These obituaries were submitted by Eileen Gardiner 
Eileen has also submitted photos that I will post shortly.
 
 
WOOD
This is the obit for both Adam WOOD Sr and his son James (brother of 
Adam Jr.)  He was born 3/9/1816 & died 3/23/1890 in Otsego.  Mr. Wood came to 
Minnesota from Canada approximately 1855 with his wife & 7 children.  
Four 
more children were born in Otsego.  He was married to Catherine Wood on 
1/26/1841, she was born 2/20/1818 in Canada and died 10/7/1875.  Both 
Mr. & Mrs. Wood can trace their ancestry in America back to approximately 1635 
settling in Warwick Rhode Island.  The Wood family resettled in Canada 
after the Revolutionary War as they had been English Loyalists.
His son Alexander served in the 4th Infantry, Wright County, during the 
Civil War.  His son Charles married Harriet Pippen, also of Otsego.
Mr & Mrs Wood, Charles & Harriet are buried in the Otsego Cemetery.
 
 
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FLEMING
Fleming, John C. died 8/15/1877 at the age of 47 yrs 8 mos 17 days (per 
death certificate).  He came to Minnesota from Maine in October 1856 
and farmed land in Otsego.  He was married to Eleanor Christie.
 
 
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CARDER, WOOD, FREEMAN, FLEMING
Gertrude Carder Wood was born 12/14/1876, died 1/27/1948.  She came to 
Monticello with her parents William & Henrietta Carder & grandparents 
William & Caroline Freeman in 1883.  She was married to Horace Wood 
11/24/1900.  Horace Wood was born in Otsego 12/3/1877 and died 2/4/1953.  He was the 
son of Adam & Sarah Fleming Wood. They had 5 children, all were raised in 
Monticello.
Both Mr & Mrs Wood and two of their children are buried in Riverside 
Cemetery, Monticello.
 
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FREEMAN, CARDER
 
Photo of Henrietta Freeman Carder was taken at her home approximately 
1925. 
She was born 11/8/1844 in Nova Scotia and died 11/30/1931.  She was 
married to William Carder 11/12/1874.  Her ancestry can be traced back to Wm 
Brewster of the Mayflower.
William Carder was born in Nova Scotia 12/6/1839 died in Monticello in 
1889. 
His ancestry can also be traced back to the Mayflower through the 
Hopkins line.  His family was one of the original settlers of Rhode Island 
along with Roger Williams.
William & Henrietta had 4 children.  The youngest was only 9 years old 
when Mr Carder died and Henrietta raised her 4 children alone by farming a 
small acreage on the outskirts of town.
 
 
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COOK, FREEMAN, CARDER
William & Caroline Cook Freeman came to Minnesota, along with their 
children (William & Henrietta Carder) and grandchildren from Nova Scotia 
approximately 1883.  William Freeman was a descendant of William Brewster of the 
Mayflower and of John Freeman, one of the original founders of Eastham 
Massachusetts. 
William was born July 1814 in Nova Scotia and died 12/21/1885 in 
Monticello. He & Caroline were married 11/9/1841.  Caroline was born 8/3/1819 and 
died 5/12/1913.  Both are buried at Riverside Cemetery in Monticello.