Bio: Sweeney, Charles V.
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 223-224.


CHARLES V. SWEENEY, Chippewa City, is a native of that place, born there Oct. 16, 1854. His father, Simeon C. Sweeney, came to Chippewa City in the Spring of 1850, from Black River Falls, Jackson Co., where he had lived for several years previous. His mother, Elizabeth A., following in 1853. Mr. Sweeney was married July 4, 1876, to Miss Adeline M. McCann, of Jim's Falls, Chippewa Co. The parents of Mrs. Sweeney, Daniel and Margaret McCann, were among the earliest settlers in Chippewa City, or the Falls, coming there from Dubuque, Iowa, in 1839. It was Daniel McCann who purchased for a sack of corn an eagle of an Indian at Lake Flambeau on the Chippewa River, brought the bird to Eau Claire and sold him to Mills Jeffreys, who in turn presented him to Capt. Perkins of the 8th Wis. It was "Old Abe" who followed the fortunes of the "Eighth" through the entire war and who died in Madison in 188r. Mr. Sweeney left school at the age of fourteen years, and from that period has constantly been engaged in the various departments of lumbering. Is a lumber scaler.



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