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Biography of Foster Dwight Coburn

It is no disparagement of the rank and file of that host of Kansas militant farmers who bore the heat and burden of the day and by their aggregate efforts raised Kansas to front rank among American agricultural states, to say that Foster Dwight Coburn is the distinguished leader of them all. He has long held secure a place as “one of the really great men of Kansas.” And like other Kansas great men, his achievements and influence have translated him to a place among the nation’s great men. His position in life is the more interesting because it is due not to political prominence, not to the accident of birth or fortune, but first and last to the splendid service he has rendered his state and the cause of agriculture. Undoubtedly he is and has been for years one of America’s foremost authorities and experts on this subject. His great work, and that in which he has most pride, was rendered during his more than twenty consecutive years as secretary of the agricultural department of Kansas. Yet, again and again Mr. Coburn has spoken with enthusiasm and praise of the men. who shared before him the responsibilities and honors of that office. He often says that Alfred Gray, who organized the State Board of Agriculture in 1872, was the most useful man Kansas ever produced. It was the successor of Alfred Gray, Major J. K. Hudson, who became secretary in 1880, who first brought Coburn into the work of the board as office assistant. In the forty-four years since the Board of Agriculture was established, and among its...

Wisconsin Gold Star List – Jefferson County

Army Bergmann, Fred W., 41, Watertown; pvt 120mgbn; Argonne, 2Marne, Juvigny ; dw Oct 5, ’18. Biedermann, Willie, 22, Jefferson; pvt 65co trkdet mgtngc, Camp Hancock; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 21, ’18. Black, Guy, 24, Fort Atkinson ; 2Lt 307inf ; near Werval ; kia Sept 14, ’18. Boettscher, Werner E., 21, Fort Atkinson; pvt 127inf; Soissons, Verdun; kia Oct 19, ’18. Burkert, John L., 26, Jefferson; pvt 161depbrig; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 6, ’18. Converse, Darwin, 21, Fort Atkinson ; pvt casdet, Camp Nichols ; dd (pneu) Nov 7,’18. Degner, Carl W., 28, Ixonia; pvt 362inf; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 10, ’18. Dorn, Albert Henry, 32, Helenville; pvt 354inf; w Aug 7; dd (pneu) Jan 31, ’19. Dunigan, Luke B., 28, m, Watertown; corp 120mgbn; kia Aug 29, ’18. Florine, Paul J., 22, Cold Spring; pvt 127inf; dw June 19, ’18. Frohmader, Edwin Carl, 28, Fort Atkinson; WNG; pvt 127inf; Alsace, Chateau Thierry, Verdun; dw Oct 19,’18. Hansen, Oscar, 26, Lake Mills; pvt inf Camp Hancock Sept rpldrft; dd. (pneu) Oct 13,’18. Huebner, Arthur W. L., 26, Watertown; pvt 124mgbn; w Nov 11; dd (pneu) Nov 26,’18. Koci, John J., 23, m, Jefferson; pvt 332fa; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 17, ’18. Krueger, Otto H., 26, Jefferson; pvt 163depbrig; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 9, ’18. Longley, Warren, 25, Fort Atkinson; WNG; pvt 127inf; U. S.; dd (empyema) Mch 18, ’18. Luedtke, Otto E., 29, Fort Atkinson; pvt 332mgbn; overseas; dd (empyema) May 17, ’18. Lukas, Bernard J., 26, Jefferson; pvt inf Camp Hancock Sept rpldrft; dd (pneu) Oct 7,’18. Lyke, Charles Alexander, 23, m, Jefferson; pvt...

Biography of Frank G. Hooper

Frank G. Hooper has lived in Pottawatomie County since 1885. He had shown exceptional ability in accumulating those things which mean a high degree of material prosperity, and for many years was identified with farming and had one of the largest single estates in Pottawatomie County. He is now living zetized at Belvue and is vice president of the Belvue State Bank. Mr. Hooper was born at Palmyra in Jefferson County, Wisconsin, February 16, 1860. His grandparents were George and Elizabeth Hooper, both natives of England. George Hooper was born in 1799 and in 1845 brought his family to the United States and established a pioneer home in the wilds of Wisconain, then a territory. He developed a farm there and died at Palmyra in 1863. Of his children only one is now living, John, who was born in Cornwall, England, in 1830 and is still living as a farmer in Palmyra, Wisconsin. George Hooper, father of Frank G., was born in Cornwall, England, May 8, 1834, and was eleven years of age when brought to America. He grew up in the wild country around Palmyra, Wisconsin, and turned his early training as a farmer to good account after he started an independent career. His life was largely spent in the Township of Palmyra, but for the last twenty years he lived retired in the village of that name and died there August 28, 1916. He was a republican and honored with various township offices, and was a trustee and steward of the local Methodist Episcopal Church. George Hooper married Jane Strike, who was born February 23, 1834, and...

