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Biography of Dr. Isaac R. Goodspeed

For fifty-six years-more than half a century, Dr. Isaac R. Goodspeed has been one of the foremost citizens of San Mateo County; coming here when a young doctor with the ink on his diploma hardly dry, he remained in the county ever since. During this time he has been identified with many successful business enterprises and has faithfully filled the various offices he has held for both San Mateo City and County. Dr. Goodspeed was born in China. Maine, on May 30, 1831. In 1854 he graduated from Bowdoin Medical College, one of a class of nineteen. Today he is the only living member of that class. He began the practice of medicine at Milwaukee, and in 1854 he was married to Miss Elizabeth P. Woodcock at Gardiner, Maine. A short time after his graduation he went west to Chicago, and in 1858 came to California. He tried mining in Nevada for a while, but with indifferent success; and soon came to San Francisco and opened an office on Kearny street, where he remained until 1860. In the Spring of this year he decided to try his luck down the peninsula. He liked the climate of Pescadero so well that he settled in this town and remained there for the next ten years. For two years he taught school. and practiced medicine. Then he went into the merchandise business and later on tried ranching, all the time keeping up the practice of medicine. His other activities while at Pescadero were, serving as Justice of the Peace, ex-officio Coroner, and Associate County Judge with one of the justices of the...

Biography of Rev. John J. Dillon

Since the 9th of December, 1915, Rev. John J. Dillon has been pastor of the Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel at Baden, Missouri, where he has labored untiringly, his efforts being crowned with a most substantial measure of success. Father Dillon was ordained to the priesthood from St. John’s church in St. Louis on the 30th of May, 1885, Archbishop John J. Glennon officiating. More than a third of a century has passed since that time and throughout the entire period Father Dillon has been most consecrated to his work, his labors accomplishing splendid results. He went to Mexico, Missouri, as pastor of St. Brendan’s church on the 18th of June, 1899, and there remained until his present appointment. In the meantime, before going to Mexico and following his graduation from the Provencial Seminary at Milwaukee in 1885, he acted as assistant of St. John’s parish in St. Louis and then went to Valley Park, where he established a parish. While there he became ill and it was feared that pulmonary trouble would develop. It was through the influence and efforts of Father Phelan of St. Brendan’s church in Mexico that he became chaplain of the cemetery under Father Phelan and continued in that position until 1892, during which period he said the burial service for more than twenty thousand people. The open-air work greatly benefited his health and in fact restored him to excellent physical condition, so that he has enjoyed good health almost continuously since. He was afterward made assistant to the Church of the Immaculate Conception under Father G. D. Powers and subsequently was...

Biography of Rev. Joseph F. Lubeley

Rev. Joseph F. Lubeley, pastor of the Holy Trinity church at Fourteenth and Mallinckrodt streets in St. Louis, was born in Lockhaven, Pennsylvania, September 15, 1873, a son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Selter) Lubeley, both of whom were natives of Germany, where they were reared and married. Immediately after that important event in their lives they sailed for the United States, taking up their abode at Lockhaven, Pennsylvania, where the father taught school and also served as organist in the church. In 1877 he came to St. Louis and was made teacher and organist in St. Liborius parish, with which he was connected to the time of his death in 1895. His widow survives and resides with a daughter on a farm in St. Charles county, Missouri. Joseph F. Lubeley of this review attended the St. Liborius school and afterward was a student in St. Francis College at Quincy, Illinois, there pursuing his college work and course in philosophy, remaining as a student in that institution for six years. He was then sent to Innsbruck, where he attended the Jesuit University for four years, and in 1895, not having reached the canonical age, he taught at St. Francis seminary in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, for a year. On the 4th of July, 1896, he was ordained to the priesthood in St. Anthony’s church of St. Louis by Archbishop J. J. Kain. He then served as assistant to Father Hoffman of St. Henry’s church, where he continued his labors until December 1, 1900, at which time he was appointed pastor of sacred Heart church at Troy, Missouri, over which he presided until...

Biographical Sketch of Edmund G. Ross

Edmund G. Ross, one of the leaders in favor of a free Kansas, a pioneer editor of Topeka, afterward United States senator to succeed Gen. James H. Lane. He was born at Ashland, Ohio, December 7, 1826; mustered the printer’s trade, spent several years as a journeyman, and was engaged in newspaper work at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, when Lawrence was sacked in 1856. He started overland in charge of a party of free-state men, who upon their arrival at Topeka, took the field with the anti-slavery forces. After the invaders had been driven out, Mr. Ross entered into partnership with his brother in the publication of the Kansas Tribune. He took an active interest in politics, was a member of the Wyandotte Constitutional Convention in 1859, and at its close began the publication of the Kansas State Record at Topeka, which became a very influential republican organ. In 1860 his paper aided in calling a territorial convention to plan a scheme for secnring a practical railroad system for the anticipated State of Kansas. He assisted in raising the Eleventh Kansas Infantry in 1862, and at the organization of the regiment was elected captain of a company. Subsequently Governor Carney appointed him major of the regiment, when it was changed from infantry to cavalry, and he was present with his command in all the battles in which it was engaged. In 1865 Governor Crawford appointed him aide-de-camp with the rank of lieutenant colonel. At the close of the war he became editor of the Kansas Tribune at Lawrence, and on July 25, 1866, Governor Crawford appointed him United States senator to...

