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Monroe Township

Extracted from the "History of Green County, Wisconsin" published by Union Publishing Company, Springfield, Ill. 1884; page 906:
The town of Monroe embraces congressional township 2 north, range 7 east, of the fourth principal meridian, except that portion which is included within the incorporated limits of the city of Monroe, which lies in the southeastern part of this town.
The first settlement was made in 1830. John B. SKINNER came for the purpose of mining. Several more were in the area by 1835 namely: Nicholas CORNELIUS, Hiram RUST, Richard PALMER, Joab ENOS, and George REEDER.
The first marriage took place in "Skinner's Diggings" in 1840 between a man named KENDRICK and a woman name ARMSTRONG.
The first deaths were CARR, who was eating eggs on a wager and ate so many they killed him, and BARTO who was an Italian jewelry peddler.
Cemeteries in the township were: Union on section 17 which is used as a general burying ground. The cemetery was laid out prior to 1849, that being the date of the first burial. Mrs.HALLOWAY was the first person buried there. The site was given by Henry ELEY and Mr. HALLOWAY.
Snyder cemetery is situated on the southeast quarter of the southeast quarter of section 4 and consists of one acre. The land was donated by John SNYDER in 1861. The first burial was that of a Mr. FORSYTH.
Religions were United Brethren and Methodist Episcopal.

1860 Mortality Schedule
(extracted from 1860 Federal Census for Green County, Wisconsin)

Charles E. CRONYVILLE 8 months male   Illinois August   cholera morbus 18 hours
Sela ADAIR 11 months female   Wisconsin December   congestion and chills sudden
Nettie GARDNER 6 years female   Wisconsin April   accidental burning 12 hours
Asher GRANT 31 years male   Pennsylvania May idiot accident by falling sudden
Amelia MOYER 2 months female   Wisconsin August   diarhea 3 days
Wm. CACKLER 1 year male   Wisconsin September   disenterra 8 days
Norman CARTER 3 years male   Indiana September   flux 21 days
Rhodrick CANDER 9 months male   Wisconsin February   dipthera 11 days
Howell MITCHELL 6 months male   Wisconsin October   brain fever 2 days
Walter BINTLIFF 2 months male   Wisconsin May   hydrocephalus 21 days
Mandaner ATKINS 39 years male married New York March   consumption 1 year
Sarah DUFF 1 month female   Wisconsin August   unknown 1 day
Elizabeth WITTER 9 months female   Wisconsin July   inflammation of the brain 6 days
John McCORMICK 68 years male married Ireland September sailor flux 9 days
Catherine M. AUSTIN 1 year female   Wisconsin June   unknown 4 hours
Marilla GATES 2 years female   Illinois February   scarlet fever 17 days
Alice C. MERILL 1 year female   Wisconsin February   scarlet fever 7 days
Ada J. MOSHER 4 years female   Wisconsin March   putrid sore throat 4 days
Charles H. BENNET 1 year male   Wisconsin February   congestion 7 days
Mary BALSLY 3 years female   Wisconsin April   inflammation of brian 14 days
Caroline MACK 61 years female widow Ireland November   consumption 5 years
W.H. PUGH 1 year male   Wisconsin September   dysentery 3 days
William BULLOCK 36 years male married Vermont September farmer quick consention 80 days
Rebecca BULLOCK 25 years female widow Ohio October   flux, by ulcer 5 days

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