M. J. Hart
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. 72
M. J. HART, County Clerk, Ashland, was born in the west of Ireland, April 8, 1847. Came to America in 1862, and landed in Canada, at Quebec. He stid there until 1864, and then went to Washington, D.C., where he went into a china and queensware store with his brother, T. J. Hart. He returned to Quebec in 1867, and went into a book and stationery business, but was burned out, after which disaster he came to Ashlnad, where he arrived in May, 1872. He contracted on the Wisconsin Central R.R. and boarded the railroad men, moving down the line as the road was laid. He is now proprietor of the Campbell House, at Chippewa, and built the Butternut House, of Butternut. He was elected chairman of town of Butternut in 1878, and County Clerk in 1879; re-elected in 1880. He is Postmaster of Butternut and Signal Service officer in Ashland for this part of the lake. He was married Feb. 5, 1879. He belongs to the Masonic lodge, of which he is junior warden.
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