B. F. Bicksler

Source: History of Northern Wisconsin: Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development, and Resources, an Extensive Sketch of Its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers, Views of County Seats, Etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881. p. 70

B. F. BICKSLER, furniture, Ashland, was born in Fairfax Co., Va., Jan. 19, 1834. He was raised on the farm, but learned the carpenter's trade, and came to Bayfield, Wis., where he worked at this business. In 1856 he went to Michigan, but returned to Bayfield, where he began the manufacture of shingles. In 1872, came to Ashland, where he worked at his trade, aiding in the building of the court-house and the Chequamegon Hotel. In 1874 he opened a furniture store, under the name of Bicksler & Co. He bought the other interest, and now conducts the business himself, also working at his trade. He carries a stock of $2,000, and does a business of $4,000. In 1859 he married Miss N. A. Pike, of Bayfield. They have seven children—Bard, Lizzie and Frank, living; Ross, Walter, Eddie and Flora, deceased. Mr. Bicksler is a Mason, and belongs to the Methodist Episcopal Church.

 

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