From "History of La Crosse County, Wisconsin, 1881", p. 748.
City of La Crosse
GEORGE DAGENDESH, contractor and builder, and member of the firm of Tanny & Dagendesh, was born in 1847, in Switzerland. His father, George Dagendesh, came to the United States with his family in 1855; settled in Milwaukee, Wis., and died there in 1875. Mr. D., Jr., learned the stone-cutter's trade in Milwaukee, and worked at it there till he came to La Crosse, in 1870. He was married, in 1867, to Emma, daughter of Martin Rybold, of Milwaukee; has six children - George, Theresa, Emma, Rosa, Mary and Catharine.
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