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Terre Haute Daily Tribune, February 22, Indianapolis News, March 7, Indianapolis News, May 31, Merriman had been in the papers before. Richards panning gold. Indianapolis News, February 21, Like this: Like Loading Horatio Scott, the efficient postmaster of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. He is a native of Barrie, Canada, and was born February 1, , and is the fourth in a family of five children, four sons and one daughter, born to Christopher and Margaret Dickie Scott. All of the children are living at present, two being residents of the States and three of Canada.

Christopher Scott was a native of Barrie, Canada, and he was reared to the life of an agriculturist and educated in the common schools. He is deceased. His wife was a native of the same locality and she is also deceased. Their son, Mr. Scott of this review, was reared in his native country till the age of sixteen, and received only a common school education, in fact he may be styled self educated, since his chances were limited for an extended course of instructions.

He began life as a wage earner in a saw mill at the age of thirteen. So it is seen that he began at the bottom and has attained his present high position in life through honest effort and aggressive ambition. About the year of Mr. Scott came to Sault Ste. Marie and has been a resident of this pretty city since.

He entered the insurance business for about one year and was then elected register of deeds of Chippewa county and held this office by re-election for three terms,. Politically he is a stalwart Republican and a great admirer of President Taft's policies. Scott cast his maiden presidential vote for McKinley. Fraternally Mr. Scott is a high Mason. Marie Commandery and the Shrine. She is a member of The Soo High School class of Scott is a member of the Presbyterian church.

John the Evangelist, in the city of Ishpeming, and who now has pastoral charge of St. Patrick's church in Escanaba, one of the important parishes of this section of the state. He has labored with all of consecrated zeal and devotion in his high calling and under his effective administration have been furthered both the spiritual and temporal affairs of the parishes in which he has labored. Father Langan is a native of the city of Baine, Ontario, Canada, where he was born on the 30th of November, , and he is a son of James N.

There the father died in Of the children three sons and four daughters are now living. After due preliminary discipline in a parochial school of Minneapolis, Father Langan continued his studies in St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, and his ecclesiastical course was completed in St. Paul's Seminary and in St. Francis Seminary, in the city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he was graduated as a member of the class of His ordination to the priesthood was received at the episcopal hands of Bishop Vertin, at Marquette, Michigan, on the 23d of May, Father Langan initiated the work of his chosen calling by becoming assistant to the late Rev.

Rousseau, who was at that time pastor of St. John's church in Ishpeming, and who was the founder of the fine parochial school in connection therewith. After a period of four months' service in Ishpeming Father Langan was transferred to the Cathedral at Marquette, where he retained a pastoral charge for the ensuing six years. At the expiration of this period he was assigned to the pastorate of the Church of St.

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John the Evangelist at Ishpeming, where he entered upon his duties on the 25th of October, He continued in charge of this parish until August 1st, , when he accepted his present charge as pastor of St. Patrick's church at Escanaba, which has since continued the field of his earnnest and effective labors. The parish has a membership of 2, souls and the church is in a most flourishing condition, and in a few years a parochial school will be established. As has been well said concerning Father Langan: "His life is given to his work and he labors earnestly among his people for their welfare, ever faithfully and unwearying as a servant in the vineyard of the Divine Master.

JOHN W. Stiles, who has maintained his residence in Menominee county for more than thirty years, who has held various positions of distinctive public trust, and who has been a prominent factor in connection with the business and civic development and progress of the city of Menominee, where he is now presiding on the bench of the probate court,-one of the able and honored officials of the county.

He is a son of William and Catherine Brennan Stiles, both of whom were born and reared in Ireland, whence they came to America in the early '40s. They established their home in Plattsburg, New York. There he died on the 28th of July, , and his wife, long surviving him, passed the closing years of her life in the home of her son, John W. Of their thirteen children only two are now living: Judge John W.

Judge Stiles was reared to maturity in his native town, to whose public schools he is indebted for his early educational training, and there he continued to reside until he had attained to the age of twentyfour years, when, in , he severed the home ties and set forth to seek his fortunes in Michigan. He came to Menominee county and established his home in the village of Norway, where for the first year he was employed in the iron mines.

