Kenosha County Biographical Sketches

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CITY OF KENOSHA

WILLIAM OSBORNE, foreman Allen & Son's tannery; born in Ireland in 1826; came to Wisconsin in 1851, locating at Kenosha, where be worked as a currier for Freeman & Potter, remaining for six years; in 1857, commenced with Grant, Allen & Co. (now Allen & Sons); in 1859, was appointed foreman, which position he now holds. Married, in 1851, Miss Mary J. Jaques, a native of Dublin, Ireland; they have had four children, one boys and three girls; one girl died at Kenosha May 8, 1856. Members Episcopal Church ; Republican.

TOWN OF PLEASANT PRAIRIE

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TOWN OF SOMERS

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TOWN OF BRISTOL

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TOWN OF PARIS

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TOWN OF BRIGHTON

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TOWN OF RANDALL

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TOWN OF SALEM

CHARLES ORVIS, farmer, Sec. 16; P.O. Salem; born in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1816; lived there eleven years, in and about Boston one year; came West in 1837, and located in Cleveland, Ohio; remained there eight years in business on the canal and lakes; came to Wisconsin in 1845, and settled in Salem Township, where he now resides; visited California in 1850; engaged in mining with good success, and returned home in 1854; now owns 112 acres, valued at $3,300; farm located near the head of Center Lake. Mr. Orvis married, in 1856, Miss Bethiah Selleck, a native of Canada; have seven children, five boys and two girls - John, Adelaide M., Flora B., Charles S., Harry, Levi and Justin. Mrs. Orvis' mother is still living, and now 88 years old; was born in Guilford, Vt., 1791, and has been living in Wisconsin about thirty-three years; at that time, the country was but little improved and sparsely settled.

TOWN OF WHEATLAND

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