Bio: Lake, Henry (1823 -1906)

Transcriber:  Stan

Surnames: Lake, Prasens

----Sources: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin

HENRY LAKE, proprietor of the River Side Hotel, Black River Falls, Wisconsin, was born in Livingston Co., N. Y., July 30, 1823; came to Wisconsin in 1849, and, settled in Walworth County, on a farm, engaged in raising live-stock. Continued there until 1855, when he went to Trempealeau Co., Wis., and raised fine Durham stock. In the Fall of 1874, sold out his farm, which consisted of 720 acres of land, which he run in connection with his father, and bought what was then known as the "Sheppard property", which was situated three miles below Black River Falls, and consists of 320 acres. Erected the River Side Hotel in 1875, and has run it since. Was married, to Miss Elginette Prasens, Jan. 1, 1855. She was born in Wayne Co., N. Y., in 1831. They have three children—Robert Preston, first American child born in the northern half of town of Preston, Trempealeau County where they lived; Henry Aleck and Nettie.

 1900 Federal Census, ED 44 Black River Falls city Ward 1-4, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 4, family 86

Henry Lake, white married male
father's birthplace: New York
mother's birthplace: New York
years married: 45
estimated marriage year: 1855

Household Members
head Henry Lake M 77 (Jul 1823 New York)
wife Aljenette Lake F 69 (Mar 1831 New York)
son Robert P Lake M 44 (Jul 1856 Wisconsin)
son Alexander H Lake M 41 (Jan 1859 Wisconsin)
daughter Nettie M Lake F 32 (Mar 1868 Wisconsin)

Wisconsin Death Records

Henry Lake
gender: Male
burial place: Black River Falls
death date: 08 Sep 1906
death place: Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin
age: 85
birth date: 30 Jul 1823
birthplace: New York
occupation: Farmer
race: White
marital status: Married
spouse's name: Aybrette C Lake
father's name: Robert A. Lake
father's birthplace: Us



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