Biographies

From "History of Waukesha County" by Western Historical Company, Chicago 1880

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A. S. BARNDT, a leading physician and surgeon; Menomonee Falls; was born in Montgomery Co., Penn., in 1837; he received a classical education in Norristown, Penn., and is a graduate of Rush Medical Institute, Chicago, Ill.; he came to Wisconsin in 1858. During the war of the rebellion, he was appointed Assistant Surgeon in the 45th W. V. I., and served in that capacity until the close of the war. He has been twice married; his first wife was Bianca Smith; she died in 1874; by this marriage there are three children-Libbie, Nettie and Jennie; his present wife was Amelia Lackman; Dr. Barndt ranks high in his profession; he has a large practice and has the full confidence and respect of all with whom he is acquainted.


J. D. BERINGER, Menomonee Falls; he was born in Bucks Co., Penn., in 1830; in 1851, he came to Wisconsin and lived in the town of Menomonee about one year, then went to Illinois and worked at the carpenter and joiner's trade (which he had learned in Pennsylvania) until 1853, when he returned to Pennsylvania and married, on the 17th of January, 1854, Matilda M. Spinner, a native of that county; in April, 1855, they came to Menomonee Falls, where he engaged in the manufacturing business several years; they have nine children - Aaron S., George A., John H., Sunia N., Alda M., Eliza A., Carrie E., Ava S. and Minnie D.; Mr. Berringer owns a pleasantly-located farm close to the village; he has been very successful in business and is meeting with the reward that honest effort and industry always bring, that of competence and peaceful enjoyment.


WALTER T. CAMP, farmer, also dealer in agricultural implements, Sec. 7; P. O. Menomonee Falls; he was born in the town of Menomonee, Waukesha Co., Wis., May 5, 1850; his parents, Thomas and Mary Camp, were natives of England, who settled in Menomonee about 1843. He married on the 1st of March, 1871, Jane Wildish, daughter of Charles Wildish, an old and honored citizen of Menomonee; they have one child, Stella M.; Mr. Camp owns a finely improved farm; he has also been engaged in the agricultural implement trade several years, and has met with more than ordinary success in that line; he is a member of the Masonic fraternity; he was Deputy Sheriff of Waukesha Co. two years.


JAMES S. DENT, a prominent citizen of Menomonee, was born in Hornellsville, Steuben Co., N. Y., Aug. 1, 1831; he came to Wisconsin in 1842, with his parents, Richard and Jean Dent; they settled in the town of Menomonee, Waukesha Co., where they resided during their life. He married in Granville, Milwaukee Co., on the 5th of February, 1863, Lemyra J. Oliver; she was born in Orleans Co., N. Y., and was the daughter of John and Elizabeth J. Oliver, who settled in the town of Lisbon, in about 1846, and are now residents of Waukesha; they have five children living-Andrew B., Willis J., Alice, Elmer, and Sylvie; in 1861, Mr. Dent was Assistant United States Marshal, and in 1876, was a member of the Wisconsin Assembly, and Chairman of the Menomonee Town Board twice, Assessor several terms, and has several other offices; he owns 120 acres of land and is a successful and leading farmer; his farm is on Sec. 17, is well improved and only a short distance from Menomonee Falls, his post office address; Mr. Dent is an active and consistent supporter of the principles of the Republican party; in every position he has filled, he has given universal satisfaction to his constituents and to the people in general.


JOHN FLANAGAN, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Menomonee Falls; he was born in the town of Menomonee, Waukesha Co., Wis., Feb. 1, 1849; his father, William Flanagan, settled in Menomonee in 1842, and was an honored citizen, being elected to various offices; he died in August, 1862. Mr. F., the subject of this sketch, married Nov. 25, 1875, Miss Katie Newman, daughter of Michael Newman, a pioneer settler of Waukesha Co.; they have three children-Mary A., Maggie and John; Mr. Flanagan ahs held the office of Chairman of the Menomonee Town Board of Supervisors two terms (1877-78), Town Clerk three years and Justice of the Peace; he is Secretary of the Menomonee, Germantown and Granville Mutual Fire Insurance Company, a position he has filled since its organization in 1875; he owns a finely located and improved farm; he takes an active interest in public affairs, and is a public-spirited citizen, taking part in everything to advance the various interests of his town.


