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"History of Northern Wisconsin, 1881"

Eau Claire Biographical Sketches

(-as transcribed from pages 314 - 338)

"H" Surnames

HADLEY, Charles L.
HADLEY, J. D.
HAKONSEN, Harald (Rev.)
HANSEN, Christopher
HANSON, Fred
HANSON, Peter
HARLOW, Dewitt C.

HARRIGAN, T.
HARRIS, Madison W.
HAVENS, F. H.
HAYDEN, H. H.
HAZEN, Charles E.
HERMAN LINE STEAMERS
HOFFMAN, Theodore
HOGEBOOM, Charles E.
HOSFORD, Agnes (Miss)
HOTCHKISS, Lyman P.
HOWLAND, Henry C.
HOYME, German (Rev.)
HUBBARD, Martin B.
HUEBENER, George
HULL, Irving D.
HUNTINGTON, George
HUNTINGTON, Henry
HURLBUTT, Edwin W.
HUYSSEN, Aug.

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HADLEY, Charles L.

CHARLES L. HADLEY, filer, Wilson shingle-mill; Eau Claire. Came to Wisconsin in 1852 and located in Waupaca County, where he was employed in saw-mill. Came to Eau Claire in 1854, and remained four years. He then returned to Waupaca County, and remained for seven years. Was afterward employed for some years at mills in Eau Claire and at Menomonie. Was then foreman in saw-mill at Fairchilds for seven years, and returned to Eau Claire in Spring of 1881, and engaged in present capacity. He is also in grocery business at Stanley, in company with F. Rabenstorm. He was born in Oswego Co., N. Y., Jan. 30, 1835. Was married in Walworth County, July 17, 1863, to Mary Olverson, who was born in Norway. Have four children - Eugene (employed in store), Sarah, Benjamin and Harriet.

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HADLEY, J. D.

J. D. HADLEY, ferryman, Eau Claire, was born in Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., N.Y., Oct. 2, 1820. His parents Benjamin and Miranda (Duncan) Hadley, being Vermont people. lie came to Wisconsin in 1846, and settled at Two Rivers, Manitowoc Co. Moved to Eau Claire County in 1854, and for a time was engaged in farming, then moved into the city and kept hotel. Had several different houses. For two years kept "Henneberry House." "Eau Claire House" part of one year and the "Niagara House" five or six years. In the year 1869 he started the ferry which he has run almost uninterruptedly since. Built a boat at one time which he run to Memphis. Was first married in Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., to Miss Charity Goodnote, who died leaving two children, Clark and Julia (now Mrs. A. Sessions). Was married to the sister of his first wife in McHenry County, by whom he has three children living - Allen, Eldred and Frank.

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HAKONSEN, Harald (Rev.)

REV. HARALD HAKONSEN, Scandinavian Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, was born in Norway, Nov. 13, 1848. Graduated in Military School, April 1, 1869; served five years as lieutenant in army. Educated at Royal University of Christiania, Norway. Graduated in 1873, and was ordained into the ministry by Bishop Jorgen Johan Tandberg, of Christiania. Came to America in Fall of 1874, and located at Sand Creek, Dunn Co. Was employed in service of Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Synod. for five years. Came to Eau Claire June 24, 1880. Has charge of "Our Savior's" Scandinavian Lutheran Church. Membership 150; church seats 500; also holds service at Black River Falls, Beef River, Little Norway, Augusta, Maryland, Chippewa Falls, Rudds Mills, Porterville and Prescott Mills. Returned to Norway in 1876, and was married there, June 12, 1876, to Ansene Gunderson. They have three children - Rachel, Johanna and Hakom.

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HANSEN, Christopher

CHRISTOPHER HANSEN. millwright, and foreman of shingle mills Eau Claire Lumber Company, came to Wisconsin in 1868 and located at Eau Claire. Was employed two years rafting for Eau Claire Lumber Company, and has been in present capacity for eleven years. Was born in Norway, June 3, 1832, and married in 1856 to Martha Anderson, born also in that country. They have three children - Charles, engaged in dry goods business; Vance, engaged in clothing business, and Dikoa, now Mrs. H. Mason.

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HANSON, Fred

FRED HANSON, proprietor of the Galloway House, Eau Claire, is a son of Thomas W. and Minerva (Crocker) Hanson, now residents of Fargo, Dakota. He was born in Calais, Washington Co., Maine, April 7, 1853, and went, with his parents, to Minneapolis, Minn., in 1854, and lived there twelve years; then removed to Red Wing, and in 1874 to Hastings, Minn., and two years later to Mankato, where he remained but three months; then went to Fargo, Dakota, where he remained until he came to Eau Claire. He was clerk in the Galloway House for three months, and since then has been its proprietor.

