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Edminster, J. S. (1836)







----Source: 1881 HISTORY OF NORTHERN WI, Chicago: The Western Historical Company, A. T. Andreas, Proprietor (grammar as is), Pg. 249

J. S. EDMINSTER, proprietor of billiard hall and livery, Colby, was born in Newberg, Penobscot Co., Me., Feb. 7, 1836. His parents moved to Dodge Co., Wis., in 1852, locating at Burnett, remaining there till 1853, then taking up claim in the town of Lynn. While here his mother died. They then sold out and went to Belmont in Portage County, where his father married again. J. S. attended school in Ripon, County, where his father married again. J. S. attended school in Ripon, then going to the farm in Portage County then went to lumbering in the Little Pineries. He farmed and lumbered up to 1872, then came here and located two miles below Colby went into the mill business built a mill of his own on Sec. 13. In 1874, bought a farm and improved it. Built his present building in Colby in 1880. He was in the mercantile business as W. H. J. S. Edminster is now farming, lumbering, and in the livery business. In 1863, he married Miss Phoebe R. Pierce of Plover. They have three children Amasa J., Alvin W. and Anis A. Mr. E. was Supervisor one year.



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