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Alfred Trepania
 (1866 - ? 1)

-As transcribed from the "COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF THE UPPER LAKES REGION"

by J. H. Beers & Co., Chicago, IL, 1905

pages 89 - 90


Alfred Trepania, son of Joseph and Margaret (DeMarie) Trepania, was born in Chippewa Falls in 1866, and was educated in the public schools of that place.  When only eleven years old he began scaling in the woods, and for twenty years was engaged in some branch of the logging industry.  He has been closely identified with the business and political interests of Washburn county, taking a leading part in politics.  He was chairman of the board of Veasie, when the town comprised five townships, serving two terms.  He was a member of the county board two years, township assessor one term, justice of the peace eight or nine years, notary public twelve years, receiving his first commission from Gov. Rusk, and until recently was chairman of the township school board.  He is at present filling the office of county supervisor of assessments.  He was instrumental in securing the establishment of the Spring Brook postoffice, and was the first postmaster, being appointed under Cleveland's administration. Several years ago he obtained the position of ticket agent for the Omaha road at Spring Brook, which he still retains.  In politics he is a Republican, and his opinion is much respected in the councils of his party; he is a frequent delegate to congressional, senatorial, assembly and county conventions.  Fraternally he is connected with the Mystic Workers of the World, having been master of the local lodge ever since its institution, with the exception of one term.

Mr. Trepania has been married three times; by his first wife, Mary Dacota, he had no children; by his second wife, Maggie Laronge, he had three children, as follows:  Joseph Alfred, Walter and Clarabella M.  His present wife was Elizabeth Greeley, daughter of James Greeley.  To this union were born three children, namely:  Donald J., Maud E. and Edward A., deceased.  Mrs. Trepania is a well educated woman, having been a student at the Carlisle Indian School.




1 - Editorial Note -   Records on file in Washburn Co. are not clear enough to determine if this Alfred's death record is on file there or not.  There are two records with similar names, one for an Alfred J Trepania whose death date is much later (01 Feb 1968) and one for an Alfred E. who died on 05 Nov 1899.  This record is filed in Washburn Co. ROD Death Vol. 3, page 39.   Burial location is unknown.


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