Washington County Biographies

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J. C. Place

Hon. J. C. Place, dealer in live stock, Hartford; was born in Fulton Co., N. Y., Jan. 1, 1828. Is the son of Jacob and Sarah (Lovelace) Place; when 19 years of age, he moved to Waukesha County, and, in May, 1847, went to Green Bay and engaged in the manufacture of lumber. He soon after met with an accident by coming in contact with a saw in motion, by which he lost his left hand. He then returned to his old home in the East and attended the Kingsbury Academy at Johnstown. He returned to Waukesha in 1850, and to Hartford in 1863; here he engaged in the manufacture of gloves and dealing in live stock. In 1879, he was elected to the Wisconsin Legislature for the First District of Washington County, and served one term. He has also held various town offices. He was married in December, 1848, in Fulton Co., N. Y., to Miss B. B. Esma. Seven children were born to them, six of whom are living; the eldest, Emma, is now Mrs. H. Baringer, of Dodge County; Mary is the wife of S. M. Wiley, of Dunn County; Kate is Mrs. S. C. Hosterman, of Hartford; Elizabeth, the wife of Frank Hart, of Wausau; Ida and Ettie; Hattie died when 6 years of age.