Bio: Patzer, Edward (Commemorative Bio - 1895)

Poster: Crystal Wendt

Edward Patzer

Edward Patzer, the first native born German to settled permanently in what is now the city of Merrill, Lincoln County, and who has in his many years’ residence there proven himself a useful and active citizen, emigrated to Wausau, Wis., in 1866, while he was only fifteen years old, where he learned the trade of shoemaker, and in the year 1871 he moved to Merrill (then known as Jenny), where he worked at his trade for four years, after which time he engaged in the hotel business in what was then known as the “Patzer House” for several years.

The subject of our sketch is a prominent Odd Fellow, likewise an honored member of the Sons of Hermann, and is recognized as a public-spirited, enterprising, self made man, well respected and popular. A Democrat in politics, he has always taken active part in the working of his party, having served as town treasurer when the town exceeded the size of what is now Lincoln County. He served as poor commissioner for six years, as a member of the county board, and as sheriff for two terms. During the last term he arrested the noted train wreckers, Williams and Hazelton, who are now serving twenty-five years terms in the penitentiary.

---Source: Commemorative Biographical Record of the Upper Wisconsin Counties of Waupaca, Portage, Wood, Marathon, Lincoln, Oneida, Vilas, Langlade and Shawano. publ. 1895 by J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago 1110 pages, illustrated; Page 723


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