Biography of F. C. Wage
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F. C. WAGE was born in Pennsylvania, April 16, 1841, son of J. D. and Susan Wage. He came to Wisconsin with his father in 1856, and settled in the town of Grant, then Lynn. The father bought 320 acres of land there, paying for it ten shillings per acre. He was killed in Wisconsin in 1866, in a logging fallow, by a stick which he was hauling catching in the ground and striking him on the head, and he is buried in Grant Township. The subject of our sketch lived with his parents until he was twentytwo years old, when he began working on a farm at $20 a month, being thus employed when the war broke out. At Black River FaIls, December 30, 1863. he entered the service of his country, enlisting in Company I, Fourteenth Wisconsin Regiment. He was in the Red River expedition, participated in the action at White River, Arkansas, at Nash. ville, Tennessee, and a number of other engagements. He was a faithful soldier and was honorably discharged October 9, 1863, after a two years' service. He then returned to Wisconsin, and was engaged in logging about two years.

October 3, 1869, Mr. Wage was united in marriage with Ruth E. Payn, horn February 28, 1852, in New York; came to Wisconsin in 1857 and to Clark County in 1867. Soon after his return from the army Mr. Wagbought eighty acres of land in Grant Township, Clark County, living there until 1877, when he sold and bought in Pine Valley, where he now lives, two and one-half miles south of Neillsville. Mr. Wage is a Republican, and is one of Clark County's worthy citizens.


FROM:
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
Lewis Publishing Company.
Chiago, 1891.