Bio: Stees, Frederick
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 222.


FREDERICK W. STEES, merchant. Bloomer, was born in Reedsburg, Sauk Co , March 21, 1859. In 1867 his father was made penniless by the " hop crash," and came to Chippewa Falls. Fred found employment in the Union Lumber Co.'s store, as a check boy, and subsequently gained a clerkship in the store, remaining there until 1874. The interval to 1877 he spent in Minnesota and in other places. He then came to Bloomer and opened a restaurant and confectionery store on a small scale. In 18S0 he entered into business with W. T. Dalton, a wealthy merchant in Chippewa Falls, opening a store in Bloomer, under the style of F. W. Stees & Co., and is doing a flourishing business in general merchandise. His mother resides with him, while his father is engaged at mining in Arizona. He was married in Bloomer, Dec. 25. 1880, to Miss Kate Rich, of North Freedom, Sauk Co. She was born in Friendship, Adams Co., July 29, 1860. Her parents. Elijah and Mary Rich, reside in North Freedom.



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