He then became associated with his brother Daniel in the manufacturing of cigars in that village, where they continued operations until the 1st of January, , when they removed to Menominee and continued in the same line of enterprise under the firm name of Stiles Brothers until October, , when the business alliance was severed by the death of the elder brother, Daniel. Thereafter Judge Stiles continued the business in an individual way and he built up a large and prosperous enterprise. From the time of taking up his abode in Menominee Judge Stiles has shown a lively interest in all that has touched the welfare of the community, and he has been a leader in the councils of the Democratic party in this section of the state for many years, the while he has been called upon to serve in various offices of public trust.

He has been a frequent delegate to the state, congressional, senatorial and county conventions of his party, and he is recognized as an influential figure in political affairs in the Upper Peninsula. He served as county highway commissioner, and he was elected sheriff of the county, in which office he served four consecutive terms of two years each. In he was again chosen sheriff, and at the polls he received a most flattering mark of popular appreciation of his integrity and executive ability, as he ran two thousand votes ahead of the party ticket.

He was chosen as his own successor in , and to his credit is the record of having held the office of sheriff of the county for a longer period than any other official ever called to the position. Judge Stiles has not long been permitted to withhold himself from public service, as the brief statements of this sketch will amply indicate. In he was elected. On the 10th of October, , Judge Stiles was appointed postmaster of Menominee, and he held this incumbency four years and two months, under the administration of President Cleveland.

He did much to improve the postal service in Menominee, and under his regime the carrier system was amplified in scope and efficiency. His administration of the affairs of this office met with distinctive popular approval, and this has also been true in connection with every office to which he has been called during the long years of his residence in Menominee. In he was elected judge of the probate court, and in this election he ran twenty-four hundred votes ahead of his ticket. This statement bears its own significance, and no further voucher is demanded as indicating the character of the man, for such popular confidence and esteem invariably have substantial basis.

He was reelected in Judge Stiles is a man of most cordial and gracious manners, and his strong mentality, his toleration and kindliness, and his deep-seated public spirit have made him a marked personality in his home city. He and his wife are communicants of the Catholic church, and in the various departments of work in their parish they take an active part. The judge is affiliated with the Catholic Order of Foresters, in which he has long served as a trustee and of which he is one of the most valued and influential members.

She is a daughter of the late Mr. Geary, and was a child at the time of the family removal to Keeseville, Essex county, that state, where she was reared and educated. She is a woman of most gracious personality and. Stiles became the parents of eight children, of whom three sons and two daughters are deceased. The three surviving children are: Katherine, Harry, and John W.

Coburn, was born in Clinton county, Michigan, March 23, His father, Lewis Coburn, was a native of the state of New York, of ScotchIrish descent, and settled on a farm in Michigan, Clinton county, about He cleared and improved a farm in Dewitt township, Clinton county. He was a local preacher of the Methodist Episcopal church, being at one time circuit rider.

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He died in the Northern Peninsula of Michigan, in , at the age of eighty-seven years. Coburn married Lucinda Hayes, also a native of New York, who was born in , and died in They had five children, of whom Henry W. The early life of Henry W. Coburn was spent in Clinton county, Michigan, and there he received his primary education.

When he was twelve years of age he began attending the city schools of Lansing and he also attended the academy there and spent four years at the agricultural college. Coburn removed to Detroit, where he studied pharmacy, and in went to Marquette, Michigan, where he remained ten years. In he came to Delta county, locating at Schaffer, where for thirteen years he was engaged in mercantile business, and in he came to Escanaba, where he engaged in drug business until his appointment in to the office of postmaster, which he now.

Coburn is a life-long Republican, having cast his first vote in , and voting the same ever since. Coburn is a pioneer of the Northern Peninsula, and has identified himself with its progress and interests. He is a public-spirited, enterprising citizen, well known and highly esteemed. JOHN M. He whose name initiates this review has been one of the most prominent and influential figures in connection with the industrial and civic development and upbuilding of the Upper Peninsula, where his capitalistic interests are of broad scope and varied order.

