Bio: Gans, William (1881)


Surnames: Gans, Morris

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 322

WILLIAM GANS, Eau Claire, was born in Spring Hill, Fayette Co., Penn., Sept. 17, 1818. Engaged in farming till 1854, and then kept a public house till he came West, in 1858. On his arrival in Eau Claire, in that year, he opened a hotel, which he ran two years. After a time, got a charter to run a ferry, which he opened to travel in Spring, 1861. Continued this until a bridge was built, in 1868. Married, in Fayette Co., Penn., Sept. 17, 1838, to Miss Maria Morris. Have two children living, George (engaged in Chippewa Falls) and Jennie.



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