Bio: Russell, John H. (1881)
Surnames: Russell, Reifsnider
----Source: History of Northern Wisconsin (Wood County, Wis.) 1881, page 1212
JOHN H. RUSSELL, engineer, Marshfield, was born in Canada, Feb. 1, 1833. In 1834, his father moved to Clarence Hollow, Erie Co., N. Y., where they lived until 1845, when they removed to Westfield, Chautauqua Co., N. Y. Then to Milton, Rock Co., Wis., in 1848. Lived there three years; then moved to Dakota, Waushara Co. At the age of twenty-three, he learned engineering. Has followed this business at Madison and Milwaukee, Wisconsin. In 1877, he went to farming, in Clark County, which he followed four years, and in the Fall of 1880 came to Marshfield as engineer for Upham & Bro. He was married, April 2, 1858, to Miss Mary Ann Reifsnider. They have seven children — Fred, Mary, John, Hilda, Jessie, Vincie and Neva.
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