Bio: Kirkland, Frank S. (1881)

Contact: Janet Schwarze


Surnames: Kirkland, Pruss, Hogan


----Source: History of Northern Wis. (Wood County, Wis.) 1881, page 1211

FRANK S. KIRKLAND, Attorney, Marshfield. Joseph H. Kirkland came from Cleveland, Ohio, in 1846, and settled at Sheboygan, Wis. He engaged in shipping and transportation. He modeled the famous steamer "Fountain City," built and owned her, and to this day she is a pattern of beauty, and as a sea boat still plies from Buffalo to Chicago. He built the first grain elevator in Sheboygan, or in that part of the State. He also built the first plank road from Lake Michigan to Fond du Lac, and some time after, although a source of revenue, gave it to the county, with the provision only that it be kept in order. He was the principal actor and first president of the Sheboygan & Mississippi Railroad, the first Mayor of the city of Sheboygan, and it was principally to his energy and influence that Sheboygan took such a start in public works. He was born in Utica, N. Y., March, 30, 18l8; was a graduate of Hamilton College. His father's family founded Kirkland Hall at Hamilton College. He had four children Frank S., now attorney in Marshfield, Wis.; Catharine, now Mrs. Thos. Hogan, of La Crosse; Edith, now Mrs. L. W. Pruss, of McGregor, Iowa, and Charles, still with his parents.



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