Andrews, Nicholas (History - 1837)


Janet Schwarze




----Source: Biographical History of Clark and Jackson Counties, Wisconsin (1891-Lewis Publishing Co.) Pages 337-338


, a farmer residing in Section 19, Alma Township, Jackson County, was born in Germany, December 30, 1837. He came with his parents to America in 1850 and located on Long Island, where they remained one year and then came West. The made their home in Waukesha County, Wisconsin, two years before coming to Jackson County. At the age of fifteen, Nicholas began working out by the month. He hired to an old sea captain on Black River at $15 a month, and after he had been working two months his employer came to him and said he found it necessary to increase his wages to $26. This of course was pleasing information to the youth, who thought he would be independently rich in a short time if he could earn that amount while so young. Mr. Andrews has had an extensive experience on the river and in the lumber business. For fifteen years he was a pilot on the Mississippi River from LaCrosse to St. Louis, and was interested in the lumber business until 1882. In that year he turned his attention to agricultural pursuits. He has long been a resident of Jackson County, having first settled here in 1858. Mr. Andrews has been successful in his many undertakings has a big warehouse and a large interest in a flouring mill at Merrillon. In 1887 he built a commodious residence, where with his family he is surrounded by the comforts of life.

Mr. Andrews was married March 25, 1875, to Maggie Henderson, of this county. Her ancestors came to this country from Scotland. Mr. and Mrs. Andrews have five children living, and four deceased. He is a member of the Masonic order and also of the I.O.O.F. They are associated with the Lutheran Church.



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