Daniel H. Weiskotten
Edward Ehle (1841to [past 1891])
from Biographical History of Clark and Jackson Counties (Wisconsin), Lewis Publishing Co., pages 307-308
(provided by Darci's Place of Origins Genealogy Site)
Edward A. EHLE, of Abbotsford, Clark County [Wisconsin], was born in Cazenovia, Sullivan [Madison] County, New York, June 8, 1841, the son of Harrison Ehle, deceased, who was born in the Mohawk Valley, near Canajoharie.
In 1851 he emigrated to Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin and settled in the wild woods of Forrest Township. He and his sons cleared eighty acres and were surrounded with Indians, mostly the Winnebago and Manitowoc tribes.
Edward A., our subject, was reared to farm life, and received his education in a log cabin, with pine-logs for seats, and with a shed roof made of scoops. He was a soldier in the late war in Company H, Thirty-seventh Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, served two and a half years, and was in the battles of Cold Harbor, Bermuda Hundred, siege of Petersburg, Weldon Railroad, Poplar Grove Church, Fort Hall, and others. He was not seriously wounded, but had a slight flesh wound on his neck over the jugular vein, and also had several holes shot in his clothing, and on the Weldon raid had his canteen split open.
After the war Mr. Ehle resumed farming on the old homestead until January, 1874, when he came to Colby, [Wisconsin] this county, but settled just across the line in Marathon County. Wild game was then plentiful, and he shot hundreds of deer and a few bear, but declining health caused him to leave this farm, and in 1888 he removed to Colby.
On May 20, 1890, he settled in Abbotsford, (WI) where he engaged in the saloon and hotel business. He keeps a quiet house, and never sells to an intoxicated man. Mr. Ehle was married November 30, 1869, to Miss Melissa Carpenter, a daughter of Henry and Maria (Cookingham) Carpenter. The father is deceased, and the mother now lives with our subject.
Mr. and Mrs. Ehle have four children: Edna, born October 7, 1870; Edward
A., November 25, 1873; Marshall P., April 1, 1882, and Madge, January 21,
1884. While in Green Township, Marathon County, Mr. Ehle was a member of
the Side Board. Socially he is a member of the G.A.R., and politically
votes for the man regardless of party.