Sauk County, Wisconsin, Posted Biographies
Sauk County, Wisconsin

The History of Sauk County, Wisconsin
Publisher: Western Historical Co. (Chicago), 1880



SURNAMES: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z
TOWNSHPS & CITIES: |Baraboo|Bear Creek|Dellona|Delton|Excelsior|Fairfield |Franklin |Freedom |Greenfield|Honey Creek|Illustrious Dead|Ironton|LaValle|Merrimack|Miscellaneous|Prairie du Sac|Reedsburg|Spring Green|Sumpter|Troy|Washington|Westfield|Winfield|Woodland|
CARPENTER, MCGINNIS
PHILO W. CARPENTER, farmer, Sec. 14; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of John and Sarah Francis Carpenter; came to Wisconsin in the fall of 1855 and located in Sumter, Sauk, Co.; located on farm of 120 acres, five and a half miles from the village of Prairie du Sac; farm well improved. Born in Wales, Erie Co., N.Y. Jan. 7, 1830; remained in New York until he was 22 years of age when he went to Illinois and engaged in farming; after three years, he returned to New York, and, remaining one year, came to Wisconsin. He married Eliza McGinnis, daughter of William and Jane Kyle McGinnis, in Sumter, Sauk Co., Wis., Oct. 20, 1857; had one child - James R., born July 12, 1862. He has held the offices of Supervisor and District Treasurer. Mrs. Carpenter was born in Baragh, County Tyrone, Ireland, July 27, 1833; emigrated to America with her parents in 1847 and settled in Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.; the father of Mrs. Carpenter was born Oct. 13, 1800, and died Sept. 7, 1876; the mother of Mrs. Carpenter was born about 1796, and died April 10, 1876; the father of Mr. Carpenter was born June 25, 1808, at Pompey Hill, Onondaga, Co., N.Y., and died Nov. 28, 1874; the mother of Mr. Carpenter was born Jan. 7, 1811, in Chenango Co., N.Y., and is still living in Wales, Erie Co., N.Y. Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter belong to the Free Will Baptist Church. Contributed by Linda Wright

COBURN, VERRILL
FREDERICK COBURN, farmer, Sec. 23; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of Frederick and Mary Sanborn Coburn; came to Wisconsin in August, 1855, and located in Kingston, now Sumter, Sauk Co.; located on the farm where he now resides in 1867; owns 102 acres of land; resides on a well-improved farm of 80 acres, town and a half miles from the village of Prairie du Sac. Born in Greenwood, Oxford Co., Me., Dec. 21, 1817. Married Harriet Verrill, daughter of Daniel and Eunice Cordwell Verrill, Jan. 21, 1848, in Greenwood, Oxford Co., Me.; has one child - Stephen Oscar - who is at home and a member of the Good Templars' Society. He has held offices of District Clerk for three years and District Treasurer three years; is a member of the Farmers Mutual Fire Insurance Co. of Merrimack. Mr and Mrs. Coburn attend the Universalist Church. Contributed by Linda Wright

DEVINE, MATHER
WILLIAM DEVINE, farmer, Sec. 15; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of Bernard and Lucy McCoray Devine; came to Wisconsin about 1853; located in Baraboo, Sauk Co.; located where he now resided in 1856; born Jan 14, 1846, in Erie Co., Penn. Married Maggie E. Mather, daughter of Jams and Sarah B. Cox Mather, in Sumter; had two children - C.A. and Lulu. Mr. Devine was in the army as member of Co. F, 11th W.V.I.; mustarded on Oct. 2, 1861; participated in all the battles of his company, particularly those of Jackson Champion Hills, and was wounded at Vicksburg May 22, 1863, in left leg; April 9, 1865, was wounded in right groin at Fort Blakely; he also participated in battles of Mobile Bay, Edward Station, Black River Bridge; was mustered out of service in October, 1865. Contributed by Linda Wright

GIBBS
ISAAC GIBBS, farmer, Sec 2; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of Gill and Polly (Moore) Gibbs; was born in Rutland, Worchester, Co., Mass., July 20, 1814; remained there until he was 26 years of age, engaged in farming and brick-making; came to Wisconsin in 1840, and located in Sumter, Sauk Co.; owns 440 acres of land; resided on an excellent farm of 160 acres, seven mils from the village of Prairie du Sac; in 1849, he made an overland trip to California; was three and a half months making the trip; while in California he was engaged in gold mining; returned to Wisconsin about 1852. Mr. Gibbs dug the grave for the first person that died in Sumter; he carried the household goods across the bluffs for the first white women who located in Baraboo; he was Chairman of the Board of Supervisors in the township of Kingston (now Sumter). Contributed by Linda Wright

HIGHLAND, SHELL
JOHN M. HIGHLAND, farmer, Sec. 11; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of Thomas and Eliza A. (Grow) Highland; born in Pierpont, N.H.; remained there until he was 6 months old, when he went with his parents to Bradford, Orange Co., Vt., where he was engaged in farming till he became 20 years of age, when he went to Rutland, Vt., and engaged as clerk in the freight department of the Rutland & Burlington R.R. for two years; was conductor of passenger train three years; from Rutland he went to Dover Plains, Dutchess Co., N.Y., and was employed there as station agent; was conductor of passenger train in New York for two and a half years; when he came to Wisconsin in July, 1867, and engaged in farming, locating where he now resides, in Sumter, Sauk Co.; he owns 120 acres of well-improved land, six miles from Prairie du Sac. Dec. 10, 1861, he married Janet E. Harkness, in Rutland, Vt.; she died Dec. 1, 1865. Dec. 1, 1868, he married Mary L. Shell, daughter of David and Lovina (Kentner) Shell, in Sumter, Sauk Co., they have had two children - Ada E., who was born Feb. 8, 1871m and died May 16, 1877; Bevie L., born May 30, 1878. Mr. Highland has held the office of Justice of the Peace six years, Town Treasurer four years, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors one year. The following letter Mr. Highland received while railroading; "NEW YORK, May 24, 1864. To Whom It May Concern: During my connection with the Rutland and Burlington Railroad as Superintendent, the bearer, J.H. Highland, was employed on that road for several years as clerk of the freight department and conductor of passenger trains, and performed all his duties to my entire satisfaction. I cordially recommend him as a young man of good character and reputation, industrious, of good capacity, strictly honest and reliable, and well qualified to give satisfaction to any one who may require his services. - E.A. CHAPIN, Supt. N.Y. & Harlem R.R. Contributed by Linda Wright

HOOVER, JACKSON, RUTHERFORD
JOHN HOOVER, deceased, father of Sigel R. Hoover; born in Plain, Franklin Co., Ohio, Aug. 24, 1812; came to Wisconsin in 1836, located in Dane Co.; located on his claim in Sumter, Sauk Co., in the spring of 1839; he entered 240 acres of land in 1848. Married Arletta Rutherford in 1840; had four children; his wife died about 1850, in Sumter. He was married again, to Rosaline Jackson, about 1850, in Sumter; had six children, two of whom died. Sigel R. Hoover, a very enterprising young man, is now living in Sumter, engaged in farming. The first 4th of July celebration in Sumter was held at John Hoover's farm; it was here also that they people of Sumter gave a dinner to the first company (Co. A, 6th W.V.I.) that went to the war from Sauk Co. Contributed by Linda Wright

