Bio: Vincent, Louis
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---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 219.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH OF LOUIS VINCENT

LOUIS VINCENT (deceased), was born in Canada in February, 1833, and when eight years of age, moved to Prairie du Chien, Wis. Came to Chippewa Falls in 1859, remained some two years and was then at Menomonee for one and a half years. Was married there. Oct. 3, l851, to Helen E. Thompson. Returning to Chippewa Falls he was employed in a saw mill for two years, and was afterwards manager of general store for Mearitt, Allen & Co., and also ran a saloon in parlnetship with J. Mandalert. Was then in grocery and dry goods business with G. and J. Mandalert for some years. They were also engaged in lumbering, and in 1875 created the French Lumbering Co., and he became its first and only president. Died at Wabasha. Minn., May 22, 1880. Mr. Vincent was an influential member of the thirtieth session of the Wisconsin Legislature, in 1877, and Mayor of the city for the year 1879. His widow still resides at Chippewa Falls, with her six childrenóJohn L., Mary, Albert, Amelia, Charles and Helen.

 

 


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