Bio: Truax, Peter (1881)


Surnames: Truax, Avery, Thorp

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 335

PETER TRUAX, logger, Eau Claire, was born in Steuben Co., N. Y., Feb. 24, 1828. When young his parents moved to Allegany Co., N. Y., where he was married Sept. 23, 1852, to Miss Cordelia Avery. Came to Wisconsin in 1853, and settled in Walworth County, and from there moved to Eau Claire in 1855, locating on what is now known as Truax Prairie, where he engaged in farming until 1865, when he moved to town and engaged in general merchandising until 1873. Since engaged in logging and farming. Mr. Truax built, with Mr. Thorp, the first Opera House in Eau Claire.



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