the board; was Mayor of the city in 1879, and is now Alderman; secretary of the Agricultural Society and School Clerk for three years. In 1864 he married Miss Elisbeth A. Fadner, of Charleston. They have two children, Frank B. and Alexander K. Mr. Breed was, in 1877, assigned the position of Enrolling Clerk in the House, but served on joist committee for enrolling bills as Clerk.

MATHIAS BROWN, hotel and saloon, St. John. Born in Prussia, Germany, in 1831, and emigrated to America in 1848. He at once came west, and stopped in Fond du Lac County, where he farmed till 1871, when he came to St. John, and built his hotel. He was appointed Postmaster in 1872, which office he now holds. In 1858 he married Miss Stine. She died, leaving a family of eight children. He married again, a Mrs. Becker, and they have two children. They belong to the Catholic Church.

CHARLES BRUSS, hotel and saloon, Forest Junction. Born in town of Rhine, Sheboygan, Co., Sept. 2, 1856. He is of German descent. The family moved to Rockwell in 1861, where he had an opportunity to attend schooL His father had a store and mill in Sheboygan. Charles engaged in various occupations before coming to Forest Junction. In 1879, February 14, he married Miss Louise Hansen. They had one child, Leonora, who is not living. His father and mother now live in the town of Schleswig.

HON. B. F. CARTER, manufacturer, Clifton. Born in Concord, N. H., Nov. 20, 1824. He remained in his native State till 1861, when he moved to Fond du Lac, Wis., and from there to Empire, in same county, and settled on a farm. He came to Calumet County in 1866. He is now giving his attention to lime burning, in company with Cook, Brown & Co.; they have here two patent kilns, able to burn 250 barrels a day. They also burn brick and tile, having a brick yard at Stockbridge, and he has one in Chilton, an individual enterprise.The company runs two steamers on Lake Winnebago, stopping at Bishop's Landing. They have cooper works also, supplying all the barrels needed. In 1850 he married Miss Runnels. They have eight children. Mr. Carter has held position of Chairman of the Town for five years, and in 1874 and 1877 was sent to the Assembly, and in 1879 was elected to the State Senate on the Democratic ticket.

C. G. CONE, farmer, Sec. 11, P. O. Chilton. Born in Cayuga Co., N. Y., Oct. 14, 1829. His father, Thomas Cone, was born in Otsego Co., N. Y. in 1798, and is now on the farm, hale and hearty. The family moved from Cayuga County in 1856, and located on the farm where they now live. They own 160 acres. Before leaving New York, C. G. attended common school, and then went to Homer Academy, finishing in the Oneida Conference Seminary. On leaving school he went to milling, and then roamed through the Southern and Western States, coming to Calumet in the Fall of 1857. In 1864 he went to Menasha as foreman of the Wooden Ware Manufacturing Company. From there he was appointed Superintendent of the numbering department of the Treasury, and was transferred to the Census Bureau, and in 1872 he came home, where he has since remained. In 1858 he married Miss Sarah Potter, of Almira, N. Y. They have three boys - George, Thomas, and Walter.

EDWARD DASKAM, real estate, Brillion. Born in Steuben Co., N. Y., in 1843. Came west in 1857. He worked on a farm north of the city of Chilton and in 1861 enlisted in the 14th Wis. V. I., Co. G. Returned to Chilton in 1865, sold his farm and moved to Brillion, where he engaged in real estate and farming. He also invested in pine lands. He is married and has two sons and one daughter. In 1874 , Daskam's first addition to the village of Brillion was made, and in 1876, Daskam & Jones's addition was made comprising the largest half of the place on the West Side.

EDWARD DEANS, M. D., Gravesville. Born in Cumberland, England, Nov. 22, 1818. He came to America in 1842, locating in Providence, R. I. From thence he went to Portland, Me., where he staid for a short time, and then went west to Keokuk, Iowa. In 1860 he went to Chicago, and graduated from the medical department of Lynn's University, and was appointed house physician in Mercy Hospital. In 1862-3 was County Physician for Cook Co., Ill. He remained practicing in the city of Chicago till 1869, when he came to Calumet County and practiced till 1879. Since that time he has dropped active practice. He has been married twice; the second time; in 1864 to Miss Lewis, of Michigan.

GEORGE DORN, machine agency, Hilbert. Born in Milwaukee, Co., Wis., May 14, 1850. When three years of age he came with his parents to Calumet County, and located in Holstein, where he lived till 1856. In 1870 he lost his arm in a threshing machine. He came to Hilbert in 1872, helping to lay the sills for the first hotel, the Farmers Home. In 1873 he married Miss Mare Somers. They have two children living and have lost one. He has been Town Treasurer since 1879.

WILLIAM DORSCHEL, sash and door factory, Chilton. Born in Canada. He came to Wisconsin in 1863, and to Calumet County in 1866 where he carried on a carpenter's and joiner's business till 1878, when he established himself in the mill and lumber yard. ln 1868 he married Miss Louisa Rothman. They have four children, having lost one.They are members of the Catholic Church.

CHARLES F. DUMKE, Steam Grist-mill Association, New Holstein. Born in Prussia, Germany in 1819; came to America in 1854, then west to Manitowoc Co., Wis., where he went on a farm. He built his first mill in town of Newton, in 1869, and then moved the mill to Reedsville in 1874; staid there one year and came to New Holstein in 1875, and built the first mill here, which was burned on Jan. 4, 1876. Then the association was formed and the mill rebuilt having a capacity of 300 bushels per day. Mr. Dumke married in 1844, and has a family of nine children, six girls and three boys - R. C. (now in Manitowoc), John (miller with his father) and E. 0. (engineer in the same mill).

F. JOSEPH EGERER, saloon, Chilton. Born in Fond du Lac Co., Wis., Feb. 17, 1860. His early years were passed on a farm; his time divided between school and home duties until 1879, when he came to Chilton. In 1880 he and Mr. Jansen bought their present business, under the firm name of Jasen & Egerer.

HENRY FEDERWITZ, farmer, P. O. Potters Mills. Born in Bremen, Hanover, Germany, in 1822. He came to America in 1853 from London, where he had been since 1848. He lived in New York for three years and then came to Calumet Co., and bought an eighty, but now owns 197 acres, having cleared eighty. In 1881, he built a residence on his farm that cost $1,025. In 1858, he married Miss Schellenback; she is his third wife. The first one left two children and the last one has eight. Mr. Federwitz has been Justice, and is a member of the Lutheran Church.

JULIUS FEIND, retired, Chilton. Born in Province of Hanover Germany, March 21, 1828. He came to America in 1859, and at once came west to Wisconsin, going to work in Fond du Lac County on a farm. He bought a farm in the town of Friendship, but sold out in 1864, and bought in the town of Charles, Calumet Co., on which he staid but a short time because of sickness. He was disabled for two years. He then engaged in the Fond du Lac House, but left that position to take a trip south through Illinois, lowa, Missouri, Kentucky, and Indiana. He returned to Fond du Lac in 1866, going thence to Marytown, where he entered a partnership with Charles F. Holtz in hotel and store. Shortly afterward he came to Chilton, where he bought of Henry Hofman. This was in 1866. This venture held for a few months, when he sold to William Paulson; then taking an interest with James LaCounte in the Chilton House, he became sole proprietor, but soon sold to Frederick Esser. He then bought a harness shop, which he owned till 1872, and after selling this he entered real estate business, and in 1880 built Feind's Block. He is now retired. In Germany he was manager of an estate valued at $500,000, which he carried on successfully for three years, aIso managing the estate of Duke Kilsmanseege; this was for a short time, as he found the Duke of an extremely haughty nature. Mr. Feind is still a bachelor.

THOMAS FLATLEY, general store, Chilton. Born in New York Nov. 15, 1849. When five years of age he came with his parents to Wisconsin, and Iived in the town of Woodville, Calumet Co., till he was sixteen years of age, when he went into the lumbering woods of Oconto County. For six years he continued at this work, and then returned to the farm. ln 1875 he came to Chilton and entered the store of M. Connelly, the firm being Connelly & Flatley, which, in 1879, was changed toThomas Flatley. He carries a stock of $2,000 or $3,000, and does a business of $7,000 a year. In 1875 he marrird Miss Mary J. Connelly, of Chilton. They have four children - John B., Michael Henry, Kate Ellen and Andrew H. They belong to the Catholic Church.

H. J. FLEISCHER, M. D., New Holstein. Born in Germantown, Washington Co., Wis., Nov. 26 1853. Here he spent his youth, and when seventeen years of age, attended Ingleman's school in Milwaukee. He entered the drug firm ol Wirth & Fleischer, in 1872 and in 1875, commenced reading medicine with S. S. Clark, of Waukesha. He attended college in1876-7, and read with, and took charge of Dr. Clark's practice during his absence in 1877-8; he graduated in Rush Medical College at Chicago, practiced for a few months in Milwaukee and then removed to New Holstein. In 1878 he married Miss Hattie Clark. They have two children, Amanda and the babe, not named.

MARTIN FORKIN, general rnerchandise, Chilton. Born in County of Roscommon, Ireland, Oct. 11, 1832. Came to America in 1845, landing in Boston. From there he went to Crompton, R. I. In 1853 he, with his parents, came to Calumet Co.. Wis., and located in the town of Chilton, on a farm which they had purchased in 1851. Here he lived till 1868, excepting the time he was in the army, having enlisted in the 16th Wis. V. I., Co. D., in 1864, and served till 1865. In 1868 he opened the mercantile house with which he is now identified, carrying a stock of about $2,000 and doing a business of $6,000. In 1859 he married Miss Bridget Duffy, ol Chilton. They have six children, having lost two - Mary A., Alice, Margaret A., Martin J. (who was killed by the kick ol a horse, May 23, 1878), Frances E., Ellen L., William Patrick, Bridget, and M. L., deceased. Mr. Forkin was elected School Treasurer in 1875, and is now in that office.