He is; the owner of a large tract of land in this section of the state and has been prominently identified with the exploiting and developing of the iron and copper mining industry, as well as with lumbering operations, in connection with which he has become one of the substantial capitalists of the state. He maintains his home on his farm in Marquette, Michigan, a part of the year and the remainder at his fine farm at Brookline, Massachusetts.

Longyear's extensive interests in northern Michigan and his close association with this section renders it most consistent to incorporate in this volume a brief review of his career. John Munro Longyear was born at Lansing, Michigan, on the 15th of April, , and is a son of one of the old and honored families of this commonwealth. He is a son of John W. The ancestry in the agnatic line is traced back to staunch Alsatian origin and the maternal lineage is of Scottish extraction.

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Representatives of the Longyear family were found enrolled as valiant soldiers in the Continental line of the war of the Revolution, in which the maternal great-grandfather of Mr. Longyear also participated. The Longyear family was established in Ulster county, New York, about , and from that county Peter Longyear, grandfather of him whose name initiates this sketch, was the founder of the family in the state of Michigan, where he took up his residence about the year His son, Judge John W.

Longyear, was long numbered among the representative members of the bar of Michigan and was one of the distinguished and influential citizens of this state. He represented Michigan in Congress, having been elected in and having been chosen as his own successor in He was a delegate to the Loyalist Convention in , in the city of Philadelphia, and was a member of the Michigan Constitutional Convention in In he was appointed judge of the United States district court of the eastern district of Michigan and of this office he remained incumbent until his death, which occurred in His widow is living in Lansing with her daughter, Ida S.

Of the four children, three are living and John M. Howard W.


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John M. Longyear secured his early education in the public schools. His health became seriously impaired and he was compelled to abandon his studies when but fifteen years of age and for a number of years he was unable to engage in any active work. Longyear became identified with the lumbering industry, in connection with which he did a large amount of exploring work in both the lower and upper peninsulas of Michigan. In he established his home in Marquette and, with great practical judgment he gradually made extensive investments in timber and mineral lands, from whose rise in value he gained a large fortune.

He is at the present time owner of many acres of valuable land in the Upper Peninsulas, besides which he has large real estate interests in the city of Marquette, to whose development and upbuilding he contributed in most generous measure. In January, , Mr. He is owner of some of the best iron mining properties in the Upper Peninsula, is stockholder in the Lake Shore Iron Works, of which he is a director, is president of the First National Bank, of Marquette, and is an instituted principal in various other important corporations. He served two terms as mayor of Marquette, to which office he was elected in and again in and he also is a.

In he published the first map of the Gogebic Iron Range. He is Republican in his political allegiance and is affiliated with the Masonic fraternity. Longyear organized the Arctic Coal Company, which is incorporated under the laws of the state of West Virginia. This company operates coal mines in Spitzbergen, at a point seven hundred miles distant from the North Pole and near the shore of the Arctic ocean. An office is maintained at Trondhjem, Norway, and the headquarters of the company is in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. One mine is equipped with modern machinery and operations are being carried on with much success.

Other mines are being developed. The coal is of a very fine quality and is utilized largely by the steamships that traverse the northern waters. Longyear is president of this company. Longyear completed the erection of one of the most beautiful and costly homes in the state of Michigan, the same having been located in Marquette, and having been constructed of stone, lined with brick. This magnificent residence, on the shore of Lake Superior, continued to be the family home until , when the same was taken down and the material transported to Brookline, Massachusetts, where the building was re-erected in different form.

This transfer was made at a cost of many thousands of dollars. Longyear passes a considerable portion of each year in Marquette, though the family spends much time at the home in Brookline, Massachusetts, as already stated. On the 4th of January, , Mr. Longyear was united in marriage to Miss Mary H. Beecher, who was born at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and who is a daughter of the late Samuel P.

