Bio: Cummings, M. J. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin,, pg. 207.


M. J. CUMMINGS, proprietor of planing mill and manufacturer of sash, doors and blinds, Chippewa Falls, came to Fox Lake. Dodge Co., in 1853, and was engaged in business there, as carpenter and builder, for three years. He then came to Chippewa Falls, following his trade until 1872. when he engaged in planing mill and in the manufacture of sash, doors and blinds, in partnership with H. S. Allen. After five years he then bought Allen's interest, and has since continued the business alone, and continued his contracting and building. He employs from twelve to fifteen men. He was born in Sligo, Ireland, Feb. 3, 1832, and came to America in 1846, living in Canada, New York and Illinois, before he came to Wisconsin. He learned his trade in Nunda Valley, N. Y. He was married in Alton, Illinois., in December, 1853, to Sarah Coleman, who is a native of England. They have six children—Matthew, Thomas, Minnie, Annie, Winnie and Lillie, and have lost two children.



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