FARNUM, KEUTNER
HENRY J. FARNUM, farmer, Sec. 10; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of William and Lydia T. Randall; came to Wisconsin in the spring of 1843; located in Sumter, Sauk Co.; located on farm where he now resides, in Sumter, also spring of 1867. Owns 236 acres of land; resides on a beautiful farm on 176 acres, six miles from the village of Prairie du Sac; farm well improved. Born July 31, 1831, in Erie Co., Penn. When 5 year of age, he, with his parents, moved to Stark Co., Ohio, where he remained until he came to Wisconsin. Married Elizabeth Keutner, daughter of David and Levina Keutner, in Sumter, Feb. 10, 1856; had five children - Ida L., who died May 17, 1865; Eddie J.; Charles H.; Emma J., who died Aug. 14, 1868, and Jennie M. Mr. Farnum has held the office of District Clerk for a number of years. Mr. and Mrs. Farnum belong to the Methodist Church. Contributed by Linda Wright

HOOVER, JAMESON
MRS. ELIZABETH JAMESON, widow of Albert Jameson, and daughter of John and Anna Smith Hoover; farming, Sec. 3; P.O. Baraboo; owns 243 acres of land, came to Wisconsin in June, 1836; located at Mineral Point, remaining eighteen months, then located where she now resides, in Sumter (at the time Kingston), in 1839; born in Plain, Franklin, Ohio, June 19, 1818; was married to Albert Jameson, son of John and Clarissa Barnes Jameson, Nov. 25, 1838; had six children - Temperance (who died in September, 1864), Orren, Isabel, Sabro, Wilbur W. (who died in infancy) and Blanche. Orren Jameson, was in the army, in Co. K, 17th W.V.I.; enlisted Nov. 4, 1863; was killed near Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 7, 1864. Isabel married James B Fowler July 12, 1861, in Sumter, Sauk Co.; they had three children - Zaidie, an infant who died unnamed, and Lizzie J. Fowler, born Feb. 1, 1872. Mr. Fowler is the son of John and Susan Allison Fowler; born Nov. 9, 1840, in Hancock Co., Va.; came to Wisconsin in November, 1854, and located in Sauk City; removed to Sumter in 1855. Enlisted in the army, in Co. A., 6th W.V.I., May 9, 1861; was mustered in June 16, 1861, and served till 1862, when he was discharged; reenlisted Nov. 2, 1863, in Co. H, 17th W.V.I.; participated in all the battles of his company, particularly Sherman's campaign during the siege of Atlanta; in 1864, he was promoted to Sergeant, and finally discharged July 26, 1865. He belongs to the Freemasons. Blanche Jameson married Mr. Campbell, at Kelton, Utah, Ter., July 13, 1879. Mr. Campbell is a merchant in Idaho Territory. Albert Jameson, deceased, husband of Mrs. Jameson, subject of this sketch, was born in Wilkes-barre, Luzerne Co., Penn., Aug. 15, 1809; as he grew up, he learned the carpenter's trade and followed this occupation more or less during his lifetime; he was one of the first settlers of Sumter, Sauk Co., having located here in 1839. In 1851, he made an overland trip to California; returned in 1852; during his life he crossed the plains eight different times; he has held the offices of Town Treasurer, Assessor and District Clerk; was one of the County Commissioners to locate the county seat, and chose Baraboo; during his lifetime, he was a very exemplary man, admired and respected by all; he died after a short illness Nov. 7, 1875, in the town of Sumter. Contributed by Linda Wright

JOHNSON, MCGINNIS
ROSWELL JOHNSON, farmer, Sec. 10; P.O. Prairie du Sac, son of William and Mahala (Thomas) Johnson; came to Wisconsin with his parents in 1840; located in Sumter; located where he resides in 1858; owns 140 acres of land; resided on a farm of 100 acres, five and a half miles from the village of Prairie du Sac; born in Ohio Sept. 15, 1834. Married Mary McGinnis, daughter of William and Jane (Kyh) McGinnis, in Baraboo, March 13, 1857; had six children - William A., James T., who died June 16, 1861, in Sumter, Sauk Co.; Henry J., John R., Kate M., Edmond G. The father and mother of Mrs. Johnson, also Mrs. Johnson, were born in County Tyrone, Ireland; emigrated to America in 1847 and settled in Canada; from there went to Massens, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., where they remained until they came to Wisconsin; the father of Mrs. Johnson was born Nov. 13, 1800; died Nov. 9, 1876; the mother of Mrs. Johnson was born July, 1788; died April 10, 1876. Mr. Johnson has held the office of School Director; has been Director of Sauk Co. Stock Breeders' Association; is also a member of the "Grange." Mr. and Mrs. Johnson belongs to the Methodist Church. Contributed by Linda Wright

JOHNSON, THOMAS, TILLBERRY
WILLIAM JOHNSON, farmer, Sec. 15; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of Roswell B. and Mary (Graves) Johnson; came to Wisconsin in 1836 and located in Belmont, Grant Co.; came to Sauk Co. about 1840 and located where he now resides, in Sumter; owns 320 acres of land; resides on a beautiful farm five miles from the village of Prairie du Sac; farm well improved; born in Troy, N.Y., Sept. 2, 1790; when 2 years of age Mr. Johnson, with his parents, moved to Pennsylvania; remained in Pennsylvania until he was 21, when he emigrated to Ohio, where he engaged in farming until he came to Wisconsin in 1836. Married Mary Tillberry September, 1811, in Luzerne Co. Penn.; had four children - Kary, Mary, Elizabeth, Ruthan; his wife died about 1828. Married again to Mahala Thomas, daughter of Michael and Elizabeth (Watz) Thomas, Dec. 18, 1829; had eight children - John, who died March 18, 1854; Benjamin, who died April 21, 1864; Roswell; George W.; Thomas, who died in 1849; William A., Joseph D., James M.; three of Mr. Johnson's sons were in the army - William A., Co. F, 11th W.V.I.; George W., Co. K, 23rd W.V.I.; Joseph, 47th W.V.I.; Benjamin, 3r Calvary. George W. was color bearer of his company; was wounded in the knee and is now farming in Storm Lake, Iowa. James M. Johnson, youngest son of Mr. Johnson, subject of this sketch, was born May 25, 1851, in Sumter; attended the Prairie due Sac Academy, and Northwestern Business College at Madison; is now managing farm for his father. William Johnson, the subject of this sketch, assisted in the erection of the building occupied by the first Legislature of Wisconsin at Belmont, Grant Co.; was a sub contractor; he plowed the first furrow in the township of Sumter, and has the historic plow still in his possession. The mother of Mr. Johnson died in Pennsylvania in 1809; the father died in Sumter in 1850; the mother of Mrs. Johnson died in 1855 in Ohio; the father died in 1863 in Ohio. Mr. Johnson has held the offices of District Clerk and School Director. Mr. and Mrs. Johnson belong to the Methodist Church. Contributed by Linda Wright

KELLER, THILLKEE
JOHN KELLER, farmer, Sec. 23; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of Eugene F. and Maria Smith Keller; came to Wisconsin in the spring of 1857; located in Kingston, now Sumter, Sauk, Co.; located on the farm where he now resides in the spring of 1869; owns 135 acres of land; resides on a beautiful farm three miles from Prairie du Sac - farm well improved; born in Albany, N.Y., Feb. 15, 1841, where he remained until he was 16 years of age, when he came to Wisconsin. Married Mena Thillkee, daughter of John and Mary Thillkee, in Sumter, Jan. 20l 1868; had seven children, viz., John, Olive, Ulysses, Eugene, Lawrence and Benjamin, who died in November, 1878; and Leo. Mr. Keller was in the army as member of the 6th Wisconsin Battery of light artillery; was mustered out Oct. 2, 1861, at Racine, Wis.; participated in siege of Island No. 10; siege of Corinth, battles of Corinth, Jackson, Raymond, Champion Hill and Rock Springs; was wounded at Champion Hill May 16, 1863, in the right hand and arm; was discharged Oct. 10, 1864, when he went to Arkansas, in the Government employ, and remained until 1865, when he returned to Wisconsin; and after spending one year in the saw-mill business at Chippewa, engaged in his present occupation, farming. Mr. Keller is a charter member and Director of the Farmers' Mutual Fire Insurance Co., of Merrimack, organized November, 1872, and representing five townships, viz., Merrimack, Sumter, Stoney Creek, Troy and Prairie du Sac; has held the offices of Assessor, District Treasurer, Clerk and Director. Mrs. Keller belongs to the Evangelical Church. Contributed by Linda Wright

