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.
John Dorey, a lifelong resident of Somers township, now makes his home on section 24, where he owns and cultivates forty acres of valuable and productive land. It was in that township that he was born on the 12th of June, 1872, his parents being Herzel and Margaret (Burton) Dorey. Spending his youthful days in their home, he was sent at the usual age to the public schools, which he attended until he reached the age of sixteen. He then started to earn his own living, which he did by working with his father upon the home farm and also worked at the carpenter's trade for eighteen years. He has led a life of diligence and industry and upon those qualities he has based his success. What he has accomplished has been the legitimate reward of this carefully directed labor. In 1914 he purchased forty acres of land on section 24, Somers township, and is now concentrating his time and attention on the further development and improvement of that tract, which he has already brought under a high state of cultivation. It is divided into fields of convenient size which are well kept, and he raises the crops best adapted to soil and climatic conditions here. There are few idle moments in his life, and his earnest work is bringing him well merited prosperity.
In his political views Mr. Dorey is a republican, having supported the party since age conferred upon him the right of franchise. He has never sought nor desired office, feeling that his time has been fully occupied in other directions. In religious faith he is a Methodist and the guiding principles of his life are found in the teachings of that church.
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