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Spring Grove Township

Extracted from the "History of Green County, Wisconsin" published by Union Publishing Company, Springfield, Ill. 1884; page 1046:
Congressional township 1 north, range 9 east, of the fourth principal meridian, comprises the civil town of Spring Grove, forming the southeastern corner of Green county. This town is bounded on the north and west by the towns of Decatur and Jefferson respectively; on the east it is bounded by Rock county, and on the south by the State of ILL.
Early settlers included the following: Darius DANIELS, Daniel BAXTER, Isaac KLINE, J.H. CLEMANS, James and Joshua P. KILDOW, Horace GRIFFIN, Thomas JUDKINS, Alfred BLAKELY, and David DAVIS. They were all in the area by 1839.
Post offices were Spring Grove 1849; Pee Dee 1859-1884; Oakley 1861 and in existence in 1884.
There were several burial grounds for this township. The first cemetery located in on section 30. Mrs. BAXTER, wife of Daniel was buried there in 1845. His daughter, Electa, was the next one buried there, no dates given.
The Washington Cemetery Association was formed in Jan. 1851. Grounds were selected on section 23.
There is a cemetery near and belonging to the Lutheran Church society, on section 28. Louis KLASS is buried there.
An old cemetery, used in the days of Clarence, is located on section 2. The place is in an open field and entirely neglected.
A private grave yard is located on the original land of R D DERRICK. Mr. DERRICK, his wife; Morris and Levi DERRICK and Mrs. BORLAND, daughter of Dr. Sprinsted are buried here.
At Union on section 30, is a well kept ground. Samuel MEYERS was one among the first buried there.
Another private cemetery known as "KLINE'S" ground is located on section 29. A man named TIFFANY, who used to run the KLINE Carding mill, was the first buried there.
Religions were: Methodists, United Brethren Lutheran, Emanuel Evangelical, and Lutheran.

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

Elliott JAMES 4 years male   Wisconsin April   rheumatism 5 days
Mary J. DAVIS 2 years female   Wisconsin July   dysentery 14 days
Rodolphus DERRICK 3 years male   Wisconsin October   congestion of lungs 7 days
Ethan A. HOWARD 15 years male   Vermont April farmer typhoid fever 14 days
Louisa WISTENHAM 34 years female   Pennsylvania February farmer consumption 100 days
Perrine SHIELDS 3 months male   Wisconsin December   whooping cough 5 days
Simon P. BROBST 18 years male   Pennsylvania December farmer typhoid farmer 9 days
Fanny BROBST 16 years female   Pennsylvania April   typhoid sore throat 11 days
Harriet E. BROBST 12 years female   Wisconsin April   typhoid sore throat 10 days
Ichabod SHONEY 84 years male   Maine March farmer dropsy 35 days
Loyd ZIMMERMAN 2 years male   Wisconsin June   scarlet rash 7 days
Sarah A. ZIMMERMAN 3 months female   Wisconsin June   scarlet rash 2 days
Elizabeth WOODLING 76 years female widow Pennsylvania August farmer consumption 6 weeks
Harriet PUTNAM 1 day female   Wisconsin November   unknown 3 hours
Barbery HASS 53 years female married Pennsylvania October   typhoid fever 21 days
Edward HASS 19 years male   Pennsylvania October farmer typhoid fever 9 days
Albert MARSH 1 year male   Wisconsin March   scalding 12 hours
John ALLWOOD 63 years male married England June farmer dropsy 14 hours
William ALLWOOD 29 years male   England May farmer lung bleeding 5 months

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