Bio: Demorest, Jacob Burnett (1881)


Surnames: Demorest, Willard

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 320

JACOB BURNETT DEMOREST, book-keeper for the Eau Claire Lumber Company, was born in Hyde Park, Dutchess Co., N. Y., July 14, 1839; came to Wisconsin April 1, 1860. He was in the employ of Chapman & Thorp until August, 1861, when he enlisted as a private in Co. C, 8th Wis. V. I. (Eagle Regiment) Served four years and twenty-nine days, never was sick a day, and was in all the marches and engagements of his regiment. He was orderly sergeant of his company over three years. When he left the army, he re-entered the service of his former employers, and remained with them until the Autumn of 1869. From that time until 1872, he was engaged in business for himself; afterwards, for about three years and a half, he was book-keeper for the Northwestern Lumber Company. Then engaged in steamboating until 1879, when he became connected with the Eau Claire Lumber Company in his present position. He was first Alderman of the Sixth Ward of Eau Claire, after the city organization. He is a member of the A., F. & A. M. May 11, 1869, he was married in Eau Claire to Florence A. Willard. She was born in Allegany Co., N. Y. They have one child, Jessie M.



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