Bio: Culbertson, Henry M. (1881)

Contact: crystal@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Benjamin, Brue, Culbertson, Coffin, Collins, Walters

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 319

HENRY M. CULBERTSON, carriage factory, Eau Claire, came to Wisconsin in 1856, and located at Dunnville; worked as blacksmith for some six years. He enlisted in 1862, in the 16th Wis. I., as a private; served over three years, and held the rank of captain at the time of discharge. Opened a boot and shoe business, in 1865, at Durand, and moved it to Eau Claire in 1866, where he continued it for eight months; was then employed in a foundry for two years, and commenced present business in 1869. He was for a short time in partnership with S. F. Benjamin, but has since been alone. He employs eight men. He was born in Mercer Co., Pa., Oct. 5, 1840, and married at Durand, Feb, 28, 1867, to Caroline S. Coffin, who was born at Ravenna, Ohio. They have three children Sarah J., Ruth and Millie.

(Additional Note from Mary Ellen Brue)

Henry Miller Culbertson is my great grandfather. I already had most of the information but appreciate having another source to refer to.

There is one correction. His wife was Caroline Coffin, daughter of Alexander Coffin

Interestingly, their nephew, was a depot agent in Clark County at one time.

Another grandson, Elliot Walters was married to Mildred Collins.

Thank you for correcting your data.

I have more about them if you are interested.

Mary Ellen Brue Baldwin WI

 

 


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