Bio: Bartlett, Edward M. Colonel (1881)


Surnames: Bartlett, Cousins, French

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 315

COLONEL EDWARD M. BARTLETT. Eau Claire. Came to Dead Lake Prairie then Dunn County, now town of Frankfort, Pepin Co., in 1855, and lived there two Winters, and in the southern part of the State one Winter. In 1858, he settled in Dunn County, residing in Dunnville and Menomonie until Oct. 21, 1862, when he was commissioned lieutenant-colonel of the 30th Wis. I., serving until the close of the war. He was mustered out as lieutenant-colonel in October, 1865. He was the builder of Ft. Rice and Ft. Sully. He was born in the town of Victor, Cayuga Co., N. Y., Aug. 3, 1839. In his sixteenth year he came to East Troy, Walworth Co., and lived there and at Delavan until he moved to Dunn County. While in East Troy he read law in the office of Henry Cousins (now Register of U. S. Land office in Arizona), who afterward practiced his profession with his former student. Col. Bartlett settled in Eau Claire in January, 1866, and has practiced his profession here ever since, with the exception of five years, when he served as Register of the U. S. Land Office. He was admitted to the Bar in 1856, being then not quite eighteen years old, and is now City Attorney. He resigned the position of County Judge of Dunn County when he entered the army; he was at that time serving his fourth year as Judge. In December, 1870, he was married in Eau Claire to Miss Adella L. French, who was born in Jefferson Co., N. Y. They have three children Frank Duane, E. Mabel and Arthur. Col. Bartlett is a member of the I. O. O. F., and of the A.. F. & A. M.



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