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R. D. Werner
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
R. D. WERNER, restaurant, Ashland, was born in New York City, Aug. 30, 1851. His parents moved to Lake Superior shores of Michigan, and at nine years of age he went to work in the copper mines; he then learned the barber's trade, and followed that and work on the canal until 1866, when he went sailing and cooking on the lakes. He cooked in various places, until 1880, when he began his present business—barber shop, restaurant and bakery—and is doing about $3,000 per annum. In 1871 he married Miss Murray, of Marquette, Mich. They have three children— Emma D., Ameil and Mary.
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