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FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES
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regarding the son, Peter L. Adams of Oconto. Please click on her name
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Adams was born May 9, 1817 in Restigouche , Quebec. I have a copy of a
form the "STATE OF WISCONSIN" where he became a US citizen in
year 1865. He was in Oconto City in 1873. There was a
in the Feb. 3, 1877 Oconto County Reporter on the death of Thomas
Adams. It states:
"In Life We Are
In Death" "It is with sorrow that we learn of the
death of our fellow
townsman Mr. Thos. Adams, father of Mr. Peter L Adams of this
He died on Thursday evening, after a short and painful illness."
He is also in
the records from Evergreen Cemetery
in Oconto. Thomas W. Adams, 1 Feb 1877, Lot number SE1/4 2, Block 3.
daughter's name was Isabelle Adams. She lived in Prince Edward Island.
She married a man named Henry Hyde. The stepmother he refers to , her
was Elizabeth and she was placed in a asylum in Saint John , New
I have copies of a letter he wrote to home . He speaks of great fires
homes and burned bodies being found.The date on the letter is very hard
to make out , but it looks like 1873 . It has been handed
the family. I would imagine the date of his death and the fact that he
died in Oconto City must have come from his daughter. Here is what the
I now take my pen in hand to write to you again, this makes the fourth
time since I have received any from you, but I hope that you will
this and answer it as soon as you get it for I am thinking long for
word from you. I have not much news to give you as you are not
with the people here. We have had another fire here not far from us
one hundred and fifty destitute families, eight bodies have been found
burned to a crisp and more are missing yet , out of 154 houses only 4
left and only for the big rain that we had the fire would have
the whole town- for the woods was on fire in all directions.
The times here are much the same as they used to be , good wages , only
cash is slow at present . There has been several deaths by different
, some one way some another , but in whole this season has been healthy
. Peter is learning to be a machinst . He has been nearly one year at
. He has two years more to serve, he is learning fast and will make a
workman. He is also learning engineering , he has run the factory
for seven months and he is perfectly acquainted with steam . I am
in a house of my own but I have no houskeeper as yet. But I must get
to keep house for me soon as I am getting tired of it myself.
Your stepmother is not getting any better by the last letter that I got
from there. She has been to long that way now to look for her to get
better. I have been laid off work this week with a sore side but it is
getting better , so I will be able to go to work on Monday. We are well
otherwise , and hope to keep so with Gods blessings to attend us in our
duties to him and our fellow creatures. No more at present, but remain
your affectionate father until death.
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