Bio: Kellogg, Elbert C. (1923)

Contact: Ken Wood.

Surnames: Kellogg, Cutting, Schantz

----Source: History of Wood County, Wis. (1923) pages 557-558

Elbert C. Kellogg, whose identification with a number of large business enterprises in Nekoosa has been a factor in the progress of that city, was born at Neenah, Wis., Aug. 12, 1880, a son of Charles F. and Jennie (Cutting) Kellogg. The father also played a prominent part in the building up of the community, and a record of his life appears in this volume. Coming to Wood County in 1885, the father entered the employ of the lumber firm of Sherry, Gerry, and Cameron, at Vesper, as bookkeeper; the son, Elbert C., completed the grade school at Vesper and then returned to Neenah to attend high school there. After four years in Neenah he returned to Wood County and finished high school at Centralia (now Wis. Rapids) in 1898. He had gained a good knowledge of the lumber business by working in the lumber yards during his vacations from school, and after finishing school he spent one year in this business at Merrill, Wis., where he learned the grading of lumber. He then decided to attend the University of Wis., but was forced to forego this after one year of study, due to the loss of vision of one of his eyes through injuries sustained in a football game. He returned to Wood County in 1901 and took charge of the lumber yard at Nekoosa for the Kellogg Lumber Co., from which position his rise into prominence in Nekoosa's industrial life has been rapid. He is now vice president of the Kellogg Bros. Lumber Co., is a stockholder in the Wood County National Bank, the Nekoosa State Bank, and the Beppler Roller Mills, and is secretary of the Nekoosa Chamber of Commerce. He is secretary of the Volunteer Fire Department at Nekoosa, and is supervisor of the County Board from there. Mr. Kellogg was married in 1906, at Stevens Point, Wis., to Miss Kathryn Schantz, a daughter of Joseph and Josephine Schantz, who were early settlers in Central Wis.; the father died at Stevens Point in 1908; the mother still makes her home in that city. Three children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Kellogg: Charles, Gretchen, and Richard, all of whom are living at home. Mr. Kellogg is a member of the Masons and belongs to the Nekoosa Gun Club. He takes an active interest in the social and industrial welfare of the community and his influence in these matters has been very large, and of inestimable value.

 

 


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