Biography of Henry R. Honey

Henry R. Honey. A pioneer of North Central Kansas, where be had resided for more than fifty-three years, Henry R. Honey had watched and participated in its growth and development from Indian days and had been variously identified with the movements and institutions which have brought about advanced civilization and the establishment of conditions that make this one of the most prosperous and enlightened sectione of the country. He had been connected prominently with business and finansial affairs, but more partienlarly with journalistic work, and for over two decades had been publisher and proprietor of the Western Advocate, the leading newspaper of Jewell County. In public affairs he had also been active and prominent, and at this time is postmaster of Mankato, having held this office since August, 1914. Mr. Honey is of Irish descent, but also had a strain of Iroquois Indian blood in his veins, being one-sixteenth Iroquois, this coming through his paternal grandmother. The Honey family originated in Ireland, where the name was spelled Mahoney, and the great-grandfather of Mr. Honey, who spelled his name in the old way, fought as a soldier during the Revolutionary war. Joseph Honey, the grandfather of Henry R. Honey, was born in 1791, in Vermont, was there reared, and married Miss Shipman, through whom Mr. Honey had inherited his Indian blood. Joseph Honey fought as a soldier from Vermont in the War of 1812, being with Gen. Wade Hampton at Lake Champlain, and in 1835 removed with his family to Trumbull County, Ohio, as a pioneer, there continuing in agricultural pursuits until a short time before his death, which occurred...

Jefferson County, Wisconsin Cemetery Records

Wisconsin Cemetery records are listed by county then name of cemetery within the Wisconsin county. Most of these are complete indices at the time of transcription, however, in some cases we list the listing when it is only a partial listing. Jefferson County, Wisconsin Cemetery Records Hosted at Jefferson County USGenWeb Archives Project Bethel Welsh Presbyterian Cemetery Cross Lutheran Cemetery St Joseph Cemetery St Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery St Wenceslane Church Cemetery Waterloo City Cemetery Hosted at Jefferson County, Wisconsin WIGenWeb Ebenezer Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery Lake Mills Lake Ripley Cemetery Saint John Cemetery Saint Stephens Cemetery Siloam Cemetery Washington Cemetery Welsh Presbyterian Cemetery Hosted at USGenWeb Archives Project, Tombstone Photograph Pages St John’s Lutheran Cemetery St Stephen’s Lutheran Cemetery Evergreen Cemetery Cross Lutheran Cemetery Welsh Presbyterian Cemetery Lake Mills Cemetery Siloam Cemetery Washington Cemetery Ebenezer Cemetery...

Biography of Harris Winfield Hutchinson

Harris Winfield Hutchinson, deputy state grain inspector at Hutchinson, had been in the grain business the greater part of his active life and had as many and diverse qualifications for his present position as any one could ask. While he had lived at Hutchinson only a few years, he feels that the town had some specially intimate associations for him. It will be recalled that Hutchinson, Kansas, was established in 1871 and named for C. C. Hutchinson. A brother of this Kansas man, Asa Hutchinson, also founded the Town of Hutchinson, Minnesota. Mr. H. W. Hutchinson is related to both of these men. Harris Winfield Hutchinson was born at Madison, Wisconsin, November 3, 1861. His father, Capt. Martin Van Buren Hutchinson, was born at Montpelier, Vermont, in 1834, and his parents removed to Wisconsin about 1846, when Wisconsin was still a territory. They located at Packwaukee, where he was reared. He married at Waterloo, Wisconsin, and in 1861, at the outbreak of the Civil war, enlisted with a Wisconsin regiment of infantry and was throughout the entire struggle. He was through the Vicksburg campaign and many other battles and engagements, and after the war was sent to Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, as captain in another regiment to quell an Indian uprising. Following the war he returned to Waterloo, Wisconsin, and was engaged in the grain business there. In 1889 he removed to Farmington, North Dakota, and continued active as a grain merchant until his death in 1895. He was a democrat in politics and filled the office of constable and other minor positions. His popularity and ability were strikingly testified...

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