Bio: VanLoon, Sylvester
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 22223.


SYLVESTER VAN LOON, P. O. Bloomer, was the first settler in the present site of Bloomer, and at one time owned all the land on which it is situated, locating it in July, 1847. He was born in Sullivan, N. Y., April 27, 1814, and came to Lake Co., Illinois in 1843, living there and in Milwaukee, and returned East and engaged in mercantile business in Erie, Pa., for about three years, and then came to Sauk County, where he lived until he came to Chippewa County. Was married in Baraboo, November 30th, to Miss Rhoda Ann Eddy, of that place. She died in Bloomer, Aug. 25, 1876. She was born March 25, 1833, in Genesee County, N. Y. Mr. Van Loon has five children livingó Eva R., Minnie R., Archibald A., Kate I. and Honiers S.; has buried six children. He was again married to Mrs. Katie A. Parker,of Bloomer, April 8, 1878. She was born near Wurms, Germany, May 1, 1840. Mr. Van Loon lives in Sec. 9, Town 30; is engaged in farming; owns 440 acres of farming land, and 12c acres of timber land.



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