KUNCE, NETTLE
AUGUSTUS KUNCE, farmer, Sec. 24; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of Frederick and Henrietta Kunce; came to Wisconsin about 1852; located in Prairie du Sac, Sauk, Co.; located where he now resides in the spring of 1877; owns 96 acres of land; resides two and a half miles from the village of Prairie duc (sic) Sac; born in Butler Co., Penn., May, 3, 1835. Married Mary Nettle, daughter of Gideon and Sarah Shoe Nettle July 4, 1859, in Merrimack, Sauk, Co.; had two children - Clara and William. Mr. Kunce learned the trade of wagon-maker in Prairie du Sac, which occupation he followed for fifteen years; since 1877, has been engaged in farming, in connection with wagon-making. Mrs. Kunce was born in Ohio; came to Wisconsin with her parents in 1854; located in Baraboo, then removed to Merrimack. The father of Mrs. Kunce died June 21, 1876, in Baraboo; her mother is still living in Green Bay. The father of Mr. K. died in March, 1857, in Merrimack, where his mother still resides. Mr. & Mrs. Kunce belong to the Advent Church. Contributed by Linda Wright

RONSHOUSEN, SLENTZ
S. D. SLENTZ, farmer, Sec 7; P. O. Baraboo; born May 23, 1826, in Greene Co., Ohio; he came to Sauk Co., Wis., in 1845. He was married Jan. 18, 1876, to Miss Minnie Ronshousen; she was born in Pennsylvania; three children-Marion, Samuel D. and Corwin. He has held the office of Treasurer of the town, and has been its Assessor for a number of years; he owns 230 acres of land. In politics, Mr. Slentz is a Democrat. Contributed by Linda Wright

MILKE, SEILS
JOHN W. SEILS, farmer, Sec. 24; owns 77½ acres; born in Pommern, Prussia, Germany, My 28, 1819; came to America and settled in Sauk Co., Wis., in 1868. He was married February 1843, to Miss Minna Milke; she was born in Prussia, Germany; they have seven children-Minna, Augusta, Matilda, Hannah, Lena, Theresa and Theodore. Both he and his wife are members of the Baptist Church; in politics, Mr. Seils is a Republican. He has given his children a good education, and some of his daughters have taught more or less in the public schools. Contributed by Linda Wright

SCHELLENBERGER
ADOLPH SCHELLENBERGER, proprietor of blacksmith-shop, located at Neptune Mills; he was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, Nov. 23, 1856; came to America and to Sauk Co., Wis., in 1857, with his parents; he learned his trade in Baraboo, with Charles Bender; he does horseshoeing and general repairing. In politics, he is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wrigh

HERSINGER, SCHELLENBERGER
AUGUST P. SCHELLENBERGER, farmer, Sec. 25; he was born in Wurtemburg, Germany, Dec. 16, 1850; came to America and to Sauk Co., Wis., 1856, with his parents. He was married, April 19, 1875, to Miss Eveline Hersinger; she was born in Sauk Co., Wis., they have two children-Charles E. and John F. Both he and his wife are members of the Lutheran Church, and in politics he is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

FREER, RICH
ELIJAH RICH, carpenter; was born in Worcester Co., Mass., Oct. 21, 1830; he came to Rock Co., Wis., 1848, to Adams Co., 1849, to Sauk Co. in the spring of 1873. He enlisted Sept. 21, 1864, in Co. K, 42d W. V. I., and was commissioned First Lieutenant; resigned near the close of the war. He was elected to fill a vacancy for Justice of the Peace, in 1878, and re-elected in 1879. He was married in May, 1853, to Miss Mary E. Freer; she was born in New York; they have seven children-Libbie M., George W., Jennie P., Katie B., Nellie C., Louise B. and Charles S. Mr. Rich is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church; in politics, he is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

SAHLER, SCHARNKE
GUSTAV SCHARNKE, proprietor of the Neptune Mills, on Sec. 17; he was born in Prussia, Germany, Oct. 9, 1847; came to America with his parents in 1849, and to Sauk Co., Wis., 1863, and in 1876, took possession of the saw-mill, and in 1878, built the first grist-mill that was built in the township, in addition to his saw-mill; he has served as Chairman of the Town Board for the last year. He was married, Oct. 17, 1866, to Miss Wilhelmine Sahler; she was born in Wurtemburg, Germany; they have one adopted son-Gustav. Both he and his wife are members of the Evangelical Association, and in politics he is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

NEWELL, WADDELL
W. C. T. NEWELL, druggist, stationery, perfumery, etc., in North Freedom; he was born in Tompkins Co., N. Y., Dec. 13, 1833; came to Dubuque, Iowa, 1854, and to Sauk Co., Wis., 1855; he has followed farming, and did considerable surveying; was by appointment, County Surveyor for about one year. He was married, May 11, 1856, to Miss Temperance Waddell; she was born in the State of Indiana, and is the daughter of James and Betsey Waddell; her parents came to Sauk Co., Wis., June, 1847; her father was a very prominent man in the county at that time, as farmer, preacher and doctor; by his life and industry, he gained many friends; he was born in the State of Virginia Feb. 16, 1800, and he died Feb. 9, 1865. He was married in 1821 to Temperance Cunningham, and there were three children living by that wife-William G., James M. and Margaret A. After the death of his first wife, he was married the second time to Miss Betsy A. Coverstone, March 3, 1831; she was born in Ohio; they had five children-Henry, Temperance, James H., Julia A. and Mary. Mr. Newell and his wife have six children-Mary E., Clarissa, Alice A., Eliza E., George A. and Herbert L. Mr. And Mrs. Newell are both members of the M. E. Church. In politics, Mr. N. is Independent Contributed by Linda Wright

DELAPP, NELSON
JOHN F. NELSON, farmer, Sec. 21; he was born in Illinois April 15, 1846; came to Sauk Co., Wis., 1852, with his parents. Enlisted July 18, 1862, in Co. F, 3d W. V. C., and served till the close of the war. He was married October, 1867, to Miss Ellen A. Delapp; she was born in New York; they have four children-Orinna, Arthur H. John D. and Ethna L. Mrs. Nelson is a member of the M. E. Church. In politics, Mr. N. is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

MAXHAM, SEELY
E. MAXHAM, farmer, Sec. 21; he was born in Oswego Co., N. Y., April 6, 1837; he came to Wisconsin in 1846, and to Sauk Co. in 1856; located in Baraboo, and moved into Freedom Township in 1868. He was elected that year one of the Board of Supervisors, and served one year; in 1870, was elected town clerk, and was elected every year for that office for seven years; then he was elected Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and served one year, and, in 1880, was elected to the same office; he has taken a great interest in the temperance cause, and is the present presiding officer of the Maple Hill Lodge of Good Templars. He was married, July 13, 1857, to Miss Sarah J. Seely; she was born in New York; she is a member of the M. E. Church. In politics, he is a Republican. He has 60 acres of land. Contributed by Linda Wright

MAERTSKE, REKE
HENRY MAERTSKE, farmer, Sec. 9; was born in Prussia, Germany, Sept. 5, 1837, and came to America and Sauk Co. February, 1869. He was married in January, 1863, to Miss F. Reke; they have six children-Henry, August, Charles, Ferdinand, Minnie, and Antonia. Mrs. Maertske died March 12, 1871; Mr. M. was married a second time, July, 1871, to Elizabeth Kreger. He is a member of the Baptist Church; in politics, a Republican. He has 40 acres of land. Contributed by Linda Wright

