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"History of Eau Claire County Wisconsin, 1914, Past and Present"


Chapter  33 - Eau Claire Business Houses

Incorporated Businesses in the City of Eau Claire (as of 1914)

(-as transcribed from pages 465 - 473)

The following incorporated companies are now (1914) doing business in the city of Eau Claire:
  • Allen Land Company, incorporated in 1887; capital, $55,000.  Charles L. Allen, president and treasurer; F. M. Allen, vice-president and secretary.
  • Atlas Manufacturing Company, incorporated in 1908; capital, $10,000.  F. H. Graham, president; J. H. Brooks, secretary and treasurer.
  • Barber Land Company, incorporated 1905; capital, $80,000.  B. A. Buffington, president; James A. Smith, vice-president; John S. Owen, secretary and treasurer.
  • Bradford-Culver Timber Company, incorporated in 1909; capital, $100,000.  A. E. Bradford, president; T. B. Keith, vice-president; B. W. Culver, secretary and treasurer.
  • A. E. Burlingame Company, incorporated in 1908, capital, $24,000.  A. E. Burlingame, president; C. W. Fiske, secretary and treasurer.
  • Burnham-Benson Hardware Company, incorporated in 1907; capital, $20,000.
  • C. W. Cheney Company, incorporated in 1908; capital, $50,000.  C. W. Cheney, president and treasurer; H. D. Davis, vice-president; M. Ruth Kelley, secretary.
  • Chippewa Valley Casualty Company, incorporated in 1902.  James T. Joyce, president; E. W. Heiss, secretary; C. W. Fiske, treasurer.
  • Chippewa Valley Light & Power Company, incorporated in 1897; capital, $1,265,000.  O. H. Ingram, president; John S. Owen, vice-president; B. A. Buffington, treasurer; George B. Wheeler, secretary and general manager; A. E. Pierce, assistant manager.
  • Culver Realty Company, incorporated in 1906; capital, $60,000.  A. Emma Culver, president; Earl S. Welch, secretary; B. W. Culver, treasurer.
  • A. A. Cutter Company, incorporated in 1907; capital, $150,000.  Belle F. Cutter, president; W. P. Bartlett, vice-president; W. J. Carpenter, secretary and treasurer.
  • Iver Anderson Shoe Company, incorporated in 1911; capital, $15,000.  Gunder Anderson, president; H. A. Christensen, vice-president; Iver Anderson, secretary and treasurer.
  • Cameron Meadows Land Company, incorporated in 1911; capital, $110,000.  C. L. Allen, president; Charles J. Kepler, vice-president; A. J. Branstad, secretary; M. B. Baumberger, treasurer.
  • Bartingale Company, incorporated in 1913; capital, $4,000.  Robert O. Bartingale, president and treasurer; Thomas A. Bartingale, vice-president; E. M. Bartingale, secretary.
  • Campen Clothing Company was incorporated in 1910, with a capital of $25,000.  Palmer Campen, president; J. Al Campen, vice-president; George Campen, secretary.
  • Cary Transfer Company, incorporated in 1913; capital, $25,000.  J. B. Cary, president; Leo F. Cary, vice-president; H. V. Cary, secretary and treasurer.
  • Chippewa Valley Construction Company was incorporated in 1897, with a capital of $100,000.  O. H. Ingram, president; John S. Owen, vice-president; B. A. Buffington, treasurer; George B. Wheeler, secretary and general manager; A. E. Pierce, assistant manager.
  • Davis Falls Land Company, incorporated in 1904; capital, $50,000.  W. L. Davis, president; J. T. Joyce, vice-president; E. S. Pearsall, secretary.
  • Davis Holding Company, incorporated in 1908, capital, $48,000.  W. L. Davis, president and treasurer; J. T. Joyce, secretary.
  • Davis & Starr Lumber Company, incorporated in 1886; capital, $250,000.  William J. Starr, president; I. M. Starr, vice-president; Burt E. DeYo, secretary and treasurer.
  • Del Norte Company, incorporated in 1902; capital, $1,500,000.  N. C. Foster, president; Frank D. Stout, secretary; William Bigelow, treasurer.
