Bio: Joyce, Pierce (1881)


Surnames: Joyce, Galven

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 325

PIERCE JOYCE, proprietor of the Joyce House, came to Eau Claire in August 1858, and was employed in teaming for Chapman & Thorp until the Spring of 1859, when he entered their mills, working there until the Fall of 1861. From that time he was engaged in draying for about three years, and for several Winters was engaged in logging, doing teaming business during Summers until the Fall of 1868, when he opened a meat market, continuing that and dealing in stock and pork packing until 1875. In 1870, he built the Joyce House, renting it until 1875 when he took charge and conducted it himself. In the Summer of 1880, he improved and enlarged it. He was born in County Carlow, Ireland, March, 1829, and was married in Portage, Columbia Co., in June 1857, to Mary T. Galven. They have five children John E., James T., Mary C, Annie and Maggie. The family are members of the Catholic Church. Mr. Joyce has been Alderman of the Second Ward for two years and Street Commissioner one year.



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