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1883 Business Directory of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin

The following is from the 1883 Business Directory of Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. Brower, T. L., general store. Brower & Son, drugs and groceries. Beach, H., hardware and farm implements. Bassett, Huntington & Co., grain dealers. Butterfield, L. T., photographer. Baldwin, H., Tremont House. Bridenbauch, M., Central House. Chase, L. & Co., general store. Crehain, Dennis, St. Paul Hotel. Conant, Dr., Turkish Bath. Case & Co., grain dealers. Douglass, D. A., notion store. Evans, William, attorney. Eddy, E., physician. Famechon, J., grain dealer. Garvey Brothers, dry goods. Grelle, Charles, furniture. Griesbaugh, Christian, meat market. Haskins, Le Roy, soap manufacturer. Hewitt, Byron, farm machinery. Jones, J. D., physician. Kohn & Co., clothing. Knops, John, furniture. Lindner, G. L., cigar maker. Levi, N. H., jeweler. Lockart, E. P., lumber dealer. Mathews, R. G., jeweler. Morrison, E., hardware. Nor, Frederick & Co., meat market. Poehler, H. C., groceries. Rosenbaum, S., groceries. Reitemeyer, A. H., Vinegar Works. Rodgers, Edward, Sherman House. Rodway, T. F., restaurant. Schweizer, Mrs. J. G., Commercial Hotel. Schweizer, M., boots and shoes. Stauer & Co., saw mills. Shumann & Menges, brewery. Steiger, A., physician. Samuels, A. F., physician. Schumecher, R. R., restaurant. Thomas, O. B., attorney. Viele, L. F. S., attorney. Wright & Co., drugs. Weidenfeld, H., dry goods. Webster, Daniel,...

Algonquian Indian Bands, Gens and Clans

Many tribes have sub-tribes, bands, gens, clans and phratry.  Often very little information is known or they no longer exist.  We have included them here to provide more information about the tribes. Atchaterakangouen. An Algonquian tribe or band living in the interior of Wisconsin in 1672, near the Mascouten and...

Descendants of Robert and Ruth Huestis

Robert1 Huestis1 , married Ruth d. soon after the birth of his only child, David. Probably lived in Dutchess County, N. Y. * David Huestis. David2 Huestis, son of Robert; m. Elizabeth Wooley in Dutchess County, N. Y. After the Revolutionary War, in which he was a soldier, David Huestis moved to Herkimer County, N. Y., where he raised his seven children: Robert Huestis, b. May 7, 1760; d. Aug. 17, 1835 ; m. Margaret Griggs. Abel m. Cynthia Gordinier (sister of Margaret). Rachel Huestis. Edward Huestis. Eleanor Huestis. Michael Huestis. Lydia Huestis. Abel Huestis. Michael3 Huestis, b. Aug. 8, 1772; m. at Kinderhook, Columbia County, N. Y., Margaret (called Peggy) Gordinier, who was b. Jan. 3, 1773 ; she d. Feb. 24, 1823,; her mother’s maiden name was Holmes. Michael Huestis came to Rodman, N. Y., in 1810, from Warren, Herkimer County, N. Y.; he settled in the northern part of the town where he engaged in farming; he served as Justice of the Peace for many years, and was in the mercantile business in Rodman. He d. May 8, 1849; both he and his wife are buried at Rodman. Children (11): Hannah Huestis, b. December 17, 1797 ; d. May 11, 1869 m. George W. Jenks ; four children: Mary, Alonzo, Maxwell, and Laura Ann. Mary m. Giles Glass; she owned the parrot called “Paul”. Family buried at Rodman. John Huestis, b. April 30, 1801 ; d. Jan. 26, 1858. Valariah Huestis, b. Jan. 27, 1803 ; d. Dec. 3, 1832 ; buried at Rodman; m. Levi Lawton; three children; Chancey, Orrin, and Jackson. Anna Huestis, b. 1809, triplet; m. Eber Cole Budlong...

