Bio: Chandler, Henry H. (History - b 1836)

Poster: Crystal Wendt


Surnames: Chandler, Merrill

---Transcribed from pages 438-450 "History of Northern Wisconsin" - Biographical Sketches

Henry H. Chandler, general merchandise, millinery and fancy goods, Merrill, was born in Bloomfield, Me., March 1, 1836. He settled in Milwaukee in the fall, 1857; engaged as a mechanic, and remained until the beginning of the Rebellion, when he enlisted as a private in Co. B., 1st Reg., Wis. V. I. He served three months and was re-enlisted as first sergeant in Co. D., same regiment, for three years. He served nine months in that capacity when he was promoted to second lieutenant, served about one year when he was promoted first lieutenant. He was soon after appointed captain in 1st U. S., V. V. Engs., under Col. William E. Merrill, and served until the close of war; was mustered out at Nashville, Tenn., when he returned to Milwaukee. From thence he moved to Green Bay, and engaged in the manufacture of shingles, remaining until the fall of 1871. He then moved to Oshkosh, where he again began manufacturing shingles, until the spring of 1874, when he moved to Manville in the same business, also keeping hotel and store. In November, 1879, he came to Merrill and began his present occupation. During the season of 1880, he was identified with the Jenny Lumber Co. He was married in Milwaukee, March 21, 1842.


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