From History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley, by Merton Edwin Krug, Publ. February 1929 by the author. Printed by Democrat Printing Company, Madison, Wis., Page 444
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Greenwood. Mr. Joseph H. Greenwood, farmer and Sauk County Highway Engineer, resident of the town of Winfield, was born in that town, March 4, 1882, son of Robert and Evaline (Miller) Greenwood, pioneers of his native town. His paternal great-grandparents, Joseph and Elizabeth (Fawcett) Greenwood, were farmers of Yorkshire, England, where they lived and died. They had seven children, one of whom was Robert Greenwood, Sr., who was born in January 1807, a native of Dent, Yorkshire, England. Robert, Sr., married there, Elonora Jackson, of Lancashire, and on May 9, 1848, with his family, set sail from Liverpool, and, after thirty-eight days on the water, reached New York. Coming directly to Racine Co, Wis., they stopped there three years, and in 1851 located in Winfield, where they ever after resided. They were the parents of nine children, one of whom, Robert Greenwood, Jr., was our subject's father. He was born Aug. 14, 1839, Dent, Yorkshire, and was nine years of age when his parents brought him to America. He grew to manhood in Winfield, and was one of the Winfield boys who offered his services to his country during the Civil War, enlisting in October, 1863, serving in Missouri and Arkansas, under General Blunt, and was discharged in November 1865. In 1874 he married Dora Capstick, who died within a month, and on April 22, 1879, he married Evaline Miller, with whom he was to live for forty-five years. He died in Winfield, Sept. 26, 1925; she, March 14, 1928, at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Frank Finck, in Reedsburg.
Evaline Miller, daughter of Heman and Elizabeth (Darrow) Miller, was born in the town of Sharon, Walworth County, Wis., Sept. 28, 1851. The Miller family was from Iowa. Elizabeth Darrow was a native of Ohio, daughter of Henry A. and Luceba (Dann) Darrow. (See Index: Henry A. Darrow.)
Henry A. Darrow and family, including Mr. and Mrs. Herman Miller and little Evaline, our subject's mother, came to Winfield in the spring of 1852. Upon her marriage to Mr. Robert Greenwood, Jr., she became one of the prominent hostesses of Winfield.
Joseph Henry Greenwood, grew to manhood on his father's farm in central Winfield, attended the district school, the Wonewod High School, and the Wisconsin Business University of La Crosse, one year. Then he attended the Highland Park College of Des Moines, Iowa, and in 1903, went to Regina, Saskatchawan, Canada, and remained in the Dominion until Dec. 1916, when he returned to Winfield, where he has since resided.
Returning to the U.S. in 1910, he was married, Feb. 10, of that year, at Freeport, Ill., to Bertha Wachholtz. She was born in Winfield, May 8, 1886, daughter of Bernard and Pauline (Kester) Wachholtz. Her father was born Sept. 22, 1855, in Pommern, Germany, son of John and Fredrica (Pete) Wachholtz; he married Pauline, daughter of August and Amelia (Balvance) Kester. They resided in Pommern until 1877, when they came to America, settling in Winfield, where they built the home where their sons, Fred and August Wachholtz, now reside. Bertha Wachholtz grew to womanhood in Winfield, and was educated in the public schools and spent one year, 1906, in Phoenix, Arizona.
Mr. and Mrs. Greenwood have had seven children: Phyllis, b. Merritt, B.C., Sept. 10, 1912; Patricia Belle, b. Aug. 12, 1913, Merritt; Pauline Estella, b. Oct. 10, 1914, Merritt; James and Joseph, twins, b. Nov. 15, 1918, Winfield; and two infants unnamed.
Mr. Greenwood served on the board of supervisors of Winfield, two years, and was town treasurer one year. In 1924 he was made a member of the County Highway Committee, and served on such until June 1926, when he became County Highway Engineer, and has acted in that capacity since that date. The Greenwood family are members of the Reedsburg Baptist Church.
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