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VILLAGE AND TOWN OF REEDSBURG

  ABNER LOGAN HARRIS, son of Jonathan W. and Abigail C. Harris; his father died Oct. 3, 1872; his mother died in the town of Troy, Sept. 14, 1860.  A. L. Harris was born near Mansfield, Ohio, Sept. 15, 1839; came from there with his parents to Wisconsin, locating on Sec. 18  in the town of Troy, Sauk Co., in June, 1846. In 1860, he left the farm, and was traveling salesman in this State and Iowa until the fall of 1862; then followed the army in Sutler's department until the close of the war, with the exception of a few months spent in Canada in 1863. After the war he was engaged in the grocery business in Mobile for one year; returning to Troy he engaged in farming until 1867, then went into mercantile business at Loganville, where he remained until October, 1871, then came to Reedsburg, and went into partnership with John Kellogg, and they did business together until February, 1880, when J. H. Hosler became associated with him. Mr. Hosler was book-keeper for Mr. Harris for five years previous to entering in business as a partner; has been Postmaster since 1873. He married in Reedsburg Dec. 13, 1868, to Francis Smith; she was born in Oriskany Falls, Madison Co., N.Y.; they have two children--Julia P. and J. Earl.

Source: The History of Sauk County, Wisconsin. Chicago: Western Historical Society, 1880, p. 719.

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