Location: Dane County WI

Wisconsin Gold Star List – Dane County

Army Anderson, A. H., 27., Stoughton ; SATC UW ; dd (pneu) Oct 9, ’18. Baker, Francis, 21, Stoughton; pvt rpl&tngcntr, Camp MacArthur; dd (pneu) Jan 15,’19. Bakken, Wilbur, 20, Madison; pvt AS Flying Schl, Barron Field; dd (pneu) Dec 9,’18.. Berge, Willard Melancthon, 22, Cambridge; pvt 127inf; Alsace, Chateau Thierry, Soissons, Verdun; dw Oct 6,’18. Beyler, George H., 26, Madison; pvt aerphotosect; dd (pyelitis) Oct 6,’18. Bischoff, Godfrey, 28, Argyle; corp 123mgbn; Albert sec, Hamel, Cote le mont, Cierges, Dannevoux; dd (pneu) Oct 22, ’18. Blatterman, Erwin C., 22, Sun Prairie; pvt 158depbrig; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 6,’18. Boe, Albert M., 27, DeForest ; pvt 331mgbn ; U. S.; dd (purpura hemorrhagia) Feb 20, ’18. Bostrack, Elmer Kennen, 22, Stoughton; pvt infrpl&tngtr, Camp Grant; dd (pneu) Oct 8,’18. Boy, Herman A., 26, Madison; pvt 111inf; Xammes, Haumont; kia Nov 10, ’18. Bradley, Clarence 1., 23, Madison; corp 127inf; Chateau Thierry; dw Aug 8, ’18. Brekke, John, 23, Madison; pvt 1cl 39inf; kia Jy 18,’18. Brigham, Stephen 0., 31, Madison; 1Lt 127inf; Dravegny, St. Gilles Road; dw Aug 4, ’18. Brimmer, Delmar Jewel, 27, m, Madison; pvt 127inf; Aisne-Marne, Alsace sec; dw Jy 30, ’18. Bringa, Alvin T., 25, Stoughton; pvt 311fremsq QMC; dd (mening) May 7,’18. Caesar, Frank E., 25, Madison; pvt 58inf ; kia Aug 6, ’18. Cairns, William B., Jr., 24, Madison; 1Lt 127inf; Cierges;...

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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...

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Biography of Judge W. I. Wallace

JUDGE W. I. WALLACE. Biography should be written for the sake of its lessons; that men everywhere may place themselves in contact with facts and affairs, and build themselves up to and into a life of excellence, where they may keep and augment their individuality. For this reason a sketch of Judge W. I. Wallace is here given, his career having been both honorable and useful. He was born in the Green Mountains, Franklin County, Mass., December 25, 1840, his parents being Zebina and Lucinda (French) Wallace, who were of Scotch-Irish lineage. The Wallaces trace their genealogical ancestry back to the earliest colonists immigrating to Massachusetts. The paternal grandfather, Seth Wallace, was born in that State, but became an early settler of the Empire State, where he followed the occupation of farming, a calling which received the attention of most of the members of his family. He had fought his country’s battles as a soldier of the Revolution, during which time he was noted for his bravery and faithfulness to the Colonial cause. Zebina Wallace resided in Vermont until 1859, then moved to Dane County, Wisconsin, where he became the owner and resided on a farm near Madison until his death, which occurred in 1881. He learned the trade of tanning in his youth, but his last days were spent on a farm. His mother died in 1883, having...

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Biography of Lemuel C. Neal

A representative of the mercantile interests of Lewiston, Lemuel C. Neal is engaged in the furniture and undertaking business and is a most energetic, enterprising man, whose success comes to him as the reward of his well directed efforts, and is therefore justly deserved. He is native of Wisconsin, his birth having occurred at Sun Prairie, Dane county, on the 12th of June 1845. His ancestors were early settlers of Maine, and there his parents, Thomas and Olive (Dalton) Neal, were born, reared and married. In 1843 they removed to Wisconsin, locating within its borders ere its admission to the Union. In 1867 they went to Kansas, purchased lands at Beloit, and there the father carried on agricultural pursuits until his death, which occurred in 1887, when he had reached the age of seventy-two years. His wife departed this life in her fifty-sixth year. They had nine children, of whom six are living. Lemuel C. Neal, the fifth in order of birth, was reared to manhood on his father’s farm in Wisconsin, and pursued his education through the winter seasons in a log schoolhouse, while in the summer months he assisted in the labors of cultivating the fields. When he was but sixteen years of age the country became involved in the great civil war, and from the beginning his patriotic spirit prompted his enlistment. It was not until...

