Bio: Adler, Frederick (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

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


FREDERICK ADLER, P. O. Bloomer, was born in Austria, June 6, 1845; when only twelve years of age. unaccompanied by his parents, he came to America; landing in New York in the Spring of 1857, where he learned the trade of furniture wood carving. He worked at the trade three years and then entered a grocery store where he stayed one year. In the Fall of 1861, he presented himself as a recruit to the celebrated Wilson Zouaves, but was promptly rejected on account of his diminutive size. He then came to Chicago and got employment in a grocery store, where he stayed until the Fall of 1865, when he went to Sparta, and stayed one year, engaged in the same business. His next move brought him to Bloomer. The place then consisted of a combined saw and grist mill and a small store, owned by Andrew Jackson and his sister, Mrs. Gage, her husband having died shortly after starting in business. Mr. Adler opened up with a small stock of groceries, such as his means and credit would permit. His goods were mostly hauled by teams from Sparta, a distant of about 112 miles. Sometimes he got goods via La Crosse up the Mississippi and Chippewa rivers. He was married in Chicago, Oct. 21, 1871, to Miss Korline Strauss of that city. The Great Fire occurred two days after his arrival there, burning out her family. He was obliged to stay in the city three weeks, and his friends in Wisconsin supposed he was burned. Mrs. Adler was born in Germany, April 18, 1848. They have four childrenó Minnie, born August 10, 1872; Julia, July 20, 1874; Bertha, Sept. 8, 1876, and Josephine, Sept. 28, 1878.



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