Bio: Quaderer, John (b. 1829)
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Surnames: Quaderer, Yahle, Ross, Redmon
----Source: Historical and Biographical Album of the Chippewa Valley, Wisconsin (1891-1892) Page 402
Quaderer, John (born 16 Jul 1829)
John Quaderer, farmer and lumberman, Barron. Among the earliest settlers of Barron County is our subject, whose name will be handed down to posterity as one who has always been a friend of the poor and needy, and who has done much toward the upbuilding of his county and town. He was born in Germany July 16, 1829, and is a son of Lawrence and Mary (Yahle) Quaderer. He immigrated to America in 1852 and landed in New Orleans, La. Coming to Wisconsin by way of Chicago in June of that year, he worked on a farm in Dodge County for one year, and then engaged as river driver on the Mississippi River for one season. He then went to Dubuque, Iowa, and engaged with Knapp, Stout & Co. in the lumber yards at that point. He was sent to Menomonie by them, and then in 1854, up the river to Barron County, as a cutter of pine timber. Mr. Quaderer was so much pleased with Barron County that he took up a permanent residence here on the present site of Barron, and has ever since made this his home. He was the first settler in the town of Barron and the first farmer in the county, and now owns 200 acres of fine land. At one time his farm consisted of some 600 acres. He donated the present court-house site to the county, and also many residences to poor people. It is told of him that in an early day he would start from Eau Claire with a load of provisions and ofttimes would have little left when he arrived home, as he was so generous to all, that they had but to ask for what was wanted and it was theirs. Few men are more universally beloved then John Quaderer.
January 14, 1872, he married Miss Mary Ross, a half-breed Chippewa Indian, and to them were born four children, namely: Anna, Frank, Thomas and Jacob. Mrs. Quaderer died In June, 1872, and is buried in Barron cemetery. Soon after Mr. Quaderer married Miss Maggie Redmon, also a Chippewa half-breed. They are the parents of four children: Joseph, William, Lawrence and Sarah. Mr. Quaderer has been prominently identified with the politics of the county since its organization. He was the first town and county treasurer when the county was called Dallas, and has served in the same capacities, and as supervisor a number of terms and chairman of the board of supervisors four terms. In 1889 he served as alderman and mayor of the city of Barron. He was the second postmaster appointed in Barron, serving from 1870 to 1878.
Politically Mr. Quaderer has always been a strong advocate of the principles of the democratic party.
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