DEMUTH, LAMPORT
JOSEPH LAMPORT, farmer, Sec. 20; was born in West Penard, Somersetshire, England, Nov. 10, 1814; came to America 1819 with his parents; he came to Milwaukee, Wis., in 1843, and followed the carpenter business there up to 1855, when he came to Sauk Co., and, in 1866, he, in company with Mr. Delap. Built a saw-mill a this place, and afterward sold his interest to his partner. He was married, Jan. 20, 1840, to Miss Marietta L. Demuth; she was born in Pennsylvania; they have nine children-Priscilla E., George t., Mary J., Hattie A., James A., Clark and Clara (the twins), Ella J. and Grant. Mrs. Lamport died Feb. 10 1880. Their son George T. enlisted in the 3d W. V. C., and served till the close of war. In politics, Mr. Lamport is a Republican. He has 80 acres in the home farm. Contributed by Linda Wright

PRIEN, QUANDT
JOHN QUANDT, farmer, Sec. 16; he owns 40 acres; he was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, Jan. 12, 1841; came to America and Sauk Co., Wis., in 1867. He was married August, 1865, to Miss Louisa Prien; she was born in Germany; they have seven children-Sophia, John, Charles, Henry, Eliza, George and Joseph. They both are members of the Latter Day Saints, and their daughter is a member of the same church. In politics, he is Independent. Contributed by Linda Wright

MATCKE, ODE
WILLIAM ODE, farmer, Sec.9 and 10; has 120 acres; he was born in Mecklenburg, Germany, Nov. 5, 1848; he came to America and to Quincy, Ill., 1864. Enlisted in the fall, and next spring he enlisted in Co. E. 65th Ill. V. I., and served till the close of war. He was married, August, 1871, to Miss Albertaner Matcke; she was born in Germany; they have three children-Emma, Albert G. and William. Both Mr. and Mrs. Ode are members of the German M. E. Church. In politics, he is Independent. Contributed by Linda Wright

GRAY
FRANK B. GRAY, proprietor of paint and repair shop at North Freedom; does all kinds of work in that line. He was born in Richland Co., Wis., March 24, 1860; came to Sauk Co. with his parents in 1862; he started business at this point last July. Contributed by Linda Wright

GIRTON, POWELL
J. L. GIRTON, dealer in agricultural implements, organs and sewing machines, North Freedom; he was born in Lincolnshire, England, July 13, 1848; came to America with his parents in 1850, and located in New York, then moved to Michigan, where his father died; then the mother and family moved to Walworth Co., Wis., in 1852 and September, 1856, moved to Sauk Co.; in the spring of 1877, Mr. Girton was elected Justice of the Peace; re-elected to a second term 1879. He was married Oct. 11, 1869, to Miss Mary E. Powell; she was born in Lockport, N. Y., Sept. 29, 1848; they have four children-Mary J., William R., John L. and an infant not named. Mrs. Girton is a member of the Latter Day Saints; in politics, Mr. Girton is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

HACKETT, LOOMIS
FRANK HACKETT, farmer, Sec. 2; was born in Boone Co., Ill., July 24, 1841,came to Sauk Co., Wis., with his parents, in 1848. Nov. 16, 1861, he enlisted in Co. F, 3d W. V. C., and served one year, when he was discharged on account of disability. He was married, Feb. 10, 1867, to Miss Ann E. Loomis; they have eight children-George W., James F., Samuel J. Joshua T., John M., Jacob A., Mary A. and Martha E. Mr. And Mrs. Hackett are both members of the Latter Day Saints Church; in politics, Mr. Hackett is a Republican. His father, Samuel Hackett, was born in New Jersey April 14, 1805; he married, July 27, 1825, Miss Dency Terry; she was born in Ontario, N. Y.; they cam to Sauk Co. in 1848; he followed farming after they came to the state; they had fifteen children, ten are living, five deceased. Samuel Hackett died Feb. 18, 1873; the widow married, June 26, 1879, John Hackett; they are living at North Freedom. When they came to the county it was sparsely settled, and privations they had to contend with were many, but they struggled on and raised a large family; he owns 38 acres of land. They were both members of the Latter Day Saints, in which the old gentleman took a very active part during his last years of life. Contributed by Linda Wright

ELLAS
T. S. ELLAS, presiding officer of the lodge of Good Templars at North Freedom. Contributed by Linda Wright

BROWN, PEASE
CHARLES R. BROWN, brick and stone mason, North Freedom; he was born in New York Dec. 21, 1850; came to Sauk Co. 1871. He was married, Feb. 22, 1873, to Mary A. Pease; she was born in Dane Co., Wis. They have three children-Matilda F., Lewis, and an infant not named. Mr. Brown, in politics, Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

ARMSTRONG, SCHELLENBERGER
CHARLES E. ARMSTRONG, farmer, Sec. 27; has 80 acres; he was born in Sauk Co., Wis., July 29, 1857; he has lived in Minnesota for thirteen years, but has now returned to his native county and settled on his farm. He was married Dec. 31, 1879 to Miss Amelia Schellenberger; she was born in Sauk Co., Wis., and is a member of the Lutheran Church. In politics, Mr. Armstrong is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

CRATSENBERG, WELTON
D. G. CRATSENBERG, farmer, Sec. 26; has 40 acres of land; he was born in Lewis Co., N. Y., Sept. 10, 1848; came to Richland Co., Wis. in 1850 with his parents, and to Sauk Co., in 1872. He was married Dec. 24, 1874, to Miss May Welton; she was born in Sauk Co., Wis. They have three children-Tressie M., Sarah M. and Birdie D. In politics, Mr. Cratsenberg is Independent. Contributed by Linda Wright

CARPENTER, HEAD
R. G. CARPENTER, farmer, Sec. 15; has 54½ acres of land; he was born in Madison Co., N. Y., June 21, 1816; came to Wisconsin in 1842, and to Sauk Co., 1866. He was married 1838 to Miss Jane Head; she was born in York State. They have three children-Rollin B., Oscar D. and Washington J. Mrs. Carpenter is a member of the Seventh Day Baptist Church; in politics, Mr. Carpenter is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

BLOOM, WILKINSON
G. W. BLOOM, retired; his time is occupied by attending to his different interests, as he has several farms and other property that consumes all of his time; he was born in Bradford Co., Penn., Dec. 11, 1822; he came to Greenfield, Sauk Co., Wis., in 1850, then to Baraboo in 1855, and to Freedom in 1860;he had bought land in this town in 1856, and commenced farming; in 1868, he, in company with E. Kimbel, built a saw-mill, and the same year he bought his partner out; he has been very active in business, and has done a great deal for the improvement of the village; it was because of his earnest work and business skill that induced the C. & N. W. R. R. Co. to locate the depot at his village, as there were no buildings to any amount at that time, and has they had already located a depot at Ableman’s only three miles from the village of Bloom; when he first came to Wisconsin he was very poor, and he deserves a great deal of credit for what he has done for himself and family; when he had been here only a few months, he met with a severe accident; he was engaged in scoring timber for his father-in-laws house, with another man, when the ax in the hands of this man struck Mr. Bloom on his right arm and nearly cut it off, and in this condition he worked on his farm, with that arm in a sling, and when his crop was harvested he took wheat to Milwaukee and sold it for 50 cents a bushel, and that was the way he got his first money; what a contrast between those times and to-day! He was married Jan. 20, 1847, to Miss Harriet Wilkinson; she was born in Lycoming Co., Penn., April 12, 1824; they have had five children-Deborah J., born June 29, 1848, and died March 20, 1857; Selinda D., March 3, 1853, who married Charles W. Clark; William H., Dec. 11, 1854; James E., May 10, 1861, died in November, 1861; Hattie F., March 29, 1868. Both Mr. and Mrs. Bloom are members of the M. E. Church, and have been for more than thirty years; in politics, Mr. Bloom is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

