Bio: Prince, Peter Abney (1881)


Surnames: Prince, Trucky, Coragan, Eide

----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Eau Claire County, Wis.) 1881, page 344

PETER ABNEY PRINCE, superintendent Northwestern Lumber Co., was born near Three Rivers, Canada East, June 29, 1836. His father, John E. Prince, was born and raised in Portland, Me. His mother, Angelina (Trucky) Prince, being of a French Canadian family. They moved to Canada West in 1845. Mr. Prince learned the trade of millwright with his father, and moved to the United States in 1865. Stopped at Chicago three months, and then moved to Wisconsin, locating at Chippewa City, where he engaged as millwright with Webb & Rumsey; moved to Porterville, Fall 1866, remaining till June, 1867, then engaged with Mitchell & Co., of Chippewa Falls. In November, 1867, went with the Eau Claire Lumber Co., and in April, 1868, returned to Porterville. Built Wheaton Mill, now belonging to the Northwestern Lumber Co. In 1870, built Eau Claire Lumber Co.'s water mill, which was burnt in 1879. Returned to Porterville in 1871, and built shingle mill, and the same Fall was appointed to present position. Married in Canada West, Ontario Co., Sept. 21, 1858, to Miss Margaret Coragan. Has two children, John Enoch, in charge of saw-mill, Susan, now Mrs. Peter Eide, Mr. Prince is Treasurer of School District; first elected in 1877, reelected in 1880; was also Pathmaster from 1873 to 1878.



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