Bio: Paff, Jacob (1865 – 19??)
Surnames: Paff, Webster, Smith, Barnes, Willard, Rogers, Dean
----Source: History of Marathon County Wisconsin and Representative Citizens, by Louis Marchetti, 1913.
Paff, Jacob (3 July 1865 – 19??)
JACOB PAFF, manager of the Wausau branch of the F. C. Smith Piano Company, with office and wareroom at No. 204 Third Street, is one of the best known business men of this city. He was born at Wausau, Wis., July 3, 1865, and is a son of Jacob Paff, who is affectionately remembered as "Honest Jake Paff,” this testimonial to his father's integrity being dearly cherished by his son. The elder Mr. Paff came to Wausau about 1849 and became a man of substance here, carrying on a large mercantile enterprise for many years and later erecting the Paff Block, a fine brick structure located at No. 202 Third Street.
Jacob Pair the younger was reared at Wausau and attended the public schools and afterward worked for three years in a tin shop. After that he was in the employ of the Marathon County Bank and the First National Bank of Wausau, for seven years, when he became interested in the merchant tailoring business and conducted the finest and most exclusive tailor shop at Wausau, which he continued until 1903, when he disposed of that interest to advantage. For several years afterward Mr. Paff was connected in a business way with a large fire insurance office at Chicago, Ill., and after returning to Wausau, in 1904, went into the musical line and accepted his present position. He handles the Bradbury pianos as a specialty and also the Webster, the Henning, the Smith & Barnes, the Willard and the Rogers Bros., pianos and also piano players. Wausau is a cultivated musical center and Mr. Paff does a large business.
In 1896 Mr. Paff was married to Miss Stella Dean of this city and they have one child, Marie. As a good citizen and native born resident, Mr. Paff takes pride and interest in his city's development and ever is ready to do his full share in advancing movements that appeal to his good judgment.
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