J. H. FREEZE, station agent and operator, New Holstein. The station was established in 1872, and Mr. Freeze took charge of it in 1873. J. H. Boyle and W. G. Hornefer were his predecessors. Since his first year the business has steadily increased, as the agricultural resources of this section have developed. He commenced telegraphy in 1870.

RICHARD GAGE, hotel, Hilbert. Born in Oneida Co., N. Y., Feb. 25, 1822. He came to Wisconsin in 1847 settling in Green Lake County first, but removing to Calumet in 1848, he bought a farm town of Chilton, which he held till 1873; while there he was elected to several of the town offices. Having bought a farm in Rantoul Town, he moved to Hilbert in 1872, being one of the first settlers in the place. Besides his farm here he owns 620 acres in Oconto County, and valuable property in the village. He is aIso proprietor of the Junction House. In 1853, he married Miss Simmons of Oakfield. They have a family of ten children - Ellen, Angy, Lawson, Clinton, Ida, Alice, Orville, Rhoda, Addie and Henry. Mr. Gage has held some school offices since coming to Hilbert.

P. A. GALLET, agricultural implement depot, Chilton. Born in Belgium, Nov. 12, 1840. Came to America and to Wyoming County, where he lived with his parents and attended school until they moved to the town of Russell in Sheboygan Co., since which he has been traveling in the machine business. He took a trip to California in 1872, and to Oregon where he intended to stay, but as the climate did not suit him, he returned in 1875, and bought a farm in town of Chilton. Moving on it, he engaged in the agricultural machinery business, and finely sold his farm and moved to the city. He has a wife and five children - Eliza S., Edward A., Helen A., Mary Adeline and Pauline A.

LOUIS GANTHER, hotel, Stockbridge. Born in Baden, Germany, Sept. 12, 1850. He learned the baker's trade of his father before leaving the old country. Came to America in 1868; Ianded in New York and came at once to Calumet Co., stopping with an uncle in Holstein for some time, and then went on a steamer on Lake Michigan. In 1871, he visited the Lake Superior mines, but returned to Holstein and bought a farm. In 1878, he moved to Stockbridge, and opened the hotel and saloon in company with Joe Gather. In 1881, he married Miss Louisa Miller of Marytown.

J. E. GARREY, M.D., Stockbridge. Born in Chicago, Feb. 9, 1847, where he lived till 1852, going thence to Manitowoc County, where his parents Iocated on a farm. He attended school and then went to Milwaukee to advance his education. In 1863, intended going into the army, but was taken sick. His father filled his place, and died in Norfolk, Va., Sept. 14, 1863. J. E. was teaching school, at this time, in the Winter, and helping his brother on the farm in the Summer. He commenced reading medicine with Dr. O'Connell, and took a commercial course at Bryant & Stratton's, Milwaukee. He attended the Normal School in Oshkosh, in 1871, and while teaching studied medicine, and attended the Rush Medical College, Chicago, in 1877 and 1878. He started practice in Stockbridge, Calumet Co. In 1871, he married Miss Anderson, who died, Dec. 9, 1880, leaving two children, Walter and Georgie. The doctor is a member of most of the lodges.

L. D. GEISSE, machinist, Chilton. Born in Fond du Lac County, June 6, 1847. His father moved to that county as early as 1842, and settled at Taycheedah. He had large means, and carried on quite an extensive business, but failed in 1854, and died Sept. 10, 1873. L D. went to school in the village until old enough to learn a trade, when he went East into the machine shops, working in the Baldwin locomotive shops in Philadelphia. He then began a life of wandering going to Unionville, Nevada to run the quartz mills, then back to Philadelphia to ship on the steamer "Tombo" for a voyage up the Amazon River on a u survey; returning to the port from which he shipped and going into the ship-yard belonging to William Cramp, and after working in the United States navy yard, coming back home to Fond du Lac County. ln 1876 he opened the machine shops in Chilton. In 1874 he married Miss Helen Bigford. They have three children. He is a member of the l.O.O.F.

ANDREW GILSDORF, horseshoeing and blacksmithing, Hilbert. Born in Waupaca Co., Wis., March 9, 1851. His father moved to Sheboygan County, and bought the farm where he now lives. Andrew went to Plymouth to learn his trade when he was fifteen years of age. He has always worked in the State. In 1875, he came to Hilbert and opened his shop, which is carried on in connection with the wagon department managed by his brother. In 1878, be married Miss Mary Driessel, of Hilbert. They have two children, John and an infant. They are members of the Catholic Church.

JAMES GODING, retired, Chilton. Born in Littleton, Wilshire, England. Before leaving Britain he was married to Miss Elizabeth Tarrant. This was in 1845, on the 11th of February. In 1849 they came to Wisconsin, and went into the then wilderness of the town of Rantoul, Calumet Co. There they found a brother, Isaac Goding, who had located in 1848. He accommodated them with part of his shanty till they settled on their little farm on the Kilsnick. Mr. Goding then went to Taycheedah in Fond du Lac Co., and worked at his trade. He afterwards bought a farm one mile south ol Chilton, and farmed till his boys went to work for themselves. He then moved to Chilton in 1874. They have had five children - Sarah (now Mrs. Weaver), Lewis (deceased), John, Milton and Lewis.

J. A. GRAVES, saw-mill, Gravesville. Born in Chenango Co., N. Y., Oct. 12, 1833. Came with his parents to Wisconsin, and located in Waukesha County, and from there went to Rochester, Racine Co., where his father engaged in farming and manufacture of saleratus and potash. He returned there till 1864, when he came to Calumet County, and bought forty acres of land, and in 1869 built his saw-mill in the village of Gravesville, which place was named after his brother Leroy. In 1867 he married Miss Mary Lyons, of Waukesha. They have five children. Mr. Graves has held the position of District Clerk and belongs to the I. O.O.F.

WILLIAM GREVERUS, insurance, New Holstein. Born in Oldenburg, Germany, July 31, I848. He emigrated, in 1868 to America, and came to Milwaukee, thence going to Sheboygan, and finally to New Holstein. He had a college education, having passed through the Gymnasium; circumstances, however, preventing him from finishing the University course. On arriving at his present home be went to teaching which he followed from 1868 to 1871, and then began selling agricultural implements. In I879, he began his present business, and is secretary of the Calumet County Matual Insurance Company. In 1874, he maniet Miss Brademeyer, of Sheboygan. They have one child, Ernst.

J. H. HAIGHT, general store, Brothertown. Born in Otsego Co., N. Y., March 2, 1844. He came to this town with His parents in 1855, and lived on a farm. When he was eighteen years of age, he enlisted in the regular army, 15th Regiment, 2d Battalion; was discharged on account of disability. Returning home in 1863, he attended school in Sharon, Canada; returned in 1866. In 1867 he opened a store here but went out of business in 1868. He again entered business in 1869, under the firm name of Haight & LaGrange. They carried a stock of about $3,000, and did a business of $10,000 a year. He married in 1868, and has two children. Mr. Haight was elected Town Clerk, and held that office for thirteen years, and in 1877 was elected to the Legislature, and has the postoffice since 1881. He belongs to both the Masonic and the I.O.O.F.

N. A. HARRIS, saw-mill, Forest Junction. Born in Saratoga Co., N. Y., July 16, 1822. In 1833 his people moved to Ashtabula Co., Ohio, where he attended school. They moved to Indiana in 1837, and to Manitowoc County in 1853. In 1856, he went to Cato and engaged in the mill business, which he continued until all the oak was used, when he moved to Forerst Junction. In 1873, he built a boarding-house and mill and now enploys ten men in the mill. While in Manitowoc he was School Superintendent and Town Clerk. In 1843, he married Miss Cleveland of Ashtabula Co., Ohio. They have five children - John E., Orville D., Emma J., Clara P., and Eva. His brother I. J., who is now with him, has been married three times; he has to children. N. A. is a member of the Masonic order.

HENRY HAYSSEN, general store, New Holstein. Born in Oldenburg, Germany, Jan. 30, 1848. His parents emigrated to America in 1859. landing in New York. They proceeded at once to Wisconsin, stopping first at Theinsville, and afterward located at Rockwell. While the family lived here Henry left home and went to Milwaukee, where he attended Spencerian College and clerked until 1866, when he returned home and stopped with his father who was then engaged in farming and mercantile business. In 1867, he started for Montana to get a taste of western life. He first went to mining but was not fortunate. In 1868, he went with a mule team to Nevada. He was taken sick with the mountain fever and went to San Francisco where he restored to health. With the help of his cousin be bought one-half interest in a dining saloon, but his parents sent for him to come home and take charge of the farm, which he did. In 1873 his brother-in-law, G. Jensen was killed on an excursion train and he was called form the plow to take charge of the store which Mr. Jensen had established in 1869. When he took the business the firm became Hayssen & Son. He now carries a stock of $12,000, and does a business of $25,000 a year. In 1873, he married Miss Minnie Paulsen, of Chilton. They have four children - Eddie, AIma, Charles and Catherine E. Mr. Hayssen has an immense collection of geological specimens and Indian relics, having 35 copper implements, 1,500 flint arrowheads of different varieties, 150 stone axes, tomahawks and war implements, 40 kinds of coral formation, an immense shell, 22 inches in length, taken from grave or mound containing some 40 skeletons; also 40 State specimens, 4 crinoids and a large collection of natural curiosities.

