Bio: Curtis Renne (1868 - ?)
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Surnames: RENNE, MARSH, STEVENS
----Source: 1918 History of Clark Co., WI, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge
CURTIS RENNE, a prosperous farmer of Sherman Township, was born in York Township, Clark County, Oct. 20, 1868, son of Hiram W. and Eveline (Marsh) Renne. He was educated in the district school which stood scarcely more than a stone's throw from his parents' house and grew to manhood on their farm. At the age of 20 years he struck out for himself, engaging in farm and mill work, and was also employed in the woods a number of winters in sawing and hauling logs.
At the age of 23 he was married to Lizzie A. Stevens, daughter of Lon Stevens, of Granton, Clark County, and about that time he worked in the mill of J. C. March of Spokeville. He then took a homestead of 160 acres in Lincoln County, buying it in after two years, but at times he and his wife made their home in various parts of Clark County. About sixteen years ago Mr. Renne came to section 27, Sherman Township, buying eighty acres of land, a part of which tract had been chopped and was covered with stumps. Since then he has cleared most or nearly all of it and has fairly good buildings on his farm. He raises Guernsey cattle, good horses and Poland-China hogs.
Mr. Renne served as township treasurer for five successive years and has served on the school board three years. He is a member and trustee of the Presbyterian Church and is also Sunday school superintendent. He and his wife have five children: Lila Lonna, Harley Wayne, Fern Electa, Bernice Zella, and Warren Emmet. Mr. Renne has always voted Republican ticket until the first election of Pres. Wilson.
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