Monday, May 11, 2015

Prentice, Wisconsin, United States of America

I am trying to research the history of this town.

So far I have got ....   Prentice village is a small village within the town of Prentice, in Price County, in the American state of Wisconsin.

It appears that it was named after Alexander Prentice, who was born in Scotland and emigrated to America.  In the spring of 1881, Alexander Prentice and George Greenman travelled from Portage to survey timber and a mill near current day Prentice, where the Wisconsin Central Railroad crosses the Jump River.  Presumably, at this time, Alexander Prentice was working within the lumber industry.

Later, in 1882, the Jump River Lumber Company was formed in Prentice and incorporated in Portage with Oscar Derrick Van Dusen as President.  Officers and Advisers included Alexander Prentice.

Above is the Baptist Church of Prentice, Wisconson.

The post office was established in 1883 and Alexander Prentice was the first Post Master, a post which he held for six years.

 During the 2010 census the population of the village was 660.


Price County Genealogical Society

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