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"History of Northern Wisconsin, 1881"

Augusta Biographical Sketches

(-as transcribed from pages 339 - 342)


The following biographies appear below in order as found in the book.  Feel free to browse through the whole page or click on the alphabetized name list to go directly to the bio of interest to you:

ANDERSON, John
BALL, John L.
BEEBE, Charles F.
BEEBE, J. D.
BILLS, Ira G.
BRADFORD, Clinton E.
BRADFORD, Ira B. (Hon.)
CAMPBELL, Rosiel D.
COOPER, Silas E.
CRAWFORD, Judson C.
CUDDY, Stephen A.
FISH, Joel W. (Rev.)
HACKETT,  J. C.
HACKETT, J. M.

HACKETT, Russell
HAMILTON, George F.
HAW, John (Rev.)
HEARD, Lester A.
HEBARD, William D.
JACKSON, Marion D.
JONES, Griff O.
MACOMBER, Sylvester M.
McBAIN, Henry
OBER, Edwin F.
RICK, August C.
RICKARD, Charles
RICKARD, Harlow E.
ROSE, P. Herman
SCOTT, Robert E.
SEARLE, Harris
SPENCER, Dudley Carlton
STEVENS, Emery C.
STONE, John F.
STONE, Uriah M.
TEBO, John
WALLER, Thomas C.
WARD, Celia (Mrs)
WATENFULL, Henry
WATERBURY, William H.
WILLIAMS, L. L.
WILLIAMS, Thomas E.
ZIMMERMAN, Joseph C.

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ANDERSON, John

JOHN ANDERSON, blacksmith. Was born in Denmark, March 2, 1841. Came to America in 1867. After spending a short time at Watertown, He came to Augusta in the same year. Besides conducting an extensive blacksmith establishment, he has a fine farm in the town of Bridge Creek, which he carries on. He was married in Augusta, to Armintha Hicks. They have three children - Ivis Augusta, Edna, and an infant daughter. Lost one daughter, who died at the age of one year. Mr. A. is a member of the A., F. & A. M., and I. O. O. F.

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BALL, John L.

JOHN L. BALL, proprietor of planing mill, sash, door and blind manufactory, and saw-mill. Was born in Taunton, Mass., Dec. 12, 1834, removed from there to Lorain County, Ohio, in 1840, with his father; remained in Ohio until 1855, then came to Monroe, Green Co., Wis.; there one year, then removed to Neillsville, Clark Co., two years in the latter place, when he came to Augusta. He enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, in Co. I, 30th Wis. V. I.; served until November, 1865. After leaving the army he returned to Augusta and engaged in business for himself. Besides carrying on his manufacturing business, he is an extensive contractor and builder. His saw-mill is situated two and a half miles from Augusta; it has a capacity for cutting 20,000 feet of lumber per day. In the various departments of his business, he employs about thirty men. Mr. Ball has been connected with the School Board all of the time since he came to Augusta, except one year; held office of Town Treasurer three years. He was married in Fairchild, Eau Claire Co., Aug. 24, 1862, to Caroline Clark, a native of Montpelier, Vt. They have three children - Carrie J., Mary I., and Elsie. Mr. B. is a member of the A., F. & A. M., and A. O. U. W.

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BEEBE, J. D.

J. D. BEEBE, of the firm of J. D. Beebe & Co., grocers. Was born in Randolph, Orange Co., Vt., Jan. 2, 1821. Moved to Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., in 1836. Lived there until he came to Monroe, Green Co., Wis., in 1860. Came to Augusta, in the Spring of 1881. He was married in Massena, N. Y., in November, 1843, to Amanda Snow. She died in the Spring of 1849, leaving two children, Gertrude, now Mrs. Henry Denhart of Pipestone Co., Minn.,and Gelsomina, now Mrs. John Bassett, of Augusta, Wis. Mr. Beebe was married to his present wife, in Massena, in September, 1849; her maiden name was Polly Rickard. They have three children - John F., Charles F., and Laura, all now residing in Augusta. Mr. B. enlisted Aug. 21, 1862, in Co. B, 31st Wis. V. I.; served until June, 1865. He was in all the engagements of his command except the last one, near Goldsboro, N. C., March 19, 1865; at that time he was detailed for duly as saddler, and consequently was not in the engagement. He has been engaged in the boot and shoe business ever since he came to Wisconsin. In the Spring of 1881, he also engaged the present business, with his son Charles F.  He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

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BEEBE, Charles F.

CHARLES F. BEEBE, of the firm of J. D. Beebe & Co., grocers. Was born in Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., Jan. 18, 1852. Came to Monroe, Green Co., Wis., in October, 1860. Worked at carpenter and joiner's trade until 1875, when he came to Augusta, engaged in the boot and shoe business here for three years, then returned to Monroe and remained there until the Spring of 1881, when he again came to Augusta and engaged in the present business in partnership with his father.

