Early days in Marathon County, WI, are through a mixture of colorful tales, historic data and individual biographies in this New 39 page 8 1/2" x 11" spiral-bound booklet, printed single-sided on 60# opaque paper. The front cover is a parchtex card stock, protected with a vinyl sheet. The information comes from a rare 1881 book, entitled History of Northern Wisconsin. We've enlarged the area on a map from the original book, and included it along with two other maps of historic interest. Communities currently listed for this area by the National Association of Counties include: Abbotsford (part), Aniwa, Athens, Bergen, Berlin, Bern, Bevent, Birnamwood (part), Brighton, Brokaw, Cassel, Cleveland, Colby (part), Day, Easton, Eau Pleine, Edgar, Eland, Elderon, Emmet, Fenwood, Frankfort, Franzen, Galloway, Green Valley, Guenther, Halsey, Hamburg, Harrison, Hatley, Hewitt, Holton, Hull, Johnson, Knowlton, Kronenwetter, Maine, Marathon, Marathon City, Marshfield (part), McMillan, Milan, Mosinee, Norrie, Plover, Reid, Rib Falls, Rib Mountain, Rietbrock, Ringle, Rothschild, Schofield, Spencer, Stettin, Stratford, Texas, Unity (part), Wausau (County Seat), Weston, Wien, Wittenberg. (Some towns may not be mentioned in the booklet.) Among the many subjects included are: Location and Natural Resources; How fur companies delayed settlement; Settlers, the Severe Winter of 1842-3, River pilots; Early Loggers; Elected officials; Wausau City officials; Fire and Police Departments; Wausau and Marathon County in the Civil War; Historical Events from 1857 to 1881, including the murder of a dentist, organization of the Pine-Knot Literary Club, and completion of the Milwaukee, Lake Shore and Western Railroad; flood of 1881; Schools, Churches; Newspapers; Fraternal Orders; Stage Lines and Railroads; Hotels; Doctors, Lawyers, and Bankers; Business Interests, with numerous businesses mentioned; Minor towns and cities -- Marathon City, Knowlton, Mosinee, Spencer, Colby, Weston, Unity, etc.; and other interesting bits of history and trivia. Attention Genealogists: This booklet contains biographies of many county residents of the late 1800s. Some of these are brief, but others include family members, affiliations, war records, and business activities, in the course of which they often shed light on area businesses, churches, professions and institutions, and on news events. Those listed are (not in alphabetical order): Walter D. McIndoe, Charles A. Single (pix), Martin F. Kickbusch, Henry Dern, Benjamin Berry, George W. Lawrence, William P. Kelley, Mrs. Emily S. Farnham, Capt. Simon Lumbard, Hugh McIndoe, Edward Jolly, Thomas Hinton, William Beers Jr., Michael Stafford, Alphonso Poor, James Adams, Stephen H. Alban, Walter Alexander, Victor A. Alderson, William N. Allen, Conrad Althen, Victor Anderson, Charles V. Bardeen, Mark H. Barnum, Richard Baumann, John J. Becker, M.P. Beebe, George F. Bellis , James D. Bolin, August Braatz, Jacob X. Brands, Albert Brandt, Jeremiah R. Bruneau, Elisha L. Bump, David C. Burnett, Thomas Francis Caffery, William Callon, Charles W. Chubbuck, Jerome Walker Chubbuck, John C. Clarke (pix), John H. Clark, Richard Clark, William F. Collins, Leopold S. Cohn, Michael J. Coughlin, Charles F. Crosby, John C. Curran, Morgan G. Daniels, Wilbur C. Davenport, Patrick Delany, Adam