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Term: Johnston, Robert Alexander 1846 - 1907


businessman, bakery executive, b. Beaufort, S.C. He moved to Milwaukee with his parents in 1847. He attended St. Gall's parochial school in Milwaukee, and began his business career in 1864 in the bakery established by his father. In 1889 the enterprise was incorporated as Johnston Brothers Co., with Robert A. Johnston serving as president (1889-1890). In 1890 the firm was acquired by the American Biscuit and Manufacturing Co., with Johnston as local manager. When the organization was acquired by the National Biscuit Co. in 1898, Johnston withdrew from the enterprise and in 1899 organized the Robert A. Johnston Co., serving as its president (1899-1907). An active philanthropist, his major donations were given to Marquette Univ. J. G. Gregory, Hist. of Milwaukee (4 vols., Chicago, 1931); R. N. Hamilton, Story of Marquette Univ. (Milwaukee, 1953); Milwaukee Journal, Aug. 16, 1907.

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170 records found

Jack-pot (logging)
Jackamonis, Ed G. 1939
Jackson County Rifles (Civil War)
Jackson County [origin of place name]
Jackson [origin of place name]
Jackson, James Albert 1840 - 1921
Jackson, Joseph 1812 - 1881
Jackson, Jr., Robert L. 1936
Jackson, Mortimer Melville 1809 - 1889
Jackson, Town of, Adams Co.
Jackson, Town of, Burnett Co.
Jackson, Town of, La Crosse Co.
Jackson, Town of, Washington Co.
Jackson, Village of, Washington Co.
Jackson, Washington Co.
Jacksonport [origin of place name]
Jacksonport, Door Co.
Jacksonport, Town of, Door Co.
Jacksonville, Monroe Co.
Jacobs, Herbert Henry 1864 - 1948
Jacobs, Town of, Ashland Co.
Jacobs, William Henry 1831 - 1882
Jahnke, Franklin M. 1900
James, Ada (1876-1952)(Historic Marker Erected 199
James, Ada Lois 1876 - 1952
James, Edwin, 1797-1861 
Jamestown, Grant Co.
Jamestown, Town of, Grant Co.
Janesville City Zouaves (Civil War)
Janesville Light Guard (Civil War)
Janesville Rangers (Civil War)
Janesville Tank Company (Historic Marker Erected 1
Janesville Volunteers (Civil War)
Janesville [brief history]
Janesville [origin of place name]
Janesville, Rock Co.
Janesville, Town of, Rock Co.
Janssen, Edward H. 1815 - 1877
Jaronitzky, June 1938
Jarreau, Al 1940 -
Jastrow, Joseph 1863 - 1944
Jauch, Robert 1945
jayhawker (Civil War)
Jefferson County [origin of place name]
Jefferson Junction, Jefferson Co.
Jefferson Prarie Settlement (Historic Marker Erect
Jefferson, Jefferson Co.
Jefferson, Thomas (descendants in Wisconsin)
Jefferson, Town of, Green Co.
Jefferson, Town of, Jefferson Co.
Jefferson, Town of, Monroe Co.
Jefferson, Town of, Vernon Co.
Jeffery, Thomas B. 1845 - 1910
Jeffris [origin of place name]
Jeffris, Lincoln Co.
Jenkins, James Graham 1834 - 1921
Jenkins, John James 1843 - 1911
Jenkinsville, Lafayette Co.
Jennings [origin of place name]
Jennings, Oneida Co.
Jenny Bull Falls
Jenny, Town of, Lincoln Co.
Jens, Salome 1935 -
Jensen, Scott R. 1960
Jericho, Calumet Co.
Jericho, Waukesha Co.
Jersey City, Lincoln Co.
Jerusalem Corners [origin of place name]
Jeskewitz, Suzanne 1942
Jesuit Relations
Jewett, Milo Parker 1808 - 1882
Jewett, St. Croix Co.
Jews in Wisconsin
jib (maritime)
Jim Falls, Chippewa Co.
Jim's Falls [origin of place name]
Jimmy the Groundhog
Jimtown, Richland Co.
Job-shark (logging)
Jobber's-sun (logging)
Joe Must Go movement
Joel, Polk Co.
Jogues, Fr. Isaac, 1607-1646
Johannesburg, St. Croix Co.
John F. Deitz: "Battle of Cameron Dam" (Historic M
John Muir Country (Historic Marker Erected 1969)
John Muir View (Historic Marker Erected 1955)
Johnnie (Civil War)
Johnsburg, Fond du Lac Co.
Johnson Creek [origin of place name]
Johnson Creek, Jefferson Co.
Johnson Creek, Village of, Jefferson Co.
Johnson, Alfred Stanley, jr. 1863 - 1932
Johnson, Burdette Jay 1826 - 1902
Johnson, Daniel Harris 1825 - 1900
Johnson, Gary K. 1939
Johnson, Jay W. 1943
Johnson, John Anders 1832 - 1901
Johnson, John, dates unverified
Johnson, Lawrence H. 1908
Johnson, Lester R. 1901
Johnson, Marathon Co.
Johnson, Raymond C. 1936
Johnson, Robert I. 1928
Johnson, Samuel Curtis 1833 - 1919
Johnson, Town of, Marathon Co.
Johnson, Town of, Wood Co.
Johnson, Warren S. 1847 - 1911
Johnson, William A. 1922
Johnsonville [origin of place name]
Johnsonville, Sheboygan Co.
Johnsrud, Duwayne 1943
Johnston, Kirsten 1967 -
Johnston, Robert Alexander 1846 - 1907
Johnston, Robert G. 1957
Johnston, Rod
Johnstown Center, Rock Co.
Johnstown, Rock Co.
Johnstown, Town of, Polk Co.
Johnstown, Town of, Rock Co.
Joliet, Louis
Jolliet, Louis 1645 - 1700
Jonas, Charles 1840 - 1896
Jones, Benjamin 1795 - 1881
Jones, Burr W. 1846 - 1935
Jones, Chester Lloyd 1881 - 1941
Jones, George W. (1853 - 1935)
Jones, George Wallace 1804 - 1896
Jones, Granville Duane 1856 - 1924
Jones, James Monroe 1824 - 1898
Jones, Jenkin Lloyd 1843 - 1918
Jones, John Reynolds (1851 - 1928)
Jones, Joseph E. 1914
Jones, Lewis Ralph 1864 - 1945
Jones, Milo Cornelius 1849 - 1919
Jones, Nellie [Sawyer] Kedzie 1858 - 1956
Jones, William Arthur 1844 - 1912
Jonesdale, Iowa Co.
Jonesville [origin of place name]
jongleur (Fr.)
Jonson's Rapids
Jordan, Portage Co.
Jordan, Town of, Green Co.
Joss, Addie 1880 - 1911
Joss, Adrian "Addie" (Historic Marker Erected 1986
Juda, Green Co.
Juday, Chancey 1871 - 1944
Judd, Truman H. 1817 - 1884
Judicial Council
Jug Prairie [origin of place name]
Jump River [origin of place name]
Jump River, Taylor Co.
Jump River, Town of, Taylor Co.
Jumper (logging)
junction (railroads)
Junction City, Portage Co.
Junction, Clark Co.
June [origin of place name]
Juneau County Rifles (Civil War)
Juneau County [origin of place name]
Juneau [origin of place name]
Juneau, Dodge Co.
Juneau, Solomon 1793 - 1856
Juneau, Town of, Dodge Co.
Jung, Phillip 1845 - 1911
Junior Loyalty Legion
Juniper, Town of, Ashland Co.
Junkermann, Otto C.
Jussen, Edmund 1830-1891

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