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"History of Northern Wisconsin, 1881"

Eau Claire Biographical Sketches

(-as transcribed from pages 314 - 338)

"L" Surnames

LAMB, Will H.
LARSON, Christian
LARSON, Lewis R. (Hon.)

LATIMER, Levi E. (Hon.)
LELAND, E. H. (Mrs.)
LIENENKUGER, Joseph Matthias
LOCKE, J. T.
LOWREY, Robert
LUND, S. A.
LYMAN, John V. R.


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LAMB, Will H.

WILL H. LAMB came to Eau Claire in January, 1880, and was associated with the Daily Free Press, as business manager, until December, 1880, and commenced publication of the Daily and Weekly Leader, April 29, 1881. Mr. Lamb was born in Woodstock, Vt., July 28, 1849, and lived there until 1851, when, with his parents, Nathan and Ellen Ward Lamb, he moved to Watab, Minn., eighty-four miles above St. Paul. His father went there as post trader among the Winnebago Indians; he now lives at Eureka Springs, Ark.; his mother being unable to endure the climate of Arkansas, lives in Southern Minnesota. Mr. Lamb learned the printer's trade at St. Cloud, in 1866, working on the St. Cloud Journal, He afterward purchased the St. Cloud Times, and was burned out within nine days after the purchase, but continued the publication without the loss of a single issue. Three years later he sold the paper, and for a year was engaged in the book and stationery business. He started a paper at Anoka, Minn., and in 1875, went from the latter place to Minneapolis, and established the Daily Evening Journal, but sold out soon after, and engaged in job printing for a year and a half; he then removed to Glencoe, Minn., and bought the reekly Glencoe Enterprise, remaining there until he came to Eau Claire, where he was married Sept. 1, 1880, to Miss Mary E. Congdon, a daughter of Alvah Congdon, one of the early settlers of this place.

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LARSON, Christian

CHRISTIAN LARSON, Eau Claire. Came to Black River Falls in the Summer of 1871, and engaged in lumbering and logging until Dec. 25, of the same year. Was then for a year unable to work, on account of a broken leg. In 1873, he came to Eau Claire, driving a team for six months., and then clerking for A. A. Cutter in the shoe store for two years. He commenced business for himself in October, 1877, at Chippewa Falls, being in general mercantile business, and came from there to Eau Claire and established his present business in clothing, gents' furnishing goods, hats, caps, boots and shoes. Mr. Larson was born in Norway, Jan. 21, 1851. and came from there to Wisconsin. He was married in Chippewa Falls, Oct. 6. 1877, to Lena Rostad. who is also a native of Norway. They have one child, Florence. Mr. Larson is a member of the A. 0. U. W.

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LARSON, Lewis R. (Hon.)

HON. LEWIS R. LARSON, Eau Claire. Was born near Bergen, Norway, Sept. 1, 1849, and came with his parents to Columbus, in the Spring of 1850. He was educated in the public schools of Columbus, and in the Wisconsin University, at Madison, graduating from the latter institution in the class of 1872. He read law in the office of A. G. Cook, of Columbus, and was admitted to the Bar, May 20, 1874, at Portage, and May 28, 1880, to practice in the Supreme Court. He remained in the office of A. G. Cook until June 14, 1875, when he came to Eau Claire and began practice alone. He was City Attorney from April, 1877, to April, 1878, when he was elected Municipal Judge for a term of four years.

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LATIMER, Levi E. (Hon.)

HON. LEVI E. LATIMER was born in the town of Bloomfield, near Hartford, Conn., April 12, 1838, and lived there until 1858, when he went to La Porte, Ind., and studied law. He came to Eau Claire, in June, 1860, and engaged in the practice of law until 1872, when he became Municipal Judge, which office he held for six years. He has held various town offices on the west side. Since 1878, he has been engaged in real estate and insurance business. He was married in Hartford, Conn., in April, 1863, to Nellie M. Buckingham, who was born in Bloomfield, Conn. Mr. Latimer is a member of the A., F. & A. M. Lodge, Chapter, Commandery, and Wisconsin Consistory, etc.