STEPHEN HEALY, retired, Chilton. Born in Brimfield, Worcester Co., Mass., May 15, 1823. The family moved from there to Connecticut in 1839, and then to Gardiner's Prairie, Wis., where he remained till 1847. He located on land in Roschestertown and then went to Vienna, Walworth Co. He come to Chilton June 8, 1853, and located on a farm of twenty-five acres, which he cleared up and improved, meantime working at his trade. In 1879 he had a stroke ol paralysis. In 1847 he married Miss Mary R. Breed, of New York. They have two children - AIbert S. and Mettie J. Mr. Healy has held the position of Town Clerk, and has been a member of the I. O. O. F. since 1873.

OLIVER HEBERT, hardware, Chilton. Born in Eureka, Winnebago Co.,Wis., Aug.31, 1853. He is of French descent. His parents moved to Fond du Lac County, where his mother still lives. In 1871, he came to Chilton, and served an apprenticship with the Ebert Bros., in the tin trade, and then went with Mr. David Ebert to California in 1875, locating at Oakland,where they were stationed for one month, when they sold out and returned to Fond du Lac County. He came to Chilton, Calumet Co., inJuly, 1877, and worked with the Ebert Bros. till January, 1880, when he went to Brillion and opened business, but returned with his stock of goods to Chilton, in February, 1881, and opened a hardware and tin shop. He carries a stock of frorn $3,000 to $4,000, and does a business of $15,000. On the 17th of September, 1877. he married Miss H. E. Baivier, of Chilton. They have two children, Florence and Olive. Mr. Hebert was elected City Treasurer, by special election, in 1878.

GUSTAV HOBERG, hardware, New Holstein. Born in Prussia, Germany, March 4, 1845; came to America in 1860 and entered the hardware business in Chicago. In 1861 he enlisted in the Ohio Military and afterwards in the U. S. Navy, where he served till 1865, when he enlisted in the 11th Ill. Cav., Co. E. He served seven months and then went to Chicago and entered business. He afterward joined the 23d U. S. Reg. Army Corps of Mounted Infantry; was sent on the frontier and along the Pacific coast. Being wounded both by bullet and Indian's arrows, he returned to Chicago, and was married in 1870, to Miss Stolzenweald, of Holstein, Germany. Then removing to New Holstein, Calumet Co., he engaged in teaching, until 1876, when he entered the employ of his present partner, becoming a member of the firm in 1881. He has four children - George, Max, Paul and Ellen. He is a member of the Masonic lodge and of the I. O. O. F.

JOHN HOFF, with the Depere Furniture Company, Forest Junction. Born in canton Berne, Switzerland, January 15, 1847. He came to America in 1867, working in Forestville on Lake Superior for a furnace company, and in 1871 went to work for the Depere Furnace Company. He came to Forest Junction and built charcoal kilns, having nine now and a capacity of burning 6,000 cords per annum. In 1872. In 1872, he married Miss Maggie Eiler, of Waukesh, Wis. They have had four children - Caroline and Maggie, living, and Mamie and Peter deceased.

C. H. HOULST, general store, New Holstein. Born in Holstein Germany, April 1, 1854. With his parents he emigrated in 1855, they came directly to Holstein, settling on a farm. He attended the Oshkosh Normal School and taught from 1873 to 1877; his father then sold the farm and came to the village. In 1877, C. H. established his present business. He carries a stock of $8,000 and does a business of $15,000 per annum. He is a member of the Turn Verein society.

J. A. HOWEY, agency business, Stockbridge. Born in the tonn of Bandon, N. Y., Aug. 10, 1845; came to Stark Co., Ill., with his parents, where his father died in 1854. The family returned toSynco, Canada, but in 1856 he came to Wisconsin, and in 1857, to Calumet County, and stopped in Stockbridge on a farm, till 1864, when he enlisted in the 2Ist Wis. V., Co. E; served till July, 1865, then came to Calumet and went to lumbering and milling, at which he continued till 1876, when he went into his present buiness. He belongs to the Temple of Honor ,and is aIso a Good Templar.

JOHN P. HUME, for nearly quarter of a century editor and proprietor of the Chilton Times, was born in Kings County, Ireland, June 11, 1836, and died at his home in Chilton, on Tuesday morning, Aug 23, 1881. His illness was painful and lingering, but he retained his genial disposition and kindness of heart and sunshine of manner through all his long and keen suffering. He left a dear and worthy wife and seven children to mourn his death, besides the largest circle of close friends, who ever sincerely sorrowed for a man's decease, in Calumet County. The funeral, which occurred on the 25th of August, was therefore largely attended, and was solemnly and impressively conducted under the auspices of the Masonic Fraternity, of which order the deceased was an old and honored member. Masons were present from Appleton, Manitowoc, Milwaukee, Fond du Lac and Oshkosh. Besides these evidence of genuine grief, which gathered around the body of the beloved editor, at home, the press in all portions of the State overflowed with kind words of grief and condolence, evincing the univerisal feeling which pervaded the ranks of his own profession. The following, from the Milwaukee Sunday Telegraph, is one of the most complete and touching eulogies which appeared: " John P. Hume, the well known and much admired editor of the Chilton Times died at his home, on Tuesday morning, Aug. 23. He was born in Kings County, Ireland, June 11, 1836. At the age of sixteen, he came to Manitowoc, and soon after entered the Herald office, where he learned the printer's trade, under the instruction of Charles W. Fitch, now of Washington. The Fall of 1857, soon after he had reached his majority, he removed to Chilton, Calumet County, then a town of less than 100 inhabitants, and started the Times which paper he continued to publish up to the time of his death. The Fall of 1858, he was elected to the office of Circuit Court Clerk. With the exception of two years, when the late F. J Curtiss served, he held the position and performed the duties with strict fidelity and great satisfaction, until last January, when he was succeeded by W. J. Mallman. There was not a better known or more highly esteemed man in Calumet County. Those who watched Mr. Hume's pathway through life saw a thousand things which they could commend where one appeared that they could not sanction. His heart was on his sleeve, and no man possesses a more generous or a kindly one. It was rounded with sympathy. It felt for the suffering in all walks of life. His was an ever ready and open hand to aid the distressed. No one ever approached John P. Hume in vain for aid and sympathy. He was one of nature's noblemen - loved by thousands and hated by none. Genial hospitable and whole-souled, he never wanted for friends. Plain spoken he was, but there was nothing harsh and mean in his character. He had a smile and a good word for all about him. The friend of a quarter of a century ago was a better friend the day his spirit took its flight. All in the county knew him; thousands had been befriended by him, and this Sabbath day is a day of mourning in more than half d the homes in the county he never wearied of praising. A loving husband and father has entered upon his endless rest. God alone knows how great a light has ceased to shine in that home where he was always loved and honored. Mr. Hume was an easy, graceful writer, and was without an enemy in the editorial fraternity of Wisconsin. The paper will be continued by his sons. Mr. Hume was a Democrat, and always took an active part in politics. He was many times, a Delegate to State Conventions, and, in 1872, was a Delegate to the National Convention. The death of her husband is a terrible blow to Mrs. Hume, but like him she has an army of friends who can never forget her. A more loveable, pure-minded and noble woman is not often met. She is surrounded by loving children, who have good heads, warm hearts and willing hands, and we mistake them if anything is left undone which can in any way lighten her load or gladden her heart."

HON. J. HUNT, firm of S. S. Robby & Co., general store, Forest Junction. Born in Kennebec Co., Me., 1819. When quite young he moved into Penobscot County. Here he attended school and in 1840 went to Saginaw, Mich., then to the Missisippi River, going south to New Orleans. He returned, however, in 1843, and begin farming in Fond du Lac County. In 1848, he went to Oconomowoc, and from there to Menasha in 1850, where he helped build the first house. In 1852, he went to California by the overland route and returned by water. He came to Menasha again and while there in 1864 he was sent to the legislature. He was also Chairman of the Town Board and the first Justice in Menasha, in held the office of Sheriff. In 1875, he entered this firm in Forest Junction as one of the Partners and managers of the business here, carrying a stock of some $3,000 and doing a business of about $6,000. In 1848, he married Miss Gates. They had eight children - Lydia (now Mrs. Wells), Alice (now Mrs. Williams), Nellie, Edna and Stewart. Three have died.

A. F. HUNTER. M.D., Stockbridge. Born in Huntington Co., Pa., Sept. 12, 1842. In 1849, he moved to White Co., Ind., and in 1861 he enlisted in the 46th Ind. V. I., C. E, and was mustered out a second lieutenant in 1865. He then returned to Burnettsville, where he read medicine with Dr. G. W. Smith till 1868, when he went to the Electical Medical College of Philadelphia, from which he graduated March 30, 1869. He commenced practice in his old home in Indiana, going from there to Lockport, in Carroll County. In the Fall of 1871, he came to his present home, where he has a practice of $2,500 per annum. In 1870, he married Miss Elisbeth Buckley, of Burnettsville, Ind. They have one child, Charley F. Dr. Hunter is Examining Surgeon for Pensions, and a member of the Royal Acranum.

C. N. HUNTER, dentist, Hayton. Born in Steuben Co., N.Y., Sept 28, 1853. When old enough he attended Woodhull Academy, and after finishing his course he taught in that institution. In 1873-4 was studying dentistry under his father, W. R. Hunter. He practiced first in Addison. ln August, 1880, came to Hayton. In 1874 he married Miss I. R. Pulsifer. They have one child, Mamie. He belongs to the Masonic Lodge, and was County Surveyor in Steuben County.

MATHIAS JOHNSON, general store and Postmaster, Quinney. Born in Norway, in 1814. He emigrated to America in 1840, and remained in New York for five years, employed at sail making, which was his trade. He then moved to Racine Co., Wis., where he was employed rigging vessels, and in a mill. In 1852, he went to Depere, and in 1860 moved to Calumet County, and went to farming, taking the postoffice in 1867. In 1842, he married Miss Hannan Gooder. They had nine children, five now living. He lost his wife in 1881. Mr. Johnson belongs to the Lutheran Church.