MICHAEL KEATING, Sec. 30; P. O. Lannon Springs; was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, April 3, 1835; when he was 2 years of age, his parents, Michael and Ellen Keating, immigrated to Montreal, Canada, thence to Washington Co., N. Y., where they remained until the year of 1843, when they came to Wisconsin and lived in the city of Milwaukee one year, then moved to the town of Lisbon, Waukesha County, where the subject of this notice married Miss Katie Salmon, and resided in Lisbon until 1872, in which year they moved to their present home; they have one daughter, Nellie. Mr. Keating owns 124 acres of land. Mr. K. is Postmaster of Lannon S


PETER KEELER, merchant, Menomonee Falls; is a native of Montgomery Co., Penn.; was born Feb. 26, 1819. He married, in his native country, Esther Hepler; in 1853, they moved to Whiteside Co., Ill.; thence to Menomonee, Wis., in 1855, where she died in 1862; their children are Katie, wife of Dr. William Gray, of Bradford, Iowa; Eli H., was a soldier in 28th W. V. I., during the war of the rebellion; Rachel, wife of Noah Judson, a merchant in Fulton, Neb.; he also served in the 28th W. V. I., during the war of the rebellion; Mahlon, the youngest of those, resides in Menomonee. In politics, Mr. Keeler is a Republican; he has been engaged in the mercantile business in Menomonee Falls several years, and by his courteous manners and fair dealing secured a large custom.


REV. THERON LOOMIS, P.O. Menomonee FAlls; was born in Prattsburg, Steuben Co., N.Y., July 7, 1914, and is a lineal descendant of Joseph Loomis, who came from Braintree, England, in 1638, and settled in Windsor, Conn., in 1639; he received a classical education in Penn Yan Academy, Yates County, and in Hamilton College, N.Y.; received his theological education in Mission Institute, in Quincy, Ill.; and in Lane Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio; he was licensed a minister of the Congregational Church in 1844, in Terre Haute, Ind., and ordained in Waverly, Ill., in 1845, and was Pastor of various churches in Illinois until 1848, in which year he moved to Raymond, Wis., where he followed ministerial duties several years; in 1864, he removed to this town (Menomonee), which has been his home since. Mr. Loomis has been twice married, first in Steuben Co., N.Y., to Eleanor Hankins; she died Oct. 10, 1840; Aug. 7 1845; he married in Quincy, Ill., his present wife, Elizabeth Ballard, a native of Worcester Co., Mass., born April 21, 1922; their children are Theron, Jr., who was educated at Quincy, Ill., and during the war of the rebellion enlisted in Co. G; 43d W.V.I; was honorably discharged; he married in Waukesha, Julia Anderson, they now reside in Crete, Neb.; Frank T., born Dec 3, 1847, died May 2, 1856; Mary E., now engaged in teaching near Lincoln, Neb.; John B., born in Raymond, Wis., Feb. 14, 1853, was educated at the Normal School in Oshkosh, Wis.; has been County Supervisor since Jan. 1, 1879; is Secretary of Lincoln Lodge, A.F. & A.M.; he is a young man of great energy and enterprise; Charles S., born May 8, 1857, educated at Carroll College, Waukesha, is engaged in farming in town of Menomonee.


HON. THOMAS McCARTY, Sec. 19; P. O. Lannon Spring; was born in Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1838; in 1842, his parents, Dennis and Sarah McCarty, came to Wisconsin and located in the town of Menomonee, Waukesha County, where the subject of this notice received a liberal education; he has been Chairman of the Menomonee Town Board seven terms, and was chosen Chairman of the County Board in 1876, and was a member of the Wisconsin Assembly two terms, 1870 and 1877; is a farm by occupation; he owns a pleasantly located farm of 160 acres; he is closely identified with the public affairs of the town of Menomonee, and is an earnest worker in behalf of her interests, and therefore is deservedly very popular with the people; he is a liberal giver, and every worthy enterprise, public or private, receives from him an earnest support.