Beecher, one of the representative citizens of Battle Creek, Michigan. Seven children were born to this union and one of the number died in infancy. Howard was drowned in Lake Superior in and was nineteen years of age at the time; Abby is the wife of Alton T. Roberts, of Marquette and they have one son, Horace N. The four younger children, Helen, Judith, Jack M. Mangum, a well known and successful merchant, who is now serving his second term as postmaster of this city.

He is a native of Michigan, his birth having occurred in Jackson, this state, October 27, Completing his early studies in the high school at Jackson, John D. Mangum subsequently worked a while as clerk in a grocery store, after which he was traveling salesman for men's furnishing goods.

Mangum established himself in the retail clothing business at Marquette, and has here built up a fine trade, his business energy, tact and integrity winning him an excellent patronage. He is active in municipal affairs, and in was elected mayor of the city, and held the office one term. The following spring, in , he was appointed postmaster, and in had the honor of being re-appointed to the position, which he still holds, having rendered appreciated service to the many patrons of the office.

Mangum married, in , Helen M. Welbasky, who was born at Traverse City, Michigan. Mangum is one of the leading Republicans of Marquette county, and fraternally he belongs to the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks. Born September 23, , in Saxony, Germany, he was reared and educated in the Fatherland. Emiigrating to the United States in , Mr. On July 3, , at the battle of Gettysburg, he was severely wounded, a minie ball passing through his stomach, and was confined in a hospital until the following November.

Rejoining his regiment when released, he took part in the battle of Lookout Mountain, on the twenty-fifth of that month. In , at the expiration of his term of enlistment, he received his honorable discharge from the service in Cleveland, having taken part in many of the more decisive engagements of the war. Engaging then in the barber business, Mr. Glaser remained in Cleveland until , when he migrated to Michigan, taking up his residence in Escanaba, where he continued as a barber for three years, being the first to ply that trade in this city. Glaser was made magistrate, and was elected probate judge and served in that capacity for twenty-seven years, a record of service that bespeaks his ability and trustworthiness.

He is now magistrate and notary public, and has the distinction of having held public office longer than any other one man in the Northern Peninsula.

He is well known throughout the county, and has been actively identified with its past history, having been especially prominent in the Republican party. Glaser erected the first planing mill factory in Escanaba. He bought twenty acres of land, now known as the Glaser Addition to the city of Escanaba, and platted it. This addition lies along the lake shore, and contains the choicest of city lots, the popular residential part of Escanaba being in the immediate vicinity of the Glaser addition. Glaser has been three times married.

He married first, in , Catherine, Walker, by whom he had six children, of whom three are living, namely: Henry J. Glaser married second, December, , Catherine Ramspech, who died in , leaving one daughter, Ida Glaser. He subsequently married Jennie A. Glaser is an active member of the C. Smith Post, No. Active and energetic, performing the duties devolving upon him with ability and fidelity, he is rendering excellent service in his official capacity, and is popular with all classes of the people.

He was born April 13, , in Sweden, which has given to this country so many of its most able and faithful citizens. His father, Carl Lehman, emigrated with his family to Michigan in He located in Marquette county, and was here a resident until his death, in , while yet in manhood's prime. His widow is now living at Ishpeming, Michigan. To them seven children were born, four of whom survive, John being the second child in succession of birth. John Lehman obtained the rudiments of his education in his native land, completing his studies in the public schools of Ishpeming.

During his boyhood days he began his active career at the Nelson mine, driving a horse used in hoisting deal. At the age of seventeen years he began loading ore on the stock piles for the Pioneer Iron Company, afterwards being promoted, first to assistant master mechanic. Lehman was elected chief of police at Ishpeming, and in was elected to his present position as sheriff of Marquette county, with headquarters at the Court House in Marquette. Lehman married, August 28, , Ida Swahn, a native of Sweden, and into their household three children have made their advent, namely: Eugene, Marie, and Eva.