D. V. JONES, clerk with P. Werner, Brillion. Born in Stockbridge, Wis., in 1858. He is one of a family of seven, the children d Rev. J. P. Jones who was a native of Carnarvonshire, Wales, and came to America in 1822. In Stockbridge he married Miss McMullen. They moved to Brillion in a covered wagon, and D. V. attended school here till 1863, and remained in the village till 1870, then he went to Spring Green to attend the Academy. He returned to Brillion in 1873. The family now live on the old homestead, his father still pursuing his professional duties. In 1876, D. V. taught school in Manitowoc, then at Potter's Mills and four terms at Brillion. but left the profession and began clerking. In 1876, he and Edward Daskam laid out Jones & Daskam's addition to Brillion. He also owns forty acres of land in Marathon County.

JACOB KELLER, saloon, Chilton. Born in canton Zurich, Switzerland, Feb. 8, 1847. He came to America, in 1857, with his father. Landing in New York, they came to Calumet County, and located on a farm in the town of Chilton, where his father died in 1863. That year he learned the blacksmith trade, but afterwards went to Fond du Lac, where he remained two years. After taking a trip through the States he came to Chilton, and opened a saloon, having Henry Seigrist as partner till 1879, when he opened his present business. In 1873, he married Miss Augusta Broudes {Brandes} of RantouL They have three children - Carl, Louis and Matilda. Mr. Keller was Deputy Sheriff in 1873 and 1874, and is a member d the I.O.O.F.

J. D. KERKER, hotel, Chilton. Born in Oswego Co., N. Y., Sept. 15, 1845. He came to Wisconsin with his parents in 1850, then locating in Walworth County, where they lived till 1862, when they went to Ozaukee County. There he engaged in farming, and in 1864 enlisted in the 36th Reg. Wis. V. I. Co. E, and served till the close of the war. He then returned to Ozaukee County and followed farming till 1869, when he began working on the Wisconsin Central Railroad and other lines. In 1871, he tried lumbering but returned to the farm, and remained till 1876, when he took a mail route and livery stable in Washington County. He finally came to Chilton, and kept the American House. In1878, Nov. 28 he married Miss Levoy. They have one child Jesse J.

N. KNAUF, real estate, Brillion. Born in Prussia, Germany, June 1, 1839; came to America in 1846, his parents locating in Sheboygan Co., Wis. He had a common school education and at the age of thirteen he began clerking. In 1858, he went to California where he remained till 1862; then went to Idaho where he stayed till 1865, when he came back to Wisconsin. He went to the Lake Superior mines; then to Colorado, but was called home to manage his sister's business, which had been thrown on her hands by the death of her husband. He conducted this till 1871, when he opened a flour and feed store for himself. In1876, he came to Brillion, having built a warehouse here in 1873. He carried on a large business till 1880, when he sold to P.Werner. In 1869, he married Miss Diedrich, of Sheboygan. They have had eight children, three not living - Clara, William, Anna and Amelia (twins) and, Fredie. They are Catholics. Mr. Knauf has a large tract of pine land in the northern part of the State.

CHARLES KOINKE, hotel, Chilton. Born in Germany, Prussia, Nov. 29, 1830. In 1868, he came to New York, and from there went to Manitowoc County, Wis. On the 10th of November, 1869, he came to Chilton. In 1879, he opened the Central House. of which he is the proprietor. That same year he married Mrs. Reinborg of Chilton who had a family of eight children. and by this marriage there is one child, a girL He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and was in the army in Germany for five years.

P.J. KROEHNKE, merchant, Gravesville. Born in Holstein, Germany, May 18, 1844. He came to America in 1864, and immediately proceeded to Wisconsin, locating in New Holstein, Calumet Co. He established himself in the mercantile business in Gravesville, having Mr. P. J. Paulsen as a partner. Since 1877 he has conducted the business alone, carrying $6,000 or $7,000 worth of stock, and doing $25,000 a year in business. In 1874 he married Miss Tina Crawford, of Gravesville. They have two children, Lillie and Jessie. Mr. Kroehnke, in 1878, established a cheese factory in the vicinity of his store, and in one season manufactured 20,000 lbs. of cheese. He is a member of the l.O.O.F.

J. KUNKEL, tailor, Hilbert. Born in Prussia, Germany, Sept. 4, 1849. He emigrated in 1871 to America; landed in New York, and came to Fond du Lac, where he remained till 1875, when he came to Hilbert and began his present business. In 1874, he married Miss Emil, of Fond du Lac County. They have three children - Emma, Charles and Clara. They are members of the Lutheran Church.

DAVID La COUNTE M.D., Chilton. Born in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., in the town of Madrid, May 16, 1828. He is of French descent and came with his parents to Wisconsin in 1837. His father engaged in lumbering and farming at Manitowoc Rapids. In 1851, he began the study of medicine with Dr. Seilly; graduated in Rush Medical College, at Chicago, in 1856 and commenced Practice in Calumet County, at Stockbridge. He removed to Chilton in 1857, and was married that year to Miss Green, of Chilton. In 1861 enlisted as Assistant Surgeon in the 14th Wis. V. I., but his health failing, he resigned, and came home, resuming his practice in Chilton. He is United States Examining Surgeon for the Military Department and in 1881 was elected Mayor of the city. They have one daughter.

A.T. LaGRANGE, Haight & LaGrange, general store, Brothertown. Born in Albany Co., N. Y., in 1814. He had a common school education and was reared in the vicinity of Albany; was there when the first locomotive started. He is of French descent. He came to Wisconsin in 1856, locating in Fond du Lac County, in Eden. Becoming acquainted in 1868 with his present partner, they went into partnership. In 1836 he married, and has four children.

H. A. LAUSON, of the firm of Lauson Bros. agricutural depot, New Holstein. There are three brothers in the firm. C. P. is the machinist and operates the repair shop; D. H. does the office business and bookkeeping and H. A. is a general manager; the last was born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, in 1855, and came over in 1867 with his parents. Landing at Quebec they came at once to New Holstein. In 1873, H. Aa bought a farm in the town of Chilton and lived there till 1875, when he went into the present business. They do a business of $20,000 a year They are all married. H. A. married Miss Mary Hoffman, of New York. They have one son.

G. A. LINDOW, general store, Forest Junction. Born in Prussia, Germany, Oct. 22, 1853. He came to America in 1868, landing in Baltimore. From thence he came to Calumet County, and bought a farm in the town of Brillion. For two years he clerked in S. S. Robby & Co.'s store then returned to the farm. In 1880 he established his present business in Forest Junction. He carries a stock of about $3,000, and does a business of some $10,000 or $12,000. In 1866 he married Miss Holschneter. They belong to the Lutheran Church.

J. E. LUCE, teacher, Chilton High School. Born in Coles Co., ILL., Dec. 28, 1849. While yet an infant his parents removed to Grant Co., Wis. When of proper age, he was sent to the State Normal School at Platteville. His brother was there at the same time, and graduated with him in 1873. He at once commenced teaching, and went to Manitowoc County, where he took charge of the Ward School. The next year he went to Belmont, LaFayette Co., and taught there for one year. He came to Chilton in 1876. In 1879, he married Miss Mary A. Vincent. They have one child Mary Maud.

J. O. LUCE, teacher, Chilton Grammar School. Born in Grant Co., Wis., 1847; received his education for the profession of teaching in the Plateville State Normal School from which he graduated in the Spring of 1873. He then took charge of the schools of Marinette, where he remained until he came to Chilton in 1876. He is an earnest lover of his profession.

CHARLES LUTHER, shoemaker and Postmaster, Gravesville. Born in Dellafield, Waukesha, Co., Wis., July 12, 1843. His youth was spent in the school-room, and at the age of sixteen he learned the shoemaker's trade, and at the age of nineteen be enlisted in the 28th Wis. V. I., Co. A. He was discharged on account of disability in 1865 and returned to Waukesha County. He went from there to Watertown in December of that year, but returned to Dellafield where he opened shop for himself, continuing till 1874, when he removed to Gravesville. In 1874, Oct. 14, he married Miss Isabella Jacques, of Waukesha County. They have one child Charles Martin. Mr. Luther was appointed Postmaster in April, 1879.

FERD. LUTHGE, hotel and hall, New Holstein. Born in Germany, and emigrated with his family to America in 1850. They stopped in New York six years, coming then to their present home. He was married in 1876 to Miss Adora Arens, of Holstein. They have two children, having lost one. His son Paul is also in business here.

DANIEL LYNCH, livery and sale stable, Chilton. Born in Milwaukee Co., Wis., in 1847; followed farming in the town of Chilton until 1865, when he came into the city and opened in his present business. He has the largest livery in Chilton. In 1874 be married Miss McLean. They have two children living and have lost two. Mr. Lynch is now Under Sheriff of Calumet County.

HON. THOMAS LYNCH, lawyer, Chilton. Born in Granville. Milwaukee Co., Wis., Nov. 21 1844. His youth was passed upon a farm. He came to Chilton in 1864 where he bought a farm, and, till 1871 was engaged in agriculture. In the Fall of 187l, he began teaching, at the same time reading law. In the Spring of 1872, he was elected to the Assembly, having been Chairman of the Town in 1868, 1869 and 1870. In 1873, was elected Chairman of the County and Town Board of Supervisors. In 1874 he attended the Law School at Madison and graduated in 1875. Returning to Chilton, he entered the firm of McMullen & Lynch, and in 1877 opened an olfce of his own. He was elected District Attorney in 1878 and still holds that position. In 1867, Nov. 2, he married Miss Winnifred Finnegan of Rantoul. They have three children living having lost five. They are members of the Catholic Church.