BIERLEIN, ODE
JOHN P. BIERLEIN, farmer, Sec. 4 (has 120 acres); he was born in Bavaria, Germany, Nov. 3, 1844; came to America in 1853 with his parents; they first located in Ohio, and came to Sauk Co., Wis., in 1859. He was married in January 1865, to Miss Sophia Ode; she was born in Germany; they have six children-Anna, Joseph, John D., Augusta, Lizzie, and Martha. Both Mr. And Mrs. Bierlien are members of the Latter Day Saints; in politics, he is a Democrat. Contributed by Linda Wright

ALLBE, WHITCOMB
L. T. ALLBE, proprietor of saw-mill at North Freedom; manufactures lumber, box and barrel heading; he was born in Windsor Co., Vt., July 26, 1845; came to Sauk Co. in 1868; ha served one year as Supervisor and three terms as Town Clerk. He was married, Oct. 11, 1868, to Miss Louise S. Whitcomb; she was born in New York; they have three children-Sarah L., Adelia A., and Cora E. In politics, Mr. Allbe is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

SCHELLENBERGER, ZIMMERLY
JACOB ZIMMERLY, farmer, Secs. 25 and 26; owns 138 acres of land; he was born in Monroe Co., Ohio, Jan. 2, 1841; came to Sauk Co., Wis., in 1851 with his parents. He enlisted Oct. 16, 1861, in Co. K, 2d W. V. I.; served about eight months; was discharged on account of disability; he enlisted the second time Feb. 15, 1864, in Co. K. 45th W. V. I.; served till the close of the war; he has taken considerable interest in the public schools, and has served as Director more or less. He was married Feb. 19, 1862, to Miss Caroline Schellenberger, she was born in Wurtemburg, Germany; they have six children-Mary A., Charles R., John A., Alfred S. L., Louisa P. and John R.; he and his wife were members of the Lutheran Church. In politics he is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

MOORE, WIGGINS
JOHN WIGGINS, carpenter, builder and contractor, also dealer in lumber, North Freedom; he was born in Oswego Co., N. Y., July 4, 1841. He enlisted May 24, 1861, in Co. F, 16th Ill. V. I., and was discharged May 20, 1862, on account of disability; he enlisted second time Sept. 29, in CO. F, 3d W. V. C., and served two years; he came to Baraboo, Wis., Dec. 11, 1851. He was married Feb. 19, 1865, to Miss Polly J. Moore; she was born in Dane Co., Wis.; they have three children-Eva B., Luna M. and Volney H. Mr. and Mrs. Wiggins are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In politics, he is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

TURNHAM, WELTON
GEORGE V. TURNHAM, farmer, Sec. 27; has 80 acres of land; he was born in Illinois July 20, 1852, and came to Sauk Co., Wis., in 1868. He was married July 2, 1879, to Miss Alice E. Welton; she was born in Ohio. Mrs. Turnham is a member of the United Brethren Church. In politics, Mr. T. is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

TRUMBLE, WADDELL
EDWARD N. TRUMBLE, farmer, Sec. 2; has 40 acres of land; born in Montgomery Co., N. Y., Sept. 27, 1844; came to Jefferson Co., Wis., in 1852; came to Sauk Co. in 1853. He enlisted April, 1861, in Co. K, 6th W. V. I., and served till the close of the war. He was married May 26, 1867, to Miss Mary Waddell; she was born in Sauk Co., and was the first white child born in the town of Freedom. In politics, Mr. T. is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

SPROUL, STOTSER
WILLIAM SPROUL, farmer, Sec. 11; has 157 acres in northwest quarter, Township 11 Range 5-a splendid farm; born in Monroe Co., Ohio, March 12, 1822; moved to Indiana about 1829, and to Sauk Co., September, 1848; located on what is called Bear Creek, and entered 40 acres; from there he moved to his present farm in 1849, where he has always lived; like a great many of his neighbors, was poor, and had to make rails, and sell them for $1 per hundred to pay for his present farm, and his flour he bought by working for 75 cents per day; his meat was procured by the use of his gun. He was married July 1, 1843, to Miss Mary Stotser; she was born in Switzerland; they have had four children-James, John W., Mary J., who is deceased, and Alice M. Mr. Sproul is a Republican in politics. The son James enlisted Oct. 5, 1864, in Co. A, 19th W. V. I., and served till the close of the war. He was at the capture of Richmond; the flag of his regiment was the first that was raised on the rebel capitol. Contributed by Linda Wright

SPAHR, SWETLAND
A. I. SPAHR, dealer in tin, stoves and hardware, North Freedom, Wis.; born in York, Co., Penn., March 12, 1834; moved to Springfield, Ohio, in 1859. He enlisted in August, 1862 in Co. A, 94th Ohio V. I., and served till the close of war. He was in the battles of Stone River, Tenn., Chickamauga, Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge; was wounded at Resaca, Ga., was transferred to the Invalid Corps at Camp Douglas, Chicago; mustered out at Springfield, Ill., at the close of war; came to Sauk Co. in 1877. He was married Feb. 18, 1877, to Mrs. Sarah A. Swetland; they have one child-Eva, born November, 1878. Mrs. Spahr is a member of the M. E. Church; and in politics Mr. S. is a Republican. Contributed by Linda Wright

AMBLER, PIDCOCK
MRS. ABIGAIL AMBLER, Sec. 13; P. O. Riche’s Corners; her maiden name was Pidcock; she was born in Lambertville, N. J. She married, in her native place, Thomas Ambler; they came to Wisconsin in 1851, and settled in the town of Troy, Sauk Co., where she still resides, esteemed by all with whom she is acquainted; their children are George W., now in Missouri; he was a soldier in Co. K, 23d W. V. I. During the war of the rebellion; Jacob F., of this town; Joshua, in Kansas; William, manages the farm; Elizabeth, wife of S. Ranson, of Grant Co. Wis.; Louisa wife of Marion Jacobs, of this County; Abbie A. and Roxie. Mrs. Ambler owns 120 acres of well located and improved land. Contributed by Sue Solana

BABINGTON, PATTERSON
SAMUEL BABINGTON, farmer, Sec. 27; P. O. Cassell Prairie; was born in Milbrook, Canada, in 1847; in 1865, he went to Pennsylvania, thence to Illinois, and from that State came to Wisconsin in 1866, and located in the town of Troy, Sauk Co. In 1872, he married Miss Tomazine Patterson; they have four children--John T., Robert S., Maude M, and Guy. Mr. Babington owns 260 acres of land, and is an energetic and go-ahead citizen. Mrs. Babington, his wife, was born in the city of New York, where her parents, John and Mary Patterson, had lived for several years prior to their coming to Wisconsin, in 1852; they were pioneer settlers of Patterson’s Valley, town of Troy, Sauk Co., where they lived a number of years, and were esteemed citizens. Contributed by Sue Solana

BONHAM, JACOBY
GEORGE BONHAM, farmer, Sec. 19; P. O. Black Hawk; was born in Wingrove, Buckinghamshire, England, Oct. 15, 1821. When he first came to this country, he lived near Mansfield, Ohio, a short time; in 1851, he came to Wisconsin and settled in the town of troy, Sauk county, which has been his home since. He married, in the town of Franklin, this county, Miss Ruhamah Jacoby, a native of Stark Co., Ohio; they have seven children--Susan, Hollis G., Phoebe A., Lucy l., James L., John E. and William B; the oldest daughter, Susan, is the wife of Benjamin Young, of this town (Troy). Mr. Bonham owns a valuable farm of 125 acres; he is Chairman of the Town Board of Supervisors, and was Town Treasurer several years, in politics, a Republican; he is Class-leader in the Methodist Episcopal Church; himself and wife are leading members. His wife’s mother, an old resident of this county, is still living; herself and husband were early settlers of Franklin, this county. Contributed by Sue Solana

