Wurfel, J. J.
Captain of Copper River Mining Co. of Hudson, WI; party headed for Klondike via Copper River route, includes: Capt. Jack Wurfel, Frank Kircher, Chris Jensen, Carl Swanson, Ole Svarstad, and John Brown; another party going headed by Eli Larson, Hudson WI Star-Times, 1/21/98; Second-class passenger on steamer Excelsior, departing Seattle, 2/27/98 for Valdez, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 2/28/98; Party on Chistochena River; alone in camp with bad foot; rest of party gone prospecting in mountains for a month; if nothing found will head to the Tanana; party has “hooked up” with an old prospector from Colorado who is giving them advice (note: this is probably Mr. Gillette,” Millard Interview, SPI, 10/27/98) Letter 7/8/98 in Hudson WI Star-Times, 9/2/98; E. Larson reports the Hudson expedition co. is on the Tanana, Letter of 7/8/98 in Hudson WI Star-Times, 9/16/98; Status of members of the Hudson party: Chris Jenson home; A. Anderson coming home; G. Nelson returned to Seattle; 5 members still in Copper River area. Group has one inaccessible quartz claim that will require expensive machinery. F. Kircher is now captain; Wurfel laid up with injuries; E. Lomnes is cook, interview Hudson WI Star-Times, 12/2/98;