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BILLS, Ira G.

IRA G. BILLS, farmer, and agricultural implements, Augusta. Came to Wisconsin in 1848; located at Fox Lake, Dodge Co., where he resided with his parents. Came to Augusta in 1856, and has been farming since. He also taught school for five years, and clerked in a store several years; also worked as book-keeper for W. W. Railroad; and has been dealing in agricultural implements four years - two years alone and two years in company with Austin Chrisler. Was Supervisor of town of Otter Creek, for 1873, '74 and '75, and Town Clerk for two years, 1876 and '77. Chairman of Board of Supervisors for 1880, of town of Bridge Creek. Born in Canada, 1844. Was married at Augusta, April 19, 1869, to Ella G. Perkins, born in Canada. They have four children - Clara V., Chrissie E., Ella M., and Nellie M.

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BRADFORD, Ira B. (Hon.)

HON. IRA B. BRADFORD, lawyer and banker. Was born in the town of Fulton, Rock Co., Wis., June 24, 1851. When he was but a few months old his parents, Elbridge and Lovina A. (Burnham) Bradford, removed to New Hampshire, with their family. Ira was educated in the academies and seminaries of New Hampshire. He read law in that State and in Erie Co., Pa. In the Spring of 1873, he came to Wisconsin. After spending a few weeks at Janesville, in the office of Cassoday & Carpenter, he went to Monroe, Green Co., where he was admitted to the Bar. He then came to Augusta and began practice in April, 1873. In 1875, he commenced the banking business, in partnership with Russell Hackett, a well-known farmer of this region; theirs was the first and only banking institution ever established in this place. Mr. Bradford is manager of the business. He has been village attorney most of the time since he came here. In 1880, he was elected Assemblyman, and was chosen Speaker of the House, being the youngest officer who ever presided over that body, and the only native of Wisconsin that ever filled that position. He was married in Edinboro, Erie Co., Pa., Aug. 20, 1872, to Allie M. Burnham. They have two children, Archie E. and Sadie M. Mr. Bradford's parents now reside in Washington, N. H.

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BRADFORD, Clinton E.

CLINTON E. BRADFORD, cashier of Bradford & Hackett's bank. Was born in Washington, Sullivan Co., N. H., Sept. 1, 1853. Lived there until he came to Augusta, Wis., Sept. 9, 1876. Since coming here has been connected with the bank, in his present capacity. He was educated in the schools of his native State. Mr. Bradford was married in Nashua, N. H., Nov. 26, 1874, to Emma C. Fletcher, a native of Amherst, N. H.

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CAMPBELL, Rosiel D.

ROSIEL D. CAMPBELL, attorney at law. Was born in what is now the town of La Fayette, Onondaga Co., N. Y., Feb. 15, 1810. Came to Beloit, Rock Co., Wis., in 1838; there and in that vicinity for some years, then went to Lee Co., Ill.; resided for two years in Boone Co., Ill., and in October, 1861, he enlisted in Co. I, 46th Ill. V. I. After the battle of Ft. Donelson, he was promoted to captain, receiving his commission just before the battle of Pittsburg Landing. In the Fall of 1862, he resigned, and came to Waterloo, Jefferson Co., Wis., where he resided until 1867, when he located in what is now the town of Ludington, Eau Claire Co. Came to Augusta in 1869. He is now President of the village, also holds the office of Court Commissioner; for several years has been Justice of the Peace here. Mr. Campbell was admitted to practice in the Territory of Wisconsin in 1842, and was admitted to the Bar of Illinois in April, 1843. He was married in the town of Manchester, Boone Co., Ill., to Cornelia Linderman, a native of the State of New York. They have five children - Charles R., Amelia C., James H., Harriet C. and Frank R. Lost three children - Cornelia C., Stephen and R. D. Mr. C. is a member of the Old Settler's Club, of Augusta, and of A. F. & A. M.

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COOPER, Silas E.

SILAS E. COOPER, of the firm of Jackson & Sons, merchants. Was born in what is now the town of Annin, McKean Co., Pa., Sept. i, 1843. Lived there until he came to Wisconsin in 1866. He was married in Annin, Pa., March 26, 1865, to Melvina R. S. Jackson; she was born in the town of Jasper, Steuben Co., N. Y. They have one child, Lilly D., born Aug. 30, 1867. Mr. Cooper is a member of I. O. O. F.

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CRAWFORD, Judson C.

