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 454-455
Mr. and Mrs. L. Eugene Montgomery. Mr. Lyman Eugene Montgomery, a prominent farmer of southern Dellona, a lifelong resident of the community, was born Dec. 9, 1859, in the town of Excelsior, Sauk County, son of Lyman and Achsah (Peck) Montgomery.
The father was born in Free Town, Cortland Co., N.Y., Feb. 22, 1825, and came to Sauk County with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Montgomery, in 1849. The family located on land now owned by our subject in Dellona. Here Lyman spent his early years, and on Jan. 27, 1859, was married to Achsah Peck. Her father, Newton Peck, was born at Bristol, Ct., Nov. 25, 1795; her mother, whose maiden name was Sarah Cone, was born in the same place, Jan. 17, 1797. They resided in Bristol many years, and Achsah Peck was born there, March 9, 1836. In 1856 the Peck family came to Excelsior township, settling on land now owned by our subject's brother, Charles Montgomery. Upon their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Lyman Montgomery took up residence on the Frank Vogel farm; from there, about 1875, they moved to Winfield, and in 1885 bought the present Charles Montgomery farm, in Excelsior. Lyman M. died July 4, 1914; his wife, Jan. 24, 1922.
Our subject's early years were spent with his parents. On Jan. 26, 1881, he was united in marriage to Ann McIntosh of Winfield. She was a daughter of Lachian and Catherine (Cameron) McIntosh, early settlers of that township, born Aug. 26, 1856. They located in Dellona, where her death occurred, May 25, 1900. She left seven children: Frank James, married Esther Shultis, and died May 9, 1925; Gertrude Estella, now Mrs. Lee SHULTIS; Florence Winnefred, now Mrs. Earl Living, California; Walter Eugene, married Estella Heffel, and resides in Reedsburg; Vernnie, now the wife of Harry O'Conner; Gladys, now the wife of Henry Lee, Reedsburg; and Paul Edward, married Myrtle Vogel.
In 1903 our subject purchased the present homesite on which he resided.
On June 16, 1915, he was married to Wilhemine (Minnie) Krug, daughter of Henry and Dorothea (Behn) Krug. Her father was born in Hanover, Germany, Sept. 13, 1842, son of John George and Elizabeth (Ketch) Krug, natives also of Hanover. He came to America in 1866, and married, in Chicago, in 1867, Dorothea Behn. This lady was born Jan. 29, 1844, and came to America at the same time the man she afterward married did. They resided in Chicago for some time and Mrs. Montgomery was born in that place, May 26, 1868. Her father died Sept. 30, 1913; her mother, March 10, 1910.
Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery enjoyed considerable prosperity on their Dellona farm, which is one of the best farms in that township.
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