Martin Roehm

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. 73

MARTIN ROEHM, boarding-house, Ashland, was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, in 1821, where he learned to be a baker and miller. He came to New York in 1851, and went to Buffalo, where he stopped one year, and then moved to Michigan. From there he went to La Pointe, and thence to Ashland in 1854, and pre-empted his farm of 160 acres. When the panic reached this section, and the people began to leave, he was the only one left in the village of Ashland. This was in 1865. In 1871, fishermen came up hte coast, and he now has several hundred neighbors. He is engaged in raising stock and keeping boarders. He was married in 1859 and has two children. He belongs to the Lutheran Church.

 

 

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