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
WILLIAM HASSARD, miner, Ashland, was born in New Orleans, La., Aug. 15, 1848; came North to Ontario Province, Canada, where he remained till 1870, when he came to the mining district of Michigan. In 1871 he came to Ashland and began prospecting for iron. He found gold and silver ore that assayed $140 to the ton. He is still prospecting in Penoka Range, and has a farm of 160 acres in Bayfield County, on which he lives when not mining.
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