Bio: Lage, Thomas Henry (1860 - ?)




Surnames: Lage, Sims, Hooper, Clark, Paulus, Cary, Jackson, Dearborn, McIver, Davies, Landgraf, Ames, Schultz, McNely, Harvey, Beeman, Swatz, Showeres, Brackett, Nelson, Hein, Zeininger


----Source: History of Barron Co., Wis., by Orville D. Edgbert, pg. 1888


Thomas Henry Lage (1860 - ?)

T. H. Lage.--There is not throughout the broad area of our prosperous county a more enterprising and public spirited citizen and business man than the proprietor of the solid stone building dry goods store, Mr. T. H. Lage.

Mr. Lage came to Barron in 1893 as principle of the city high school, in which position he remained for five years to the credit of himself and to the best interests of the city. He has been in business for two years and now has the finest display of dry goods in the city or in the surrounding county. He carries a large stock to which he is adding daily, the active business controlled requiring constant accessions of new goods and those goods of the latest patterns and novelties. Mr. Lage is always found taking an active and influential part in promoting the material welfare of the city.


----Source: Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wisconsin) 2 Aug 1905



(From a Special Correspondent.)

Supt. T. H. Lage will hold a teachers' institute at Barron, commencing August 7th. It is expected there will be 165 teachers present. The program is an unusually interesting one. Several prominent speakers will be present from Madison.


----Source: Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wisconsin) 15 Jul 1906


Chetek, Wis., July 13--The teachers of Barron County are enjoying a feast of pedagogical instruction at the institute which is being held here. The institute is being conducted by President J. F. Sims of the Stevens Point Normal, Supt. J. T. Hooper of Ashland, Prof. L. H. Clark of the River Falls Normal and County Superintendent T. H. Lage.

The teachers of the county are manifesting great interest in the institute work and superintendent Lage is congratulating himself both as to the attendance and enthusiasm of the teachers under his charge as well as the excellency of the instruction which the institute conductors are presenting.

A pleasant surprise was the visit of the "Boss" or head of the educational department of the state, Supt. C. P. Cary who arrived this morning. Supt. Cary gave an inspiring talk on some of the things accomplished for the rural schools in the past two years; such as the appointment of a man who could devote his whole time to the rural schools and the creation of the "School Board Convention."

Mr. Cary believes that there is to be great revival of interest in the common schools in the near future. A summer school follows the institute under the management of Supt. Lage, principal Paulus of Cheteck.



----Source: Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wisconsin) October 8, 1907


State Superintendent Cary has announced the appointment of the board of visitors for the seven state normal schools, according to law, for the year 1907 - 08. The appointments are as follows:

Milwaukee--M. H. Jackson, chairman, Grand Rapids; Professor W. F. Dearborn, Madison; Mrs. M. N. McIver, Oshkosh.

Oshkosh--Superintendent G. H. Landgraf, chairman, Marinette; S. J. McMahan, Antigo; Principal W. T. Darling, Florence.

Platteville--Principal I. B. Davies, chairman, Delevan; Mrs. Emma S. Wyman, Ripon; Superintendent Sylvanus Ames, Stoughton.

River Falls--Superintendent T. J. Hooper, chairman, Ashland; superintendent W. H. Schulz, Eau Clair; Superintendent May McNely, Phillips.

Stevens Point--Superintendent L. D. Harvey, chairman, Menomonie; Superintendent E. M. Beeman, Neenah; Superintendent G. W. Swartz, Chippewa Falls.

Superior--F. F. Showeres, chairman, Stevens Point; Superintendent Jennie M. Brackett, Menomonie; Superintendent T. H. Lage, Barron.

Whitewater--Superintendent B. E. Nelson, superintendent, Racine; Principle Fred W. Hein, Horicon; Miss Gertrude Zeininger, Janesville.


----Source: Eau Claire Leader (Eau Claire, Wisconsin) 9 Mar 1909



The following men and young women were examined for teachers' certificates by Supt. T. H. Lage at the high school: Lillie Hanson, Clara Gettinger (Tettinger?), Merle Pachin, Grace Cusforth, Grace Pitman, Pen (Ben?) Peterson, Phillip Nelson, Myrtle Murphy, Harriet Thompso, Nettie Cutsforth, Alice Massie, Emma Johnson, Gerald Haughian of Rice Lake, Marth Hauge, Mabel Olson.


----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co., Wis.) 9 Jan 1913


Lage, T. H.


T. H. Lage, principal of the schools at Withee last year, who was discharged by the school board during the holiday vacation, won his suit in circuit court last week for the salary due him for the balance of the school year, an item of some $450.  A number of the students had become dissatisfied and became troublesome soon after Mr. Lage began his school work which ended in his dismissal by the school board.  The testimony showed however, that Mr. Lage conducted an orderly school until the students became dissatisfied with his manner of conducting things.  The jury allowed him his wages in full for the balance of the year.


1880 Federal Census, Pepin, Pepin, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 3


Henry Lage, single male school teacher
Birth Date: 1860
Father's Name: Henry Lage
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Name: Caroline Lage
Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Household Members
Self Henry Lage M 51 Germany
Wife Caroline Lage F 43 Germany
Son Henry Lage M 20 Wisconsin, United States
Daughter Louisa Lage F 18 Wisconsin, United States
Daughter Kate Lage F 14 Wisconsin, United States
Daughter Emma Lage F 12 Wisconsin, United States


1900 Federal Census, ED 1 Barron city Ward 1-4, Barron, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 16, family 321


Thomas H, Lage, white male

Marital Status: Married (10 yrs.)
Father's Birthplace: Denmark
Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Household Members
Head Thomas H. Lage M 40 (Jun 1860) Wisconsin
Wife Maria T. Lage F 40 (Nov 1860) Canada, parents b. NY, 0 Children


1910 Federal Census, Pepin, Pepin, Wisconsin, pg. 13, household #31


Thomas H Lage, white married male
Father's Birthplace: Germany
Mother's Birthplace: Germany

Household Members
Head: Fred A Meincke M 46y Wisconsin
Spouse: Emiline R Meincke F 43y Wisconsin
Son Archie D Meincke M 15y Wisconsin
Daughter: Georgia E Meincke F 13y Minnesota
Daughter: Wilma D Meincke F 11y Minnesota
Ela L Sturer F 28y Wisconsin
Thomas H Lage M 50y Wisconsin
Maria T Lage F 52y Canada

1940 Federal Census, Pepin, Pepin Village, Pepin, Wisconsin, United States, Enumeration District Number: 46-7, family 85, line 17


Thomas Lage, white, widowed male
Estimated Birth Year: 1859
Residence in 1935: Same House

Household Members
Head Frederick Bollum M 53 Minnesota
Wife Helen A Bollum F 50 Minnesota
Daughter Marcella Bollum F 19 Minnesota
Daughter Helen A Bollum F 17 Wisconsin
Son Frederick J Bollum M 12 Wisconsin
Boarder Thomas Lage M 81 Wisconsin



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