Timme, Ernst G. (ed.) / The blue book of the state of Wisconsin
Part VIII. Biographical, pp. -512 PDF (12.5 MB)
486 WISCONSIN BLUE BOOK. Seventh District. The second, third, fourth and seventh wards of Milwaukee. Population, 1835-- 47,042. CHRISTIAN WIDULE (Rep.), of 630 Chestnut Street, Milwaukee, was born in the village of Tarnowitz, Province of Silesia, Prussia, July 19, 1845; received a common school educa- tion and is by profession a druggist; entered the drug business as an apprentice in 1859; established in business in 1868, and is at present senior member of the drug firm of Widule & Conrath; came to Wisconsin in 1849 with his parents and settled in the second ward of the city of Milwaukee and has resided there ever since, except two years (1867 and part of 1868) spent in Missouri; was member of assembly in 1879, being the first straight republican member ever elected in the district; was elected state senator in 1886 for four years, receiv- ing 3,366 votes against 2,718 votes for Geo. Abert, democrat, 2,318 votes for M. J. Malloy, ueople's, and 83 votes for E. W. Drake, prohibitionist. Eighth District. Kenosha and Walworth counties. Population 1885 --41,939. WALTER S. MAXWELL (Rep.) - P. 0. address Kenosha - was born in Jackson, Wash- ington county, N. Y., September 12, 1836; was educated in the common and normal schools; is a farmer; came to Wisconsin in 1860, and settled at Somers, where he has continued to reside; served as supervisor of his town various times, and as chairman in 1874, '75, '76, '77, '78, '79, '80, '81 and '84, and as chairman of the county board in 1881; was a member of assembly in 1877, '81, and in '83; was elected state senator in 1884, receiving 5,920 votes, against 3,620 for Andrew Kull, Jr., democrat, and 593 for Cooley E. Wing, prohibitionist; was chairman of the committee on Agriculture in the 38th session. Ninth District. Green Lake, Portage and Waushara counties. Population, 1885--53,177. GEORGE FITCH (Rep.), of Berlin, Green Lake countT, Wisconsin, was born at Glen Falls, Warren county, N. Y., November 3, 1848; was educated in district school at Norwalk, Connecticut, and is by occupation a horticulturalist and lumberman; resided in New York city from 1866 to 1871, and Norwalk, Connecticut, from 1855 to 1866; came to Wisconsin in 1871, and settled at Berlin; was elected mayor of Berlin, April, 1885, for two years; was elected senator for the ninth district in 1883, for four years, receiving 5,275 votes against 3,439 votes for J. J. Wood, Jr., democrat, and 583 votes for Albert A. Daniels, prohibitionist. Tenth Distriet. Waukesha county. Population-31,123. JOHN A. LINS (Rep.), of Eagle, was born in Wachstadt, Province Saxony, Germany, October 3, 1840; received a common school and partial academic education; is a merchant; came to Wisconsin in 1857 and settled in Milwaukee; after the war he returned to Wisconsin and located at Eagle; enlisted as a private in company C, 5th Wisconsin Infantry, and par- ticipated in the battles of Lee's Mills, Williamsburg, Golden's Farm, Savage Station, White Oak Swamp, Malvern Hills, Crampton Gap, Antietam, Fredericksburg, in December, 1862, and May, 1863; Gettysburg, Rappahannock Station, Wilderness, November, 1863, and May, 1861; Spottsylvania Court House and Cold Harbor, June 1,1864, where he was severely wounded; has been county treasurer two years, chairman of board of supervisors a num- ber of times; was member of assembly in 1881; was elected state senator in 1881, receiving 3, 314 votes against 3,154 votes for J. D. McDonald, democrat, and 298 for George MIcKerrow, prohibitionist; was chairman of the committee on Town and County Organization in the 38th session. ileventh District. Ashland, Clark, Lincoln, Price, Oneida. Sawyer, Taylor and Wood counties. Population, 1885, -54,916. GEORGE F. MERRILL (Rep.), of Ashland, Wis., was born in Burnett, Dodge county, Wisconsin, February 17, 1847; attended the academy at Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, and grad- uated from the State University in 1872, taking the classical course; is by profession a law- yer; resided at Depere, Wisconsin, from 1873 to 1883; never held office except as mem- ber of school board, in 1886; was elected state senator for the eleventh senate district in 1886, receiving 6,881 votes against 6,760 votes for John Edwards, democrat, and 18 votes for A. Stephenson, people's; was chahiman of the committee on Assessment and Collec- tion of Taxes in the 38-h sesson.
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