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HANSON, Peter

PETER HANSON, of Aanstad & Hanson, grocers, Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1865, and located at Eau Claire; was clerk for five years; then had charge of West Eau Claire Post-office for two years; afterward in butcher business for two years; clerked two years for Ingram, Kennedy & Mason, and commenced his present business about a year ago in company with Ole Aanstad. He was born in Norway, Dec. 12, 1841 and came to America in 1865. Married at Eau Claire, Dec. 25, 1870, to Dorothy Neilson, who was born in Norway. They have three children - Julius Arthur, Daniel Norman, Adela Constance.

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HARLOW, Dewitt C.

DEWITT C. HARLOW, millwright, Valley Lumber Company, Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1845; located at Janesville; employed at carriage building for four years; then at ship-yard in Green Bay for some two years. He has been a licensed Government engineer since 1852. He built the following steamers: " H. S. Allen," 1855 ; "Chippewa," 1856 ; "Chippewa Valley," 1858, and also several barges on the Mississippi River; was employed on that river for eleven years in the capacity of engineer, millwright, etc.; was then employed as millwright in Hannibal, Mo., up to Spring of 1876. Afterward built a planing mill at Minneapolis, Minn., for Bedford, Baker & Boise, and rebuilt mill of French Lumber Company, at Chippewa Falls, Wis., and also rebuilt mill of Chippewa Falls Lumber & Bloom Company. He came to Eau Claire in the Fall of 1879. and has been engaged in present capacity since. He was born, Jan. 2, 1826, at Limerick, N. Y., and was married in Janesville, Oct. 8, 1847, to Geraldine Cobb, who was born in Watertown, N. Y. They have three children - Frank W., engineer in Colorado; Emma W., now Mrs. Maddy; Ella J., now Mrs. Sellers, at Chippewa Falls.

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HARRIGAN, T.

T. HARRIGAN, agent. Was born in Canada West, May 16, 1845. Came to the United States in 1865, and went into the coal mines at Blossburg, Penn., and in the woods one Winter. Returned to Canada for a time, and then came west, locating in Winona, Minn., where he remained about seven years, engaged in general occupations, teaming among the test. Brought his teams to Wisconsin in 1865, and settled in Eau Claire, where he commenced the express business, which he still follows. Married, in Canada West, to Miss Aurelia Miller, who died in 1872, leaving four children - Joseph P., John, Ida May and William. Was married to his present wife, formerly Miss Lizzie Wolf, in Eau Claire, in 1874, and has three children - Lillie, Cora and Fred. Is a member of Eau Claire Lodge, No. 129, I. O. O. F, also Wilderness Encampment.

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HARRIS, Madison W.

MADISON W. HARRIS, furniture, etc., Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in April, 1865, and located at Eau Claire. Engaged in dry goods business in company with Theodore Hoffman. They dissolved partnership some fifteen months later. He commenced furniture business in company with E. W. Allen, May 15, 1867; firm dissolved March, 1877, and Mr. Harris has since been alone. Was born at Farmington, Van Buren Co., Iowa, March 7, 1838; married in Milwaukee, Jan. 3, 1871, to Tillie A. Sivyer, born in Milwaukee, Oct. 20, 1847. Previous to coming to Wisconsin, was engaged in steamboating for some eighteen years between La Crosse, Eau Claire, Mendota and St. Croix.

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HAVENS, F. H.

F. H. HAVENS, news agent, Eau Claire, was born in St. Catherines, Canada, Dec. 10, 1861. His parents, Felix and Jennie (Thompson) Havens came to Wisconsin in 1870, and settled in Eau Claire, where his father practiced his profession, that of physician, until his death, in 1872. Mr. Havens was in the bank of Clark & Ingram three years, and was also in stores at times in town. Commenced present business in 1878.

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HAYDEN, H. H.

H. H. HAYDEN, lawyer, Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in the Fall of 1864, locating at Oshkosh, until 1872, when he came to Eau Claire, associating with W. P. Bartlett in the practice of law. He has been City Attorney, and held other city offices; has been one of the directors of the Bank of Eau Claire since its organization. He was born in Schenectady, N. Y., May 3, 1841, and moved to McHenry Co., Ill., in 1843, living in Woodstock and Crystal Lake until he came to Wisconsin. He was married in Woodstock, Ill., to Florence Slocum; they have two children, Avis and Gorgie.

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HAZEN, Charles E.

