John E. Maertz
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
JOHN E. MAERTZ, saloon, Ashland, was born in Crawford Co., Ohio, Nov. 9, 1850. In 1853, with his parents, he moved to Hennepin Co., Minn., where they settled on a farm where he lived until 1869, when he started for himself. In 1872 he went to Duluth, and then to Ashland, where he worked on the Wisconsin Central Railroad. In 1873 he opened a meat market, and in 1874 sailed and fished on the lake. In 1878, he worked at lumbering. In 1881 he began his present business. in 1880, he was elected Sheriff of Ashland County.
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