Bio: Lanua, Frank C. (1914)


Surnames: Lanua, Janert, Frailie, Sperry, Lust, Zetzman, Arnsdorf, Schwartz, Zempel, Carlson 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) pages 767-768 

Frank C. Lanua, proprietor of the Fall Creek Lumber Company, was born in Kingsburg, East Prussia, Germany, March 26, 1859, the son of Charles Louis and Minnie (Janert) Lanua, who came to the United States in 1872, locating at Pine Grove Furnace, Ohio, where the father died in November, 1873, at the age of 48 years, leaving a widow and four children. Alvina married Peter Frailie; Theresa married John Sperry; Ida married Louis Lust, and Frank C, our subject, who was raised in Ohio from thirteen years of age, and who began life as a laborer. He came to Eau Claire county in 1883, where he was employed in the lumber yard until November, 1901, when he located at Fall Creek and associated with J. E. Zetzman, he embarked in the lumber business under the name of The Lanua Lumber Company. This partnership was dissolved later and Mr. Lanua remained as manager for the Wilson and Weber Lumber Company for three years, and acted in the same capacity for the North Star Lumber Company two years. Since 1912 he has been in the lumber business alone, under the name of The Fall Creek Lumber Company, carrying one of the most complete stocks in the county, and is considered one of the most progressive men of Fall Creek, and supporter of every enterprise pertaining to the village and county. 

Mr. Lanua was three times married; his first wife was Augusta, daughter of Martin Arnsdorf, of Eau Claire, by whom he had two daughters, Ida and Minnie, who is the wife of Albert Carlson. His second wife was Minnie Schwartz, and his present wife, Marie, daughter of Daniel Zempel, a pioneer of Lincoln township. Mr. Lanua is a member of the German Lutheran church. He served as a member of the board of trustees of Fall Creek one year, and in polities is a Republican.



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