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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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COMIMEMORA TI J'E BIOGIZAPIILA L RECORD.
in which he has met with well-merited
success, at the present time giving em-
ployment to from twelve to twenty hands.
    In June, 1876, Mr. Boyd was united in
marriage, in Oskhosh, with Miss Libbie
Barden, who was born at Sheboygan Falls,
Wis., daughter of WVilliam Barden, of
that place, and two children have been
born to them, both sons, named respect-
ively Clyde B. and Roy. The family are
members of the M. E. Church, and so-
cially Mr. Boyd is connected with the
I. 0. 0. F., Lodge No. I20, Oshkosh.
For enterprise, industry, intecrity and
loyalty, there is no more respected citizen
in Oshkosh or indeed in the entire county
than William H. Boyd.
OUIS BALI)AUF, a thoroughly
       practical machinist and mantufac-
       turer of tools, who has been a
       well-respected resident of Osh-
kosh, Winnebago county, for the past
eight or nine years, is a native of Ger-
many, born in the town of Altenburg,
February i9, 1857, a son of Frederick
and Rose Baldauf, both, also, natives of
the Fatherland.
    The subject of our sketch received a
limited education at the schools of his
native place, and early in life commenced
to learn the trade of machinist, later that
of mechanical tool manufacturer, which,
after serving his apprenticeship, he fol-
lowed a few years as a journeyman in
Germany. 11 1878 he was drafted into
the German army for a three-years' serv-
ice, but on account of superior good
conduct received his discharge at the end
of two years. Hie then continued his
trade, this time in his own name, until
188 1, in which year he immigrated to the
United States, and, coining west from
the port of debarcation to WVisconsin,
imade his first New-World home in Mil-
waulkee, whence, in 1886, he removed to
Oshkosh, where he has since been suc-
cessfully engaged at his trade, and known
as one of the most skillful artificers in the
county.
   Mr. Baldauf was married to Miss
Maria Wilchen, who was born in Wis-
consin, of German ancestry, and to this
union were born three children, all of
whom died in infancy. Mr. Baldauf is
possessed of the qualities of industry,
honesty and integrity, attributes essential
to an upright and successful business life,
and as a sociable and genial man he is
one of the most popular citizens of
Oshlkosh.
OCTOR SETH A. BOWLV, well
       and favorably known as a highly-
       skilled and successfml veterinary
       surgeon, who for the past fifteen
years has been a prominent resident of
Oshkosh, \Vinnebago county, is a native
of New York State, born in Watertown,
Jefferson county, February' 20, 1837.
    Horace Bowe, father of our subject,
and of Massachusetts birth, was reared to
the trade of currier and tanner, which lie
followed at various points for some years,
but the greater portion of his life was
passed in agricultural pursuits.  He
married Miss Susan Clark, who was born
in the State of New York, and by her had
a family of seven children, four of whom
are yet living, as follows: Asenath, wife
of A. B. Taft, resides in Bangor, Mich.;
Seth A. is the subject of this sketch; Dor-
cas, wife of Edward Boyer, also lives in
Bangor, Mich. Prosper is a resident of
Watervliet, Mich. in 1854 the parents
mnoved with their family to Michigan, and
in that State passed the rest of their days,
the father dying in Watervliet, Berrien
county, the mother in Bangor, Van Buren
county.
   The subject of this sketch received the
griondwork of a thorough education at
the p)ublic schools of his native place,
which a one-year's attendance at Water-
town Academy completed. As will be
seen he was seventeen years o0( when he
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