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George W. Wright

The following article is from State Historical Society of Wisconsin. It was copied from the book, "History of Washington and Ozaukee Counties" published MDCCCLXXXI. It and the comments below have been submitted by Tim Gonnering, the great great grandson of the subject of the sketch, and formatted here.

George W. Wright, Deceased; was born in Painesville, Ohio, of American parentage, in 1818; came to Wisconsin in 1848 and located in the town of West Bend; was married, Sept. 6, 1851, at Kewaskum, to Miss Catherine Miller, daughter of Nicolas and Catherine Miller. Mrs Wright was a native of Germany. four children were born to them, three girls and a boy- Frances, now Mrs. James Miller (1), living in California; Isora E., now Mrs. Henry Bohn, Jr., of the town of West Bend; Isena (2) now Mrs. John Christnacht, of Addison; the son George N. resides at home. Mr. Wright died Sept. 6, 1876,(3) from injuries received in falling from his wagon three years previously. Mr Wright was an active, energetic business man before he met with the accident that caused his death; in all respects, he was a man well adapted to fill the part of a pioneer and help to develop a new country, he is remembered by his friends and neighbours with the kindest regard, his widow, Mrs Catherine Wright, was married May 21, 1879, to Mr John Gutschenritter, and resides on the old homestead.(4)

Notes from Tim Gonnering:

(1) Not sure of the married name, may have been the same as maiden??
(2) May have been spelled Izena, her niece most likely named after her, Izena Martha Wright.
(3) Birth and death dates verified from tombstones in West Bend, Wisconsin.
(4) According to a land grant certificate, George W. Wright was granted 40 acres of land in West Bend in July of 1848. This is likely what brought George to Wisconsin.

George W. Wright: Born June 16, 1819 in Painesville, Geauga Co., OH died Sept. 6, 1876 in West Bend, Washington Co., Wisconsin
Parents: Thomas L. Wright? (not confirmed yet)
Spouse: Catherine Mueller: Born July 15, 1828 in Germany; died Dec. 27, 1912, West Bend, Washington Co, Wisconsin
          George N. b. abt 1865
          Francis M. b. abt. 1852
          Izora E. b. 1854
          Izena b. 1856

Contact: Tim Gonnering

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