Origin and History of the Oneidas

This canton of the Iroquois nation, deduces its origin in a remote age, from the Onondagas, with the language of which, the Oneida has the closest affinity. According to a tradition which was related to me, and which is believed to be entitled to respect, they are descended from two persons, who, in their obscure ages, and before a confederation had been thought of, went out from the people at Onondaga, and first dwelt at the head of the Oneida river. After increasing in numbers, they removed to the outlet of the Oneida creek, which flows into Oneida Lake. Here they fortified themselves, and farther increased in numbers and power. Remains of this fortification are said still to exist. Their next removal was up the Oneida creek valley, to the storied locality of the Oneida stone, from which, by a figure of speech, they represent themselves to have sprung. This stone is in the town of Stockbridge, Madison County. It lies on a very commanding eminence, from which the entire valley, as far as the Oneida Lake, can be seen in a clear atmosphere. The day of my visit being hazy at a distance, the lake could not be seen, although the view down the valley was both magnificent and picturesque. This eminence was formerly covered with a butternut grove. Old, and partly decayed trees of this species, still remain in a few places. The ancient town extended in a transverse valley, south of this ridge of land, covered as it was, with nut wood trees, and was completely sheltered by it, from the north winds. A copious and...

Wisconsin Genealogy at Ancestry

Ancestry is the largest provider of genealogy data online. The billions of records they provide have advanced genealogy online beyond imagination just a decade ago. The following is but a small sample of what they provide for Wisconsin genealogy at Ancestry. While some of these databases are free, many require a subscription. You can try a 14 day free trial and see if you can find any of your Wisconsin genealogy at Ancestry! Wisconsin Genealogy Databases at Ancestry Subscription May be Required Ancestry Free Trial Wisconsin Statewide Genealogy at Ancestry An illustrated history of the state of Wisconsin : being a complete civil, political, and military history of the state, from i British Influence on Wisconsin, 1763-1814 Development of town boundaries in Wisconsin. Development of town boundaries in Wisconsin History of northern Wisconsin : containing an account of its settlement, growth, development, and resources, an extensive sketc History of the Presbyterian and Congregational churches and ministers in Wisconsin History of the Territory of Wisconsin, from 1836 to 1848 : preceded by an account of some events during the period in which it Inventory of the state archives of Wisconsin: Department of State Leading events of Wisconsin history : the story of the state Memorial record of the fathers of Wisconsin : containing sketches of the lives and career of the members of the constitutional Origin and legislative history of county boundaries in Wisconsin The Catholic Church in Wisconsin The charter and revised statutes relating to the State Historical Society of Wisconsin : also the constitution and by-laws of t The State Historical Society of Wisconsin : a century of service :...

Utah, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming Indians Wounded in Action

The following Indians Wounded in Action, are listed by Name, Tribe and Location of death. The name under the photograph is the person shown.  No additional information was provided in the book. Utah Sammy Arrats, Ute, Tarawa Richard Burson, Ute, Iwo Jima Alfred Parriette, Ute, Pacific Harvey Natchees, Ute, Belgium Henry Drye, Paiute, Italy Washington James Wilson, Swinomish, New Guinea Harold Jackson, Clallam James R. Alexander, Lummi, France Howard A. George, Lummi, Germany Benjamin W. Hillaire, Lummi, Germany Anthony Jefferson, Lummi, France Bert H. Jefferson, Lummi, Philippines Forrest L. Kinley, Lummi, Philippines Charles Owens, Europe Bernard Bumgarner, Quinaielt, Europe William Hicks, Quinaielt, Europe Emanuel S. Alfred, Suquamish, Pacific Aloysius Belmont, Suquamish, Europe Leonard Lawrence, Suquamish, Anzio Charles Lawrence, Suquamish, France Steven E. Williams, Tulalip, Philippines Roy Smith, Makah, Europe Frank H. Smith, Makah, Europe Antonio Rogers, Chehalis, Germany Wisconsin Ervin Doxtator, Oneida Dean King, Oneida, Belgium Joseph H. Metoxen, Oneida, France Eastman Skenandore, Oneida, Leyte Ernest Skenandore, Oneida, Belgium Aaron L. Smith, Oneida, Belgium Casterson Swamp, Oneida Warren Swamp, Oneida, Italy Abraham Webster, Oneida Raymond D. Deer, Winnebago Daniel Snowball, Winnebago Andrew Thundercloud, Winnebago, Pacific Murray Whiterabbit, Winnebago Norman Winneshiek, Winnebago Charles Beouprey, Menominee, Europe Frank Dodge, Menominee, Europe Joseph Duquain, Menominee, Europe Gust Kinney, Menominee, Europe Mose Neosh, Menominee, Europe Mose Neosh, Menominee, Europe Lloyd Gauthier, Menominee, Europe John O’Kachecum, Menominee, Europe Joseph L. Pecore, Menominee, Europe John Shawanopenass, Menominee, Europe Joseph Smith, Menominee, Europe Mitchell Sturdevant, Menominee, Europe Edward Tucker, Menominee, Europe Benedict Warrington, Menominee, Europe Gilbert Waupoose, Menominee, Europe James Zhuckkahosee, Kickapoo, Europe Lloyd Tourtillot, Menominee, Philippines ter A. Tucker, Menominee, Philippines Earl J. Pecore, Menominee,...