Dengel, Henry Drewsen, Michael Duffy, Charles F. Dunbar, John Egeler, Charles F. Eldred (pix), George E. Fernald, Anson A. Ferguson, Jeffery A. Farnham (pix), J.W. Flack, John A. Frenzel, Henry Froemming, Dr. Hyatt A. Frost, James T. Fry, John C. Gebhart, Jacob Geusmann, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Gifford, Frank L. Goff, Harry H. Grace, Rev. Thomas Greene, Charles Gritzmacher, Charles W. Harger, Charles P. Haseltine, H.S. Haseltine, Charles F. Heppner, Michael Angelo Hurley (pix), Benjamin W. James, Robert H. Johnson, Gen. John A. Kellogg, Nathaniel T. Kelly, August Kickbusch, Frederick W. Kickbusch (pix), Otto Kickbusch, August Klosterman, William H. Knox, Albert T. Koch, Jacob Kolter, Charles Krueger, William Laselle, Mayor John E. Leahy, Michael Lemere, Henry J. Lohmar, William H. McAulay, Julian Adelbert McCrossen, James McCrossen, J.M. McCrossen, Ranald D. McDonald, Finlay McDonald, Daniel McDonald, Joseph Mc. McEwan, George W. Mauson, Louis Marchetti, K. Selfred Markstrum, Henry Martini, John Mercer, John Merklein, William Merklein, John W. Miller, Henry Miller, Herman Miller, D.W.C. Mitchell, Fred H. Morman, Charles H. Mosher, Gustave Mueller, Donald J. Murray, Frederick Neu, Charles W. Nutter, Jacob Paff, Robert E. Parcher, C. G. Passalt , John Patzer, Hugo Peters, Daniel L. Plumer, Judson A. Porter, John F. Porter, David L. Quaw, Samuel M. Quaw, George W. Reay, Rev. Theodore J. Richard, George Ribenack, Bartholomew Ringle, John Ringle, Philip Ringle, Valentine Ringle, George Ruder, Lewis Schlecht, August W. Schmidt, Charles Schneider, Otto Schochow, William Scholfield (pix), William B. Scholfield, Ernest Schulze, Albert Schwantes, John Joe Sherman, Willis C. Silverthorn, George Silverthorn, Benjamin Single, Jacob Slimmer, John Sloan, Judson M. Smith, Charles Steckmest, Alexander Stewart, Alonzo C. Stevens, Fred W. Stroud, Eugene B. Thayer, Lyman E. Thayer, John Tuttle, Job B. Vaughan, Fred Wartmann, George Werheim, Henry L. Wheeler, Charles Winkley, John T. Winkley, Carl Woessner, Ely Wright, Ernest C. Zimmerman, Edward C. Herman, Henry C. Fricke, Sebastian Kerstein, John P. Lehman, Frank Nolden, Ferdinand Quade, Rev. Ignatius Reisser, George A. Bachmann, Clitus S. Blair, William Cuer, Frank L. Demers, Joseph Dessert, William G. Graves, Sebastian Kronenwetter, Edgar E. Ladu, James O. Paup, David Roberts, Delos W. Worden, Leonard Guenther, Newton W. Harvey, Alois Stark, Henry R. Weed, Erwin A. Redford, Robert G. Wallace, Joseph P. Hanley, Thomas W. Hilton, William H. Skinner, Henry Calvert, Joseph T. Daniels, Samuel M. Hutchinson, George J. Powell, Samuel Welland, Turfield Lemma, John T. Callon, J.M. Adams, D.W. Bodle, C.L. Clark, W.J. Clifford, L. Culver, J.S. Damon, John Dimond, G.L. Follett, John Gardiner, G.W. Greenman, Henry Harding, S.H. Harvey, John K. Hayward, J.A. Honeywell, F.W. Johnston, J.J. Kennedy, Kuethe Walter, H.A. McClatchie, T.H. March, T.S. Norton, C.K. Richardson, J.L. Robinson, S.C. Sanford, Anton Schafer, P.A. Thayer, W.H. Tilden, Frank Whipple, H.J. Blanchard, J.E. Borden, A.H. Booth, J.B. Carpenter, D.J. Etsell, Andrew Flaig, George W. Ghoca, J.C. Ghoca, D.B. Hull, N.P. Peterson, J.W. Wicker, S.G. Abbott, J.H. Cook, S.A. Cook, E. Creed, F.H. Darling, G.H. Haddy, Gus. Homsted, Melvin B. Ormes, Joseph Rensimer, J.W. Salter.