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Haines, C. J.; Dean E. G. (ed.) / Rice Lake, Wisconsin
(1898?)

[Business and professional],   pp. 24-49 ff.


Page 24

lowed the business .many years in the larger cities of
Germany; was in London, Eng., three years, in Paris five
years, and came to this comntry from Zurich, Switzer-
land, in September, 1873. He worked in many of the
large cities of this country previous to settliug in Rice
Lake 14 years ago. He was married in 1883 to Miss
Gartmann of Rice Lake, and they have a very pretty
home and grounds near the lake, a picture of which is
shown elsewhere. Mr. Abst has traveled much, and vis-
ited the expsition in Paris in 1867, and again in 1889.
He is author and publisher of "Der Sehneiderlehrling,"
a book for tailors' apprentices. He owns several houses
here, and has done much toward building up and
improving the city.
AMBLE, KAREN, dressmaking, Main street, over Bow-
ers' restaurant, has been in business a little more than
one year and enjoys a fair patronage.
AMERICAN EXPRESS COMPANY has an office in Demers'
store, corner of Main and Eau Claire streets. W. A
Demers, agent, has been in the employ of the company
six years. He was born in Canada. Came to Wisconsin
when four years old and has resided here 2S years. For
five years he was employed in the station of the C., St.
P., M. & 0. railway here, until his appointrment as agent
for the express company. Mr. Demers is now serving
his second term as city treasurer, the first term being in
1893-4. He is a member of the M. W. A., and is scre-
tarV of the Catholic Knights of Wisconsin. In 1892 he
erected the two-story brick building now occupied by
Heintz' druv store, a picture of which is shown else-
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