  • Dells Paper & Pulp Company, incorporate din 1894; capital, $1,000,000.  W. L. Davis, president; S. R. Davis, vice-president; J. A. Stilp, secretary; J. T. Joyce, treasurer; E. O'Brien, general superintendent.
  • Drummond Packing Company, incorporated in 1903, with a capital of $125,000.  David Drummond, president; John Drummond, vice-president; F. W. Thomas, treasurer; D. G. Calkins, secretary.
  • Eau Claire Bedding Company was incorporated in 1902, with a capital of $5,000.  R. H. Loether, president; E. J. Loether, vice-president; J. H. Mucherheide, secretary and treasurer.
  • Eau Claire Book and Stationery Company, incorporated in 1885; capital, $40,000.  G. C. Witherby, president and manager; E. B. Putnam, secretary and treasurer.
  • Eau Claire Club, incorporated in 1906; capital, $80,000.  James a. Smith, president; S. G. Moon, vice-president; Marshall Cousins, treasurer; C. W. Churchill, secretary.
  • Eau Claire Commercial Club, incorporated in 1908; capital, $6,000.  R. F. Kennedy, president; G. J. Lange, vice-president; R. K. Boyd, secretary; G. N. Childs, treasurer.
  • Eau Claire Concrete Company, incorporated in 1904; capital, $20,000.  J. W. Ross, president; H. T. Lange, vice-president; R. K. Boyd, secretary; George M. Childs, treasurer.
  • Eau Claire Cornice & Heating Company, incorporated in 1904; capital, $25,000.
  • Eau Claire Construction Company, incorporated in 1909; capital, $25,000.  E. P. Tibesar, president; G. L. Blum, vice-president; J. T. Tibesar, secretary and treasurer.
  • Eau Claire Creamery Company, incorporated in 1905; capital $100,000.  Guy Speirs, president and treasurer; J. T. Joyce, vice-president; F. N. Herrick, secretary.
  • Eau Claire Dells Improvement Company, incorporated in 1879; capital, $200,000.  W. L. Davis, president and treasurer; J. T. Joyce, vice-president; E. S. Pearsall, secretary; J. A. Stilp, treasurer.
  • Eau Claire Driving and Athletic Association, incorporated in 1902; capital, $15,000.  H. D. Davis, president; George B. Wheeler, vice-president; John S. Owen, treasurer.
  • Eau Claire Gas Light Company, incorporated in 1894.  J. T. Joyce, president; David Drummond, vice-president; C. Luebkeman, secretary-treasurer.
  • Eau Claire Grocery Company, incorporated in 1883; capital $100,000.  C. M. Merrill, president; A. J. Marsh, vice-president; T. F. Branham, treasurer; C. E. Shane, secretary.
  • Eau Claire Press Company, incorporated in 1912, with a capital of $80,000.  K. Rosholt, president; E. S. Welch, vice-president; C. W. Fiske, treasurer; P. C. Atkinson, secretary.
  • Eau Claire Pythian Castle Association, incorporated in 1901; capital, $15,000.  G. B. Blum, president; Marshall Cousins, vice-president; H. Helstrom, secretary; Louis Levy, treasurer.
  • Eau Claire Realty Company, incorporated in 1902; capital, $30,000.  J. T. Barber, president, W. A. Smith, secretary; S. G. Moon, treasurer.
  • Eau Claire Savings, Loan and Building Association was organized in 1877 with a capital of $2,000,000.  The present officers are:  Dr. E. C. French, president; William Rowe, vice-president; J. T. Joyce, treasurer, and J. F. Ellis, secretary.
  • Eau Claire Sweat Pad Company, incorporated in 1905; capital, $25,000.  William Hoeppner, president; George C. Hoeppner, vice-president; J. F. H. Miller, secretary and treasurer.
  • Eau Claire Trunk Company was incorporated in 1901.  Its capital is $75,000.  W. E. Wahl, president; F. Hoeppner, vice-president; William H. Hoeppner, secretary; George Hoeppner, treasurer.
  • The Evans-Lee Company was incorporated in 1904; capital, $25,000.  J. I. Evans, president; C. S. Lee, vice-president; E. B. Ingram, secretary and treasurer.