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LELAND, E. H. (Mrs.)

MRS. E. H. LELAND, authoress, Eau Claire. Was born in the State of Vermont, and came west with her parents. Came to Wisconsin in 1860, and located at La Crosse, and came to Eau Claire in 1872. Has published a number of works, the principal being: "A Lost Life," a novel issued in 1869; "Farm Homes," published in 1880.

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LIENENKUGER, Joseph Matthias

JOSEPH MATTHIAS LIENENKUGER, brewer, Eau Claire.  Born in Eau Claire, Oct. 19, 1858. His father, Matthias Lienenkuger, commenced brewing business in 1855, and carried it on until his death, which occurred Oct. 17, 1874. The business is now owned by Mrs. Threca Lienenkuger, widow of Matthias Lienenkuger, and her children. Joseph Matthias Lienenkuger has managed the business since 1876. Capacity of brewery fifty barrels per day; employs fourteen men and five teams.

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LOCKE, J. T.

J. T. LOCKE, Eau Claire. Was born in the city of Biddeford, Me., May 23, 1833, and moved to Boston, Mass., in 1868; living there until he came to Eau Claire, May 12, 1873. He worked as carpenter and builder until 1878, and has been since then in the machinery business. He was married in Biddeford, in February, 1856, to Catherine J. Newell, who was born in the town of Dayton, Maine. She died in August, 1866, leaving three children - Winfield S., Ella D. and Charles. He was married to his present wife, Mrs. R. S. Warren, in the town of Plymouth, Me., in October, 1871. She was a native of that place, and had three children by her former marriage. Mr. Locke is a member of the I. O. O. F., and A. O. U. W. He enlisted June 9, 1862, in Co. F, 16th Me. V. I.; served two years and three months, when he was mustered out on account of disability caused by wounds and injuries received while in the service. He was a non-commissioned officer of his company.

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LOWREY, Robert

ROBERT LOWREY, sawyer, D. L. Co., Eau Claire. Was born in Newark, N. J., Feb. 19, 1843. His parents moved to Wisconsin about 1844, and settled in La Fayette County, where they engaged in farming. Mr. Lowrey spent about three years in Montana, engaged in mining. Was at Menomonie in mills there, and was on the river about two years. Has been engaged in his present occupation the last six years. In the woods in the Winter.

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LUND, S. A.

S. A. LUND, manager of the Eau Claire Lumber Company's meat market. Was born in Southern Norway, Nov. 19, 1832, and came from there to Cambridge, Dane Co., in 1852. He lived there until he came to Eau Claire, May 7, 1857. He is the oldest Norwegian settler now living in this county. He at first engaged in general work; in the Summer of 1857, he located a farm in the town of Pleasant Valley, which he still owns. He lived on his farm until 1858, when he commenced working for the Eau Claire Lumber Company. He was superintendent in the different departments until 1860, when he returned to his farm for eight or nine years; then, probably in 1868, he re-entered the employ of the Eau Claire Lumber Company, taking charge of their meat market, moving his family into his new house in the city in the Fall of 1878. He was married in the town of Pleasant Valley, Eau Claire Co., in the Winter of 1857, to Christina Erickson, who was born in Norway. They have one child living, Frank 0., aged nineteen years; and have lost two children, Jacob A., who died at the age of twenty years, and Eva, who died aged seven years three months and seven days.

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LYMAN, John V. R.
 
JOHN V. R. LYMAN, physician and surgeon. Eau Claire. Was born in North Pepin, Pepin Co., June 13, 1857; was reared in Ft. Madison, Lee Co., Iowa, and educated at Rush Medical College, Chicago, graduating in the Spring of 1880. He attended lectures at the St. Louis Medical College, and had eighteen months' practice in the hospital at Ft. Madison. He came to Eau Claire in February, 1880, and was married there, June 7, 1881, to Maud M. Kepler, who was born in Meadville, Penn. The doctor has been associated with Dr. W. T. Galloway, in practice, ever since he came here. He read medicine with Dr. August W. Hoffmiester, of Ft. Madison, the well-known and skillful physician and surgeon of that place.

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