John P Callahan

Born: January 24, 1876

JOHN P. CALLAHAN, railroad leader and County Treasurer, was born January 24, 1876, at Fond du Lac, son of Mr. and Mrs. Terrance Callahan. When a lad of five he moved to Antigo with his parents. Here he attended the public and parochial schools. At the age of sixteen he began his railroading career by obtaining employment in the round house of the old M.L. S.&W. R. R. Co. He rose to the rank of fireman and then engineer. From 1901 to February 13, 1903, he served as an engineer on the C. & N. W. Railroad. He was injured permanently in an accident rendering his left leg practically useless, while performing his duty. He then, upon the request of many friends, became a candidate for County Treasurer and was elected in the fall of 1914. He was re-elected in 1916, 1918, 1920 and 1922. Mr. Callahan is a Democrat in politics. He was married to Catherine Reindl, Antigo, Wisconsin, April 23, 1891. Five children bless this union. They are John, Jr., Francis, Gerald, Margaret and Catherine. Mr. Callahan is an active member of the B. of L. E., of which he has been Secretary-Treasurer of Langlade Division No. 536 for four years. He is a member of the Catholic Foresters, K. of C., Eagles, and E. F. U. lodges. The Callahan family reside at 428 Dorr street.

p.308 History of Langlade County Wisconsin Dessureau. Berner Bros. Publishing CO. 1922