Bio: Dicare, Peter M. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin,, pg. 208.


PETER M. DICAIRE. hardware merchant, Chippewa Falls, was born in Elk, Ontario, near Ottawa City, June 29, 1853. He is a son of Felix M. and Esther M. Dicaire. His father died in Canada, July 11, 1856. Peter M. was stolen from his mother when he was four years old. A man came along and asked him to take a ride in a two-wheeled cart, which he did, and was taken to Ottawa City and kept there eight months. His mother recovered him, and took him to Prairie du Chien in July, 1855, where he was educated, he living there twelve years. He came to Chippewa Falls Aug. 26, 1867. His brother came with him, and they engaged in Pound, Halbert & Co.'s mills until Aug. 31, 1871, when he commenced learning the tinner's trade, working in a tin shop until he established himself in business. He received 10 cents per day for his first work. After coming to Chippewa Falls he worked up to $2.50 per day and May 1, 1879, with a capital of $35-85, the assistance of Rev. Goldsmith and other friends, and borrowing a set of tools, he established himself in business, and has succeeded until his sales at present average $50 per day. He has no partner, but employs two men. His mother keeps house for him. He has learned to speak fluently the English, French and German languages, and understands the Scandinavian. He has learned book-keeping and is now studying vocal and instrumental.



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel