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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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COMMEMORA TIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD.
man, under the firm name of Wigman &
Martin, and has since been engaged in
regular practice. In the fall of I888 he
was elected to his present incumbency,
that of prosecuting attorney for Brown
county, which he fills with eminent
ability, and to the complete satisfaction
of the people.
    In I886 P. H. Martin and Miss Mary
,Vignian were united in marriage. She
is a ldaughter of J. H. M. \Wigman, senior
nmeniber of the firm, and an early pioneer
of Brown county. To this marriage four
children have been born, viz.: Marie,
Agnes, John Edward and Patrick Jerome.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin are members of St.
John's Catholic Church. In politics he
is a I)emocrat.
A D)AM SPUHLER, of the firm of A.
        Spuhler & Co. (limited), whole-
        sale and retail dealers in dry
        goods, clothing, carpets, hats,
caps, notions, etc., in Green Bay, has
been a prominent resident of that city
since 1879, and an enterprising merchant
of several x ears standing.
    Mr. Spuhler is a native of \Wisconsin,
born in Washington county, in I 846, of
German parents.    Henry Spuhler, his
father, was born in Bavaria, where he
married Miss Sarah Zepp, of the same
country, the young couple soon afterward
emigrating to the United States, making
their first home in Washington county,
Wis., where they took up a farm.  In
1867 they moved to Dodge county, same
State, settling at Beaver Dam, where they
passed the rest of their busy lives, the
father (lying in 1870, the mother in i 88o.
Their family numbered seven children,
five of whom are yet living, namely: Mol-
lie, wife of Benjamin Fifield, a farmer of
Lake county, Ind. ; Mary, wife of Charles
Schuette, of Beaver Dam, Wis. ; Lizzie,
wife of Andrew    Schluckebier, also of
Beaver Damn; Adam, of whom we write;
and John, a cigar manufacturer, in NWi-
nona, Minnesota.
   The subject of this notice was reared
on his father's farm in Washington county,
Wis., receiving his education at the win-
ter schools of the neighborhood of his
home. In 1861, then fifteen years old,
he entered the dry-goods store of Newton
& Willard, in Beaver Dam, remaining
with them till they sold out in 1865 to
Hebgen & Lehrkund. With the latter
firm he clerked till 1867, in which year he
commenced business in the same town,
in partnership with a Mr. Schluckebier,
carrying on a prosperous dry-goods trade
till 1873, when the firm dissolved and our
subject moved to Wirightstoxw n, in Brown
county. Here he was associated with a
Mr. Mueller in the samne line of trade from
1873 to 1879, the style of the firm being
Mueller & Spuhlier, and in that year they
transferred their business to the more
thriving toxvn of Green Bay, here remain-
ing in partnership till 1886, the year of
Mr. Mueller's death.   After that event
Mr. Spuhler continued the retail business
alone till [889, when, having established
a viide connection and an enviable repu-
tation for fair and square dealing he ex-
panded his business by combining the
wholesale trade with the retail, changing
the style of the house to the A. Spuhler &
Co. (limited).
    In 1867, in Dodge county,  i Is., Mr.
Spuhler Was married to Miss Jennie Far-
dell, a native of England, but reared to
womanhood in Dodge county, Wis., and
daughter of Matthew and Sarah (Bishop)
Fardell,  highly   respectable English
people who immigrated to the United
States several years ago, settling in
Dodge county, Wis., where Mr. Fardell
(lied in 1887, and his widow is yet living.
To our subject and wife have been born
seven children, to wit:  Sarah, Nellie
(wife of D. Lucas, a boiler manufacturer
in Ft. Howard, Wis.); Fred (assisting in
his father's store), Alice, Mabel, Jennie
and Louise. In his political predilections
Mr. Spuhler is a Democrat; in 1881-82
he served his city as alderman of the
First ward, and is now a member of the
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