JAMES W. McCABE, general store, Chilton. Born in County Louth, Ireland. April 25. 1841; came to New York in 1842 with his parents. They settled in Livingston County, of that State, and remained there until 1851, then they moved to Greenbush, Sheboygan Co., Wis., and located on a farm in what is now the town d Russell. He remained at home till 1865, when he purchased a farm near Chilton. In 1875, he, in partnership with D. Lynch, erected a barn and opened a livery but did not continue in this long. He followed various vocations until he established himself, in 1877, in his present business. In 1866, he married Miss Elizabeth Mangan, of Chilton. They have three children living - Florence M., James Emmet, John F., and have lost one, John B. Mr. McCabe has held numerous public offices: Chairman of the County Board in 1873-4; has been Assessor, and is now Aldermen for the Third Ward in the city of Chilton.

I. McCOMB, M. D., Brillion. Born in Outagamie Co., Wis., Dec. 10, 1850. He was reared on the farm, and attended the High School in Hortonville, and afterward took the scientific course in the Lawrence University in Appleton, graduating in 1870. He began the study of medicine with Dr. Levings, taking his final course in the Chicago Medical College and the medical department of the Northwestern University. After leaving college he commenced practice in Brillion. In 1879, he married Miss Anna Redloff, of Brillion. They have one child, Mildred Ray. He is a member of the I. O. O. F., and attends the Methodist Episcopal Church.
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Isaac N. (I. N.) McComb
Parents were: Mathew McComb and Mary Jane Stewart Died: (I. N.) September 27, 1938 in Brillion, Calumet, Wisconsin
Correction on wife's name. He married Rica Anna Radloff December 16, 1878 in Appleton, WI. She was the daughter of Joachim Radloff and Fredereka Krause.
Mildred Rae McComb b. May 3, 1880, Brillion, d. July 1968, Chicago, IL
Vila E. McComb b. September 13, 1888, Brillion d. November 1966, Chicago, IL
Earl V. McComb (M.D.) b. December 27, 1882 Brillion, d. July 6, 1937, Monominee, WI, m. Lillian Cook abt 1910 Menominee, WI
Ross Kenneth McComb b. June 8, 1886, Brillion d. October 29, 1954, Ketchum, ID m. Pauline Anna Urban, December 26, 1909, Hardin, MT

J. E McMULLEN, Lawyer, Chilton. Born in Kingston, Canada Oct. 7, 1843. His father. being a farmer his younger years were passed in country life. In 1856, his father moved to Calumet County, town of Brillion. At this early day he endured many hardships. He and Nugent built the first mill there, and the village was laid cut on a part of his farm. Having lived to accomplish this he died in 1860. J. E. then went to lumbering but receiving an injury, he turned his attention to teaching school and studying law. About this period of his life he attended Madison University, but in 1864, enlisted in the Student's Regiment, 40th Wis. V. I. After being mustered out he went to Manitowoc County and filled the posilion of principal in the First Ward School. He was graduated at the Ann Arbor Law School, in 1868, and came to Chilton and commenced practice. In 1868, he was elected District Attorney, which position he held for ten years, and in 1880, the citizens elected him Mayor. He is now attending his law practice and dealing in real estate and is accting as attorney for the Calumet County Insurance Company. In 1871, he married Miss Clara Ebert of Chilton. Their children are Collin E., William D, Corinne, Clara L. and Edna. He belongs to both the Masonic and I. O. O. F. Iodges.

R. H. McMULLEN, drug store, Brillion. Born in West Canada, May 10, 1851.The family came to Wisconsin, and located in Brillion on a farm, where he was reared. The business which he owns was established by Dr. Merle, but Mr. McMullen has enlarged the business, adding groceries and stationery. He carries a stock of $3,000 and does a business of $8,000 a year. In 1875 he married Miss Atwood, of Sheboygan. They have two children, Mary Vaughn and John R.

WILLIAM V. McMULLEN, real estate, Brillion. Born in West Canada, May 29, 1845. Came with his parents to Wisconsin in 1855, to Brillion, then the town of Woodville, where they bought 100 acres in Sec. 26, Town 20. The village of Brillion now lies on part of the old homestead. Their father William V., died in 1863, but their mother is still living in Chilton. William staid on the farm till 1871; he then began railroading; afterwards bought a farm; then exchanged the farm for land in Marathon County. In 1878 he bought another farm, but sold this in Spring of I879, and is now speculating in real estate. He also owns the drug store building and his own dwelling, besides some 320 acres of land near by. In 1865 he was elected Justice, and has held since, also holding at times other town offices, and is president of the Agricultural Society. In 1874, he married Miss Watress, of Gravesville, Calumet Co. They have two children, Kittie and Mary, having lost one, William. Mr. McMullen is a member of the I. O. O. F.

CHARLES MENIG, hotel, Chilton. Born in Wurtenburg, Germany, April 7, 1846. He came to America in 1866, and went to Sandusky, Ohio where he staid till 1869; going from thence, to Milwaukee. After the Chicago fire, he went there and remained till 1873. He then came to Chilton, Calumet Co., and bought land, building his hotel in 1874. In 1875 he married Miss Rothman, of Calumet Harbor. They have two boys, Otto and Albert. Mr. Menig is now holding the position of Alderman in First Ward, for the second term, being also a member of the I. O. O. F. and Turn Verein.

CLAUS MENKE, retired, Potters Mills. Born in Grand Durchy of Oldenburg, Germany, July 2,1819. He came to America in 1848, and came at once to Milwaukee, Wis. From there he went to Cedarburg, thence to the town of Herman, Sheboygan Co., thence to Two Rivers, finally returning to his farm in Sheboygan County, where be remained till 1853, when he went to Franklin and built a brewery. In 1857, he went into a brewery in Menasha, and also kept tavern. ln 1858, he returned to Franklin, and was appotnted keeper of a toll-gate on the Calumet & Sheboygan plank road. He was there till 1866, when he came here. ln 1875, he was elected County Treasurer. He now holds the office of Town Clerk; was Town Treasurer from 1867 to 1875. In 1846, he married Miss Peterman. They had nine children, only three of whom are living - Margaret (now Mrs Luedtke), August and Amiel.

J. M. MERRILL M.D., Stockbridge. Born in Medina Co., Ohio, April 16, 1837. He came to Calumet Co., in 1851, and went to farming in the town of Chilton. He enlisted, in 1861, in the 4th Wis. V. I.; was mustered out in 1864, and returned to Chilton; but, in 1865, sold his farm and began the study of medicine with Dr. La Counte. He attended the Chicago Medical College in 1867-8 and 1868-9, and then returned to Stockbridge and began practice. He opened a drug store in 1874, but sold it in 1880. In 1856, he married Miss Jennie Thompson, of Stockbridge. They have five boys - Fred William, Frank D., Charles W., John E. and Park E. Dr. Merrill belongs to the I.O.O.F., and is a member of the Baptist Church.

WALTER MILES, City Marshal, Chilton. Born in Norfolk, England, May 11, 1850. In 1852 his parents came to America, locating in Lockport, N. Y. In 1857, they removed to Fond du Lac, Wis.; while here he attended Oakfield's school. They moved to Leroy, in Dodge County where he learned the blacksmith's trade, with his father, and in 1866, he came to Chilton, and with his father, opened a blacksmith shop. He was elected City Marshal of Chilton, in 1881. In 1874, July 2, he married but lost his wife on Christmas morning of 1876, she left one child, Eda May. In 1878, Mr. Miles made a tour of the western frontier, with his rifle, exercising a natural gift for sharp shooting, on large and small game in western Missouri, Kansas and Nebraska, where he was known as "Moonlight Walt." Mr. Miles is a member of the temperance organization.

WILLIAM MILHAUPT, manufacturer of carriages, wagons, etc., New Holstein. Born in Milwaukee, July 10, 1856. His father having enlisted in the 26th Wis V. I. as corporal, was killed in 1863, the family moved to Manitowoc County in 1864 locating at St. Nazianz. Here William commenced learning his trade in 1872. In 1873, he came to Holstein and finished it with B. Freeze. In 1878, he established his present factory employing five hands and doing a business of $5,000 or $6,000. He belongs to the Turn Verein society of Holstein, and is a member of the Catholic Church.

A. MOELLER, merchant, New Holstein. Born in Altoona, Holstein, Germany, May 20, 1828. While in the Fatherland he was engaged in mercantile business, and in 1848 he joined the Volunteer Army of the Revolution, and served till 1851, when he emigrated to America coming to Calumet Co., Wis. He went to farming in 1857, and bought village property and opened a store in an old log house in which he lived. In 1863 he built a store for general merchandise, and in 1866, his residence. The hardware store was built in 1871. He has an interest, also in the firm of Schroeder & Co., doing a business of about $35,000 or $40,000 a year. Mr. Moeller was Chairman of Town Board in 1855, and is Notary Public. He has been married twice, the first time in 1852. His wife died in 1865, leaving thee children, and he married Miss Schroeder, by whom he has seven children.

H. MUELLER & BRO., general store, Sherwood. Came to America with their parents in 1855, and located on a farm in Waukesha Co., Wis., they moved from there to Menasha, where in 1875, the brothers entered mercantile business. In 1869 the business in Sherwood was established by Frilling & Raute, and in 1879 it became the above firm, carrying a stock of $10,000, and doing a business of from $30,000 to $40,000 a year. They also established a cheese factory in 1881. Their business extends to grain and lumber. Henry is Clerk of the Town for 1881.