EDWARD McMUNNIGAL, a leading farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Lannon Springs; was born in County Donegal, Ireland, in 1815; in 1852, he immigrated to this country. He has been married twice-to his first wife, Eliza Lane, in Medina, N. Y.; they moved to Wisconsin in 1843, settled in the town of Menomonee, where she died; their children are Sarah, wife of Michael Summers, of Brookfield, this county; Thomas, of this town, he married Mary Fay, of Brookfield; Mary, wife of Thomas Swift, of Milwaukee; Mr. McMunnigal's present wife was Mary Halpin. He owns a valuable farm of 240 acres fully improved; has been elected to various offices, Chairman of the Town Board, Assessor, etc., several times.


EDWARD L. NEHS, of the firm of E. L. Nehs, Schlafer & Co., proprietors of steam saw-mill, Menomonee Falls; he is also engaged in farming; Mr. Nehs was born in Lehigh Co., Penn., March 13, 1841; came to Menomonee Falls with his parents, Charles and Mary A. Nehs, in 1846. He married, in Menomonee, Elizabeth Krouse; she was born in Armstedt, Germany, in 1839; they have four children-Ida, Mary, Owen and Albert. Mr. Nehs owns a pleasantly located and finely improved farm, adjacent to the village of Menomonee Falls. He is public spirited, and takes an active part in promoting the religious, educational and other interests of the village and town; he has been engaged in carrying on saw-mill in Menomonee Falls several years, and has a large run of work.


J. B. NEHS, proprietor of the Menomonee Flouring Mills, Menomonee Falls; was born in Bucks Co., Penn., Jan. 2, 1808. June 21, 1837, he married, in Lehigh Co., Penn., Sarah Jacoby, a native of that county; in 1849, they came to Wisconsin, purchased land where the village of Menomonee Falls now is, and have made that village their home since. In 1851-52, Mr. Nehs erected his large stone flouring-mills, in the village of Menomonee Falls, they being the first flouring-mills in the town of Menomonee; the mill is a massive stone structure, four stories high, and containing every facility for the making of the best grades of flour; the custom work alone, without taking into account the vast quantity of flour shipped, amounts to over 37,000 bushels of wheat yearly. Mr. Nehs is one of the oldest citizens of Menomonee Falls now residing there; he has always been identified with the business as well as the educational and religious interests of the village, and their present prosperity is, in a great measure, due to his liberality and enterprise.


THOMAS J. PALMER, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Menomonee Falls; is a native of Norfolk, England; was born May 15, 1830; when he was 7 years of age, his parents emigrated to this country, and settled in Genesee Co., N. Y., where his father, James Palmer, died, and his mother married W. B. Bradley; they came to Wisconsin in 1843, the subject of this notice, Thomas J. Palmer, coming with them; he lived in Racine Co. one year, then came to the town of Menomonee, where he married Mary Gray, daughter of Anson Gray, who was an early settler of Germantown, Wis.; she was born in Dorset, Vt.; they have four children-Anson G., William B., Alice F. and Mark. Mr. Palmer owns a desirably located and well improved farm.


R. S. ROWE, of the firm of Rowe & Webb, proprietors of the Menomonee Falls Pump Factory; was born in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., in 1821; in 1837, he came to Wisconsin with his parents, Abner and Mary Rowe; they lived in Milwaukee until 1839, then moved to Menomonee, where they both died; during his life, he was eminently identified with the public interests, and was elected to various offices. During the war of the rebellion, the subject of this notice, R. S. Rowe, served in Co. A, 28th W. V. I., and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He has filled the office of Chairman of the Menomonee Town Board two terms; was Justice of the Peace several years; he is Secretary and District Deputy of Menomonee Lodge, N. 227, I. O. O. F., being an active member of that Lodge since its organization, in 1873; he is Worthy Chief of the I. O. G. T., and has been permanently identified with the organization and growth of that order since 1859, which year it was organized, in Menomonee Falls. Mr. Rowe has been three times married; his present wife was Mary Barnes, daughter of William Barnes, a pioneer settler of this county; Mr. Rowe's children are Abner S., now in Custer City, Dakota; Mary A., wife of H. Fox, Waukesha; William H. and Ellen. Messrs. Rowe & Webb manufacture a superior pump, and are meeting with flattering success in their business.


