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Timme, Ernst G. (ed.) / The blue book of the state of Wisconsin
(1887)

Part VIII. Biographical,   pp. [477]-512 PDF (12.5 MB)


Page 486


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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