Bio: Sullivan, Leonard D. (1881)


Surnames: Sullivan, Van Patten

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, pages 333-334

LEONARD D. SULLIVAN, machinist, in the employ of Noah Shaw, Eau Clare. Was born in the town of Sharon, Schoharie Co., N.Y., Jan. 13, 1833, and moved to Otsego Co., N. Y., with his parents when but a child. When he was sixteen years old he went into the melodeon factory of O. H. Eldridge & Co., of Cherry Valley Village, Otsego Co., N. Y. He remained there five years; during two years of the time having charge of the manufactory. He moved from there to Troy, and in 1856, left Troy for Wisconsin, reaching Eau Claire, March 5th, of that year. He opened the first billiard hall and restaurant in the place; it was known as the Montezuma Hall: he sold out after the first big fire, and entered Shaw's shop as machinist. Was employed by Shaw & Galloway ten years, and by Graham, White & Co., two years; re-entered the employ of Noah Shaw in January, 1881; during 1880, he conducted the "Mineral Spring House," at Osceola. He was married in Schoharie Co., N. Y., to Nancy M. Van Patten, who was born in Richmondville, Schoharie Co., N. Y. They have two children, Charles and Louis. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., of the A. O. U. W., and of the Temple of Honor.



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