Bio: Blum, Valentine (1881)


Surnames: Blum, Lang

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

VALENTINE BLUM, saloon and billiards, Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1861, and located at Waukesha. Was employed in stone quarry, and also farmed, for some two years. Came to Eau Claire in the Fall of 1864. He piloted for Daniel Shaw Lumber Co. and others for about ten years, and, in 1868, had a saloon in Chandler House, which was burned out May, 1868. Also owned a saloon at Frenchtown. Chippewa Co. He was on Eau Claire Police force for two years. Afterward in employ of N. W. R. R. Co., in Polk County, for two years, and while in that service received a severe injury. He commenced present business in March, 1880. He was born in Germany, March 2, 1844, and came to America 1861. Married, in Eau Claire, May 27, 1868, to Caroline Lang, a native of St. Louis, Mo. They have two children, George and Flora M.



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