Antone Bruette, of Peshtigo, a member of G. A. R. Post No. 207 in Marinette, was born Aug. 12, 1837, in Montreal, Canada. He is the son of Antone and Harriet (White) Bruette and he remained in the Dominion until 1850 when he removed to Marinette and in 1866 he located at Peshtigo. His business in early life was that of occupation a fisherman and he followed it as an occupation until he became a Union soldier. He enlisted in September, 1861, in Company F, 12th Wisconsin for three years. He was discharged in March, 1863, at Paducah, Ky., to enable him to veteranize and received final discharge in July, 1865 at Louisville, Ky. The command left the State in January, 1862, for Missouri and proceeded to Weston, and thence to Leavenworth City preparatory to joining Lane's Southwest expedition and marched to Fort Scott. From there they marched to Lawrence and Fort Riley, and back again to Leavenworth City, where they were ordered to set out again they made a fruitless change, operations in the vicinity of Corinth making their presence unnecessary, and they went to work repairing the railroad which the rebels had destroyed. The command proceeded thence to join Halleck at Humboldt Tenn., and in October they went to Bolivar and, later made a forced march to reinforce Hurlburt. The 12th was in the southward movement of Grant and did more of the same kind of marching - hard work without results - until 1863. From La Grange they went to Vicksburg and engaged in the work in the trenches until the capitulation. From there they went to Jackson, where they were in battle and went thence to Natchez. Mr. Bruette was in the Meridian expedition and, in the spring after returning from his furlough, stared with Sherman to become a part of the campaign to Atlanta and to engage in the fight a Kennesaw Mountain. He was in the siege of Atlanta and went through Georgia and the Carolinas. He was in the action at Jonesboro and Orangeburg, at Fayetteville, and went to Bentonville ands finally to Goldsboro. He was in pursuit to Raleigh and went thence to Washington to pass muster at the Grand Review when his war record ended and he came in July to Louisville, Ky., to be paid and discharged.
He returned to Marinetta and went thence as stated, to Peshtigo. He has since operated in the woods in the winter and on the river in the summer an in saw mills. He was married to Mary Ann Loundry and following are the names of their children; Adolphe, Harriet, Ida, Elizabeth, Eade, Ozanne, Clement, Mattie and Leander G. B. Charles is deceased. The father of Mrs. Bruette and two of her brothers were in the war. The mother of Mrs. Bruette was burned to death Oct. 8, 1871, in the great Peshtigo fire.