The History of Sauk County Wisconsin 1880 Chicago: Western Historical Company
City and Town of Baraboo:
George Capener, contractor and builder; born in London, England, July 29, 1829; came to America with his parents in 1836; they located in New York City May 11, 1850; he landed in Baraboo, where he has been engaged most of the time at his trade; he has built most of the churches, and a large number of principal buildings in the town. He was married, Nov. 14, 1849 to Miss Harriet J. Dunn; she was born in Meadville, Penn.; they have four children, all born in Baraboo, Wis.- Emma J., Sarah A., Wm. A. and Geo. D. Mrs. Capener died June 18, 1865. He married the second time, Sept 2, 1866 to Louisa Shew; she was born in Baraboo, and the have two children living-Arthur and Leona May. In politics, Mr Capener is a Republican.
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