Bio: Prink, E. R. (Judge)

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----Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, page 1030.


Biographical Sketch of Judge E. R. Prink.

JUDGE E. R. PRINK, farmer, Sec. 22, P. 0. Medford, was born in New York, March 12, 1824; he was reared near the Hudson River, where he had only common school education, and where he learned the carpenter trade, which he has followed together with farming and lumbering all his life. In 1845, he was married Miss Eleano'r Brado, of Columbia Co.; he engaged in the lumbering business at Albany, and in farming in Columbia Co.; in 1868, he went to Osbkosh, Wis., and worked at carpenter work till 1874, when he came to Medford and took 120 acres of Government land, which he now owns and farms; in 1876, he bought the Taylor County Star, but afterward, sold it; he was appointed County Judge of Taylor Co. in 1874, and again in 1876, by Gov. Ludington ; he was in the mercantile business in 1878, but is now living on his farm; he has three childrenóJane, deceased; Uretta A. and Edwin P. While Judge Prink was District Treasurer, he was the one that aided in putting up the fine school of Medford, securing the loan necessary to build. Mr. Prink was not in the army, but four of his brothers were.



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