CHAMBERLIN, HELF, KIDDER
T. C. CHAMBERLIN, an early settler of this town (Troy), and a leading farmer in Sec. 36; P. O. Cassell Prairie; was born April 11, 1820, in Windham, Windham co., Vt., where he remained until 15 years of age; then removed with his parents to Whinhall, Bennington county, where he married his first wife, Paulina Kidder, who died a few years after her marriage, leaving one child, a daughter, Evelina P., who is now the wife of J. W. Brooks, a leading physician in Hot Springs, Ark. Mr. Chamberlin married his present wife, Regina Helf, in Brattleboro, Vt.; after their marriage, they went to Worcester, Mass., where he was employed officially in the Hospital for the Insane; in 1853, they came to Wisconsin, purchased the farm where they now live and have resided since; they have three children--Lulu, Hattie and Cora. Mr. Chamberlin was Postmaster of Cassell Prairie P. O. over sixteen years; he has taken an active part in advancing the religious, educational and other interests of the town of Troy, and in improvements he has steadily kept pace with the growth and prosperity of the country; his farm is well located and contains over 300 acres Contributed by Sue Solana

BERGER, FLAMME
FRED FLAMME, proprietor of blacksmith and wagon shop, Black Hawk; was born in Germany March 16, 1847; in 1868, he came to Wisconsin, locating in Richland Center, working there and in various other places in the southern part of Wisconsin until his coming to Black Hawk, where he engaged in blacksmithing and wagon-making on his own account, and has succeeded in building up a large trade. He married, in Richland County, Miss Maggie Berger; she was born in Richland County; they have two children--Fred and Curtis. Mr. Flamme learned Mechanical work in his native country, and had years of experience before his coming to this country; his work is strictly first class. Contributed by Sue Solana

GASSER, HASHEIDER
A. W. HASHEIDER, farmer; P. O. Black Hawk; was born in the town of Troy, Sauk Co., Wis., Feb. 3, 1852. He married Miss Mary Gasser, daughter of George and Margurite Gasser, esteemed citizens of Franklin, this county. Mr. Hasheider’s, parents, William and Charlotte Hasheider, now live in Sauk City, in affluent circumstances; they were early settlers of the town of Troy, which was their home for a number of years. A. W. Hasheider, whose name heads this sketch, is one of the leading farmers of the town of Troy; in politics, he is a Republican; himself and wife attend the meetings of the Evangelical Association of North America. Contributed by Sue Solana

KUNTZ, MIX
HON. C. C KUNTZ, Sec. 7; P. O. Black Hawk; was born in the town of Moerzheim, Landau Co, Rhenish Palatinate, Germany, Jan. 11, 1832; was educated at the normal schools and the college at Kaiserslanter, Rhenish Palatinate, where he graduated in 1852; he came to Wisconsin in 1853, and settled in Sauk City, this county, where he edited the Pioneer am Wisconsin, the first German Republican paper in Wisconsin; in 1856, he was a delegate to the National Convention at Philadelphia, which nominated J. C. Fremont for the President of the United States; he was a member of the Wisconsin Legislative Assembly in 1869, 1870, 1871, and 1874, four terms, serving each term as Chairman of the Committee on Education; in the town of Troy he has filled various local offices, and , in every position he has been called to fill, has discharged the duties thereof with signal ability. Mr. Kuntz married, in St. Louis, Mo., in 1856, Miss Susan Mix, daughter of Capt. Mix of the United States Navy; they have two children--Eugene and Katie. Mr. Kuntz owns a finely located and improved farm, which of late years he has devoted the most of his time to cultivating and improving.

LOERPABEL, MCCREADY
H. LOERPABEL, farmer, Sec 32; P. O. Cassell Prairie; was born in Prussia I 1821; he came to this country and Wisconsin in 1849; lived near Pewaukee, in Waukesha Co., one year, and then went to St. Louis, Mo., there remaining but a short time; he then came to Iowa Co., Wis., and thence to the town of Troy, Sauk Co., which has been his home since. He married in Lone Rock, Richland Co., Wis., Mary McCready; they have nine children. Mr. Loerpabel owns 240 acres of land, and has held various local offices. Contributed by Sue Solana

BOOKER, PAGE
CARLTON PAGE, farmer; P. O. Spring Green; was born in Richland Co., Wis., in 1850 his parents, Gerritt and Jane Page, were pioneer settlers of Wisconsin, and were honored and esteemed citizens. He married in this (Sauk) county, Miss Alice Booker; she was born in Janesville, Wis., and daughter of Edwin Booker, one of the early settlers of that enterprising and growing city; they have one child--Chester L. Mr. Page is largely engaged in farming, and has been very successful thus far in life. Contributed by Sue Solana

BRIGGS, PALMER
ROBERT F. PALMER, farmer, Sec. 18; P. O. Black Hawk; was born in Orange Co., N. Y., Feb. 7, 1811; when he was 19 years of age, he removed with his parents to Onondaga Co, where he married, June 30, 1839, in the town of Skaneatcles, Miss Jane E. Briggs; she was born in Marcellus, Onondaga Co., N. Y. , Feb. 17, 1818; in 1849, they came to Wisconsin; they first located at Beaver Dam, where they remained over one year; then moved to the town of Scott, Columbia Co., which was their home until 1856, in which year they removed to Westfield, this county, and thence to their present home in Troy in 1866; their eldest son, Harrison J., lives in Holt Co., Neb.; he married in Westfield, this county Maria Mepham; the eldest daughter, Mary E., is married and lives in Michigan; Charles A., second eldest son, married Anna J. Evans, of Spring Green; they now live in Kansas; Sarah J., second eldest daughter, is the wife of John A. Young, of Richland Co., Wis.; Ajah A., unmarried, lives in Minnesota; Edward R. and William H., the youngest of the boys, reside in this town. Mr. Palmer owns 150 acres of land; his farm is desirably located and well improved. Contributed by Sue Solana

PATTERSON, SNOW
JOHN B. PATTERSON, farmer, Sec. 34; P. O. Cassell Prairie; was born in County Down, Ireland, May 20, 1841; his parents, William and Jane Patterson, were of Scotland; she died in Ireland, and he emigrated to this country in 1851, bringing his family with him; in 1852, they settled in what is now known as Patterson’s Valley, in town of Troy, Sauk Co., Wis., where he died in 1860; his children are John B, whose name heads this sketch; Mary, who is now the wife of William S. Pierce, of this town; Robert G., now in Kansas; Jane. John B. Patterson, our subject, has been a continual resident of Troy since 1852. He married, in Delton, this county, Miss Huldah R. Snow, a native of Ohio; he owns 130 acres of land; is a Republican in politics; has filled various school offices. Contributed by Sue Solana

FELIX, PATTERSON
MARCUS L. PATTERSON, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Cassell Prairie; was born in Iowa Co., Wis., Dec. 21, 1857. He married in Waukesha, Wis., Miss M. Felix; she was born in the town of Honey Creek, this county, and was the daughter of G. Felix, an early settler and esteemed citizen of that town; they have one child, Lizzie C. Mr. Patterson is extensively engaged in farming; he owns 260 acres of land; his parents, Henry and Eliza Patterson, were early settlers of Wisconsin, and were among the first to settle in the valley now know as Patterson’s Valley, in the town of Troy, the valley deriving its name from the Patterson families, of whom they were one, who were the first settlers. Contributed by Sue Solana