JUDSON C. CRAWFORD, lawyer. Was born in Ulysses, Tompkins Co., N. Y., April 26, 1823; lived there until he came to Wisconsin, in the Fall of 1847. The first year after coming to this State he taught school in Sheboygan, then taught two years at Waupun, and one year at Ceresco. Afterward, for many years, he was engaged in general missionary work, being a regularly ordained minister of the Universalist Church. He preached in the vicinity of Berlin, 1 year, Oshkosh, 1 year, Prairie du Chien, 1 year, Reedsburg, 1 year, Neenah, 1 year, Rosendale, 1 year, Beaver Dam about 2 years, Mayville, 1 year, Watertown, 1 year, Waupun again for 1 year, Marshall, 2 years, Lake Mills, 3 years, Montello, 2 years, Brodhead, 2 years, again at Lake Mills for 2 years, Black River Falls, Osseo and Augusta, each one year, and taught school at Osseo for some time. In March, 1875, he settled in Augusta, since then he has been engaged in practice of law, having practiced to some extent for several years prior to locating here. Mr. Crawford was married in the village of Catharine, N. Y., in December, 1842, to Lucy Maria Beardley, a native of that place. They have three children living - Ada Estelle, Emma Belle and Carrie Maud. Lost four children - Clarence, who died at the age of two years and two months; Allen, aged fourteen, and two sons died in early infancy. Mr. Crawford is a member of A. F. & A. M., I. O. O. F., and Temple of Honor. His father, Elisha Crawford, died when Judson was only two years of age. His mother, Mehitabel (Cleveland) Crawford, died about eighteen years ago.

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CUDDY, Stephen A.

STEPHEN A. CUDDY, agent of C., St. P., M, & O. R. R. Co., Augusta. Came to Wisconsin in 1868; located in New Lisbon, where he resided with his parents, and attended school. Went to Eau Claire in 1870, and was employed by Eau Claire Lumber Company for six months, then entered the employ of C., St. P., M. & 0. R. R. Co. for a year, stationed at various places. Returned to New Lisbon and learned telegraphy. Was employed on M. & St. P. R. R., at Kilbourn, Columbus and Elk Grove, as telegraph operator for six months; then at Menomonie, as operator and clerk for C., St. P., M. & O. R. R. one year; then at Hudson three months, and at Merillon Junction for four months; then at Eau Claire as operator for five years. Came to Augusta in Summer of 1880, and has been in present capacity since. Was born in Ireland, in December, 1856. Came to America in 1863. Was married in Eau Claire, June, 1880, to Ellen Egan, born in Ohio. They have one child, Lucy A.

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FISH, Joel W. (Rev.)

REV. JOEL W. FISH, pastor of First Baptist Church, Augusta. Born in Berkshire Co., Mass., Feb. 1, 1817. Graduated at Madison University in 1843. Was ordained at Mannsville, N. Y., in Fall of 1845. Came to Wisconsin same year; located at Geneva; had charge of First Baptist Church for seven years, and at Racine for two and a half years. Was then appointed general superintendent for Baptist Home Mission Society of the State. Served in that capacity two years, residing at Geneva. Then at Fox Lake for twenty-one years; had charge of First Baptist Church for eleven years, and was again general superintendent of the Baptist Home Mission Society of Wisconsin for ten and a half years. Then at Waupaca for sixteen months, acting pastor of First Baptist Church, and six months in charge of Home Mission of Northern Wisconsin. Came to Augusta, November, 1879, and has been in present capacity since. Membership of church, 175. Present church edifice was built in 1867, and was opened by Mr. Fish at that time. He also preaches at different parts of the county. Was married at Pulaski, N. Y., September, 1846, to Rachel W. Stone, born in Franklin Co., Mass. They have one son, Fred M., employed as book-keeper in Chicago.

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HAMILTON, George F.

GEORGE F. HAMILTON, physician and surgeon. Was born in Chemung Co., N. Y., April 28, 1839. Came to Wisconsin in the Fall of 1852; resided in Fond du Lac County until the Spring of 1853, then moved to Oakfield, Dodge Co., where he remained until 1856, afterward lived at Hillsboro, Vernon Co. In 1862, went to Sheldon, Monroe Co., there until 1866, then returned to Vernon County, resided one year in Bloomingdale, and two years in Springville, then for one year resided at Sparta. In 1870, he came to Augusta. The doctor received his medical education at Bennett Eclectic Medical College of Chicago. Commenced practice in 1866. After coming to Augusta, he run a drug store in connection with the practice of his profession. For last five years he has been extensively engaged in farming. In December, 1863, he enlisted in Co. I, 37th Wis. V. I.; was discharged March 18, 1865, on account of wounds received before Petersburg, Va. He was the first village President of Augusta, who was elected on the no license ticket. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M , and I. 0. 0. F. societies. He was married in Sheldon, Monroe Co., Wis., Dec. 6, 1859, to Orra M. Stearns, a native of Newbury, Geauga Co., Ohio. She came to Wisconsin in 1855. They have two children living, Ernest A., born Dec. 1, 1862, and Claude F., born April 19, 1872. Lost one son, John Willie, who was born Jan. 27, 1861, and died March 12, 1877.

