Bio: Ball, John L. (1881)


Surnames: Ball, Clark

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 339

JOHN L. BALL, proprietor of planing mill, sash, door and blind manufactory, and saw-mill. Was born in Taunton, Mass., Dec. 12, 1834, removed from there to Lorain County, Ohio, in 1840, with his father; remained in Ohio until 1855, then came to Monroe, Green Co., Wis.; there one year, then removed to Neillsville, Clark Co., two years in the latter place, when he came to Augusta. He enlisted Aug. 14, 1862, in Co. I, 30th Wis. V. L.; served until November, 1865. After leaving the army he returned to Augusta and engaged in business for himself. Besides carrying on his manufacturing business, he is an extensive contractor and builder. His saw-mill is situated two and a half miles from Augusta; it has a capacity for cutting 20,000 feet of lumber per day. In the various departments of his business, he employs about thirty men. Mr. Ball has been connected with the School Board all of the lime since he came to Augusta, except one year; held office of Town Treasurer three years. He was married in Fairchild, Eau Claire Co., Aug. 24, 1862, to Caroline Clark, a native of Montpelier, Vt. They have three children Carrie J., Mary H., and Elsie. Mr. B. is a member of the A., F. & A. M., and A. O. U. W.



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