CHARLES KAYSER


From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 1005

CHARLES KAYSER, County Treasurer; is the son of Theodore and Johanna F. KAYSER, who came to Wisconsin in May 1856, and settled in Prairie du Sac, Sauk Co.; the subject of this sketch was born in Prussia, March 3, 1846, and came from there to Wisconsin with his father; remained in Prairie du Sac for four years, when he came to Madison and worked at his trade of tinner until January 1864; he then enlisted in Co. E, 35th W.V.I.; was mustered out as Hospital steward April 10, 1866; participated in all the engagements his regiment was in after he entered the service; returning to Madison, he continued working at his trade until 1873, when he commenced business for himself, which he still carries on; deals in hardware, stoves, and is engaged in copper, tin and sheet-iron ware manufacturing. Was elected County Treasurer in November 1878, and re-elected in November 1880. Married at Madison Jan. 9, 1874, Miss Anna HEISIG; she was born in the town of Windsor, Dane Co., April 22, 1856; she died July 28, 1878, leaving two children - Johanna Frances, born Jan. 15, 1876, and Adolph H., born July 15, 1877. Mr. KAYSER is a member of the Madison Maennerchor and St. Michael Benevolent Societies, being Treasurer of the latter; he is also a member of the Soldier's Veteran club of Madison, holding office of Treasurer of the club.


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