  • Ben F. Faast Land Company, incorporated in 1908; capital, $30,000.  T. B. Smith, president; A. J. Keith, vice-president; Ben F. Faast, secretary and treasurer.
  • E. M. Fish Company, incorporated in 1902; capital, $35,000.  E. M. Fish, president; Ferd Folsom, vice-president; Eda M. Folsom, secretary and treasurer.
  • Foss-Armstrong Hardware Company, incorporated in 1907; capital, $150,000.  A. G. Foss, president; F. J. Bowers, treasurer; B. N. Foss, secretary.
  • Frawley Land Company, incorporated in1892; capital, $60,000.  Thomas F. Frawley, president; John G. Owen, vice-president; John S. Owen, secretary and treasurer.
  • Fremad Publishing Company, incorporated in 1901; capital, $4,000.  Rev. O. Refsdal, president; Prof. J. J. Skordalsvold, vice-president; F. L. Tronsdal, secretary; William Ager, treasurer.
  • Germania Farm Company, incorporated in 1901; capital, $5,000.  W. H. Frawley, president; T. F. Frawley, secretary-treasurer.
  • Guaranteed Investment Company, incorporated in 1904; capital, $76.000.  L. A. Doolittle, president; M. H. Schroeder, vice-president; George W. Williams, secretary.
  • Hillside Feed Company, incorporated in 1909.  Capital, $4,000.  C. Seyberth, president; E. J. Neuser, vice-president; William Rasch, secretary-treasurer.
  • W. H. Hobbs Supply Company, incorporated in 1906; capital, $60,000.  W. H. Hobbs, president and treasurer; Roswell Hobbs, vice-president; E. A. Carroll, secretary.
  • Hoeppner-Bartlett Company, incorporated in 1904; capital, $50,000.  F. J. Hoeppner, president; J. A. Davidson, vice-president; A. F. Johannis, secretary-treasurer.
  • Howe Shoe Company was incorporated in 1904.  C. W. Lockwood, president and treasurer; C. M. Buffington, vice-president; A. G. Weizenegger, secretary.
  • Huebsch Laundry Company, incorporated in 1903.  Joseph Huebsch, president; John Huebsch, secretary-treasurer.
  • Ideal Land & Loan Company; capital, $100,000.  J. J. Selmer, president; A. Qvale, vice-president.
  • O. H. Ingram Company, incorporated in 1907; capital, $50,000.  O. H. Ingram, president; E. B. Ingram, vice-president; Dr. E. S. Hayes, treasurer.
  • The Jackson Agency, incorporated in 1908; capital, $5,000.  W. G. Jackson, president; M. C. Jackson, vice-president; F. D. Jackson, secretary-treasurer.
  • John H. Kaiser Lumber Company, incorporated in 1905; capital, $100,000.  John H. Kaiser, president; J. J. Ott, vice-president; W. A. Kaiser, secretary-treasurer.
  • The Kepler Company was incorporated in 1907; has a capital of $100,000.  R. J. Kepler, Sr., president; A. G. Geske, vice-president; A. E. Kepler, secretary; C. J. Kepler, treasurer.
  • Lange Canning Company, incorporated in 1901; capital, $100,000.  G. J. Lange, president; Dr. E. S. Hayes, vice-president; F. A. Lange, secretary; E. B. Ingram, treasurer.
  • The H. T. Lange Company, incorporated in 1893; capital, $85,000.  H. T. Lange, president; H. C. Weidenbacher, vice-president; M. B. Hubbard, secretary; C. F. Mittelstadt, treasurer.
  • Linderman Box & Veneer Company, incorporated in 1895; capital, $40,000.  D. R. Moon, president; T. J. Wilcox, vice-president and general manager; George H. Chapman, secretary.
  • Main Valley Land Company, incorporated in 1905; capital, $15,000.  The officers are:  B. W. Culver, E. J. Lenmark, Ben Faast and J. A. Playton.
  • Masonic Temple Association, incorporated 1897; capital, $50,000.  George B. Wheeler, president; David Drummond, vice-president; F. H. L. Cotton, secretary; B. A. Buffington, treasurer.
  • McDonough Manufacturing Company, incorporated in 1889; capital, $150,000.  Joseph C. Culver, president; Joseph Gilbert McDonough, vice-president; J. W. Hubbard, secretary-treasurer and general manager.
