Bio: Detloff, Charles (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

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


CHARLES DETLOFF, hotel, Bloomer, was born near Berlin, Prussia, Nov. 8, 1837. With his father came to America, arriving in New York, July 4, 1850, went to Buffalo, N. Y., and there lived four years, and then came to Madison. He came to Chippewa County in October, 1856, passing up to the headquarters of Duncan Creek, where parties were engaged in logging. There was not a house within many miles of Bloomer then. Shortly after he went to Vicksburgh, Miss., taking a raft of lumber to St. Louis. Stopping in Vicksburgh two years he came back to St. Louis, and enlisted in an expedition to Salt Lake, sent out to quell the Mormon riot. Returning with his command in the Summer of 1866, he came to Bloomer and built a small house on the present site of the Detloff House, erected the present house in 1877, Oct. 4, 1864, his son, Harman was born, his eldest child died, and he was drafted and taken away from his family, all transpiring in one day. He got off and returned home in time to see his child buried. Mr. Detloff was married in Dane County, March 8, to Miss Lena Albrecht. She was born in Mecklenburg. Germany, April 15, 1847. They have three children—Harman, Otto and Eddie.



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