Bio: Brown, Lewis
Poster: Janet Schwarze

1881 History of Northern, WI, page 1027.

Biographical Sketch of Lewis Brown.

LEWIS BROWN, grocer and butcher, Medford; was born in Minchen, Germany, May 1, 1847; arrived in Baltimore in 1856 ; went to Chicago, where he was engaged as a freight agent on the C. & N. W. R. R. In 1861 enlisted in the 7t 'W. V. I., Co. I. In the battle of Antietam he was wounded in the arm, and was sent to the hospital in Jackson Square, Baltimore; was discharged, and sent to Columbus and re-enlisted in the 38th Wis., Co. H, and was mustered out in 1865; he worked in Columbus, Ohio, and on a farm for two years; then with wagon and family, emigrated to Oconto, where he suffered from that great fire that swept the pineries in 1871 ; he had little left, but stayed till 1874, when he came to Medford. The mill company sent him to Duluth, Minn., and established a yard there, they also sent him to Green Bay. When he came back, he went into his present business. In 1869, he married Miss Hart; she died in 1876. In|187S, he married Miss Cleaiber; Frank and George are by the first marriage, and Lewis and Viola, by the second. Mr. Brown was Supervisor in 1877 and '78, School Clerk for two years, and Town Treasurer for 1880 and '81; he belongs to the Odd Fellows and the Workingmen; his family attend the Episcopal Church.



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