Biography extracted from History of Sauk County, Wisconsin Chicago: Western Historical Company, published 1880.
Solomon Cook, farmer, carpenter and cabinet-maker, Sec. 36; P.O. Ironton; son of Nathan and Anna (Wickersham) Cook; was born in Wayne Co., Ind., Aug. 20, 1821. He was married, Nov. 5, 1846, in Hamilton Co., at Strawtown, to Mary A. Brown, daughter of Fielder and Martha (Bundy) Brown; Mrs. Cook was born in Wayne Co., Ind., Jan. 1, 1832; they have had seven children - Antoinette, now Mrs. A. J. Coryell, living in Woodland; Ella C., now Mrs. Charles Veeder, of Richland Co. (near Woodland); Sadie L., Charles O., Drusilla, Caleb E. and Alice, who died when 1 year of age. In July, 1855, Mr. Cook and family came to Wisconsin and settled in Richland Co., town of Westford, Sec. 1; remained there till 1872, then moved to Woodland, Sauk Co., on Sec. 36; has 45 acres of land, a portion of which lies in Richland Co.; was Assessor of Westford one year, and of Woodland one year; was Treasurer of School District No. 9, Westford, six years, and of Joint School District No. 9 Woodland and Westford, six years. Mrs. Mary A. Cook is the recorded minister of the "Ironton Monthly Meeting of Friends' Church," Sec. 36. The daughters have all been teachers; Antoinette has taught four years, Ella C., ten years, and Sadie L., six years. Mr. Cook has manufactured sorghum syrup quite extensively; in 1879, he made 1,268 gallons, and this year he has made 827 gallons.
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