IRA B. ROWELL, of the firm of I. B. Rowell, G. W. Rowell and C. K. Schlafer, proprietors of the Menomonee Falls Agricultural Works; was born in Naples, Ontario Co., N. Y., Jan. 19, 1833; came to Wisconsin with his parents, Ira and Maria Rowell, in 1843; they settled in the town of Lisbon, where they still reside, old and honored residents. Ira B., the subject of this notice, has been twice married; his first wife was Elizabeth Osborn; his present wife was Louisa Chipman; they have two children, Mabel and Harry. Mr. Rowell has been engaerringer owns a pleasantly-located farm close to the village; he has been very successful in business and is meeting with the reward that honest effort and industry always bring, that of competence and peaceful enjoyment.


WALTER T. CAMP, farmer, also dealer in agricultural implements, Sec. 7; P. O. Menomonee Falls; he was born in the town of Menomonee, Waukesha Co., Wis., May 5, 1850; his parents, Thomas and Mary Camp, were natives of England, who settled in Menomonee about 1843. He married on the 1st of March, 1871, Jane Wildish, daughter of Charles Wildish, an old and honored citizen of Menomonee; they have one child, Stella M.; Mr. Camp owns a finely improved farm; he has also been engaged in the agricultural implement trade several years, and has met with more than ordinary success in that line; he is a member of the Masonic fraternity; he was Deputy Sheriff of Waukesha Co. two years.


JAMES S. DENT, a prominent citizen of Menomonee, was born in Hornellsville, Steuben Co., N. Y., Aug. 1, 1831; he came to Wisconsin in 1842, with his parents, Richard and Jean Dent; they settled in the town of Menomonee, Waukesha Co., where they resided during their life. He married in Granville, Milwaukee Co., on the 5th of February, 1863, Lemyra J. Oliver; she was born in Orleans Co., N. Y., and was the daughter of John and Elizabeth J. Oliver, who settled in the town of Lisbon, in about 1846, and are now residents of Waukesha; they have five children living-Andrew B., Willis J., Alice, Elmer, and Sylvie; in 1861, Mr. Dent was Assistant United States Marshal, and in 1876, was a member of the Wisconsin Assembly, and Chairman of the Menomonee Town Board twice, Assessor several terms, and has several other offices; he owns 120 acres of land and is a successful and leading farmer; his farm is on Sec. 17, is well improved and only a short distance from Menomonee Falls, his post office address; Mr. Dent is an active and consistent supporter of the principles of the Republican party; in every position he has filled, he has given universal satisfaction to his constituents and to the people in general.


JOHN FLANAGAN, farmer, Sec. 14; P. O. Menomonee Falls; he was born in the town of Menomonee, Waukesha Co., Wis., Feb. 1, 1849; his father, William Flanagan, settled in Menomonee in 1842, and was an honored citizen, being elected to various offices; he died in August, 1862. Mr. F., the subject of this sketch, married Nov. 25, 1875, Miss Katie Newman, daughter of Michael Newman, a pioneer settler of Waukesha Co.; they have three children-Mary A., Maggie and John; Mr. Flanagan ahs held the office of Chairman of the Menomonee Town Board of Supervisors two terms (1877-78), Town Clerk three years and Justice of the Peace; he is Secretary of the Menomonee, Germantown and Granville Mutual Fire Insurance Company, a position he has filled since its organization in 1875; he owns a finely located and improved farm; he takes an active interest in public affairs, and is a public-spirited citizen, taking part in everything to advance the various interests of his town.


