Bio: Dille, Melvin B. (History - b 1833)

Poster: Crystal Wendt


Surnames: Dille, Wade, Walsh

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

Melvin B. Dille, foreman in Jenny Lumber Company sawmills, Merrill. First came to Wisconsin in October, 1849, and settled in Lomira, Dodge Co.; he lived there a greater share of the time until 1860, and from there he went to Fond du Lac, where he lived five years, and there began milling. He went from there to Green Bay, remaining three years, and then went to Oakfield, remaining two years, engaged in retail lumber trade. From there he went o Necedah, in 1870, where he purchased one-half interest in a shingle mill, the firm name being, “The Shingle Mill Co.,” composed of T. Weston & Co., and M. B. Dille. He remained at Necedah for ten years and then came to Merrill. He was born in Madison, Geauga Co., Ohio, July 27, 1833. He was married in Lomira, November 17, 1859, to Mary J. Wade, who was born in New York. She died, March 24, 1877. They had three children, named, Wade M., Jennie L. and Rosa B. He was again married October 27, 1877, to Margaret Walsh, a native of New Brunswick.



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