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Commemorative biographical record of the Fox River Valley counties of Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families
(1895)

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COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL REECORD.
years, deeply regretted by all who knew
him. In religious faith he was a member
of the M. E. Church, in politics a stanch
Whig. In 1829, he was married to Miss
Sarah K. Huston, daughter of Robert
Huston, an honored pioneer of Middle-
bury, Vt., and three children, all sons,
were born to this union, viz.: Wallace
Juba, a minister in the M. E. Church, at
present stationed at West Bend, Wis.;
Charles Cook, a practicing physician at
Kansas City (he studied medicine under
Dr. Patchen, of Fond du Lac, and gradu-
ated at Cleveland, Ohio); and Austin F.,
the subject of this sketch. The mother
of these was married, the second time, to
Hiram   Edgerton, and is now living at
Fond dui Lac, Wisconsin.
    Austin F. Olmsted received his liter-
arv education at the Fond du Lac high
school and Lawrence University, Apple-
ton, which latter institution he left at the
end of two years, for a time thereafter
clerking in a store. Deciding on making
the noble profession of medicine his life-
work, he during these years, as circum-
stances permitted, studied the science, and
in 1871 entered Cleveland (Ohio) Home-
opathic Hospital College, where he grad-
uated in the spring of I874, immediately
thereafter settling in Green Bay, where
he has since remained in the active prac-
tice of his profession. He now ranks
second to none in the county among the
followers of Asculapius and Galen, his
specialty, perhaps, being obstetrics, in
which he has had a wide and uniformly
successful experience, which can be also
truly said of his general practice; and this,
coupled with his well-known 'professional
zeal, as well as attentiveness to his
patients, has established for him an en-
viable reputation throughout the length
and breadth of the Fox River Valley. He
is associated with the American Institute
of Homeopathy, and is an active member
of the State Homeopathic Medical Society
of Wisconsin.
    On October 21, 1863, Dr. Olmsted
 was married to Miss Harriet Sylvester,
daughter of Seth and Rachel (Young) Syl-
vester, and three children have been born
to them, named respectively:  Minnie
Edna, Clara K. and Austin 0. Dr. and
Mrs. Olnsted are active workers in the
Presbyterian Church at Green Bay (form-
erly connected with the Congregational
Society), of which she is a member. So-
cially, he is affiliated with the Knights of
Pythias, Independent Order of Foresters
and Roval Arcanum, and in his political
preferences casts his vote in the interests
of the Republican party. Public-spirited,
and in all things progressive, he has iden-
tified himself wxith every civic movement
tending to the advancement and prosperity
of the city and county of his adoption,
where, as a useful, loyal and intelligent
citizen, he is held in the highest regard.
P      [I. MARTIN. This gentleman,
       who has been t rosecuting attor-
       ney for Brown county since 1888,
       is a native of the county, born in
Rockland township April 21, mI862. Ed-
ward   and   Bridget (Farrell) Martin,
natives of Ireland, parents of subject.
came to the United States when young,
settling in Rockland township, where
they engaged in faruinig, and are still
living.
    P. H. Martin, whose name opens this
 brief sketch, received his education at the
 schools of Rockland and in the city of
 De Pere. He was reared on the farm,
 but at the age of eighteen he commenced
 teaching school in Brown county, a voca-
 tion he followed some five years. In
 1885 he caine to the city of Green Bay,
 and for soim.e time Was in the United
 States railwa' mail service as postal
 clerk on the Chicago, Milwaukee &
 St. Paul railroad, running    between
 Green Bay and Milwaukee. In       1883
 he  commenced reading     law  in the
 office of Hudd & \Viginan, attorneys-
 at-law, Green   Bay, and in 1887 lie
 was admitted to the bar. In 1889 he
 entered into partnership with Mr. WVig-
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