Bio: Gessner, Edward (1881)

Surnames: Gessner, Herchlep

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, pages 342-343

EDWARD GESSNER, Postmaster and express agent, dealer in agricultural implements, etc. Came to Wisconsin in 1850; located near Milwaukee, with parents, farming for over two years, then in Dane County three years; then went to Pepin County, farmed for six months; then engaged as millwright, carpenter, etc., for eighteen months, Went to Eau Claire in 1857; was contracting builder there for ten years. Came to Fall Creek in 1867, and built and run a saw-mill, up to 1871. Was appointed Postmaster in 1871, and also commenced his present business. Was station master of W. W. Railroad from 1874 to 1878, and express agent since 1876. Has also been a member of Thiel & Gessner, dealers in agricultural implements since the Spring of 1881. Was Town Supervisor for one year, and for four years was Town Treasurer. Was Justice of the Peace from 1878 to 1880, and was re-elected in 188l; has been Notary Public. Was born in Prussia, in 1837; came to "America in 1850. Married, at Eau Claire, April, 1861, to Rosalia Herchlep, born in Prussia. They have ten children Gus H., Charles, Henry, August, Frank, Emma, Anna, Edward, Helen and Albert.

 

 


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