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HACKETT, Russell

RUSSELL HACKETT, farmer and banker, was born in Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., Feb. 28, 1842, lived there until he came to the town of Bridge Creek, Eau Claire Co., Wis., in September, 1856, farming ever since he came here, except a short time when he was engaged in carpenter work, interested in lumbering to considerable extent prior to seven years ago. He has been extensively engaged in land operations since coming to Wisconsin. Since 1875, he has been interested in banking business here, in partnership with Ira B. Bradford. Mr. Hackett served over one year in Company K, 5th Wis. V. I. He was County Surveyor for eight years, Town Treasurer one year, several years Town Assessor, now serving in that position. He is a member of A. F. & A. M., Blue Lodge, Chapter and Eau Claire Commandery, I. O. O, F. and Augusta Old Settler's Club.

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HACKETT,  J. C.

J. C. HACKETT, dealer in hardware and agricultural implements, was born in Clarendon, Rutland Co., Vt., Aug. 8, 1827. When he was a youth of ten or eleven years his parents moved with their family to Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. He lived there until he was twenty-one years of age, when he returned to Vermont and learned his trade of carpenter and joiner, remained in Vermont about five years, then returned to Massena where he resided until the Spring of 1856, when he came to Sauk Co., Wis., in August of the same year he came to Augusta and engaged in carpenter and joiner and millwright business; he also opened a farm, continued to work at his trade four or five years, lived on his farm two or three years, then purchased an interest in hardware business, being associated with Corilus Stone and Harvey R. Plumley, under the firm name of Stone, Hackett & Co., which continued for about two years when Stone and Plumley disposed of their interest in the business to Brown & Eaton, three or four years later Mr. Hackett sold out to Brown & Eaton. Afterward the firm of Hackett, Plumley & Hebard was organized in the Fall of 1875, Mr. Plumley retired from the firm, since then Messrs. Hackett and Hebard have carried on the business. Mr. Hackett was married Jan. 1, 1857, to Charlotte F. Stone, a native of Massena, N. Y. They have three children living - Ira S., Mary and Elsie L. Lost one daughter, who died in infancy. Mr. H. has held various town and county offices, and is now Chairman of the Town Board, has held that position several years. He is president of the Pioneer Society of Augusta. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and I. O. O. F. Besides carr(y)ing on business in town he has been quite extensively engaged in farming and also lumbering for three Winters.

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HAW, John (Rev.)

REV. JOHN HAW, pastor of Methodist Episcopal Church, born in the town of Dishforth, county of York, England, May 6, 1843; came to America with his parents, John and Mary (Lasenby) Haw, when he was about eighteen months old; they settled in Platteville, Grant Co., Wis., where John was reared on a farm, living there until he was eighteen years of age, then went to Boscobel where he attended school for one year, and was employed as clerk in a drug store for a year; he then entered Lawrence University at Appleton, Wis., where he spent two years in the preparatory department and four years in classical course, graduating from the institution June 28, 1869; he was then engaged in missionary work for a period of fourteen months, then joined the Wisconsin Conference at Janesville, was appointed to Suamico Church where he remained as pastor for a year, afterward at Waukaw for a year, one year at Depere, two years at Amherst; then he was transferred to the West Wisconsin Conference and preached first at Prescott one year, Osceola Mills three years; from the latter place he came to Augusta in the Fall of 1879. He was married in Northport, Wis., Oct. 4, 1876, to Annie L. Burbank. In 1872, Lawrence University conferred on Mr. H. the degree of A. M. He is a member of A. F. & A. M., Temple of Honor and Good Templars societies. His father and mother both died near Platteville, Wis.

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HEBARD, William D.

WILLIAM D. HEBARD, hardware merchant and dealer in agricultural implements, was born in the town of Aztalan, Jefferson Co., Wis., Nov. 18, 1849. Lived there about eleven years, then his parents removed with their family to Chickasaw Co., Iowa; he lived there until 1869, when he came to Augusta. He has been selling farm machinery for the last eight years, been associated in the business with J. C. Hackett; they added hardware stock in their business in the Fall of 1880. Mr. Hebard was married in Nashua, Chickasaw Co., Iowa, in 1875, to Mary A., daughter of William and Elizabeth Reed. She was born in Budd Town, N. J. They have two children, Roy W., aged five years and Frank, aged 3 years, both born in Augusta, Wis. Besides his other business Mr. Hebard is interested in farming. He is one of the Village Trustees and is a member of the A. F. & A. M. His parents, William and Killissa H. Hebard, now reside in Nashua, Iowa.

