Bio: Duncan, John

Contact: Janet Schwarze

---1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 1032.


JOHN DUNCAN, manufacturer, Westboro, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, June 9, 1826; came to Milwaukee in 1851, and worked as a machinist until 1867, when he went into the shops of the St. Paul, Chicago & Minneapolis R. R.; while there sent out sixteen locomotives; in 1870, he bought a share in a machine shop in Fort Howard; in 1876 he established himself in Westboro. He erected his large mill in the year 1874; it has a capacity of 100,000 shingles and 50,000 feet of lumber a day. In 1849, April 13, he married Miss Margaret McEwing; of Greenock, Scotland. They have had a family of six—Thomas. with his father; Archibald, in the shop in Ft. Howard; his twin brother, John, not living; Wm., in the store, and Alexander, not living. Mr. Duncan and wife are members of the Baptist Church.



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