Biography of Rev. James Thomas Coffey

Rev. James Thomas Coffey, pastor of St. Leo’s Catholic church at No. 2315 Mullanphy street in St. Louis, was born near Jefferson City, in Cole county, Missouri, November 8, 1861, his parents being Michael and Ann (Fitzsimons) Coffey, who were natives of Ireland and came to the United States in the ’40s as children with their respective parents, who made their way direct to St. Louis. Michael Coffey and Ann Fitzsimons were married in the old cathedral by Father Ryan, who was later archbishop of Philadelphia. Mr. Coffey was one of the pioneers in railroad construction in the west and was widely known as one of the builders of the North Missouri Railroad, now a part of the Wabash system, from St. Louis to Kansas City. He was also one of the builders of the Iron Mountain and subsequently of the Narrow Gauge, now the suburban line, from St. Louis to Florissant. He was likewise connected with the construction of other roads through the west and became widely known as a railroad builder, thus operating to the time of his death, which occurred in 1901. His son, James Thomas Coffey, was educated in St. Francis Seminary at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he pursued his preparatory and classical studies, and in 1882 went to Rome, Italy, to complete his preparation for the priesthood at the American College in Rome. He was there ordained on the 24th of July, 1887, by the cardinal vicar general of Rome, Cardinal Parochi. A year prior to the graduation of his class he had been ordained in recognition of his services in the college. He was...

Wisconsin Gold Star List – Milwaukee County: A-L

Army Abe, Edward A.,’24, North Milwaukee; WNG; corp 127inf; Alsace, Chateau Thierry; kia Aug 4, ’18. Adamczak, Stephen J., 23, Milwaukee; pvt 105inf; Somme offnsve, Ypres-Lys, defsec; w in action Sept 28; d (suicide) Dec 23,’18. Albrecht, Louis J., 28, Milwaukee; pvt 343inf; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 4, ’18. Anderson, Leonard, 23, Milwaukee; pvt 1cl 168inf; Lorraine, Champagne, Chateau Thierry; kia Jy 28, ’18. Anderson, Morgan M., 27, Milwaukee; 2Lt 16inf; Argonne ; kia Oct 5,’18. Andreski, Joseph, 30, South Milwaukee ; pvt 4inf ; kia Oct 10, ’18. Augustine, Arthur, 24, Milwaukee; WNG; corp 127inf; Roncheres, Fismes, Juvigny; kia Sept 1, ’18. Bach, Philip Frederick, 21, Milwaukee; pvt SATC, Bradley Polytechnic Institute; U. S.; dd (mening) Oct 13, ’18. Badura, Peter, 27, Milwaukee; pvt 148mgbn; overseas; dd (acute myocard) Oct 29, ’19. Baldwin, Eden J., 22, Milwaukee; 2Lt 90aersq; d (rr accident near Orleans) Dec 5, ’18. Banks, William J., 22, Milwaukee; pvt 1cl 129fa; Charpenterie; dd (pneu) Oct 6, ’18. Barber, Raymond, 32, Milwaukee; pvt 6engnrs; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 5″18. Barnes, Harvey A., 22, Milwaukee; WNG; pvt 127inf; Alsace, Chateau Thierry; kia Jy 31, ’18. Basel, Otto A., 21, Milwaukee; pvt 127inf; Chateau Thierry, Alsace sec; kia Jy 30,’18. Beckman, August, 19, Milwaukee; WNG; pvt 26inf; Cantigny; kia May 28, ’18. Beczkowsky, Steve H., 30, Milwaukee ; corp 311inf ; Meuse-Argonne, defsec; kia Oct 20, ’18. Bederman, Anton F., 31, Milwaukee ; pvt 343inf; overseas ; dd (pneu) Sept 28,’18. Behling, Emil, 27, Milwaukee; corp 47inf; near Verdun; kia Oct 7, 18. Belkowski, Ignatz, 25, Milwaukee ; pvt MD USGH21, Denver, Col. ; U. S.; dd...

