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. 74
JACOB WILHELM, saloon, Ashland, was born in Rhine, Bavaria, Germany, Feb. 4, 1845. He learned carriage and wagon making in Germany, and emigrated to America, landing in May, 1865. He came to Duluth, Minn., and opened the first shop in the village. He came to Ashland, May 6, 1872, and opened a liquor store. In 1870 he married, but lost is wife six months afterward. In 1874 he married again. His present wife was Miss S. Albert, of Buffalo, N.Y. Mr. Wilhelm is a member of the I. O. O. F. He is also a Mason, and belongs to "Deutscher Harugari," of Buffalo, N.Y., and "Ordens der Freiheit." He is a member of the Presbyterian Church. He was Supervisor in 1876 and 1880.
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