Fron History of Northern Wisconsin 1881
Anthony Trayser druggist New London is a son of Louis Trayser, one of the first Germans to locate in Milwaukee, Wis, with a family; he was a pioneer hotel keeper, managing the Little Hotel, corner Martin and Market streets. Anthony Trayser was born in Milwaukee, in December 1841; his youth was a hard and unremitting struggle with poverty and owing to the misfortunes of this family, his school facilities were abridged to a great extent; at four years of age, the kick of a horse tore away about half the skull forming the forehead, in consequences of which, he lay in a state of almost total coma for three years; his recovery however was complete. In August 1861, he enlisted in Co D 24th W V I; parrticipated in the battles of Stone River and Perryville besides lesser disputes; in 1868 he came to New London, ? two years was in the photophing business; for about a year, he was an owner of the planing mill here; then bought out the interest of and succeeded Dr Dickinson in the drug business, firm of Dickinson & Trayser. Mr Trayser married Augusta Andrews, then a teacher in New London. They lost their first born child, and have two living sons.