Bio: Wiltse, C. J.
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 221.


C. J. WILTSE, lawyer, Chippewa Falls, came to Wisconsin in September, 1850; located in Mukwanago, Waukesha Co., where he resided until 1862, when he came to the town of Lafayette, Chippewa Co., where he purchased a large farm and resided on it until 1868, when he removed to Chippewa Falls. He was County Judge from 1865 to 1868; resigned that position in the latter year. While in Lafayette he was Justice of the Peace, Town Clerk, and Chairman of the Board of Supervisors. Since coming to Chippewa Falls, he has been Member of the Legislature, Justice of the Peace, District Attorney and City Attorney, holding the latter position for five years. Ever since 1868, he has been engaged in active practice of law. He was born in Clarence, Erie Co., N. Y., May 29. 1823; lived there until he came to Wisconsin. He was first married to Ellen M. Tanner, a native of Clarence, N. Y. She died Jan. 21, 1870. Six children by this marriage now livingóRachael R. (now Mrs. John Sellers, of Fine City, Minn.), Ellen. Alice (now Mrs. Hector C. McRea). Diana (now the wife of Judge William P. Swift, of Barron Co., Wis.), Thomas and Sarah. The Judge's present wife was Mary Frances Billiard. She was born in the State of New York.



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