CAPT. R. J. NEEDHAM, wagon factory, Stockbridge. Born in Wayne Co., N. Y., March 8, 1828. He remained in his native county for nine years and then went to Onondaga County, where he learned the trade of wagonmaker. He came to Wisconsin, and located in Calumet County, in 1850. He then went on a trip through the Southern States and returning in 1861, enlisted in the 4th Wis. V. I., but was transferred to the calvalry in 1663. He was mustered out as a captain in 1865. On leaving the service, he returned to Stockbridge, and once more resumed business. He has held the office of Chairman of the Town and was Treasurer for some four years. He is a member of the I. O. O. F.

EGIDIUS NELLESSEN, wagonmaker and blacksmith, Chilton. Born in Prussia, Germany, Feb. 12, 1822. While there he learned his trade, and in 1843, came to America, with his father and brother. He went to Erie City, Pa., and after a short stay there, he came to Wisconsin and located in Washington County, where, in 1848, they pre-empted land, the farm being in Marytown, where they lived. He moved to Chilton in 1854. This country was then but thinly settled, and he was among the first. He started the second blacksmilh shop in the place, and worked on the first mill in Chilton, which is now in ruins. He is established in a good trade. In 1847, he married Miss Toole, of Prussia, Germany. They have five children - Gertrude (now Mrs. Ball), Henry B., Nicholas, Evar and Anna. They are members of the Catholic Church.

STEWART NEWELL, Justice, Chilton. Born in Vermont, Oct. 11, 1817. In 1821, he went to Hudson, N.Y. and attended school, and afterwards to New Hartford. He also went to Detroit, Mich., where he ran the first engine on the Michigan Central Railroad. He then went to Utica and stopped in Rochester and Albany, and finally came west to Wisconsin and bought a farm in Brothertown, Calumet Co. He afterwards came to Chilton Town, and bought a farm, on which he stayed until he took a position as master mechanic at Fond du Lac, on the Northwestern Railroad. In 1861 he enlisted in the 4th Wis. V. I. In the Fall he was commissioned 2d Lieutenant, and was in command of the company at one time, but resigned on account of an injury,and came back to Chilton and bought the old farm back. Later, he moved to Chilton City, and is now a Justice of the Peace. In 1838, he married Miss Cheesebro. They had three girls - Amanda A. (wtho became Mrs. J. L. Allen), Harriette (who became Mrs. Elliott) and Gertrude (who became Mrs. Pier) All three daughters are dead, and their children live with Mr. Newell.

STEPHEN NICOLAI, retired, Sherwood. Born in Prussia, Germany. Emigrated to America in 1852. He came to Wisconsin in 1859. In 1873 he built a store in Sherwood, which be conducted till 1877; he had one also in Hilbert, which he closed in 1880, when he went to Colorado. He was married to twice, in 1856 to Miss Elizabeth Mott, who died in 1874; then to Mrs Barbara Shoman. He had seven children by his first wife, and his present wife has three by her former husband. Mr. Nicolai belongs to the I.O.O.F.

ALFRED A. NUGENT, lawyer, Chilton. Born in Canada, May 12, 1848. When he was two years old the family moved to Michigan, where they lived till 1854, when they moved to Calumet Co. In the Spring of 1863 he enlisted in the 21st Wis. V. I., Co. I., being only fifteen years of age. He participated in some of the most fiercely contested battles of the war; was with Gen. Sherman on his march to the sea, and on the return lost his arm in the battle of Bentonville, being the youngest man from Wisconsin in the army who lost arm. In June, 1865, he returned to Menasha, and attended the Lawrence Univesity. He studied law with George Baldwin, and afterwards with McMullen & Lynch. He was admitted to the Bar in 1877. He served as Clerk of Claims Commissioner, and in 1876 was Clerk of Committee on Charitable Institutions; and while at the capital, attended the lectures in the law school. He is now one of the Court Commissioners in Calumet County. In 1875 he married Miss Eva Sweet, of Chilton. They have two children, William Earl and Ada S.

H. B. NUGENT, retired, Clifton. Born in Canada, Dec. 11, 1810. He went to Michigan in 1849, and came to Calumet Co., Wis., in 1854, and located on Sec. 36, Lot 2. He built a saw-mill in town of Brillion in 1875, which he sold and gave his whole attention to farming and town offices. He will soon change his residence to Doty Island, where he has some five acres and a beautiful residence. Mr. Nugent has been married twice, the first time in 1832, his wife dying in 1839, leaving four children. He was married again to Miss Miranda Hart in 1840. He has had fourteen children in all, ten now living - William H. (deceased), John B., Margaret A., Jane (now Mrs. Hart), George (deceased), James H. (deceased), Nancy (now Mrs. Blake), Alfred, Daniel, Florence, Mary (now Mrs. Moore), Belle (deceased), Jessie and Fred. They belong to the Methodist Episcopal Church.

C. H. OAKLEY, farmer, Sec. 30, P. O. Chilton. Born in Poughkeepsie, Duchess Co., N. Y., Feb. 26, 1824. During his early life he lived in New York Cily, and in 1832 was taken over to England, returning to the United States in 1833. At the age of fifteen he went into a drug store, and at the age of seventeen went into the United States Navy, shipping on board the "Columbus" for the Mediterrean Sea; and on returning was ordered on the "St. Louis" corvette, a sloop of war, and after a very adventurous voyage, returned to Norfolk, Va., in 1845. He then attended the Annapolis naval school, but finally left the service and entered mercantile life. In 1848 he came west to Fond du Lac, where he remained till 1851, when he took a pre-emption claim in Calumet County, where he now lives, having a farm of 133 acres. In 1864 he enlisted in the 48th Wis. V. I., Co. H., and was mustered out in 1865. In 1852 he married Miss Elizabeth L. Powers. They have had three children - Caroline I., now Mrs. Wilkinson, George E. and have lost a son named George. The are members of the Church of England.

CLAUS OESAU, farmer, Sec. 11, P. O. New Holstein. Born in Holsten, Germany, Jan. 28, 1809; was reared on a farm, and served a while in the army. In 1848, having made preparatlons the year before, his party started for their western home. They arrived in New York, and took a special boat, there being sixty-seven in the party, and finally landed st Sheboygan. They there met Mr. Austenfeldt, then agent lor Gray & Bentner, of whom he bought 200 acres ot land on what are Secs. 10 and 11. Here he settled. He then started a store on the farm, but in 1850 bought twenty-three acres and a big log house, and opened a store in the village of New Holstein. This he kept till 1857, when he moved back to the farm. He has been married twice the first time to Miss Margaret Albright and then to the widow of Mr. Timm. He had five children - Cecelia (now a widow), Henry, Tyerk, Claus (deceased), Anna M. (deceased); his wife had two, Fritz and Betta. M.r Oesau was a member of the first Town Boad, and was Chairman in 1859 and 1860, also from 1864 to 1869. He is a passive member of the Turn Verein, and started the Lutheran society in 1857, and helped build the church in 1867.

A. OLANDER, saloon and billiard hall, Hilbert. Born in Sweden, Jan.19, 1847, and emigrated to America in 1871. Landing in New York, he proceeded to Chicago, and from thence to Green Bay, in the Fall of 1874, where he remained until 1875, when he came to Hilbert. In 1879 he went into the Central House. In 1880, he married Miss Mary Neihart, of the town ot Woodville.

GEORGE ORAM, retired, Gravesville. Born in Susquehanna Co., Pa., Nov. 29, 1819, where he remained till 1850, when he came to Calumet Co., Wis., and bought 100 acres in the town of Chilton, on which part of the city is now laid out. He lived on this farm till 1878, when he sold it and removed to Gravesville, where he now resides, having retired from active life. In 1839 he married Miss Jane Simpson, of Pennsylvania. They had five children - Alvira, now Mrs.White, and Jennie, now Mrs. Potter, are living; they lost the three sons, John, George and William. Mr. Oram has been Chairman of town of Chilton, and has held other offices. They are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

THEODORE ORPHAL, hotel, Hilbert. Born in Saxony, Germany,July 18, 1849. Coming to America in 1850, with the family, he stopped in Niagara Co., N. Y., on a farm, till 1853 when they all moved to Sheboygan Co., Wis. In 1864, he enlisted in the 39th Wis. V. I., in the hundred-day service; served his time, and enlisted again in 1865, in the 14th Wis. V. I., Co. H, and was mustered out in October, 1865, when he came to Sheboygan and went into a hotel. He came to Hilbert in 1872. He hauled the lumber for the first house there, and in 1875 built the hotel called the Central House, which he still owns. In 1870, he married Miss Charlotte Schlinz, of Manitowoc County. Mr. Orphal has been Constable in Hilbert. His family are members of the Lutheran Church.

AUGUST PAULSEN, farmer, P. O. New Holstein. Born in Heide, Duchy of Holstein, Sept. 29, 1830; with his brother and Otto Arens, he came to America in 1848. Arrived at Sheboygan, they perchased each 160 acres in Calumet County. In 1860, he married Miss Edens ot Holstein. They have six children - August, Wilhelmina, Ernest, Ella, Helena and Otto. Mr. Paulsen taught school in 1866; was Chairsman of the Town Board for six years, from 1867 to 1873 and has held other offices. His farm is highly cultivated and improved, having a dwelling that cost $4,000. He is now giving his attention to raising fine stock. He is a member of the Masonic lodge. Adolph his brother is on the old homestead with him.

J. PAULUS, Lawyer, Chilton. Born in Calumet Co., June 8, 1857. His youth was passed in Chilton. He read law with Baldwin & French, and was admitted to the Bar in 1878. He then entered the office of French & Paulus. He went to Chicago for a short time but returned to Chilton in 1879, and commenced practice, and in 1880 was elected City Treasurer.