Wisconsin and Wyoming Indian Honored War Dead

The following Honored War Dead, are listed by Name, Tribe and Location of death. The name under the photograph is the person shown.  No additional information was provided in the book. Wisconsin Richard J. Ackley, Chippewa, Italy Matthew Johnson, Winnebago, Europe Joseph Gravorette, Belgium Robert Duffy, Chippewa Joseph Matchoma, Menominee, France Donald J. Brisk, Oneida, France Robert A. Cornelius, Oneida, Germany Melvin Jordan, Oneida, France Marvin Johns, Oneida, France Joseph Ninhom, Oneida Joseph J. White, Winnebago, France Milan St. Germaine, Chippewa, France Thomas Soldier, Menominee, France Arnold Tepiew, Menominee, Burma Joseph Komanekin, Menominee, France James C. Ford, Jr., Chippewa, Italy Alpheus Decorah, Winnebago George N. Johnson, Winnebago Edmund Cornelius, Oneida, Pacific Wyoming Claude Goggies, Arapahoe, Leyte Chester Arthur, Arapahoe, Belgium William Trosper, Arapahoe John L. Brown Arapahoe Lee Wadda, Shoshone Laverne Wagon, Shoshone Richard Pogue, Shoshone Sidney Bush, Shoshone George Antelope, Arapahoe...

Treaty of October 18, 1848

Articles of a treaty made and concluded at Lake Pow-aw-hay-kon-nay, in the State of Wisconsin, on the eighteenth day of October, one thousand eight hundred and forty-eight, between the United States of America, by William Medill, a commissioner duly appointed for that purpose, and the Menomonee tribe of Indians, by the chiefs, headmen, and warriors of said tribe. Article I. It is stipulated and solemnly agreed that the peace and friendship now so happily subsisting between the Government and people of the United States and the Menomonee Indians shall be perpetual. Article II. The said Menomonee tribe of Indians agree to cede, and do hereby cede, sell, and relinquish to the United States all their lands in the State of Wisconsin, wherever situated. Article III. In consideration of the foregoing cession, the United States agree to give, and do hereby give, to said Indians for a home, to be held as Indians’ lands are held, all that country or tract of land ceded to the said United States by the Chippewa Indians of the Mississippi and Lake Superior, in the treaty of August 2, 1847, and the Pillager band of Chippewa Indians, in the treaty of August 21, 1847, which may not be assigned to be assigned to the Winnebago Indians, under the treaty with that tribe of October 13, 1846, and which is guarantied to contain not less than six hundred thousand acres. Article IV. In further and full consideration of said cession, the United States agree to pay the sum of three hundred and fifty thousand dollars, at the several times, in the manner, and for the...

Biography of Captain Eleazar L. Sarsons

Captain Eleazar L. Sarsons, a well-known resident of Acworth and a veteran of the Civil War, was born in Lyme, N.H., August 9, 1836, son of Leon and Flora Ella (Prue) Sarsons. His father, who was born in France in the year 1800, emigrated to Canada in 1828, and in 1834 moved to Sheffield, Vt. He was a shoemaker by trade, and followed this handicraft in connection with farming for some time. He later plied his calling in Lyme, N.H., and other places; and in 1871 he came to Acworth, where he spent the rest of his life. He married Flora Ella Prue, who was born in Canada in 1815. They became the parents of ten children, as follows: Mary; Elinore; Eleazar L., the subject of this sketch; Flora, who was born in 1834, and died in Wheelock, Vt., in 1841; Adeline; Marguerite; William H.; George W., who died in Pennsylvania, December 6, 1880; Ella, born in Barre, Vt., in April, 1852; and Charles, who was born in Orange, Vt., in 1860, and died in 1868. Mary Sarsons became the wife of Henry Townes, of Lake Village, N.H. Her husband died July 1, 1896; and she is now residing in Nashua, N.H. Elinore married George W. Newell, of Nashua, and died May 3, 1889. Adeline married John Williams. Marguerite, who married John Clark, died June 28, 1880. William H., who married Clara Barton, died in Kansas, January 6, 1881. Ella is the widow of Ora C. Smith, late of Acworth, N.H., who died February 1, 1897. Leon Sarsons died June 17, 1888, having survived his wife, who died February...
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