oldest practicing lawyers. He also served as County Judge, represented this
district as State Senator and was appoint
ed by President Cleveland as Consul to
s Grand Old Xmas
Near the corner of Court and Fifth Streets in front of the old J
residence stands an old pine tree.
This tree was planted in 1862 by
At the old settlers party held in this city
, some years ago, measurements were
made and recorded.
The tree has shown rather a remarkable growth and bids fair
to live to be a venerable old monarch
of that part of town. It showers the
continual gift of shade on all who pass. In it
self it is the constant reminder of that
great wealth which nature bestowed
is country and w
hich has fallen
before the woodsman’
s ax. May it stand and grow on as one of Neillsville’
Robert Meecham was mail carrier to L
ynn in 1863.
The first Old Settler’
s meeting in Clark County was held in 1870.
ge Jacques Sr
. is among the few oldest women born and still living in
te. She was born at Ft. Howard,
is., Jan. 1
The first hotel in Neillsville was
Merchants Hotel now stands. It was run by Rueben
stopping place in the f
Gilbert Johnson deserves a place among the
pioneers. Gilbert used to make the
anvil ring at Hewettville thirty some odd years ago.
There was really a little
village of Hewetville then situated on
s Creek where James Hewett had a
mill, camps, blacksmith s
hop and a store.
Linus Frank of
eston pioneerd his part of the town. He has the reputation
of having hauled the biggest loads of co
rdwood ever bro
ught in to Neills
Just so with all his other operations, he is a hustler and has ma
de one of the best
farms in his
town out of an ers
ge Jacques was principal of the Greenwood schools in 1883.
pupils might be mentioned McKenzie
Andrews, Cashier of the Colby State
Andrews a store keeper in Longwood, also Bert Bailey
characterized the school middling rough in those days. Mr
. Jacques cooked in a
stave camp when s
ixteen years of age, thirty-one years ago out in the town of
t a wil
more than the name those days.
, Clark County