MICHAEL KEATING, Sec. 30; P. O. Lannon Springs; was born in County Tipperary, Ireland, April 3, 1835; when he was 2 years of age, his parents, Michael and Ellen Keating, immigrated to Montreal, Canada, thence to Washington Co., N. Y., where they remained until the year of 1843, when they came to Wisconsin and lived in the city of Milwaukee one year, then moved to the town of Lisbon, Waukesha County, where the subject of this notice married Miss Katie Salmon, and resided in Lisbon until 1872, in which year they moved to their present home; they have one daughter, Nellie. Mr. Keating owns 124 acres of land. Mr. K. is Postmaster of Lannon S


PETER KEELER, merchant, Menomonee Falls; is a native of Montgomery Co., Penn.; was born Feb. 26, 1819. He married, in his native country, Esther Hepler; in 1853, they moved to Whiteside Co., Ill.; thence to Menomonee, Wis., in 1855, where she died in 1862; their children are Katie, wife of Dr. William Gray, of Bradford, Iowa; Eli H., was a soldier in 28th W. V. I., during the war of the rebellion; Rachel, wife of Noah Judson, a merchant in Fulton, Neb.; he also served in the 28th W. V. I., during the war of the rebellion; Mahlon, the youngest of those, resides in Menomonee. In politics, Mr. Keeler is a Republican; he has been engaged in the mercantile business in Menomonee Falls several years, and by his courteous manners and fair dealing secured a large custom.


REV. THERON LOOMIS, P.O. Menomonee FAlls; was born in Prattsburg, Steuben Co., N.Y., July 7, 1914, and is a lineal descendant of Joseph Loomis, who came from Braintree, England, in 1638, and settled in Windsor, Conn., in 1639; he received a classical education in Penn Yan Academy, Yates County, and in Hamilton College, N.Y.; received his theological education in Mission Institute, in Quincy, Ill.; and in Lane Seminary, Cincinnati, Ohio; he was licensed a minister of the Congregational Church in 1844, in Terre Haute, Ind., and ordained in Waverly, Ill., in 1845, and was Pastor of various churches in Illinois until 1848, in which year he moved to Raymond, Wis., where he followed ministerial duties several years; in 1864, he removed to this town (Menomonee), which has been his home since. Mr. Loomis has been twice married, first in Steuben Co., N.Y., to Eleanor Hankins; she died Oct. 10, 1840; Aug. 7 1845; he married in Quincy, Ill., his present wife, Elizabeth Ballard, a native of Worcester Co., Mass., born April 21, 1922; their children are Theron, Jr., who was educated at Quincy, Ill., and during the war of the rebellion enlisted in Co. G; 43d W.V.I; was honorably discharged; he married in Waukesha, Julia Anderson, they now reside in Crete, Neb.; Frank T., born Dec 3, 1847, died May 2, 1856; Mary E., now engaged in teaching near Lincoln, Neb.; John B., born in Raymond, Wis., Feb. 14, 1853, was educated at the Normal School in Oshkosh, Wis.; has been County Supervisor since Jan. 1, 1879; is Secretary of Lincoln Lodge, A.F. & A.M.; he is a young man of great energy and enterprise; Charles S., born May 8, 1857, educated at Carroll College, Waukesha, is engaged in farming in town of Menomonee.


HON. THOMAS McCARTY, Sec. 19; P. O. Lannon Spring; was born in Buffalo, N. Y., Oct. 29, 1838; in 1842, his parents, Dennis and Sarah McCarty, came to Wisconsin and located in the town of Menomonee, Waukesha County, where the subject of this notice received a liberal education; he has been Chairman of the Menomonee Town Board seven terms, and was chosen Chairman of the County Board in 1876, and was a member of the Wisconsin Assembly two terms, 1870 and 1877; is a farm by occupation; he owns a pleasantly located farm of 160 acres; he is closely identified with the public affairs of the town of Menomonee, and is an earnest worker in behalf of her interests, and therefore is deservedly very popular with the people; he is a liberal giver, and every worthy enterprise, public or private, receives from him an earnest support.


