Walter Daskam

Born: August 08, 1872

WALTER DASKAM. Among the members of that class of self-made men of whom Langlade County has reason to be proud, men, who without assistance, have fought the battles of life without capital and influential friends, and who have worked their way to the top of the ladder by sheer force of their own ability and industry, Walter Daskam, Cashier of the Fidelity Savings Bank, takes a prominent place. Mr. Daskam was born in Chilton, Calumet County, Wisconsin, on August 8, 1872, the son of John W. And Caroline (Ashdown) Daskam. When ten years of age he moved with his parents to village of Antigo, then a few buildings in a forest. The old Milwaukee, Lake Shore & Western railroad had been in this region but a few months before then. He attended the public schools of Antigo and the Antigo High School. Following his school days Mr. Daskam was employed by A. Goldberg as a salesman, was a bank clerk and bookkeeper in the old Bank of Antigo, was a bookkeeper for the J.C. Lewis (hardware) Co. He moved to Houghton, Michigan, in 1898 and conducted a general hardware business there until 1904, going then to Park Falls, Wisconsin, where he successfully conducted the same line of business until 1908. Mr. Daskam then returned to Antigo and organized the Fidelity Savings Bank, with which he has been associated as Cashier ever since.

November 1,1898, he was united in marriage to Miss Lillian Hogben, a daughter of G.H. Hogben, a pioneer Antigo manufacturer. To this union five children, Lyle, Paul, Lynn, Vivian, and Gwendolyn, were born. The Daskam family resides at 920 Superior street, Antigo Wis. Fraternally; Mr. Daskam is a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, and Masonic Orders. When not at the bank he delights in spending his leisure with his family at home, or in an exciting game of tennis, or at some wee hour in the morning he will be off to the woods where only the babble of a fine trout stream breaks the deadly solitude.

p. 272. History of Langlade County Wisconsin Dessureau. Berner Bros. Publishing CO. 1922.