C. W. Van Doren

Born: November 16, 1882

C. W. VAN DOREN was born in Oshkosh, Winnebago County, November 16, 1882. At the age of three years he moved with his parents to Birnamwood, Shawano County, where he lived until 1901. He attended the Birnamwood public schools, graduating from the Birnamwood High School in 1900. In 1901 Mr. Van Doren graduated from the Wisconsin Academy at Madison, Wis., and attended the University of Wisconsin in 1902-03. He returned to Birnamwood and for six years was employed as Assistant Cashier in the Bank of Birnamwood. March 30, 1905, he married Flora Jessell at Birnamwood. For three years following he was Superintendent of the Antigo Water Works, after which he resumed his connection with the Bank of Birnamwood. In April, 1915, he erected a garage in Antigo, corner of Superior street and Sixth avenue, and has the agency for Overland, Willys-Knight and Reo automobiles for Langlade, Forest and Oneida Counties. Mr. Van Doren is a member of the Knights of Pythias and Masonic Orders. In 1922 he was elected Worshipful Master of the Blue Lodge. Mr. Van Doren takes an active interest in all civic enterprises in Antigo. His work with the Community Welfare Association alone has been unequalled .

Source: p.333 History of Langlade County Wisconsin Dessureau. Berner Bros. Publishing CO. 1922