EDWARD McMUNNIGAL, a leading farmer, Sec. 30; P. O. Lannon Springs; was born in County Donegal, Ireland, in 1815; in 1852, he immigrated to this country. He has been married twice-to his first wife, Eliza Lane, in Medina, N. Y.; they moved to Wisconsin in 1843, settled in the town of Menomonee, where she died; their children are Sarah, wife of Michael Summers, of Brookfield, this county; Thomas, of this town, he married Mary Fay, of Brookfield; Mary, wife of Thomas Swift, of Milwaukee; Mr. McMunnigal's present wife was Mary Halpin. He owns a valuable farm of 240 acres fully improved; has been elected to various offices, Chairman of the Town Board, Assessor, etc., several times.


EDWARD L. NEHS, of the firm of E. L. Nehs, Schlafer & Co., proprietors of steam saw-mill, Menomonee Falls; he is also engaged in farming; Mr. Nehs was born in Lehigh Co., Penn., March 13, 1841; came to Menomonee Falls with his parents, Charles and Mary A. Nehs, in 1846. He married, in Menomonee, Elizabeth Krouse; she was born in Armstedt, Germany, in 1839; they have four children-Ida, Mary, Owen and Albert. Mr. Nehs owns a pleasantly located and finely improved farm, adjacent to the village of Menomonee Falls. He is public spirited, and takes an active part in promoting the religious, educational and other interests of the village and town; he has been engaged in carrying on saw-mill in Menomonee Falls several years, and has a large run of work.


J. B. NEHS, proprietor of the Menomonee Flouring Mills, Menomonee Falls; was born in Bucks Co., Penn., Jan. 2, 1808. June 21, 1837, he married, in Lehigh Co., Penn., Sarah Jacoby, a native of that county; in 1849, they came to Wisconsin, purchased land where the village of Menomonee Falls now is, and have made that village their home since. In 1851-52, Mr. Nehs erected his large stone flouring-mills, in the village of Menomonee Falls, they being the first flouring-mills in the town of Menomonee; the mill is a massive stone structure, four stories high, and containing every facility for the making of the best grades of flour; the custom work alone, without taking into account the vast quantity of flour shipped, amounts to over 37,000 bushels of wheat yearly. Mr. Nehs is one of the oldest citizens of Menomonee Falls now residing there; he has always been identified with the business as well as the educational and religious interests of the village, and their present prosperity is, in a great measure, due to his liberality and enterprise.


THOMAS J. PALMER, farmer, Sec. 5; P. O. Menomonee Falls; is a native of Norfolk, England; was born May 15, 1830; when he was 7 years of age, his parents emigrated to this country, and settled in Genesee Co., N. Y., where his father, James Palmer, died, and his mother married W. B. Bradley; they came to Wisconsin in 1843, the subject of this notice, Thomas J. Palmer, coming with them; he lived in Racine Co. one year, then came to the town of Menomonee, where he married Mary Gray, daughter of Anson Gray, who was an early settler of Germantown, Wis.; she was born in Dorset, Vt.; they have four children-Anson G., William B., Alice F. and Mark. Mr. Palmer owns a desirably located and well improved farm.


R. S. ROWE, of the firm of Rowe & Webb, proprietors of the Menomonee Falls Pump Factory; was born in Chautauqua Co., N. Y., in 1821; in 1837, he came to Wisconsin with his parents, Abner and Mary Rowe; they lived in Milwaukee until 1839, then moved to Menomonee, where they both died; during his life, he was eminently identified with the public interests, and was elected to various offices. During the war of the rebellion, the subject of this notice, R. S. Rowe, served in Co. A, 28th W. V. I., and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He has filled the office of Chairman of the Menomonee Town Board two terms; was Justice of the Peace several years; he is Secretary and District Deputy of Menomonee Lodge, N. 227, I. O. O. F., being an active member of that Lodge since its organization, in 1873; he is Worthy Chief of the I. O. G. T., and has been permanently identified with the organization and growth of that order since 1859, which year it was organized, in Menomonee Falls. Mr. Rowe has been three times married; his present wife was Mary Barnes, daughter of William Barnes, a pioneer settler of this county; Mr. Rowe's children are Abner S., now in Custer City, Dakota; Mary A., wife of H. Fox, Waukesha; William H. and Ellen. Messrs. Rowe & Webb manufacture a superior pump, and are meeting with flattering success in their business.


