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 480.
Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Fish. Representatives of two of Winfield's pioneer families, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Fish, deceased, were the embodiment of that dauntless courage, which, through several generations of forebearers, had braved the hazards and hardihood of unbraved frontiers. They came to Winfield while still children, when the town was a wilderness, and saw it arise from its primieval state glorified by a dear and loyal civilization.
Mr. Lewis Fish, son of Silas and Betsy (Raymond) Fish, was born in Athens, Green Co., New York, Aug. 8, 1838, and came to Winfield, at the age of 16, in April 1855, with the immigration of his parents here at that time. His early years were spent on his father's farm, and about 1860, he became connected with his brother, Jasper T., in a land deal, involving an adjacent tract of land. On March 4, 1862, he was united in marriage to Miss Sarah Darrow, daughter of Henry A. and Luceba (Dann) Darrow. This lady was born July 18, 1842, in the Town of Sharon, near Allen's Grove, Walworth Co., Wis., and came to Winfield in the spring of 1852, at the age of 9 years, with her parents. At an early age she began teaching school, and taught one term in Dist. No. 2, Winfield, and one term in a school in the town of Big Creek, Juneau Co., Wis. She was married to Lewis Fish at the age of 18 years. The first years of their married life were spent on a farm near his father's, but in 1868 they purchased his brother Jasper's interest in the land previously mentioned, and took up housekeeping thereon. This was the farm on which they were to reside for forty years. In 1905 they went into retirement in Reedsburg, where he died, March 23, 1909. From 1911 until September 1921, she resided with her daughters, Mary (Mrs. W. H. Krug, Winfield) and Emma (Mrs. Emmet Catlin, Elkhorn), going that fall to live with her son, Spencer Fish, on the old home, where her death occurred, Feb. 22, 1922.
Mr. and Mrs. Fish were the parents of nine children, Ida, George, Edwin, Emma, Jasper, Walter, Mary (May), Spencer, and Blanch, mention of each of whom is made in the history of Winfield.
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