Arthur M. JANES
of Langlade County, Wisconsin,
U. S. Gov't Survey to Present Time, with Biographical Sketches
Antigo, WI: Berner Brothers, 1922, p 269
by Cathy Kubly
Among the earliest pioneers of Langlade County are Mr. and Mrs. Arthur
M. JANES, who located in the village of Antigo in March 1882. They
first came to Antigo in the spring of 1881. At that time the old
Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western came only a far as Aniwa, Shawano County
hamlet. Track had been laid to Weed's mill, but the bridge had not
been completed. From Aniwa Mr. JANES came to Antigo with the construction
crew building the Weed mill dam. The following spring Mr. JANES bought
property where the Molle building is now located and moved his family here.
Freight was then hauled by ox team and Fifth Avenue was lined with many
stumps, removed the next year.
Arthur M. JANES was married to Jennie HILL [a maiden name?] 13 February
1879 at Shawano [Shawano County], Wisconsin. [Shawano County was
created in 1853 from part of Oconto County. Langlade County, created
in 1879 as New County and renamed Langlade in 1880, was also formed from
part of Oconto.] Eight children of Mr. and Mrs. [Arthur M.] JANES
[numbering of children added by submitter and does not necessarily indicate
birth order] were born in Antigo [Langlade County, Wisconsin]: (1)
Edwin A. JANES, who died in 1899; (2) Evelyn (JANES) RICHARDSON,
who died in 1919; (3) Chris JANES, Superintendent of the Frost Veneer
Company, Antigo, Wisconsin; (4) Harry M. JANES, rancher, Avondale
[Maricopa County], Arizona; (5) Mrs. Jessie Pearson RICHARDSON, of
Avondale, Arizona [submitter does not assume Pearson to have been a former
married name of Jessie nee JANES]; (6) Guy JANES, (7) Dale
JANES, and (8) Howard JANES, of Antigo. (9) Mrs. E. A.
SETTIER, Avondale [Maricopa County], Arizona, was born in Shawano [Shawano
County, Wisconsin]. Arthur M. JANES was one of Antigo's first merchants.
The JANES family resides at 316 Fifth Avenue, Antigo [Langlade County,