J. H. M. Wigman (August 15, 1835 – January 31, 1920) was mayor of Green Bay, Wisconsin.

Biography

Wigman was born on August 15, 1835, in Amsterdam, Netherlands.[1][2] He moved to the United States with his brother when he was thirteen years old. They settled in Little Chute, Wisconsin, before moving to Bay Settlement, Wisconsin. Wigman married Matilda Lyannoise in 1856 and the couple moved to Appleton, Wisconsin. They would have seven children. After Matilda's passing, he married Jennie Meagher. Wigman moved to Green Bay in 1870. He died from diabetes mellitus on January 31, 1920.[1]

Career

Wigman was a lawyer, practicing law in Appleton and Green Bay. He served as mayor in 1882. He was the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin from 1893-1897.

References

  1. ^ a b "Wigman One of Oldest Lawyers in State, Dies". Janesville Daily Gazette. January 31, 1920. p. 1. Retrieved January 10, 2016 – via Newspapers.com. open access
  2. ^ "J. H. M. Wigman (1835-1920)". City of Green Bay. Retrieved 2011-11-30.