Lehman is a firm supporter of the principles of the Republican party, and fraternally he is a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; of the Modern Woodmen of America; and of the Knights of Pythias. He was born, April 5, , near Toronto, province of Ontario, Canada, on a farm, coming, as his name plainly indicates, from honored Scotch ancestry.

Hugh MacKinnon, Mr. MacKinnon's father, was born at Morbin, Argyleshire, Scotland, where he received excellent educational advantages, and as a young man taught school. He also learned the trade of ship builder in his native land, and followed it for a time. In , accompanied by his family, he embarked on a sailing vessel, and after a tedious sea voyage of two months landed in New York.

About a year later he and his brother-in-law, Donald Campbell, went to Owen Sound, Sidney county, Province of Ontario, where each selected a tract of government land, and having erected log cabins sent for their families. After becoming well settled in his new home, Hugh MacKinnon built a number of boats that were subsequently used for many years on the waters of the Georgian Bay, and while thus engaged superintended the improvement of his land.

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There, on his farm, he spent his remaining days, passing away at the venerable age of ninety-four years. Both were people of devout faith and active members of the Presbyterian church. Leaving school at the age of fourteen years, Donald C. MacKinnon began working at the carpenter's trade, becoming quite proficient as a mechanic. In he came to Michigan, locating at Marquette. Much of the Upper Peninsula was then unexplored, its wealth of ore sleeping undisturbed in the ground. After doing journeyman work for a time, Mr.

MacKinnon became a contractor and builder, operating in villages, cities and towns and at the Iron Range mines. In , while exploring in Iron county, he discovered several different mines and filed claims to the "Nanimo" and to the "Beta. Dober and located five forty-acre tracts in section two, townships forty-two and thirty-five, and in section thirty-six, of the same township, in which the Lenox mine is located. He also located the east half of the east half of section twelve, townships forty-two and thirty-five, on which the Young mine, now owned by the Huron Mining Company is located.

He likewise located the present site of the Battle mine, which was pre-empted by William R. Murphy, and is located in the west half of the west half of section seven, townships forty-two and thirtyfour, and located the Kenney property, which was pre-empted by John S.

Kenney, and is located in the east half of the west half of section seven, townships forty-two and thirty-four. Subsequently Mr. MacKinnon leased this mine, which he sub leased to the Spring Valley Mining Company, and he still retains an interest in a royalty. He likewise located the south half of the northwest quarter of section eight, and the north half of the southwest quarter of the same section, in townships forty-two and thirty-four. MacKinnon and his brother, Alexander MacKinnon, platted the town of Iron River, and when the raiilroad was surveyed it passed through the heart of the town site.

Not wanting the railroad in that place, Mr. MacKinnon made another survey, took it to Chicago, placed it before the officials of the railway company, and they adopted his route in preference to the other and built the road according to his proposition. MacKinnon has met with eminent success as a business man, and in addition to his extensive mining interests is a large real estate owner.

MacKinnon was united in marriage with Belle M. Steele, who was born in Saginaw, Michigan, a daughter of Samuel H. Steele, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, and the only member of his family to come to this country to live. Steele received a good education in the public schools of Glasgow, and subsequently made a special study of architecture. Coining as a young man to the United States, he lived for a while in New York city, going thence to Quebec, Canada, and from there to Saginaw, Michigan, where he was engaged in business as a builder and contractor for a number of years.

Disposing then of his property in that locality, he removed to Marquette, Michigan, and at the end of ten years took us his residence at Negaunee, where he remained until his death, when seventy-four years of age. Steele married Isabella Cummins, who was born in Lowell, Massachusetts. Her father came from Scotland, his native land, to Lowell, Massachusetts, with his parents, and lived there for some time.

He afterwards moved with his family to Ontario, Canada, and spent his last years in the city of Hamilton. Steele died when seventy-two years of age. MacKinnon are the parents of four children, namely: Donald C. MacKinnon is an earnest supporter of the principles of the Republican party, and has held various offices of trust, having served as president of the village board and as a member of the board of education.