Wisconsin Gold Star List – Milwaukee County: M-Z

Army McFadzen, Arthur R., 28, Milwaukee; pvt 8depbn SigC; U. S.; dd (pneu) Aug 12, 18. McGuinness, James, 20, Milwaukee; WNG; corp 127inf; Chateau Thierry, Fismes; dw Aug 2, ’18. McHugh, Kenneth Lavalle, 22, Milwaukee ; WNG ; Marne, Juvigny ; corp 120fa; kia Oct 4, ’18. MacMaster, Malcolm J., 24, Milwaukee ; 2Lt CAC, Manila, P. I. ; dd (dys) Jan 6,’19. Machurski, Simon E., 21, Milwaukee; WNG; pvt 127inf; Alsace, Sergy; kia Aug 1, ’18. Madala, Frank, 21, Milwaukee ; pvt 16inf; Toul front, Picardy front ; kia Jy 4, ’18. Majchrzak, Frank, 20, Milwaukee; pvt 1cl 28inf; w Aug 31; kia Oct 1, ’18. Malinowski, Nikodym, 25, Milwaukee; WNG; pvt 127inf; Gardelles, Fismes ; kia Aug 4, ’18. Malinowski, Sczepan, 23, Milwaukee ; WNG ; pvt 128inf; kia Aug 3 ’18. Malinski, John, 31, Milwaukee ; WNG ; pvt 128inf; 2Marne, Juvigny; kia Sept 1, ’18. Malusky, Joe F., 30, Milwaukee; pvt 339inf; overseas; dd (pneu) Sept 10, ’18. Manecke, Erwin R., 21, West Allis; WNG; pvt 1cl 120mgbn; Foret de Fere, Fismes, 2Marne, Juvigny; kia Oct 12,’18. Manthey, Bernard J., 22, Milwaukee ; pvt 55engnrs ; overseas ; dd (thrombosis) Aug 12,’18. Marach, Adam Paul, 27, Milwaukee ; pvt 47inf; kia Jy 81,’18. Martin, James P., 29, Milwaukee; pvt 1c1 311inf; kia Oct 17,’18. Marx, Stephen J., Milwaukee; pvt 47inf; kia Jy 29, ’18. Mather, Willard G., 20, Milwaukee; pvt SATC, Marquette University; U. S.; dd (pneu) Dec 6, ’18. Matson, Arthur W., 20, Hales Corners; pvt 7inf; U. S.; dd (empyema) Jan 22, ’18. Mattick, George, 24, Milwaukee; corp 16fa; Vesle, Chartreuve; kia Aug...

Biography of Herman A. Hanser, M.D.

Dr. Herman A. Hanser, a St. Louis surgeon who has practiced continuously 1n this city since 1898, was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, September 22, 1877. His father, the late Rev. C. J. Otto Hanser, D. D., was a native of Bavaria and came to America in 1848, being forced to leave his native country on account of his political activity in opposition to monarchial rule he was a highly educated man, a graduate of one of the leading German universities and until he took up the study of theology had quite an adventurous life, being obliged to leave Bavaria because of his activities against the crown. He managed to get out of the country to England and there secured a position as a seaman on a sailing vessel. He sailed the seas for four voyages, finally landing in New York, where he obtained a position as an accountant with a leading wholesale tobacco firm. It was his desire, however, to enter the ministry and his talents well qualified him for a professional career of that character, and moreover, inherited tendency as well as natural predilection led him in that direction, for through more than two hundred years members of the family had been connected with the work of the ministry. Rev. Mr. Hanser accordingly came to St. Louis, Missouri, and in due course of time was graduated with high honors from the Concordia Theological Seminary. He was then assigned to a pastorate in Boston, Massachusetts, where he labored in the church for seven years and on the expiration of that period accepted a pastorate at Fort Wayne, Indiana,...

Menominee Indians

Menominee Indians were located on and near the Menominee River, Wisconsin, and in Michigan on or about the present location of Mackinac. The Menominee belonged to the Algonquian linguistic family and to the same section as the Cree and Foxes.

Biography of Bradford Norbury

BRADFORD NORBURY. Bradford Norbury has made his home in Greene County, Missouri, since 1862, and has become widely and favorably known to its citizens. He owes his nativity to Dane County, Wisconsin, where he was born February 5, 1835, a son of Thomas E. and Anna (Dickson) Norbury, the former of whom was born in Ireland and came to America in 1834. He was married in his native land and after coming to this country located near Lockport, New York, where he engaged extensively in the manufacture of woolen goods, but after a very short residence there moved to Wisconsin and began tilling the soil, but died before his hopes of making a competence for his family were realized. His widow still continued to live on the farm until 1841 when she also died, leaving a family of three sons and two daughters: Elizabeth, who became the wife of a Mr. Charlesworth, died at about the age of forty years; George, who went to California in search of gold in 1849, has never been heard of since, and is undoubtedly dead; William became a resident of New Jersey, and is deceased; Mary, who died in her early girlhood; and Bradford, who is the only surviving member of the family. After the death of the mother the family separated, after selling the home farm and dividing the proceeds, and, although Bradford was only six years old at this time, he continued to make his home in Dane County with friends and obtained a fair education in the common schools of that section. At the age of twenty-one he went to...
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