  • R. L. Meader Company was incorporated in 1902; capital, $20,000.  R. L. Meader, president and general manager; J. A. Platter, vice-president; August Stock, secretary; W. K. Coffin, treasurer.
  • Northwestern Lumber Company, incorporated in 1873; capital, $443,900.  J. T. Barber, president; S. G. Moon, first vice-president and treasurer; George H. Chapman, second vice-president; C. D. Moon, secretary; F. H. L. Cotton, assistant secretary.
  • Northwestern Motor Company, incorporated in 1912.  Kim Rosholt, president; Raymond Rosholt, secretary-treasurer.
  • The Sallie F. Moon Company, incorporated in 1906; capital, $400,000.  S. G. Moon, president; D. R. Moon, vice-president; C. D. Moon, secretary-treasurer.
  • New Dells Lumber Company, incorporated in 1889; capital, $233,700.  O. H. Ingram, president; G. J. Lange, vice-president; M. B. Hubbard, secretary; E. B. Ingram, treasurer; J. E. Hosford, manager.
  • Northern Farm Land and Investment Company, incorporated in 1907; capital, $1,200.  T. F. Frawley, president; J. C. Culver, secretary-treasurer.
  • Northwestern Flour & Grain Company; capital, $25,000.  A. J. Branstad, president; Frank Harriman, vice-president; George D. Thorson, secretary-treasurer.
  • Northwestern Steel and Iron Works was incorporated in 1905; capital, $200,000.  Kim Rosholt, president and treasurer; T. W. Rosholt, vice-president; E. R. Hamilton, secretary-treasurer; R. S. Wells, manager.
  • John S. Owen Lumber Company was incorporated in 1894; capital, $175,000.  John S. Owen, president and treasurer; A. R. Owen, vice-president and manager; John G. Owen, secretary; G. E. Anderson, assistant secretary.
  • Phoenix Furniture Company, was incorporated in 1899; capital, $40,000.  R. J. Kepler, president; T. A. Hobbs, vice-president; S. Damm, secretary-treasurer.
  • Phoenix Manufacturing Company was incorporated in 1875; capital, $200,000.  C. S. Tolles, president; C. F. Coffin, vice-president; Robert B. Briggs, secretary-treasurer.
  • Pioneer Furniture Company was incorporated in 1888; capital, $150,000.  John W. Scott, president; W. K. Coffin, vice-president; J. T. Joyce, secretary-treasurer.
  • Polk County Farm Land company, incorporated 1906; capital, $33,000.  W. J. Starr, president; E. Pennington, vice-president; C. T. Jaffray, treasurer; O. O. Searle, secretary.
  • Robbins Implement Company, incorporated 1906; capital, $10,000.  W. L. Kane, president; William Gilchrist, vice-president; E. W. Robbins, secretary-treasurer.
  • George W. Robertson Company, incorporated in 1903; capital, $50,000.  George W. Robertson, president and treasurer; F. E. Stannard, vice-president; George W. Schroeder, secretary.
  • Louis Running Company, incorporated in 1905.  Louis Running, president.
  • Rusk Land Company, incorporated in 1903; capital, $75,000.  P. C. Atkinson, vice-president; F. B. Keith, secretary; A. J. Keith, treasurer.
  • William Samuelson Dry Goods Company was incorporated in 1893; saptal, $25,000.  William Samuelson, president; T. Slagsvol, secretary-treasurer.
  • Schwahn-Seyberth Saddlery Company, incorporated in 1904.  Leonard Seyberth, president; W. A. Schwahn, vice-president; W. L. Seyberth, secretary-treasurer.
  • Stanley, Merrill & Phillips Railroad Company, incorporated in 1902; capital, $100,000.  S. G. Moon, president; C. D. Moon, vice-president; F. H. L. Cotton, secretary; J. T. Barber, treasurer.
  • Steven & Jarvis Lumber Company.  J. D. R. Stevens, president; Arthur Jarvis, vice-president; Bert E. DeYo, secretary-treasurer.
  • Traders Land Company, incorporated in 1904; capital, $10,000.  L. A. Doolittle, president; Martha H. Schroeder, secretary-treasurer.
