|Birth: ||Jun. 22, 1857|
|Death: ||Mar. 21, 1950, USA|
Adin Bardeen was born in Edgerton, Rock County, WI on June 22, 1857, the son of Rasselas and Marie (Palmer) Bardeen. He was raised on a farm and educated in the local schools of Edgerton. He stayed on the farm until age 23 when he went to work in the leaf tobacco business in Edgerton. In 1882 he moved to Janesville where he was manager of the Wisconsin Telephone Company for two years. He then returned to Edgerton and went back to the buying and selling of leaf tobacco until June 1888, when he moved to Wausau.
For the first year in Wausau he worked for Henry McEachron then was employed by Robert Parcher and Henry French. He was business manager of the Wausau Daily Record for one year. In 1893 he went into business for himself and established the Knickerbocker Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor, located at 903 Fifth Street in Wausau. Mr. Bardeen's leader in the ten-cent cigar line was the celebrated "Knickerbocker," which for six years was the best seller in the state of Wisconsin. His leading 5-cent cigar was the very popular "The Wisconsin Valley Cigar."
Adin Bardeen was married on September 1, 1881 in Albion to Miss Jennie Marsh of Albion. He was a member of F. & A.M., R.A.M., the Modern Woodmen of America, Equitable Fraternal Union and the Knights of Pythias lodge. He was secretary of Forest Lodge Number 130 for 17 years and for several years was recorder of the St. Omer Commandery. He was the younger brother of noted Wausau resident, Charles Bardeen, former chief justice of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.
Adin Bardeen, at age 92, passed away on March 21, 1950. He is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau, WI.
Rasselas Bardeen (1823 - 1874)
Maria Brown Palmer Bardeen (1825 - 1898)
Charles Valdo Bardeen (1850 - 1903)*
Adin Randall Bardeen (1857 - 1950)
Abby Albertine Bardeen Yale (1866 - 1920)*
Pine Grove Cemetery
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Record added: Mar 09, 2012
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