CHARLES E. HAZEN, of A. & C. E. Hazen, flouring mills, on Otter Creek, two and one-half miles southeast of Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1843, and located near Fond du Lac, where he farmed, etc., up to 1860; he then moved to Tyrone and built a saw-mill, in company with his father and others; shortly afterward he moved the mill to Eau Claire; ran it for two or three years, and sold it in 1865.  He built present mill in company with his father, Alonzo Hazen, and the mill has since been under its present firm name.  They employ five men; capacity of mill fifty barrels per day.  He is also connected with the Eau Claire Woolen Mills, situated on Otter Creek, nest to flouring mills.  This mill was erected in 1875 by W. H. Moore & Co., of which firm the Hazens were members.  It employes ten men.  The partners are A. and C. E. Hazen, D. C. Whipple and E. Robbins.  Mr. Hazen was Chairman of Town Board of Washington, in 1858-59, and at present is acting engineer for Empire Lumber Company of Eau Claire.  He was born in Lewis Co., N. Y., March 17, 1837; was married at Peru, in September, 1861, to Serapta Bird, who was born in New York City.  They have six children - William J., Mary L. (now Mrs. Lockin), Jennie, Phoebe, Emma J. and Ida M.

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HERMAN LINE STEAMERS

HERMAN LINE STEAMERS, Reed's Landing and Eau Claire.  Organized and commenced business in the Spring of 1875.  Have now two steamers which make daily trips.

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HOFFMAN, Theodore

THEODORE HOFFMAN, Eau Claire, was born in Charleston, S. C., Feb. 2, 1842, and when a child of two years of age came with his father, Frederick Hoffman, to Mineral Point.  He lived there until 1857, when he came to Eau Claire.  He commenced mercantile business, as a clerk, in 1856, and engaged in business for himself in 1865, which he has continued ever since.  He was married in Eau Claire, in September, 1866, to Eunice A. Harlow.  They have one child, Arthur T.  Mr. Hoffman held the office of Village Trustee for two years prior to the city organization, and since then represented the Fifth Ward one year as Alderman.  He is a member of the Baptist Church.

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HOGEBOOM, Charles E.

CHARLES E. HOGEBOOM, physician and surgeon, came to Eau Claire and engaged in the practice of medicine, in May, 1876.  He is a graduate of Rush Medical College, class of '69, and began his practice at Blackberry Station, Kane Co., Ill.  He went from there to St. Charles, in the same county, where he remained until he came to Eau Claire.  He was born in the township of Genoa, De Kalb Co., Ill., April 28, 1846 and was educated int he public schools of that county and the High School, in Sycamore, and by private instruction.  He was married in Eau Claire, in June, 1873, to Maggie, daughter of Thomas Barland, who was born in Illinois.  they have two children, Charles Barland and Elsie J., and have lost one daughter, Margie Belle, who died in November, 1878, aged three years and two months.

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HOSFORD, Agnes (Miss)

MISS AGNES HOSFORD, Superintendent of Schools, Eau Claire, born at St. Stephens, N. B.; came to Wisconsin, Fall 1855, and settled in Hudson, St. Croix County.  Was elected to present position, January, 1876.

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HOTCHKISS, Lyman P.

LYMAN P. HOTCHKISS, County Clerk, Eau Claire, was born Oct. 24, 1841, int he town of Homer, Cortland Co., N. Y., and lived with his parents until his thirteenth year, when he came West.  He returned to New York in 1859, where, in April, 1861, he enlisted in Co. B, 23d N. Y. V. I., serving until May 22, 1863; he then came to Eau Claire, and after a residence here of fifteen months, returned to New York, and enlisted in Co. B, 189th N. Y. V. I.  He was elected orderly of the company, and afterward promoted to second lieutenant.  At the battle of Gravelly Run, on March 31, 1865, he was wounded in his right ankle, and the result was the amputation of his leg.  He left the service July 11, 1865.  He was married in Belvidere, N. Y., June 22, 1865, to Almeda E. Smith, who was born in the town of West, Allegany Co., N. Y.  They have four children - Hattie M., Leroy, Harry B. and Willie O.  Mr. Hotchkiss was Justice of the Peace in the town of Union; Town Clerk of West Eau Claire before the city organization, and Post-master of West Eau Claire about three years; he was serving when the office was discontinued in 1872.  He was elected County Clerk in 1876, and re-elected in 1878 and 1880.

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HOWLAND, Henry C.

HENRY C. HOWLAND came to Eau Claire in March, 1865, since which time he has been connected with the Eau Claire schools as principal of the East Side High School.  He has been President of the Eau Claire Free Library, since its organization in 1875, vice-president of the Eau Claire Savings, Build and Loan Association for the past two years.  Mr. Howland was born in Adams, Mass., Jan. 20, 1836, and educated at Shelburne Academy, taking an advanced academic course.  He commenced teaching at Gallipolis, Ohio; taught five years there and one in Prairie Seminary at Richland, Kalamazoo Co., Mich., as principal of that institution, and came from there to Eau Claire.  He was married, Dec. 29, 1859, in Ashfield, Franklin Co., Mass., to Olive S. Sears, who was born in Goshen, Mass.  They have two children, Clarence S. and Jessie M.

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HOYME, German (Rev.)

