Wisconsin Genealogy

1891 Outline Map of the Chippewa Valley

The Discovery Of Wisconsin

Existence of the St. Lawrence River Revealed – Cartier and Samuel de Champlain – The Company of One Hundred Associates – Jean Nicolet, the Discoverer of Wisconsin – The Mississippi Explored by Joliet and Marquette – La Salle and Father Hennepin – Discovery of the Chippewa River – Extermination of the Fox Indians – Great Britain Acquires the French Provinces in North America – Evacuation of the Northwest by the British – Wisconsin Becomes a State

Obituary of John Turner Olin

The following data is extracted from Eau Claire County, Wisconsin Obituaries. At the residence of his son, C. F. [Charles Forrest] Olin, in the town of Washington, on Dec. 1, 1900, occurred the death of John Turner Olin at the age of 63 years, 10 months and 2 days. The deceased had suffered for some months from a complication of disease, an apoplectic stroke being the immediate cause of his demise. Mr. Olin was born in Delaware County, N.Y., and was the eldest son of George and Mary (Turner) Olin. At the age of nine years he removed with his parents …

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Obituary of Mildred Swenson Phillippe,

Mrs. Mildred Phillippe, 67, of LaCrosse, WI, formerly of Ottumwa died Saturday [December 27, 1969] in LaCrosse. She had been ill four months. She was the daughter of A. X. and Effie Sprague Swenson and was born Feb. 9, 1902 in Ottumwa, and resided there until moving to LaCrosse in 1954. She married Roi Phillippe in 1923 in Ottumwa, he survives, as does a son Gene W. of Milwaukee, one daughter Mrs. Carol Hackner of LaCrosse, five grandchildren and one brother Norman Swenson, and father A. X. Swenson, both of Ottumwa. Burial at Ottumwa Cemetery. Memorials to Trinity Episcopal Church …

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Obituary of Edmund Stilson, 21 Sep 1907

The following data is extracted from LaCrosse County, Wisconsin Obituaries. E. Stilson, aged 72, a pioneer of West Salem, died at his home there today of the infirmities of old age. He leaves a widow and three sons, Charles, Leroy and Willis in the State of Washington, and one daughter. Mrs. Quiggle of West Salem. The funeral arrangements will not be settled until his sons in the west have been heard from. LaCrosse Tribune, September 21, 1907Contributed by: Shelli Steedman

American Skein & Foundry Company

The American Skein & Foundry Company is one of the enterprises that has won for Racine its well established reputation as an industrial and manufacturing center. This business was established in 1900 under the name of the Racine Steel & Iron Works but was reorganized under the present style in 1904. The business was established by G. N. Prentice and others, while the present officers are: Walter F. Walker, president; and W. B. Mitchell, secretary and treasurer. The plant is located at Twenty-third and Racine streets and covers five acres. The buildings, one and two stories in height, are all …

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American Mangle & Roller Company

The American Mangle & Roller, Company of Racine was established in 1903 by Willis L. Cahoon and E. E. Cahoon. They handle laundry machinery of all kinds and manufacture laundry mangles which were invented by E. E. Cahoon. Their factory is located at Racine Junction and a well developed business is now bringing to them substantial success. Their product is sold by mail and through jobbers all over the United States, being sent to every state of the Union. They sell to hotels, public buildings and to institutions of all kinds and they handle everything necessary for laundry equipment. For …

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The American Seating Company

The American Seating Company of Racine was incorporated under the laws of New Jersey in 1899 as the American School Furniture Company, but the name was changed to the American Seating Company in 1906. In the former year they took over the plant of the firm of Thomas Kane & Company at Racine, that company having been organized in 1894 by Thomas Kane and business associates. Prior to that date the business was carried on under the style of the Racine Hardware Manufacturing Company. It was instituted and organized about 1876 by F. H. Head, Thomas Kane, E. G. Durant …

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Arnold Electric Company

The Arnold Electric Company was organized April 19, 1904, as the United States Standard Electrical “Works and business was started in a small way on the fourth floor of the Secor building, in Racine, where they occupied one room. They manufactured electrical devices under the trade name of Arnold and from the beginning the business grew very rapidly and developed its scope to include a line of motor operated devices. This company was the first to place on the market the small type of vacuum cleaners for household use and they were also the originators and developers of the portable …

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Bank Of Burlington

The Bank of Burlington was organized under the name of the First National Bank of Burlington, December 14, 1871, by Jerome I. Case, Stephen Bull, R. H. Baker, B. B. Northrop and Chauncy Hall, and other prominent business men of this part of the state were among the stockholders. The bank opened its doors for business on the 26th of February, 1872. That the first years of business were not entirely along flowery paths, is evidenced by the report of Chauncy Hall, cashier, at the end of the first fiscal year, in which he says: “You are well aware of …

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