Bio: Wheeler, Nels. W.
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 220.


NELS. W. WHEELER, lawyer, Chippewa Falls, was born in Sturbridge, Worcester Co., Mass., June 29, 1828, being a son of Hosea Wheeler, who died in 1862, aged sixty-four years. Mr. Nels. Wheeler was in Yorkshire. Cattaraugus Co., N. Y., for a year prior to coming to Wisconsin in 1841. He located in the town of Somerville, Rock Co., at the east end of Jefferson prairie, in the Spring of that year. In 1847, he entered the office of Judge Keep, and remained with him until the Spring of 1850, when he went to Monroe, Green Co., and was in the office of Machin & Finch until April, 1851, when he went to Baraboo, and in 1873 came from there to Chippewa Falls. Mr. Wheeler was District Attorney for nine years in Sauk Co. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M. He was married in the town of Greenfield, Sauk Co., in February, 1866, to Victoria W. Peck, who was the first white child born in Madison, in September, 1837. Mr. Wheeler was first married in January, 1852, and had two children by that marriage, a son and daughter, twins, now twenty-five years of age.



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