In nearly every instance the material composing the sketches was gathered from those immediately interested, and then submitted in typewritten form for cor- rection and revision. He took up government land there and also engaged in merchandising and lumbering to some extent.The volume, which is one of generous amplitude, is placed in the hands of the public with the belief that it will be found a valuable addition to the library, as well as an invaluable contribution to the historical literature of the Upper Lake Region. INDEX PAGE Adams, George W 70 Adams, James G 272 Agen, Hon. 358 Anderson, Andrew A 408 Anderson, Anton M 222 Anderson, Carl 361 Anderson, Charles E 451 Anderson, J. In 1856 he be- came one of the pioneers of Chippewa Falls, where he did considerable logging and oper- ated a sawmill for some years. The posterity of this worthy couple also includes fourteen living grand- children. Waterman spent most of his boyhood at Chippewa Falls, where he became associated with his father in the hotel and afterward carried on the same in conjunction with his brother. But it is of his work as a teacher * * * that the writer wishes particularly to speak. As a citizen, a church mem- ber, a Sunday-school superintendent, as a friend and neighbor, he was a man to be depended upon. He was at one time ap- pointed judge of probate to fill a vacancy and hence became known to many people as Judge Gates, but he had little taste for offi- cial life. He was the first pres- ident of the Free Library Board and helped to form the nucleus of the splendid public library which has since become the pride of the city. Gates was a Republican, but gave little attention to the agitation of partisan questions.
Joseph 251 Barry, Mahlon P 172 Barry, Michael 26 Bartlett, John E 30S Barton, Alonzo J 184 PAGE Barton, Willard L 185 Bates, Marcus W 8 Bates, Mrs. It may indeed be said that no man in the service more truly deserved the honors ac- corded him. Bates engaged in the insurance business at Grand Rapids, Mich., and also organized the Grand Rapids Savings Bank, of which he was cashier for fi\-e years. Charles P 363 Bruce, Rusk County, History of 319 Buckley, William 469 Buflfalo, A. The dreary New Year of 1863, which was passed amid the rain and sleet at Stone River, made an impression upon his COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD mind never to he erased. Samuel F 87 Boynton, Orville L 254 Bradley, Henry M 343 Bradley, Sylvester 517 Brainerd, Benjamin F 472 Brandt, John 294 Braun, George 286 Brehm. Lawrence I73 Brooks Family 113 Brooks, George L 113 Brousseau, Harry 320 Brower, George W 53i Brown, Addison C 183 Brown. Matthew C 204 Burnett, David 545 Burnham, Guy M 288 Burnham, Capt. D 47 Carpenter, Samuel P 383 Carr, Warner S 206 Cash. He was almost constantly in active service and won several promotions by his gallantry, being succes- sively made quartermaster sergeant of the regiment, second lieutenant and first lieu- tenant, and at the close of the war he was in command of Company C. Among the engagements in which he participated were Perryville, Stone River, Chickamauga, Averysboro and Bentonville, in most of which the regiment suffered severe losses.NYPL RESEARCH LIBRARIES Illllllllllllllllilllllillll Jli JIIilllllll Jil 3 3433 08254169 3 ,',, ;i;r; ';;,,; ...;'V? -K-, '"i.;/; ■■;,,., v;i "K■^■'.-^■.■;''■v'■'.■^■ ■.:;::■:■■' 'v! That the public is entitled to the privileges afforded by a work of this nature needs no assertion at our hands ; for one of our greatest Americans has said that the histoi'y of any country resolves itself into the biographies of its stout, earnest and representative citizens. 70 Angvick, Samuel 499 Apollonia, History of 194 Archibald, David 486 Ardouin. George 450 Ashland County Public Schools 94 Atkinson, James 178 Auger, Patrick 245 Aune. He w^as a veteran of the Revolu- tionary war, and his son Joel did military duty during the war of 1812. t •''r'.^'.i ■■,■■■'/•' 11' J,' si'' , ■ 1.1 ').■; ^? D ATI O N ■- R I9IE PRKFACE HE importance of placing in book form biographical history of representative citizens — both for its immediate worth and for its vahie to coming genera- tions — is admitted by all thinking people; and within the past decade there has been a growing interest in this commendable means of perpetuating biography and family genealogy. He and his family are identified with Pilgrim Congregational church and he has filled a number of important positions in the Grand Army of the Republic and the Mili- tary Order of the Loyal Legion. His grandfather, Abraham Waterman, was born in Rhode Island and came of Welsh ancestors.