IRA B. ROWELL, of the firm of I. B. Rowell, G. W. Rowell and C. K. Schlafer, proprietors of the Menomonee Falls Agricultural Works; was born in Naples, Ontario Co., N. Y., Jan. 19, 1833; came to Wisconsin with his parents, Ira and Maria Rowell, in 1843; they settled in the town of Lisbon, where they still reside, old and honored residents. Ira B., the subject of this notice, has been twice married; his first wife was Elizabeth Osborn; his present wife was Louisa Chipman; they have two children, Mabel and Harry. Mr. Rowell has been engaged in the manufacture of agricultural implements over twenty years, and therefore has a wide experience in that line, which enables him to successfully compete with any manufactory in the Northwest; he has recently associated with him G. W. Rowell and C. K. Schlafer, gentlemen of rare business qualifications, and thoroughly conversant with the manufacturing business in all of its details; they manufacture the "Peekskill Plow," Nos. 19 -20-21; Lord's Improved Plow, No. 13; the Badger, No. 4, and the improved E plow, with steel moldboard; these plows have been thoroughly tested, and found to have superior advantages; they also make the Rowell Horse Hoe and Cultivator, with stationary or slip tooth; this is a superior implement for the cultivation of fallow ground; Ira B. Rowell & Co. have made quite a number of improvements in the making of agricultural implements; they use none but the best material, which, combined with their special facilities and large experience, enables them to produce a quality of goods that less experience and old-time methods cannot attain to.


JACOB L. SCHLAFER, of the firm of E. L. Nehs, Schlafer & Co., proprietors of steam saw-mill, Menomonee Falls; is also engaged in farming; he was born in Germantown, Washington Co., Wis., in 1845; his parents were Jacob and Katie Schlafer, natives of Germany, who emigrated to this country and were among the first to settle in Washington Co., Wis., March 28, 1872. He married, in Menomonee Falls, Mary Nehs, daughter of Charles and Mary Nehs; she was born in Menomonee; they have one child, Adeline L. During the war of the rebellion, Mr. Schlafer was in 51st W. V. I., Co. A; he is a Republican in politics; is a man of much enterprise.


J. E. SEABOLD, merchant, Menomonee Falls; was born in Stuttgardt, Wurtemburg, Germany, on the 28th of April, 1835; he received a liberal education in the schools of his native city, and in 1851, came to this country; lived in the vicinity of Chicago, Ill., until 1855, which year he came to Wisconsin, residing about three years in East Troy, Walworth Co. At the end of that time, he came to Menomonee Falls, where he married Adelaide Rodenberger, daughter of John and Hannah Rodenberger, old and esteemed citizens of Menomonee; they have two children-Clara E. and Nellie T. Mr. Seabold and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church; politically, he acts with the Republican party; in 1871-72, he was Registrar of Deeds, and prior to that was Chairman of the Menomonee Town Board of Supervisors; he has also been elected to various other local offices, the duties of which he discharged to the general satisfaction of the people in general; at present writing, he holds the office of Notary Public, which he has been the incumbent of over twelve years. Mr. Seabold has associated with him in business J. H. Volland; they have a full line of dry goods, groceries, hardware, etc., and have a large and constantly increasing trade.


CHARLES WILDISH, farmer, Sec. 7; P. O. Menomonee Falls; was born in County Kent, England, in 1819; came to this country in about 1841; lived in Oneida County, N. Y., until 1843, when he came to Wisconsin, and located in the town of Lisbon, where he married Harriet Greengo, a daughter of Jesse Greengo, a pioneer settler of Lisbon; they have twelve children, viz.: Emily, wife of Henry Jeffery, Lisbon; Jane, wife of Walter Camp, Menomonee; Edna, wife of Jacob Johnson, also of Menomonee; Fannie, wife of Peter Schlafer, Milwaukee; Orpheia, wife of Albert Stone, Lisbon; Carrie, Alice, Hattie, Myron, Joseph and Fred. Mr. Wildish owns 104 acres of finely improved land; he has been a resident of the towns of Lisbon and Menomonee ever since 1843, and has witnessed them subdued from a wilderness to pleasant fields of cultivation.