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HACKETT, J. M.

J. M. HACKETT, farmer, Augusta, came to Wisconsin in June, 1854, and located at Black River, where he lumbered for nine years. Came to Augusta in 1863, and was engaged in lumbering up to 1879, has also been farming for eighteen years. Owns 200 acres of improved land near town. Was born in the State of Maine, 1819, and resided there for thirty-five years, following lumber business for eighteen years of that time; married at Chippewa Fall, Nov. 20, 1863, to Orphia Estus, a native of Vermont. They have one boy, Bradly H.

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HEARD, Lester A.

LESTER A. HEARD, drayman, Augusta, came to Wisconsin in the Fall of 1854, located at Fountain Prairie; farmed with his father seven years, then went to Big Springs, Adams Co., farming for five years. Came to Augusta, 1865, was for five years occupied in farming, etc., and has been engaged in draying since, and was deliverer for American Express Company for about seven years. Born in Newport, Canada, Oct. 27, 1835. Came to the United States, and was married in Columbia County, Oct. 29, 1871, to Eliza J. Babcock, she was born Aztalan, Wis. They have one child, Mary.

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JACKSON, Marion D.

MARION D. JACKSON, of the firm of Jackson & Sons, merchants, was born in the town of Jasper, Steuben Co., N. Y., Feb. 11, 1848. When he was about ten years of age, his parents moved with their family to Annin, McKean Co., Pa.; from there they came to Lincoln, Eau Claire Co., Wis., in the Fall of 1866; one year later came to Augusta; run the Sheridan House one year; afterward engaged in farming for two years, in Otter Creek; two years in photograph business, since then in mercantile business. Mr. Jackson was married in Annin, Pa., April 15, 1866, to Jane E. Terry, a native of McKean Co., Pa. They have six children - Minnie A., Davis A., Effie S., Daisie A., Nellie M. and Pearlie M. Mr. J. is a member of the I. O. O. F., Temple of Honor and Good Templars societies.

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JONES, Griff O.

GRIFF O. JONES, editor and proprietor of the Augusta Eagle, was born in the parish of Dolyddelen, County Carnarvonshire, North Wales, in 1836; came to America with his parents in 1847; located near Cambria, Columbia Co., Wis.; lived in that county until 1871; was in drug store for five or six years prior to leaving there. In 1871, he engaged in the newspaper business; at that time he established the Marquette Independent, at Westfield. He conducted that paper until July, 1874, when he came to Augusta and started the paper which he now owns and edits. While in the drug business at Cambria, he held various town offices, Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk, etc. Mr. Jones was married in Cambria, Wis., Nov. 7, 1866, to Margaret Evans, a native of North Wales, born in the parish of Dolyddelen. She was brought to America by her parents when she was an infant.

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McBAIN, Henry

HENRY McBAIN, of the firm of Ober, McBain & Co., merchants, was born in Madrid, St. Lawrence Co.. N. Y., Sept. 3, 1851; lived there until he came to Augusta, in 1870. For five years prior to engaging in present business, he was employed in the post-office. Mr. McBain is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and I. O. O. F. societies.

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MACOMBER, Sylvester M.

SYLVESTER M. MACOMBER, livery and farm, Augusta, came to Wisconsin in 1862, located in Eau Claire County, and was engaged in farming for two and a half years. He enlisted in February, 1864, in the 48th Wis. I.; served until close of war; then followed farming near Eau Claire City for one year; then built and ran a saw-mill two or three years. Came to Augusta in 1869; has been engaged in livery business since, and farming since the Spring of 1881. He was born in Canada in 1836; came to America at the age of fifteen years, and resided with his parents in Iowa for some years. Was married at Augusta, in 1870, to Emily Morris, who was born in Wisconsin. They have two children, Clarence and Maud.

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OBER, Edwin F.

EDWIN F. OBER, of the firm of Ober, McBain & Co., merchants, was born in Bradford, Orange Co., Vt., June 27, 1845, and lived in Vermont until he came to Augusta, Wis., in 1871. He was engaged in the hotel business here for about six years; since then with Loomis, Gallett & Breese, in mercantile business. The present firm was organized in August, 1881, Loomis, Gallett & Breese being part of the firm. During the late rebellion, Mr. Ober served one year in Co. D, 8th Vt. V. I.

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RICK, August C.

