Bio: Coleman, Charles B. (1809 - 1875)
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---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 206-207.


CHARLES B. COLEMAN (deceased) was born, 1809, in Ghent, Columbia Co., N. Y.; resided in Rochester, N. Y., from 1826 to 1859, when he removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, remaining there until 1860, when he came to Chippewa Falls. Here he resided until the Spring of 1874, when, having invested in silver mining in Alpine Co., Cal., he went there, accompanied by his wife, spending much of his time in San Francisco, where he died Sept. 12, 1875. Early in life he devoted himself to mechanical pursuits, and followed this line of business through life, giving to his work an amount of energy that was at times wonderful, and that was sufficient to place him in the front rank of architects and builders. He was never idle, but, on the contrary, best enjoyed undertakings of magnitude, involving much labor and risk. He built some of the fin building Rochester, N. Y.; built the Seminary; Lima, N. Y., a magnificent church in Toronto, Canada, and numerous other fine edifices. He has left in Chippewa County the proofs of his mechanical ability in the shape of bridges and buildings of his construction. He was made a member of the A. F. & A. M. in 1845, and this order was especially dear to him. He was also an Odd Fellow of many years standing. Mr., Coleman was married in Rochester, N. Y., June 5, 1848, to Thurza. Pell, who was born in Bethel, Ohio, Sept. 29, 1825. She now resides in Chippewa Falls.



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