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F. F. GREEN is the popular and efficient postmaster of Shawano, Shawano county. He was born in Brownville, Jefferson  Co., N. Y., August 24, 1835, and is a son of Asaph and Lydia  (Kilsaurn) Green, who were natives of New Hampshire and New York respectively. The grandfather was Benjamin Green, and the great-grandfather was killed by the Indians while working in his cornfield.

Asaph Green was a cooper by trade. He and his wife traveled life's journey together for fifty-seven years, and their golden wedding was celebrated July 4, 1881, in Chilton, Wis., by a large circle of friends. Among the presents given them on that occasion was a $45 cane, which is now in possession of our subject. Their four children were all born during the first five years and three months of their married life, and no death occurred in the family until the father passed away in Chilton, July 8, 1881, at the age of eighty-one years. His wife died at the home of our subject August 30, 1890. Their children are Maria, who became the wife of James Hall, the former dying in Milwaukee, Wis., the latter in Ogdensburg, N. Y.; Amelia, wife of Daniel Sloper, died in Waupun, Wis.; F. F. is the next younger; Ellen became the wife of Dr. Lacount, and died in Chilton, Wis.   The father of this family was a man of great vitality, and possessed of strong natural intellect, and though his educational privileges were limited, in the school of experience he gained much practical knowledge.  In politics he was a Democrat, and a leader of his party, manifesting deep interest in its success, and keeping well informed on the issues of the day. In 1855 he was elected to the New York Legislature, in 1860 represented Calumet county, Wis., in the General Assembly of this State, was the first police justice of Chilton, Wis., and was deputy clerk of Calumet county for thirty-two years. He was almost continuously in office, was a prominent and influential man, and his name is inseparably connected with the history of this State. When past the age of eighty years he attended a dance, in which he participated with as much vigor as many young men of twenty-five.   He conducted the "Chilton House" at a very early day, and with political, business and social life was prominently identified.
When F. F. Green was eight years of age his parents removed to St. Lawrence county, N. Y., and on the 19th of April, 1856, he came to Wisconsin, locating first at Waupun, and removing thence to Chilton. There he joined his father in the hotel business as a partner in August, 1858. He was married August 26, 1860, in Stockbridge, Calumet Co., Wis., to Mary A. Jones, who was born in Oswego county, N. Y., June 19, 1842, a daughter of Samuel and Laura (Potter) Jones, who were early settlers of Ripon, Wis., also of Fond du Lac county, and of Graysville, Calumet county. 

Mr. Green continued in the hotel business until 1865, then for a year ran a stage between Chilton and Fond du Lac, Wis.  On the 3rd of July, 1869, he removed to Rockland township Brown Co., Wisc., and began dealing in lumber, for the two years engaged in its operation, in partnership with Henry Green, a half-uncle, and , by good management and well-directed efforts, accumulated some capital.  At the end of two years he bought out his uncle, and three months after misfortune overtook him, his mill being detroyed by fire, with a loss of $5,000. He at once rebuilt, and later sold out, and in the winter of 1871-2 lived at Chilton and at Brillion, Wis. In the latter place, on the 19th of May, 1872, he began business as proprietor of the "Brillion House," and successfully conducted the hotel business until July 12, 1880, when he sold out, and on the 13th of July removed to Hunting, Shawano county. There for five years he was engaged in merchandising, and also conducted a boarding house. In 1885 he was appointed post trader as a silent partner of W. H. Stacy, at Keshena, Wis., where he remained four years, trading with the Menominee Indians. On the 19th of October, 1889, he came to Shawano, Wis., where he has since resided, and on the 12th of January, 1894, was appointed postmaster.
The family of Mr. and Mrs. Green numbers the following members: Frances, wife of W. D. Ellsworth, of Marenisco, Mich.; Asaph, a bookkeeper, of Shawano; F. F., also of Shawano; and Jennie, at home. Laura and George B. died in childhood. In his political views Mr. Green is a stanch Democrat, who takes a deep interest in the growth and success of his party. Socially, he is connected with the Masonic Lodge and with the Knights of Pythias fraternity. During much of his life he has been engaged in the hotel business, which he is now following in Shawano, and has made it a profitable undertaking, with the assistance of his estimable wife. They do all in their power to promote the comfort of their guests, and have made many warm friends among their patrons. Mr. Green is a man of genuine worth; of honorable business dealing, and his public and private life are alike above reproach.

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