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"History of Northern Wisconsin, 1881"

Eau Claire Biographical Sketches

(-as transcribed from pages 314 - 338)

"J" Surnames

JACKSON, Andrew
JACOBSEN, Thomas M.

JEFFRIES, James JONES, Frank
JOYCE, Pierce

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JACKSON, Andrew

ANDREW JACKSON, jeweler, Eau Claire, born in Clinton Co., N. Y., 1826, came to Wisconsin in 1849, stopping at Beloit for a time, then went to Kilbourn; was also at Sparta for six years; came to Eau Claire in 1859 and began the jewelry business. He now has the largest stock in this part of the State. Was married to Mariette Blood, of Essex Co., N.Y., in 1860, and has two children, Amelia and Arthur.

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JACOBSEN, Thomas M.

THOMAS M. JACOBSEN, pattern maker, Eau Claire, is a native of Norway. He was born May 1, 1853, and came to America in the Spring of 1872, locating in Chicago. He removed from there to Baldwin in the Fall of 1873, and was married at that place, Dec. 24, 1874, to Carrie Johnson, who was born in Norway. They have two children living, Johanna C. and Mary B. Their youngest daughter, Carey, died July 12, 1881, aged three months and six days. Mr. Jacobsen lived in Baldwin about six years, then moved to South Stillwater, and from there to Hudson, remaining at each place about a year, and in May, 1881, came to Eau Claire. He is a member of the I. O. 0. F. and of the Temple of Honor.

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JEFFRIES, James

JAMES JEFFRIES, farmer, Eau Claire, was born in Ireland, Dec. 25, 1834. Came to United States with his widowed mother in 1848, and located in Buffalo, N. Y. Came west, and after stopping a short time in Michigan, settled in Wisconsin. Came to Eau Claire in 1856. Was married in Bear Creek, Dunn Co., Jan. 30, 1871., to Ann Banning, of Bear Creek. Has two children, William Henry and Mary Ann.

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JONES, Frank

FRANK JONES, assistant manager of store, Daniel Shaw Lumber Co., Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1869, and located in Eau Claire. Was employed by Daniel Shaw Lumber Co. in mill for one season, and as salesman in store for eight years; then on the river as lumber salesman and clerk on steamer for three years. Has been in present capacity one year. In 1862, enlisted in 46th Ill. I., private, and served three years. Was born in Stephenson Co., Ill., in 1848. Has been a member of Knights of Pythias five years.

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JOYCE, Pierce

PIERCE JOYCE, proprietor of the Joyce House, came to Eau Claire in August 1858, and was employed in teaming for Chapman & Thorp until the Spring of 1859, when he entered their mills, working there until the Fall of 1861. From that time he was engaged in draying for about three years, and for several Winters was engaged in logging, doing teaming business during Summers until the Fall of 1868, when he opened a meat market, continuing that and dealing in stock and pork packing until 1875. In 1870, he built the Joyce House, renting it until 1875 when he took charge and conducted it himself. In the Summer of 1880, he improved and enlarged it. He was born in County Carlow, Ireland, March, 1829, and was married in Portage, Columbia Co., in June, 1857, to Mary T. Galven. They have five children - John E., James T., Mary C., Annie and Maggie. The family are members of the Catholic Church. Mr. Joyce has been Alderman of the Second Ward for two years and Street Commissioner one year.

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