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"History of Northern Wisconsin, 1881"

Fairchild Biographical Sketches

(-as transcribed from page 344)



Bennett Brothers
BENNETT, Lorenzo BENNETT, William A.

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Bennett Brothers

BENNETT BROTHERS, lumbermen and farmers, saw mill situated five miles east of Augusta, where they own two sections of land; the mill is a portable rotary, capacity, 2,000,000 feet lumber; shingle product, about 800,000; lath, 500,000 or 600,000; also, planing mill attached, where they do general work; employ in the Summer about eighteen men; in Winter, thirty-five to forty in woods, etc. Their farm is located in the town of Pleasant Valley, Eau Claire Co.; consists of 650 acres, of which 540 are now in cultivation; devoted to grain, etc., but intend ultimately going into stock, of which they have a number of head now. Their crops this year are estimated at: 5,000 to 6,000 bushels wheat, 2,000 bushels oats and 2,000 bushels corn. Have a very complete elevator and granary on their farm, capacity, 8,000 bushels.

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BENNETT, Lorenzo

LORENZO BENNETT, firm of Bennett Brothers, was born in Tioga County, N. Y., May 14, 1826. Came to Wisconsin in 1846; located in Columbia County; engaged in farming; came to Eau Claire about 1856, and followed same business, until he started mill in 1872; mill was burned in 1877, and rebuilt same year. Was married in Columbia County, in 1849, to Eliza Sage, who died in 1858; left two children - Margaret (now Mrs. Wm. Yules), Lucretia (now Mrs. E. Crow). Was married in Eau Claire County, in 1861, to Martha Barr. They have two children, Scott E. and Rissa. Mr. Bennett was Side Supervisor one year, Town Treasurer two years; has been Pathmaster the last eight or ten years.

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BENNETT, William A.

WILLIAM A. BENNETT, firm Bennett Brothers, was born in Tioga County, N. Y., Sept. 30, 1830, Came to Wisconsin in 1846, and settled in Columbia County. In 1858, he moved to Eau Claire County, and engaged in farming; remained five years, and then moved into Augusta, and in company with eight other men, built a mill; after a time, Mr. Bennett retired, and resumed farming, which he followed some two years. Returned to Augusta, and for three and a half years engaged in blacksmithing, when he formed a partnership with his brother. Was married in Augusta, June, 1865, to Rosetta P. Crow, of Eau Claire, formerly from Ohio. Has five children - Arthur, Jennie, Hosea, Grace and Edward. Has been Side Supervisor two or three years, Chairman Board one year, Justice of Peace one year, Pathmaster four or five years.




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