PROCTOR, STEWART
JOHN W. PROCTOR, farmer, Secs. 16 and 36; P. O. Spring Green; was born in Cooksville, Rock Co, Wis., Feb. 17, 1845; his parents, John and Julia Proctor, were pioneer settlers of Wisconsin, and are now esteemed citizens of Pocahontas Co., Iowa. During the war of the rebellion, J. W. Proctor, the subject of this notice, enlisted in the 6th Wisconsin Battery, and was in active service until honorably discharged at the close of the war. He married, in Troy, Sauk Co., Wis., Jeanette Stewart; she was also born in Rock Co., Wis., and is the daughter of Alexander and Agnes Stewart, who settled in Rock Co. in its early history, and at present writing have been honored residents of this (Sauk) county for over thirty-one years. Mr. Proctor owns 160 acres of well-improved land; he has been a resident of this town (Troy) since 1857, and has taken a just pride in its improvements. Contributed by Sue Solana

HELLER, RENDTORFF
JOHN C. RENDTORFF, merchant, Black Hawk; was born in Sauk City, Wis., June 3, 1845; his father, Edmund Rendtorff, is one of the oldest settlers now residing in that city. John C., the subject of this notice, was educated in Sauk City and St. Louis, Mo., and was for several years a mercantile clerk in Milwaukee, Wis., and Chicago, Ill.; in 1868, he engaged in the mercantile business in Black Hawk, and has by his untiring zeal, good management and close attention to duty, secured a large and constantly increasing trade; he was appointed Postmaster in 1869, a position he still fills with entire satisfaction to the community. He married, in Sauk City, Miss Julia Heller, daughter of J. I. Heller, now a leading merchant of that place; they have two children--Edmund and Walter. Mr. Rendtorff is a Republican in politics; he has been elected to various local offices, and is withal very popular; he carries a large stock of general merchandise, and does an extensive trade. Contributed by Sue Solana

FAUST, REUSCHLEIN
JOSEPH REUSCHLEIN, farmer, Sec. 2; P. O. Spring Green; was born in Baden, Germany, in 1837; in 1848, he came to this country with his father and step-mother, his mother having died in Germany; they settled in Burlington, Racine Co., Wis., where he remained until 1851, in which year he came to Sauk co. and located in the town of Franklin, where he resided until 1873, when he moved to his present home. He married in Franklin, Sarah J. Faust, a native of Indiana, of which State her parents, James and Mary Faust, were early settlers; they now live in Crawford Co., Wis. Mr. Reischlein owns a fine improved farm of about 240 acres. He has been a continual resident of Wisconsin since 1848, hence witnessing its growth from a population of little more than 300,391 until the present time when it embraces a population of over 1,300,729. Contributed by Sue Solana

LONSDALE, ROBSON
SAMUEL B. ROBSON, one of the early settlers of the town of Troy, and now an extensive farmer on Sec. 6; P. O. Spring Green; was born Aug 1, 1837, in Spaulding, England; he immigrated to this country with his parents, Willard and Phoebe Robson, in 1851, locating with them in the town of Troy, Sauk Co., Wis., in 1854, where he, in common with other settlers of Sauk Co. at that time, endured the hardships and privations that must necessarily be undergone by the first settlers of any country. He married Elizabeth J. Lonsdale, a native of Northamptonshire, England, and daughter of Robert and Catharine Lonsdale, who settled in this county in 1849; they have ten children--Edward B., George H., William R., Irwin W., Alpheus J., Lonsdale C., Silas B., Walter F., Myrta A. And Elsie L. Mr. Robson owns 200 acres of valuable land; is a thorough and go-ahead farmer, and is fully identified with the progress the town of Troy has made, from an almost unbroken and uncultivated wilderness, until the present time, when it compares favorably with any town in the county, in her various improvements and interests. Contributed by Sue Solana

COLLINS, LANICH, ORR
JOSEPH LANICH , farmer, Sec. 22; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of Christian and Matilda (Morrison) Lanich; came to Wisconsin May 20, 1855, and located in Reedsburg, Sauk Co.; located where he now resides in Sumter December, 1868; owns 280 acres of land; farm well improved; born Oct. 15, 1822 in Rockington Co. Va.; remained in Virginia till he was 19 years of age, when he went to Clearfield Co., Penn., and engaged in teaching school connected with farming, which he followed till 1855, when he came to Wisconsin. Married Constantia Orr, in Clearfield, Penn., in March, 1847; had one child Cevessa, who died in October, 1849; wife died in January, 1850. Married Susan Collins, Daughter of John and Anna (Smith) Collins, in Clearfield Co., Penn., in January, 1854; had eleven children - Allyn, Mary, Connie, Annie, Ulysses, who died Sept. 22, 1865; Joseph W., who died Oct. 12, 1865; Ada, Nina and Tina (twins); Tina died in infancy; Bertha and Arthur. Mr. Lanich has held the offices of District Treasurer, Supervisor and Assessor. Mr. and Mrs. Lanich belong to the Methodist Church. Contributed by Linda Wright

COX, MATHER
JAMES MATHER, farmer, Sec., 11; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of Jesse and Margaret (Shively) Mather; came to Wisconsin in April, 1853, and located in Jefferson, Green Co.; came to Sauk Co. in the fall of 1853; located in Sumter; owns 160 acres of land; resides on a farm of 80 acres, six miles from Prairie du Sac; born in Greenwood, Columbia Co., Penn., May 27, 1825. Married Sarah B. Cox, daughter of William and Mary (Battin) Cox, Dec. 16, 1847, in Greenwood, Columbia, Co., Penn.; had twelve children - William H., Margaret E, Jesse A., Horace, Mettler, James E., who died Aug. 8, 1877; Mary A., John C., Carrie L., Samuel G., Frank M., and infant, unnamed, died Dec. 24, 1868. William H., was in the late war with Co., G, 42d W.V.I.; enlisted Aug. 26, 1864, and discharged in June, 1865; is now in Minnesota, engaged in milling business. Mr. Mather belongs to both Masons and Odd Fellows. Mr. and Mrs. Mather are members of the M.E. Church. Contributed by Linda Wright

PAYNE, SQUIRES
CHARLES PAYNE, farmer, Sec. 10; P.O. Prairie Du Sac; son of Scammons and Lucy (Stearns) Payne; came to Wisconsin in the spring of 1847, located in Dane, Dane, Co., and came to Sauk Co., March, 1849, and located in Sumter; located where he now resides, in Sec. 10, in February, 1872; owns 644 acres of land, and resides on an excellent farm of 164 acres; the farm is well-improved; he was born in Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., July 16, 1824, and remained in New York until he was 23 years of age, where he came to Wisconsin. He married Opha Squires, daughter of Ezekial and Percy (Hoadley) Squires, in Massena, St. Lawrence, Co., N.Y., Dec. 25, 1840; had four children - William, who married Percis Dennitt, June 1, 1877; Jefferson, who married Betty Hedges Feb. 22, 1872; Isaac, who married Ida Barstow March 22, 1876; Elizabeth, who married Orren McGilvery Dec. 7, 1875. The father of Mr. Payne was born in Massachusetts, in 1788, was in the war of 1812, and died in New York in 1865; the mother of Mr. Payne was born in Vermont, 1790; died in New York in 1858. Mr. Payne has held the offices of District Treasurer, School Director and Supervisor; Mr. Payne belongs to the "Masons." Contributed by Linda Wright