  • Wisconsin Pipe & Fuel Company, incorporated in 1893; capital, $10,000.  B. G. Proctor, president and treasurer; F. R. Proctor, vice-president and secretary.
  • Wisconsin Refrigerator Company.  William J. Starr, president; C. T. Bundy, vice-president; Orlando G. Brice, treasurer and general manager.
  • Wisconsin River Land Company, incorporated in 1885; capital $50,000.  James Jensen, president; H. N. Knudtson, vice-president; A. T. Tenneson, secretary-treasurer.
  • Eau Claire Vulcanizing Company, incorporated 1912; capital, $2,000.  Fred Ballett, president; F. E. Hul, vice-president; B. F. Hedly, secretary and manager.
  • Egg-O Baking Powder Company, incorporated in 1911; capital, $15,000.  A. G. Foss, president; George J. Neher, vice-president; T. B. Farmer, secretary; G. J. Lange, treasurer.
  • Farmers Co-operative Produce Company, incorporated 1910; capital, $10,000.  S. S. Wethern, president; C. O. Fisher, secretary-treasurer.
  • Farmers Land Company, incorporated; capital, $10,000.  T. F. Frawley, president; J. T. Joyce, vice-president; J. C. Culver, secretary-treasurer.
  • Horn & Blum Manufacturing Company, incorporated in 1913; capital, $10,000.  M. M. Horn, president; A. Blum, vice-president; J. R. Kolliner, secretary-treasurer.
  • Reliable Poultry Farm, incorporated in 1913; capital, $10,000.  O. S. Johnson, president; J. N. Schneider, vice-president; A. E. While, secretary-treasurer.
  • Ritsch Alluvial Land Company, incorporated in 1912.  Capital, $40,000.  J. F. W. Ritsch, president; Charles Kepler, vice-president; J. C. Culver, secretary-treasurer.
  • Rusk Farm Company, incorporated in 1909; capital, $35,000.  Ben F. Faast, president; A. G. Schlieve, vice-president; Chris N. Dinger, secretary; John Bauman, treasurer.
  • Sheldon Land Company, incorporated in 1911; capital, $10,000.  Ben F. Faast, president; E. B. Lacey, vice-president; Harry H. Kleiner, secretary-treasurer.
  • Smith Baking Company, incorporated in 1908; capital, $10,000.  George Blum, president; Ernest Johnson, vice-president; K. A. Jacobson, secretary-treasurer.
  • Washington Realty Company, incorporated in 1912; capital, $300,000.  H. W. Chase, president; L. A. Bu Dalm, vice-president; W. S. Woodruff, secretary-treasurer.
  • Wenzel Broom Company, incorporated in 1913; capital, $15,000.  A. J. Wenzel, president; H. F. Schroeder, vice-president; W. J. Eberwein, secretary; E. F. Wenzel, treasurer.
  • White Lake Land Company, incorporated in 1911; capital, $200,000.  A. L. Arpin, president; J. T. Joyce, treasurer; Marshall Cousins, secretary.
  • Williams Furniture Company, incorporated in 1902; capital, $25,000.  A. L. Williams, president; H. M. Howe, vice-president; A. P. Bonnot, secretary-treasurer.
  • L. H. Starkey Company, incorporated in 1910; capital, $7,000.  L. H. Starkey, president; C. W. Vaugh, vice-president and treasurer; Harry Thompson, secretary.
  • Tanberg Auto Company, incorporated 1907; capital, $50,000.  J. C. Tanberg, president; A. J. Poclawiltz, vice-president; Frank E. Drake, secretary; G. R. Wood, secretary and manager.
  • Truax Building Company, incorporated 1913; capital, $25,000.  A. J. Branstad, president; B. W. Culver, secretary; J. C. Culver, treasurer.
  • Union Construction Company, incorporated in 1912; capital, $16,000.  T. F. Frawley, president; J. C. Culver, vice-president; G. A. Weizenegger, secretary-treasurer.
  • Union Mortgage Loan Company, incorporated in 1906; capital, $100,000.  Julius Rosholt, president; Kim Rosholt, vice-president; H. F. Schlegelmilch, secretary-treasurer.

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