Bio: Kaiser, Solomon R. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 225.


SOLOMON R. KAISER, merchant, Postmaster, Cadott, was born in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov, 3, 1845. Came to Irving, Jackson Co., in 1860. He joined the 4th Wis. Cav., Co. I, in Gen. Grierson's Div., enlisting in LaCrosse, Wis., in August, 1863. Participated in Grierson's raid through Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama and Georgia, in the Summer of 1864. From early in 1863, their regiment did not have a single continuous week of rest up to close of the War. Mr. Kaiser was with his command all through, after he enlisted, and was discharged in Vicksburgh, June 17, 1865, after which he returned to LaCrosse. He soon after went to Jackson County, and engaged in lumbering, which he followed four years. He was married in Irving, Jackson Co., Aug. 18, 1867, to Miss Mary E. Oaks of that place. She was born in Cleveland. Ohio, Aug. 8, 1845, and died in Cadott, July 12, 1877, leaving three children óClayton P., Lois Ann and Maggie May. Mr. Kaiser remarried, in Edson, March 16, l879, to Miss Ninetta Yourell, of Edson. He was one of the early settlers of the village, locating there in 1872. There were, in all, only seven buildings in the place at that time. Aug. 23, 1873, a Post Office was established there, and Robert Marriner was appointed Postmaster, and Mr. Kaiser was appointed Deputy, and has had the entire management of the office since. He was elected Town Clerk in 1874. and was elected four successive terms, and one year Chairman of the Town Board. Soon after his advent to Cadott, he entered into mercantile business in a limited way. He has since erected a large store building, and opened up with full stock of general merchandise. He owns forty acres of land near the village, four business lots.



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