Albert Bliss

Marshfield, Washington County, Vermont, USA
Death 12 Jun 1889 (aged 77)
Viroqua, Vernon County, Wisconsin, USA
Burial Readstown, Vernon County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 107235234 View Source

PVT, Co E, 12th WI Inf...Enlisted as a Private on 12 March 1864 in Company E, 12th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin. Mustered Out on 6 Jul 1865.

Son of David Bliss and Lucy Blanding of Marshfield, VT., b. in Marshfield, 12/26/1811. Married Sylvia _____who was b. in Scipio, NY, 9/19/1815. Albert was twice elected to the Legislature of Wisconsin, 1854 and 1857.

Albert Bliss, a native of Vermont, came to Readstown in 1854 from Grant County, Wisconsin, where he had lived several years. He opened a store that fall and the next year embarked in the hotel business. He was a resident of the town until 1883, when he removed to Viroqua.

Albert Bliss, who was the second merchant in the place, opened the first hotel in 1855. It was a commodious frame building and considered an honor to the village. The hotel is now run by the widow of his son Albert P Bliss.

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