CHARLES PFLUGRADT, druggist, Hilbert. Born in Germany, Aug. 6, 1854. When two years of age he came, with his parents, to Sheboygan Co., Wis. He attended school at Winooski, Fond du Lac and Plymouth, while living in those places, and took a regular course in Silsby College, in Fond du Lac. He aIso learned the shoemaker's trade. In 1875, he went to Omaha, but soon returned to Winooski. He then came to Hilbert, where he was engaged in his father's store till 1881, when he went into the drug business, having been appointed Postmaster in 1880. He served as School Clerk in 1881. In 1880, he married Miss Henrietta Sondricker, of Illinois.

JOHN PFLUGRADT, general store, Hilbert. Born in Prussia, Germany March 22,1825. Bringing his family to America in 1856, they landed in New York, and proceeded at once to Wisconsin, locating in sheboygan. He went to work at his trade, shoemaking, remaining there till 1875, when he came to Hilbert, opening a general store. In 1854, he married Miss Amelia Yuss, of Germany. They have a family of five children, having lost one - Charlie, Hattie (now Mrs Franzke), Gustoff, Lucy and Loui (deceased). Mr. Pflugradt served in the army in his fatherland four years.

GEORGE G. PHILLIPS, general store, Brothertown. Born in Chemung Co., N. Y., March 31, 1824. In 1845 he went to Rhode Island, where he worked in the cloth rooms of the cotton factories, and returning to New York, he married in 1848, Miss Phoebe Argell. In 1854 he came to Wisconsin, and went to farming in Calumet County. He established his store in 1868, as Phillips & Son. He has also a cheese factory, and deals in grain and produce, having a branch store in Kaukauna, run as Wirtz, Phillips & Co. Mr. Phillips has four children, and has served the public only in town offices.

LILLIAN POTTER, teacher, Hayton. Born in Calumet County; daughter of Thomas J. Potter, a prominent politician of this county. During his life he interested himself in the public school, and was County Superintendent for some years, and Chairman of the Town Board of Supervisors; - also a soldier in the War of the Rebellion, being a lieutenant in the 18th Wis.V. I. He died in the army. In 1849, he married, and Lillian is one of three children living, Virginia and Ralph being the others. Lillian attended the Normal School and the Academy at Beaver Dam, and adopted the profession of teacher, having taught since 1873, and in Hayton since 1874.

O. R. POTTER, mill owner. Born in Coburg, Upper Canada, Feb. 15, 1814. His parents took him to New York in 1817, where they remained till 1836, when he learned the carpenter's and joiner's trade. 1839, he went through Wisconsin in a canoe, and down to Mineral Point, but returned to New York. He came again in 1846, and settled in Taycheedah; was one of the directors of the company that built the Sheboygan & Fond du Lac plank road, and was a heavy contractor at one time. He moved to Fond du Lac in 1852, and to Rantoul in 1858, and built his saw-mill, and in 1870 built the grist-mill. He has an interest in the mills at Colby, under his son's charge. Mr. Potter has been Chairman of lhe Town. In 1842, he was married, but his wife died, leaving two children, Legare and Mary (now Mrs. P. Dart). In 1858, he married Miss Raida.They have one child, May C. Mr. Potter was the first Postmaster in Rantoul.

JULIUS PUCHNER, General store, Hayton. Born in Wurtemburg, Germany, Aug. 7, 1831. Emigrated to America in 1849; on landing, came to Sheboygan, Wis., and thence to Holstein with his brother, and from there he went to the Lake Superior mines, in Michigan, working in the mines two years, and then as egineer on one of the shaft engines. In I870, he established his store in Hayton, carrying a stock of some $3,000, and doing a business of about $10,000 a year. In 1865 he married Miss Mina Doepel, of Sheboygan. They have five children - Emma, Helen, Charles, George and Otto. Mr. Puchner belongs to the I.O.O.F., and has an interest in the German Land and Mining company, holding 1,600 acres in Michigan.

RUDOLPH PUCHNER, general store, New Holstein. Born in Wurtemberg, Germany, Jan. 24, 1829. His grandfather was a mininster of the Duke, and his father a rich man. In 1848 he crossed the Atlantic, and arrived in New York, from thence he proceeded to Sheboygan,Wis. with a young man named Bruckman. He started for New Holstein, and arriving at Plymouth met his future wife. He continued on through the woods and came to his destination, where he built the first store having to go to Chilton to get lumber; this was in 1849. He and Bruckman kept their shanty store or trading post till 1851, when he went to Chicago, but in 1854 returned and opened a store with Charles Heins. In 1857 this partnership dissolved and he built a store and tavern together, his tavern being a resort for all the early settlers. He closed the hotel in 1859, and continued the store in his own name till 1879, when he took as a partner his son George. He carries a stock of $10,000 and is doing a business of $25,000 per annum. He married Miss Heins of Holstein. They have a family of five boy - George, Edward M. D., Rudolph (now in Boston), William (a druggist in Chicago) and Alfred (still at home). Mr. Puchner was the first Postmaster of New Holstein. Beside his fine town residence, be owns a farm of fifty acres.

FRANK ROBINSON, general store, Chilton. Born in Chilton, March 18, 1849. His father James Robinson was closely identified with the early settlement of this county, and his son received his education here with the exception of his commercial training, which he received in the Fond du Lac College. In 1872 he was appointed agent for the railroad and express companies in Chilton, being the first resident agent. He continued working for the company till 1876, when he purchased a share in a store, the firm then being James Robinson & Son. The business finally passed into his own hands. He carries a stock of $5,000 and does a busines of $15,000. In 1875 he married Miss Eliza McLean, of Stockbridge. They have two children. Josephine and Genevieve. They are all members of the Catholic Church.

HENRY ROLLMANN, druggist, Chilton. Born in Fond du Lac Co., Wis., Feb. 9, 1853. He was raised on a farm in the town of Marshfield and came to Chilton Oct. 7, 1875. In 1876, on March 16, he married Miss Lena Steitz, of Fond du Lac. They have four children - George, Mandy, Albert and Lina. He is a member of the Masonic and also of the I. O. O. F. Iodges. His father, Otto Rollmann, now living in Chilton with him, was born in Westphalia, Prussia, June 22, 1818, where he remained till 1848, when he came to Sheboygan Co., Wis., and soon after went to Fond du Lac County, where he located on a farm, and here Henry was born. The family remained on the old homestead twenty-seven years. He bought the drug business for Henry in 1875, and now is occupied at his trade, that of book-binder. The family consisted of four children - Henry, Loui, A frida and Alfred. Mr. Otto Rollmann married in 1852. His wifes maiden name was Amelia Fricke.

J. F. SCHETTER, miller, Hilbert. Born in Wurtemburg, Germany, in 1827; came to Sheboygan Co., Wis., in 1855, locating on a farm eleven miles from the city. He moved from there to the town of Chilton, where he bought 160 acres. He bought the grist-mill in 1881, which he has repaired and enlarged the capacity for grinding. He has been married twice, the first time to Miss Killyan, and the second time to Miss Brill, of Waukesha County. While in the town ot Herman he heId school offices. The family are members of the Catholic Church.

GEORGE SCHLEYER, editor and publisher of the Volksbote, Chilton. Born in Bavaria, Germany May 30, 1849. He came to New York in 1873, and from thence to Santa Anna Calumet Co., and then to Mill, where he edited the Columbia in 1874. That year he was married to Miss Eliza Voelker, of Santa Anna. They have a daughter Ernestine. On the 1st of March, 1877, he established the Volksbote in Chilton.

P. AUGUST SCHLEYER, priest in St. Anna's Mission, New Holstein. Born in Bavaria, Germany, May 30, 1835. Received his education in Wurtemberg and at the age of nineteen commenced his church studies, and was ordained in 1858. He entered on his holy mission in Germany, coming to America in 1870. He first went to Covington, Ky., and took the Mission of St. Anna where he had a congregation of about 120 families. He also served a mission in Kiel.

J. SCHROWEN, saloon and hotel, Hilbert. Born in Prussia, Germany, June 18, 1836. In 1857, he came to Fond du Lac Co., and from there went to Lake Superior, and worked in the mines of Michigan. He then came to Calumet Co., and bought a farm which he carried on for nine years. He came to Hilbert in 1877. In 1861, he enlisted in the 5th Wis. V. I., Co. K., and was mustered out in 1864. The same year he was married to Miss Mary Staffens, of Fond du Lac, County. They have five children living - Mary, John, Katie, Emma and Frances; have lost three boys.

H. SEVERIN, teacher, New Holstein. Born in Holstein, Germany, Sept. 30, 1848. In 1867 he came to his present home. He was educated for a teacher in Germany and began at sixteen years of age to teach. On arriving in this country he worked on a farm with an American family, and while doing so studied English. He taught Winter terms from 1868 to 1871. He then took the school in district No. 4, where he taught one term, and-then entered on a term in district No. 1, that has lasted nine years. His school has two departments, having an enrollment of 120 pupils, and an average attendance of ninety. In 1873 he married Miss Langemak. They have two children, Johannes, now seven years old and Herman H., two years. Mr. S. belongs to the Masonic lodge, and to the Turn Verein.

JACOB SEVERIN, County Surveyor, New Holstein. Born in Holstein, Germany, Jan. 31,1842. Came to America in 1867, directly to his present location. While in the Fatherland he served in the Danish army in the engineer corps. On settling down here he bought a farm in Oconto County, and went to lumbering and farming, which he carried on till 1877, when be came back to New Holstein, and in 1878 was elected County Surveyor and in 1880 was re-elected. He still owns 200 acres of pine lands, and a cranberry marsh in Oconto County. In 1870 he married Miss Tiedjens, of Holstein. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., and of the Turn Verein.