Fraternally he is a member of Negaunee Lodge, F. Van Cleve, president of the First National Bank of Escanaba, has been prominently identified with the land and timber interests of the Northern Peninsula, and has contributed his full share towards the advancement and growth of this part of the state. He was born June 12, , at Ypsilanti, Michigan. Having completed the course of study in the common schools of Ypsilanti, Frank H.

Van Cleve attended Yale College two years, afterwards taking a course in civil engineering at the University of Michigan, in Ann Arbor. He subsequently followed his chosen profession on various railways; in going to Green Bay, he was engineer on that part of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad extending from that place to Escanaba, Michigan, continuing thus employed until late in Van Cleve then became connected with the land department of the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Company, and was for awhile in its Chicago office.

In he came to Escanaba as general land agent of that company, and has since been a resident of this city, and one of its most esteemed and valued citizens. He is identified with many of its best and most important interests, being president of the First National Bank, and president and a trustee of the Public Library Company. He is largely interested in the land and timber of the Northern Peninsula, at one time being extensively engaged in shipping lumber by boat to the principal marketing points. He is a staunch Republican in politics, and a member of the Masonic Order, belonging to lodge, chapter and commandery.

The grand duchy of Finland has excellent representa. He was born in the province of Uleaborg, Finland, July 28, , and has been a resident of Calumet since He spent his boyhood in his native country, and there received such education as falls to the share of the Finnish youth. When he was approaching young manhood he followed the example set by some other members of his family and came to America. Upon the advice of friends he decided upon Calumet as his destination in the new country, and came by boat, taking the water route on the Great Lakes from Erie, Pennsylvania.

He experienced little difficulty in securing employment in connection with the mining industry, and he worked first in the old Copper Falls Mine, and later in the Tamarack, the Centennial and others. September 14, , is doubtless an important date in the business career of Mr. Wickstrom, for it was then that he began upon that line of occupation which was to prove congenial and with which he was later to identify himself in a more important capacity. Following this he became an employe of Isaac Frederickson, one of Calumet's pioneer merchants, and on June 26, , after some nine years' practical experience as an employe, Mr.

Frederickson being purchased. Through the splendid management of the gentlemen who control it this business has grown to be one of the leading ones of its kind in the locality and employs a good sized force of assistants. The business is located at Pine street. Wickstrom has likewise given the most satisfactory service in the responsible office of postmaster. He was appointed in February, , and was reappointed April 13, He is an uncompromising Republican, is interested in all those questions which effect the community as a whole rather than the individual, and is always ready to support those measures likely to prove conducive to the general good.

He is now serving his third term as a member of the village council of Red Jacket. Wickstrom's fraternal affiliations are a source of great pleasure to him and have given him prominence throughout this part of the state. He is connected with Calumet Lodge No. Both he and his wife at.

Wickstrom was united in marriage to Miss Amanda Frederickson, daughter of Isaac Frederickson, a prominent mining and lumber man, and a merchant as well, for whom Mr. Wickstrom had at one time been an employe. The subject of this biography may be counted among the self-made men who are to be congratulated upon the excellence of their work, for he has come from small beginnings and obscurity to possess substance and the esteem of his associates. Miller holds a place of prominence and influence among the foremost citizens of the Upper Peninsula, at the present time filling not only the office of mayor of Iron Mountain, but that of probate judge for Dickinson county.

A native of Vol. Hans Miller was born in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany, where he was reared and educated. Becoming an expert butter and cheese maker, he was employed as a young man to go to Sweden to teach the natives of that country the art of manufacturing those dairy products. Marrying a Swedish lassie, he spent the remainder of his life in Sweden. He reared five children, of whom three, Fritz, Augusta and Helma, remained in their native land, R.

Obtaining his early education in the public schools of Sweden, Rudolph T. Miller prepared for college at the Gymnasium, from which he was graduated in He then entered the University at Lund, but had not the means to take a full course, and, as it was exceedingly necessary that he should make his own way in the world, he emigrated to this country in , and the following year and a half lived in Minneapolis.