POPJOY, RIVENBERG
RACHEL POPJOY, farming, Sec. 2; P.O. Prairie Du Sac; widow of Daniel Popjoy, and daughter of Henry and Catherine (Whitebeck) Rivenberg; came to Wisconsin in the spring of 1855, and located in Sumter, on a farm where she now resides; owns 80 acres of land, well improved; she was born in Hillsdale, Columbia, Co., N.Y.; was married to Daniel Popjoy Oct. 3, 1853, in New York City; has four children - Henrietta, Jessie Josephine, Richard F., and Isaac G. Henrietta married Howard Mather June 8, 1875, in Sumter, has one child - Irvin; Jessie married Mettler Mather March 19, 1880. Mr. Popjoy (deceased) was in the late war, connected with the navy on the Mississippi; served ten months in the last year of the war and received, while in the navy, an injury, which finally caused his death Jan. 28, 1878, in the town of Sumter. Mrs. Popjoy is a member of the Baptist Church. Contributed by Linda Wright

SQUIRES, STONE
JASON S. SQUIRES, farmer, Sec. 8; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of Ezekiel and Percy (Hoadley) Squires; born in Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., Dec. 14, 1837, where he remained until he came to Wisconsin in the spring of 1850, and located in Dane, Dane Co.; came to Sauk Co. in December, 1850, and located where he now resides in Sumter; owns 110 acres of land and resides on a well-improved farm, nine miles from Prairie du Sac. He married Sarah E. Stone, daughter of Thomas S and Sarah p. (Treadwell) Stone, March 1, 1862, in Sumter; they have had eight children - Ulysses S., Sherman T., F., Nellie M., Sheridan, Charles H., Rutherford and Sarah E. Mr. Squires has held the office of District Treasurer six years. Mrs. Squires was born in July, 1843, and died Nov. 24, 1878, in Sumter. The father of Mr. Squires died Oct. 24, 1864; his mother is still living. Contributed by Linda Wright

FRISSELL, WATERBURY
GEORGE W. WATERBURY, farmer, Sec. 15; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of Solomon and Hannah (Schofield) Waterbury; born May 4, 1831, in the town of Massena, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y.; came to Wisconsin in 1853, and located where he now resides, in Sumter, Sauk Co.; resides on a beautiful, well-improved farm, six miles from the village of Prairie du Sac. Married, Sept. 25, 1860, at Fort Atkinson, Jefferson Co., Wis., Jane B. Frissell, daughter of Caliph and Sarah (Eaton) Frissell; they have six children - Clayton, Charles, Judson, Edwin, Irwin and Mary. Mr. Waterbury has held the office of Town Superintendent of Schools. Mr. and Mrs. Waterbury are members of the Baptist Church. Owns 440 acres of well-improved land. Contributed by Linda Wright

KUEHM, WEIRICH
GEORGE WEIRICH, farmer, Sec. 12; P.O. Sauk City; son of Peter and Anna Treiber Weirich; came to Wisconsin in August, 1849, and located at Kenosha; came to Sauk Co., in 1851, and located where he now resides in Sumter; owns 140 acres of land, resides on a beautiful farm, six miles from the village of Prairie du Sac; farm well improved. Born in Baden, Germany, Oct. 1, 1833; came to America in 1848. Married Nina Kuehm, daughter of Edward and Austina Erber Kuehm, Oct. 24, 1859, at Sauk City; they have had five children - Anna M., Edward, Louis, Emil, Charlotte. Mr. Weirich is a member of the Farmer's Fire Insurance Co. of Merrimack; has held the office of School Director a number of years. Contributed by Linda Wright

HUNTINGTON, WELCH
WALTER J. WELCH, son of Moses and Anna (Robinson) Welch; farmer, Sec. - ; P.O. Prairie du Sac. He came to Wisconsin, Sept. 15, 1852, and located in Dane, Dane, Co.; he came to Sauk Co., March 16, 1867 and located where he now resides; he owns 240 acres of land, seven miles from Baraboo and Prairie du Sac; the farm is well improved. Born Oct. 24, 1806, at Stanstead, Lower Canada, now Province of Quebec. He married Lydia Huntington, daughter of Zebulon and Keziah (Nichols) Huntington, June 20, 1830, in Russelltown, Lower Canada; he had twelve children - Daniel, Moses, Alma, Rhoda, Maria, Alfred, Rufus, Persis, Barnabus, Albert, Anna, and one died in infancy. Alfred was in the army, Co. E, 11th W.V.I.; he enlisted September, 1861, and was killed at Ft. Blakely, Mobile, Ala. Barnabus was in the army, Co. C, 27th Iowa V.I. also was in the Indian war, and through Texas with Custer. Moses was married to Lydia A. Smith, in the town of Bridge Creek, Eau Claire Co., Wis., Dec. 5, 1872; he has four children; the infant, unnamed, died Dec. 19, 1873; Alfred E., Willis, Winnefred; he owns 160 acres of land in Buffalo Co., Wis., but resides on and manages a farm of his father. He belongs to the Methodist Church. Mr. Walter J. Welch and wife are members of the Methodist Episcopal Sabbath School and Missionary Society. Contributed by Linda Wright

MORRISON, WISWELL
ALBERT C. WISWELL, farmer, Sec. 27; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of Benjamin and Susan (Sawyer) Wiswell; came to Wisconsin March 15, 1868, located in Prairie du Sac, where he now resides; owns 60 acres of land, four miles from village of Prairie du Sac; born in Newton, Middlesex Co., N.H. Married Catharine Morrison, daughter of John and Nancy (Morill) Morrison, April 5, 1870, in Rolling Prairie, Dodge Co., Wis. Has held the office of School Director. Mr. and Mrs. Wiswell belong to the Free-Will Baptist Church. Contributed by Linda Wright

BASS, BUTTERFIELD
STILLMAN BASS (deceased) was born in St. Lawrence Co., N. Y., Jan. 12, 1816; came to Sauk Co. in the fall of 1851, and was engaged in farming till his death, on Sec. 35; owned 100 acres in his home farm. He was married in 1837 to Miss Julia Butterfield; she was born in Vermont; they had twelve children-Chester R. (deceased), Laura J. (deceased0, Luconda L. (deceased), Charles W. (deceased), Stillman O., Charles W., William A., Mary F. (deceased), Melissa R., Hattie L. and Julia E. The two sons, Stillman O. and Charles W., enlisted in Co. G, 49th W. V. I., and served about eight months; they were discharged on account of disability. Stillman O. Bass was married Oct. 26, 1868, to Miss Agnes Bass; they have four children-Marian A., Charles S., Oscar L. and Chester A. Mr. Bass owns 160 acres of land on Sec. 27. Contributed by Linda Wright

BROWN, SALISBURY
SAMUEL BROWN, farmer, Secs. 33 and 35 (has 160 acres); he was born in Orange Co., Vt., March 4, 1815; came to Sauk Co., Wis., in 1865; he has held the office of Town Assessor. He was married, Jan. 26, 1841, to Miss Sally M. Salisbury; she was born in Oneida Co., N. Y.; they have four children-Addison F., Duane A., Cordelia E. and Orange H. In politics, Mr. Brown is Independent. Contributed by Linda Wright

GILMAN, YOUNG
PETER S. YOUNG, farmer, Sec. 24; P.O. Prairie du Sac; son of James and Saloma (Corner) Young; came to Wisconsin in October, 1850, and located in Sumter, Sauk, Co.; owns 120 acres of land; resides on a well-improved farm of 80 acres, three and a half miles from the village of Prairie du Sac; born in Lawrenceville, St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., July 5, 1819. Marrieda (sic) Sabrin Gilman, daughter of I. and Dolly (Atwood) Gillman, May 15, 1842; had six children - Dolly, Lottie, who died Aug. 10 1848; Mary, Frank, Burt and Della, who died in Iowa. Mr. Young has held the office of District Clerk, School Director, Supervisor and Justice of the Peace. Was Deacon of first Free-Will Baptist Church in Prairie du Sac, organized in 1864, and is still a member; is a member of Sauk co., Grange, in which he was Chaplain for two years. Contributed by Linda Wright


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