AUGUST C. RICK, proprietor of meat market, was born in Prussia, Nov. 16, 1851; came to Ripon, Wis., in 1868; resided there eighteen months, then came to Augusta, where he has since lived. He has worked at butchering business most of the time since he came to Wisconsin; for the last eight years in business for himself. He is serving his second term as Village Trustee, and is a member of the A. F. & A. M. and I. O. O. F. societies. Besides his butchering business, he is engaged in farming and dealing in stock. Mr. Rick was married in Augusta, Dec. 25, 1878, to Mary Johnson. They have had one child, which died in early infancy.

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RICKARD, Harlow E.

HARLOW E. RICKARD, grocer and boot and shoe merchant, was born in Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., May 26, 1858; came to Augusta in July, 1861; was employed in the boot and shoe business in the Fall of 1872. Since May, 1879, he has been engaged in business for himself. Mr. Rickard was married in Augusta, Dec. 25, 1879, to Myra A. Houghton. Mr. R. is a member of the Temple of Honor.

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RICKARD, Charles

CHARLES RICKARD, grocer and boot and shoe merchant, was born in Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., June 1, 1837; lived there until February, 1863, when he came to Eau Claire, Wis.; resided there two years, then came to Augusta; engaged in blacksmithing for five years since coming to Wisconsin; also, farming some. He engaged in present business in October, 1880, in partnership with his nephew, Harlow E. Rickard. He was married in Louisville, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., July 4, 1861, to Maria H. Knip. She was born in Canada. They have three children living - Lida M., Leonard R. and Pearl; have lost two children, Burt Charles, who died in 1877, aged twelve years, and one daughter died in infancy.

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ROSE, P. Herman

P. HERMAN ROSE, dentist, Augusta, came to Wisconsin in 1853, located at Monroe for about a year, teaching school, and was afterward engaged in practicing dentistry through Illinois and Wisconsin for some years; came to Augusta in 1874. Was born in Virginia, in 1833, and graduated in medicine at Cleveland, Ohio. in 1850. He was married at Osseo, Wis., July 15, 1877, to Mary Hazelton, who was born in New York. They have two children, Eveline and Elizabeth.

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SCOTT, Robert E.

ROBERT E. SCOTT, retired farmer, Augusta, was born in Roxburyshire, Scotland, Dec. 22, 1820; came to America in the Spring of 1844; first located in town of Oakland, Jefferson Co., Wis.; he was engaged in farming there until 1850, when he moved to Cambridge, Dane Co.; there he carried on hotel for three years; afterward in mercantile business until he came to the town of Otter Creek, Eau Claire Co., where he located on Sec. 9, in what is now known as Scott's Valley, it having acquired that name from the fact that he was the first settler in that locality. He resided there until 1877, when he removed to Augusta. For many years he was Chairman of the Town Board of Otter Creek, and for eighteen years held the office of Justice of the Peace in that town. He was first married in the town of Oakland, Jefferson Co., Wis., to Helen Moore, a native of Dumfrieshire, Scotland. She died Oct. 1, 1876, leaving two sons, Charles W. and John M. Mr. Scott's present wife is Charlotte R. Ball, who was born in Ohio. They have two children, Esther Pearl and Ruby Mary. Mr. Scott started the Otter Creek Farmers' Insurance Company, which is a successful and flourishing institution, now having a business of over $200,000.

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SEARLE, Harris

HARRIS SEARLE, born in Martinsburg, N. Y., July 4, 1818; moved to Ohio, where he learned the millwright business; came to Augusta in 1859. He became a prominent man; was Postmaster for years, and held various town and county offices ; was Clerk of the County Court, and a worthy Odd Fellow. He died March 13, 1876, universally respected.

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SPENCER, Dudley Carlton

DUDLEY CARLTON SPENCER, physician and surgeon, came to Augusta, Wis., May 13, 1866; he was born in Dundee, Province of Quebec, Nov. 17, 1828,of New England parentage, his father being a native of New Hampshire, and his mother of Vermont. Dundee was his home until he was seventeen years of age; he then went to Ft. Covington, Franklin Co., N. Y., where he attended the academy, and afterward commenced the study of medicine. He first attended Castleton Medical College, in Vermont, and graduated from the Albany Medical College, in December, 1854. He began practice at Hartford, Washington Co., N. Y., in partnership with Dr. J. B. Drummond; remained there one year; then located in Lakeville, in same county, where he remained until the Fall of 1857; then he was in practice in Cambridge, also in Washington County, until the Fall of 1862, when he entered the army as assistant surgeon of the 44th N. Y. V. I. (the Ellsworth Regiment); was with that regiment until 1864; then he was on special staff-duty until March 26, 1866, when he left the service and returned to Cambridge, N. Y., where he made a short visit, and then came to Augusta, where he has since been engaged in practice of his profession. Since December, 1880. He has also been engaged in the drug trade, in partnership with Dr. J. R. Rundlett. The doctor was married in Ft. Covington, N. Y., June 4, 1855, to Lovina Russell, a native of that place. They have four children living - Francis Wayland, Esther Abbie, Hattie Maria and Mary Agnes. Dr. S. is a member of the County Medical Society.