J. S. SMITH, saw-mill, Chilton. Born in Franklin Co., Me., Jan. 11, 1832. When he was eight years of age, he lost his father, who died in 1840, and when nine years of age he had started for himself. At the age of eighteen he ran an engine on the Medford & Taunton road, and then went to Stillwater, Minn., then in the woods lumbering. He followed that life till 1863, when he went east again, and took an engine on a coal railroad. On leaving this situation he went home to Maine on a visit. He came to Oshkosh, Wis., in 1867. where he worked in the lumber business, and to Chilton in 1875, entering into partnership with D. L. Libby in the saw-mill, sawing hard wood at the rate of 8,000 feet a day. In 1872 he married Miss Reed, of Maine. They have three boys - Roy R., Eugene and Lynn. Mr. Smith was an Alderman in Chilton in 1878, but resigned, not taking any part in local politics. They attend the Methodist Episcopal Church.

MILTON SPRAGUE, blacksmith, Brothertown. Born in Broome Co., N.Y., Aug. 22, 1821. At twelve years of age he shipped on a man-of-war, and for sixteen years remained in the U. S. service, visiting most of the ports of the world. When he left the service he was a captain of forecastle. In 1849 he returned to Broome County, and married Miss Elizabeth Ellwood, and in 1857 came to Wisconsin, and Iocated in Calumet County. His wife died in 1880, and two of his sons. He has five children now living - Milton, Alec, Kate, Mary and Frank.

HERMAN STEFFEN, harness shop and saloon, Sherwood. Born in Prussia, Germany, May 7, 1854. He came to America in 1863 with his parents, and moved to Milwaukee, Wis., where in 1872, he learned the harness-maker's trade. In 1878 he moved to Sherwood, and began business for himself. In 1879 he married Miss Mahlbeg, of Milwaukee. They have two children.

G. F. STOW, railroad and telegraph agent, Chilton. Born in Rock Co., Wis., Feb.19, 1850. He lived there until he was seven years of age, when he removed with his parents to Waupaca County, where they remained until 1874. During their stay there he attended school and then began teaching. He occupied himself during the Summer months in farming. In 1874 he went to Medford and learned telegraphy, and was employed in the old mill at that place. He was sent to Menasha as night operator for the railroad company. In 1875 he went to Random Lake, and in 1876 took the station of Chilton. He married, in 1877, Miss Nicholson of Chilton. They had one child, Millie, who is not living. He is a member of the Masons and the I. O. O. F.

CHARLES TESCH, general store, Brillion. Born in Prussia, Aug. 9, 1851. He came to America in 1854 with his parents, and located in Waukesha County, on a farm. Came from the farm to Brillion in 1874, and conemenced business as a grain buyer and in real estate; estabIished the store in 1874, and has gradually enlarged both store and business. He carries a stock of $10,000 and does a business of $60,000 a year. In 1875, he married Miss Rica Kasch of Brillio. They have one boy, Edward. Her people located in Brillion about the same time that Mr. Tesch came, but have sold the farm, and now live with him.

CLAUS THIESSEN, traveling agent, New Holstein. Born in Schleswig-Holstein, April 28, 1837. He came to America in 1852 with his parents, coming at once to Calumet County, and locating in town of Holstein, on a farm of 160 acres, where his parents still live. In 1859 he married, and went on to a farm of his own in the town d Eaton, where, by an accident be lost his right foot. He then changed his occupation to that of keeping hotel in Kiel, until 1869, when he took a traveling agency for a grocery house, but since travels for the Milwaukee Distillery. While in Winona, Minn., on the 4th of May, 1881, he was thrown down a flight of ten stairs, suffering a complicated fracture of the knee. He belongs to the I.O.O.F., and also the Sons of Hermann. His wife was Miss Tams, of Holstein. They have had nine children only three now living. He was one of a family of seventeen, of which there are nine living.

MATHIAS THOMSEN, station agent, Brillion. Born in Holstein, Germany, June 7, 1845. Came to America in 1867, going at once to Holstein, Calumet Co. On coming to Brillion, he located on a farm and worked it till 1871, when he came to the village and opened a shoe shop. In 1874 he commenced scaling logs for the Brillion Stave and Lumber Company; the mill burned down. In 1877 he learned telegraphy. In 1876 he was elected Town Clerk, which office he still holds and became Notary Public in 1881. He has been School Clerk, aIso. In 1867 he married Miss Ahlf, of Holstein, Germany. They have five children - John D. C. (deceased), Annie, Emma, William and Otto. Mr. Thomsen is a member of the I. O. O. F. and belongs to the Lutheran Evangelical Church.

C. W. THURSTON, farmer, P. O. Stockbridge. Born in Oneida Co., N. Y., Jan. 19, 1829. He lived here till he was seventeen years of age, his father being a farmer and miller. He shared in the same work, attending meantime the district school, and afterwards the Dicksville Institute. In 1846, with other members of the family, he came to Wisconsin, settling on Lot 32. In 1847, he taught school, teaching in all, about ten terms. In 1856, he moved on to the lot where they live at present. He has been prominent in poIitics. In 1854, he was Sheriff of Calumet County; has been Register of Deeds, and in 1873 was elected County Judge; was County Superintendent of Schools, and has been Chairman of both Town and County boards. He has been married twice - the first time in 1854, his wife dying in 1871; the second time in 1873, to Miss Bourne, of Stockbridge. By the two marriages he has six children. He helped raise a company and enlisted in the 16th Wis. V. I., and was discharged in 1865. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and belongs to the I. O. O. F.

HENRY TIMMER, retired, New Holstein. Born in kingdom of Hanover, March 13, 1828. Having received a teacher's education, he left Germany in 1848, and on arriving in New York stayed there till June, 1849. He then came to Wisconsin and located in Washington County, and began farming at which he continued until 1850. He then went to Milwaukee, and from thence to Illinois, and in the Fall of 1854 he returned to Wisconsin and bought a farm in Sheboygan County, town of Lima. While there he held a number of the town offices; was commissioned Notary Public, and took a Iicense as auctioneer and bought and sold real estate till 1875, when he moved to New Holstein. Since coming here he has been Justice three terms and is Notary Public. In 1870, he married Miss Oleemeyer, of Germany, who lived till Jan. 21,1881, when she died leaving three children - Christina H., Henry W. and Martin. Mr. Timmer owns 400 acres in Calumet, 500 in Sheboygan County, besides other land.

FERD ULLRICH, hotel and saloon, Potter's Mills. Born in Germany, April 7, 1846 and came to America in 1853, landing in Baltimore. He came to Milwaukee with his parents, at twelve years of age and went into Rice & Freedman's store. In 1862, he enlisted in the 28th Wis. V. I., Co. B; served two years and seven months, and was then mustered out. He came to Madison, Wis. and thence to Milwaukee, to his old situation. In 1876, he came to his present location and commenced business. He was appointed Postmaster, March 1, 1881. In 1868 he married Miss Klemp. They have six children. He belongs to the I. O. O. F.

JOHN VOELKER, clerk with C. H. Holst, New Holstein. Born in Sheboygan Co., Wis., May 23, 1860. His parents had settled there in 1850, town ol Russell and his father still lives on the old homestead. He had attended the school where his present employer taught. He went to Chilton and apprenticed himself to George Schleyer of the Volksbote press, but returned home, where he stayed till November of 1877, when he entered the employ of C. H. Holst as clerk. He is a member of the Catholic Church.

MORITZ VON GEYSO, hotel, Hilbert. Born in town of Hemann, Sheboygan Co., Wis., June 8, 1848. When eighteen years of age he enlisted in the 19th Reg., Co. D, and served on the frontier in special warfare. He returned home in 1869, after three years' service. The family in the meantime had moved to the town of Rantoul. He opened a saloon at Potter's Mills, but returned to the farm where he stayed till 1873, when he started in the marble business. In 1877, he bought his present place caIled Farmers' Home, having a livery and sale stable in connection with the hotel. In 1870, he married Miss Della Beach, of Brillion. They have had six children and lost four. The two now living are Oscar and Ida. He is a member of the I.O.O.F. Owns a farm of eighty acres in Adams County.

HENRY WELKER, cabinet maker and builder, Hilbert. Born in Holstein, Germany, Jan. 14, 1848. Emigrated to America in 1870, and proceeded to Holstein, Calumet Co. He then moved to Fond du Lac, and, in 1874 to Hilbert, where he established his present business. He is building a large warehouse and salesroom. Mr. Welker has built many of the fine residences in Hilbert and vicinity. In 1874, he Married Miss Faikter of Holstein. They have three children - Godfreid, Frank and an infant.

PETER WERNER, general store, Brillion. Born in Prussia, Germany, Aug. 12, 1839. He Came to Manitowoc Co., Wis., in 1854, locating at Centerville. He acquired his entire education in the English language in eleven evening lessons. When twenty-one years of age he was elected Constable and has held the office of Town Clerk, Chairman and Justice. In 1865 he bought an interest in F. W. Otte's mercantile business, but soon afterward he carried on the business alone. He came to Brillion in 1880 and bought out N. Knauf; was appointed Postmaster the same year. While in Centerville he married Miss Fredericka Trebrer. They have seven children - Louisa, Hattie, Clelia, Robert, Jennie, Olto, Lydia. He carries a stock of about $12,000, and does a business of $40,000 a year. His grain interests are large. Brillion being one of the best markets along the road. Mr. Werner is a member of the I. O. O. F., and attends the Lutheran Church.

L. A. WILLIAMS, saw-mill, of the firm of Harris & Co., Forest Junction. Born in Pierpont, Ohio, May 15, 1852. Removed to Cato, Manitowoc Co., Wis., in 1858 with his parents, and went to school there. As early as 1866 he commenced working in mills and has followed that occupation since coming to Forest Junction in 1873. He is now one of the firm. In 1875 he married Miss Garnet. They have two children, Guy and Elmer.

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