REV. GERMAN HOYME, pastor Norwegian Evangelical Lutheran Church, Eau Claire, was born in Norway, Oct. 8, 1848; came to America, 1851, and located at Port Washington.  Educated at Madison University; theological education, Augsberg Seminary, Minneapolis, Minn.; graduated 1873, and was ordained by the Norwegian-Danish Evangelical Lutheran Church of America.  Had charge of the Lutheran Church at Duluth, Minn., for one year, and at Menomonie, Wis., for two years.  Has had charge of Norwegian Lutheran Churches in East and West Eau Claire since 1876.  Married at Duluth, Minn., Nov. 15, 1874, to Ida Olsen, who was born in Norway.  They have four children - Aagut, Alice, Sigred and Ranghild.  In 1876, the churches had a membership of 373; have since been increased to 580.  Seating capacity of both churches, 700.

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HUBBARD, Martin B.

MARTIN B. HUBBARD, Eau Claire, came to the town of Bridge Creek, Eau Claire Co., in June, 1865.  His home was in Augusta most of the time until March 1, 1876, when he was appointed Clerk of the Circuit Court and came to Eau Claire.  He was elected Clerk the next Fall, and re-elected in the Falls of '78 and '80.  He had been Town Clerk of Bridge Creek, and was holding that office when he was first appointed to his present position.  He was born in Elgin Co., Canada West, Aug. 11, 1849, and lived there until he came to Wisconsin with his parents, Alfred and Mary A. (Dighton) Hubbard, now residents of the city of Eau Claire.  He was married in August, Eau Claire Co., March 20, 1873, to Alice A. Muzzy, who was born in Mayville, Dodge Co.  They have two children, Archie P., born Oct. 29, 1876, and Eva, born Oct. 27, 1878.

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HUEBENER, George

GEORGE HUEBENER, hardware, firm of Miller & Huebener, came to Eau Claire in 1865 from Germany; engaged in milling two and one half years; then in buying wheat for Summermier.  Was with Northwestern Lumber Company four years; began his present business in 1876.  Was married to Anna Seidel in 1878.  They have one child, George, born March, 1879.  Mr. H. has passed all the honorary degrees of the Odd Fellows.

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HULL, Irving D.

IRVING D. HULL, book-keeper, with Daniel Shaw Lumber Company, Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1857, and located at Eau Claire and was employed by the Daniel Shaw Lumber Company for several years as book-keeper.  Went to New York and remained nine years, returning in 1873 to Eau Claire, since which he has been engaged in his present capacity.  Was born in Otsego Co., N. Y., 1837, and married near Gilbertsville, N. Y., Dec. 20, 1865, to Adeline Cole, who was born in Otsego Co., N. Y.  Have one child, Minnie B.

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HUNTINGTON, Henry

HENRY HUNTINGTON, farmer, Eau Claire, was born in Chelsea, Orange Co., Vt., Jan. 25, 1826.  Parents, Jonas M. and Mary (Blodgett) Huntington, being a Vermont family; father came from Connecticut when a boy.  Came West in 1854, and located in Leon, Monroe Co., remaining only six months; then moved to Eau Claire.  Was first engaged in merchandising, which he followed eighteen months, then bought his present farm.  Was married in Fairlee, Vt., Jan. 20, 1850, to Miss Eliza Jane Shaw.  Has four children - George A., Clarence H. Gilbert and Elfrena, now Mrs. R. Calquin.  Is a member of Washington Grange, No. 321.  Was Town Clerk and Justice of the Peace in 1856; Justice of the Peace, 1857; Board of Supervisors, two or three times; Assessor, once or twice.

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HUNTINGTON, George

GEORGE HUNTINGTON, dairy farm, Eau Claire, is a son of Mr. Henry Huntington.  Was born in Eau Claire Sept. 7, 1857, and attended school in that city.  Was married to Miss Mabel Stocking, and has two children, Hobart Henry and Gilbert Arthur.  Mr. Huntington keeps ten cows and supplies Eau Claire with milk.

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HURLBUTT, Edwin W.

EDWIN W. HURLBUTT, sawyer, Daniel Shaw Lumber Company, Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1867 and located at Eau Claire; was engaged for two years in various mills, and since then has been employed in his present capacity.  Was born in Alma, N. Y., March 9, 1845, and married at Eau Claire, 1869, to Mary Hunter, who is a native of Maine.  They have one child, George A. L., aged ten years.

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HUYSSEN, Aug.

AUG. HUYSSEN, R. E. Eau Claire, is a native of Essen, Prussia.  Came to the United States in 1848, and after a short stay in New York, moved to Calumet, Fond du Lac Co., where he built a steam grist-mill and engaged in milling business.  About the year 1854-55, he moved to Fond du Lac, and from there to Eau Claire, settling in the latter place about 1856.  Married in Calumet, Fond du Lac Co., to Miss Letitia Boyd.  Have only one surviving child, William.

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