Biography of Mathias Kaudy

Transcribed from the "1881 History of Northern, Wisconsin

by Janet Schwarze


M. Kaudy, fanning-mill factory, Colby, was born in Loraine, France, Oct. 11, 1828; came to America in 1828; learned cabinet-making and has followed the business since in its different branches.  in Chicago, he married Miss Mary Botie. In 1878, came to Colby; built his factory and dwelling; now makes fanning-mills and milk-safes. He belongs to the I. O. O. F. His children are: Nicholas L., Mary, John, Anna, Garrett, Mathias, Barbary and Joseph. His son, N. L. Kaudy, artist, was born in Dodge Co., Wis., Oct. 22, 1857; commenced the art of taxidermy when quite young, In 1875, studied music, in which he is proficient, and now gives lessons on different instruments. Since I879, has developed fine taste in portrait painting. His rooms are on Spencer street, Colby.




Mat Kaudy of Clark County, WI did not emigrate to the US in 1828, and was not born in 1828. He was born Oct. 11, 1831 in Manderen, Moselle District, Loraine, France. 1 He was medically exempted from military service in France in 1851, and his passport was registered at LeHavre July 18, 1852 as he emigrated to New Orleans.

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