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Benjamin H. Bishop

As published in
"The City of Kenosha and Kenosha County Wisconsin: A Record of Settlement, Organization, Progress and Achievement"
by Frank H. Lyman Vol. 2, The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1916.

Benjamin H. Bishop, an enterprising young agriculturist of Kenosha County and a representative of one of its well known pioneer families, owns and operates a farm of forty acres on Section 16, Somers township, which he purchased from his father three years ago. His birth occurred in that township on the 18th of June, 1887, his parents being Isaac T. and Lydia Jane (Clemens) Bishop. A sketch of the father is given on another page of this work.

Benjamin H. Bishop attended the common schools until sixteen years of age and subsequently assisted his father in the work of the fields until 1913, when he was married and established a home of his own, purchasing forty acres of land from his father on section 16, Somers township. His labors as an agriculturalist are attended with excellent success and bring him a gratifying annual income.

When a young man of twenty-six years Mr. Bishop was united in marriage to Miss Annette Sorensen, a daughter of Chris and Marie (Christensen) Sorensen, both of whom were born in Denmark. They now have a daughter, Lydia Jane.

Mr. Bishop gives his political allegiance to the republican party, while his religious faith is that of the Methodist church. Fraternally he is identified with the Modern Woodmen of America, belonging to Camp No. 828. His entire life has been spent within the borders of Kenosha county and he enjoys an extensive and favorable acquaintance here.

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