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STONE, John F.

JOHN F. STONE, capitalist, was born in town of Mt. Holly, Vt., March 9, 1814; he was removed to St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. when he was four years of age. In 1849, he came to Roxbury, Dane Co., Wis.; resided there three years; then settled on Sauk Prairie, where he remained until he came to Augusta, in the Fall of 1856, he being the second settler here (Charles Buck being the first). Mr. Stone immediately commenced building operations, constructing a saw-mill during the Winter of 1856-57; commenced sawing lumber in April, 1857; continued to operate it for about five years; he also owned a grist-mill at this place, which he ran until five years ago. Twelve years ago he built a steam saw mill, which he ran until four years ago. Besides his manufacturing business, he was for several years extensively engaged in merchandising, in partnership with M. Victory, until 1880. When he first settled here he had to go to Chippewa Falls for lumber, which required five days to make the trip. For several supplies he had to go to Sparta and La Crosse. In an early day his retail lumber business was large, often having from $15,000 to $20,000 outstanding among the settlers in notes and book accounts. He was first married in Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., Jan. 26, 1834, to Letitia Hutchins, who was born Oct. 3, 1818, and died in April, 1869. They had eleven children. The living are as follows: Fernando Decoella, Uriah Meeker, Hortentie Ranson, Theodore Caple, Carolus Frank, John Walden, Emmett Montgomery, Aldula Sophira (now Mrs. David Crocker, of Cumberland. Wis), Charlotte Fredona (now Mrs. J. C. Hackett, of Augusta, Wis.); lost two children, Morgan L., who was born Sept. 27, 1857, and died May 26, 1841, and Carilus Edwin, born May 12, 1852; died in January, 1871. Mr. Stone was married to Mrs. Hattie A. Pear, his present wife, Feb. 26, 1871. Her maiden name was Board. She was born in England, and is an early settler of Merton, Waukesha Co., Wis. She came to Eau Claire when there were but two houses there.

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STONE, Uriah M.

URIAH M. STONE, real estate and loans, was born in Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., Dec. 21, 1846; came to Wisconsin, with his father, John F. Stone, in 1849. In August, 1863, he enlisted in Co. K, 5th Wis. V. I.; served until June, 1865; when he returned from the army he engaged in milling business, in partnership with his father; afterward in same business in partnership with two of his brothers. He was married in Walworth Co., Wis., in March, 1866, to Alida A. Douglass, a native of that county. They have one child, Gilbert F., born Feb. 18, 1876. Mr. Stone has served two years as member of the Village Board of Trustees. He is a member of A. F. & A. M. and I. O. O. F.; he has been through all the chairs of the latter society.

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STEVENS, Emery C.

EMERY C. STEVENS, butcher and farmer, Augusta, came to Wisconsin in 1864; located at Augusta as a farmer, in which he has since been engaged, together with blacksmithing, for four years. He also deals in live-stock and produce. Born in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., in 1852. Is a son of Henry Stevens, farmer.

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TEBO, John

JOHN TEBO, manufacturer and dealer in boots and shoes, was born in Lower Canada, April 26, 1828. Removed to Jefferson Co., N. Y., where he resided for twenty years prior to coming to Pleasant Prairie, town of Lincoln, Adams Co., Wis., May 3, 1863. Engaged in farming until 1870, then went to Packwaukee, Marquette Co., where he was engaged in hotel business for four years. In the Spring of 1874, he came to Augusta. Engaged in boot and shoe business for himself in the Spring of 1877. Mr. Tebo enlisted, Dec. 8, 1864, in Company B, 44th Wis. V. I. Served until June, 1865. He is a member of I. O. O. F., and Temple of Honor. He was married at Three Mile Bay, Jefferson Co., N. Y., April 30, 1849, to Helen Hutchinson, a native of the State of New York. They have seven children - Charles, Addie, Irvine B., Emma, Jennie, Willie M. and Archie M.

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WALLER, Thomas C.

THOMAS C. WALLER, wagon manufacturer, was born in Upper Canada, Aug. 20, 1851. Came to Fall Creek, Eau Claire Co., Wis., in 1872. Worked on a farm two Summers, one Winter in the pineries, and in the Fall of 1873 he came to Augusta and engaged in his present business, which he has continued since that time. Mr. Waller also owns a farm in the town of Lincoln, in this county. He was married in Augusta. Nov. 8, 1875, to Minnie Leidiger. She is a native of Wisconsin. They have two children, Charles S. and Clara L.

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WARD, Celia (Mrs)

MRS. CELIA WARD, millinery and dress goods, Augusta, was born in Whitewater, only daughter of Albert Woodbury, mechanic. Went to Plover, Portage Co., at the age of seven years, and was married there, Dec. 25, 1865, to Edwin Ward.  He died in October, 1877, at Stevens Point. She came to Augusta in 1879, in July, and in January, 1880, commenced present business. There are four persons employed in the establishment. She has two children, Edwin Charles and Fred E.

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WATERBURY, William H.

WILLIAM H. WATERBURY, merchant and postmaster, was born in Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., April 12, 1830. That was his home until he came to Wisconsin, in May, 1850. Lived in Jefferson County about two years, then went to California, where he was engaged in mining, merchandising, etc., for seven years. Then returned to Jefferson County, and after another year's residence there, he came to Eau Claire County, and has resided in Augusta and this vicinity ever since. Since coming to this village to live, has been carrying on mercantile business, besides dealing in produce and farm machinery, and also lumbering and farming to some extent. For the last ten years has held the office of Postmaster here, and he has been a member of the School Board for many years. He was married in Aztalan, Jefferson Co., Wis., Oct. 15, 1856, to Miss Avis White, a native of Indianapolis, Indiana. They have nine children living - Louisa M., Killissa B., Avis A., Jessemine, Levi P., Frank, Ruth, Henry H. and an infant son. Lost one son, Charley S., who died in May, 1863, aged three and one half years.

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WATENFULL, Henry

HENRY WATENFULL, carpenter and builder, Augusta, was born in Milwaukee, in 1852. Moved to Fairchild, Wis., with parents, and learned wagon trade at Humbird, where he was employed some four years, and afterward at Fairchild and other places. Came to Augusta and was married, in the Fall of 1887, to Hattie Lambert, who was born in Germany. They have two children, Frederick and Sophia.

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WILLIAMS, Thomas E.

THOMAS E. WILLIAMS, Principal of Augusta Public School, was born in Mayville, Dodge Co., Wis., March 23, 1849. He is a son of G. W. Williams, who moved with his family to Portland, Dodge Co., in 1853. Three years later, they removed to Plainville, Adams Co., where they remained until 1863. Then located in Eau Claire, where the subject of this sketch remained until the Spring of 1873, when he first came to Augusta. He was principal of the school here until the Fall of 1876. Then, for one year, again resided in Eau Claire. Then returned to Augusta and resumed his former position, and has remained in it ever since. He was educated in the east side graded school of Eau Claire and Cornell College, of Ithaca, N. Y. Mr. Williams was married in Eau Claire. Aug. 2, 1873, to Alida J. Kemp. Mr. W. is a member of the A. F. & A. M., Temple of Honor and Good Templar societies.

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WILLIAMS, L. L.

L. L. WILLIAMS, merchant, was born in Kirtland, Lake Co., Ohio, March 14, 1843. That was his home until he came to Augusta, Wis., in May, 1869. He first engaged in book and stationery business here, in partnership with his brother, O. A. Williams, in the Spring of 1870. They added a jewelry stock to their business in the Spring of 1874. In 1875, they erected their brick store. In October, 1879, L. L. Williams purchased his brother's interest in the business, and early in 188I, he added a stock of dry goods and groceries to his former business. He has also been quite an extensive dealer in fruit. He has been agent of the American Express Co. since Aug. 25, 1876. He has been a member of the County Board since 1877, and is now serving his fourth year as Town Treasurer. He was married in Chardon, Geauga Co., Ohio, Feb. 21, 1865, to Elvira A. Searl. She was born in LeRoy, Lake Co., Ohio. They have two children, Dorliska N. and Albert L. Lost one daughter, Sadie M., who died in August, 1877, aged three and one half years. Mr. Williams is a member of I. O. O. F., Temple of Honor and Good Templars societies.

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ZIMMERMAN, Joseph C.

JOSEPH C. ZIMMERMAN, barber, was born in Switzerland, Nov. 22, 1846. He is a son of Joseph and Agnes (Darms) Zimmerman, who came with their family to Honey Creek, Sauk Co., Wis., when Joseph was an infant of only eleven months. They lived in Sauk County four years, then removed to La Crosse County, being among the pioneers of that locality. Joseph went to Minnesota in 1865. A year later he entered the 4th Regular Infantry, U. S. Army, as musician. Served three years, being stationed at Ft. Laramie considerable of the time, also at Ft. Sedgwick for awhile. In 1870, he returned to Wisconsin, and resided at Tomah until 1871, when he came to Augusta. He has worked at his present business for twelve years. He was married at Osseo, Wis., in September, 1875, to Nettie Day. She was born in Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N. Y. They have one child, Agnes M., born Aug. 23, 1876.



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