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Biography of John L. Chapman

John L. Chapman, the postmaster and city treasurer of Lewiston, is a native of Wisconsin, his birth having occurred in Evansville, Rock County, that state, on the 27th of December 1850. He is a representative of one of the old American families. His father, Timothy S. Chapman, was a native of New York, and married Minerva Hurlburt, who was also born in the Empire state. He was a vocalist of superior ability and a teacher of both instrumental music and singing. In 1844 he removed to Illinois, and there his home became a station on the famous underground railroad. He was a lover of freedom, an opponent of oppression in any form, and, just prior to the war, he assisted many a Negro on his way to liberty. Subsequently he removed to Wisconsin, and later came to Idaho, where his remaining days were passed. He died in Lewiston, in 1891, but his wife still survives him, and is now in the eightieth year of her age. In early life they were members of the Presbyterian Church, but afterward united with the Congregational church. Of their family of seven children only three are now living. John L. Chapman, whose name introduces this sketch, was reared and educated in Mazomanie, Wisconsin, and came to Lewiston in 1870, at the age of nineteen years. He began working in the lumber regions at...

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Biographical Sketch of Thomas H. Garry

Garry, Thomas H.; lawyer; born, Stratford, Ont., 1868; graduated, University of Wisconsin, class of 1893; married, Cleveland, Jessie Graham; one daughter, Margaret; Asst. United States Atty. Northern District of Ohio, 1904-1910; member law firm Goulder, Day, White & Garry; trustee St. Luke’s Hospital Ass’n; member Athletic...

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Arney, Sally G.

Sally G. Arney died in Portland Feb. 13, 1981. The daughter of Lelah and the late Dr. A. J. Hockett, she was born in Madison, Wisconsin, Nov. 26, 1935. She is survived by her husband Douglas Arney, her mother Lelah Hockett of Portland; sons John Beaudoin of California, Steve Beaudoin of Portland and Wade C. (Corky) Johnson of Bend. Memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society. Wallowa County Chieftain, Thursday February 19, 1981, Page 8 Contributed by: Tom...

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Olin, John Turner – Obituary

At the residence of his son, C. F. [Charles Forrest] Olin, in the town of Washington, on Dec. 1, 1900, occurred the death of John Turner Olin at the age of 63 years, 10 months and 2 days. The deceased had suffered for some months from a complication of disease, an apoplectic stroke being the immediate cause of his demise. Mr. Olin was born in Delaware County, N.Y., and was the eldest son of George and Mary (Turner) Olin. At the age of nine years he removed with his parents to Iowa and four years later to Wisconsin, settling near Madison, Dane County. Thence to Marquette County in 1851, locating on what was then known as the Menomnee Indian Reservation at that time unsettled and unsurveyed. In 1855 they came to Eau Claire, then Chippewa County, where he has since resided. April 20, 1860 he was united in marriage with Elvira E. Holsted [Halstead], also a native of N. Y. Of the five children born to them, two daughters, Mrs. L. Ellis of Craft, Chippewa County and Mrs. W. Fraser of the town of Washington, and two sons, Chas. F. and John Boyd Olin of the same place, mourn with their widowed mother, the loss of a loving husband and kind father. A brother S. M. Olin is the only surviving member of their generation. Funeral services were held...

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Biography of Charles J. Perkins

Charles J. Perkins, attorney-at-law and an active member of the Southern California bar, came to the State in 1883, and the following year located in practice in San Bernardino. He was born in the Empire State in 1856, but his father, F. J. Perkins, moved with his family from New York to Illinois in the fall of that year, and purchased a farm, on which they settled. In 1877 young Perkins started out in railroad business as an employee in the operating department of the Denver & Rio Grande Railroad. At that time train robberies on the western frontier were much more frequent than now, and assaults by desperadoes upon trains supposed to carry valuable treasures were not uncommon. Mr. Perkins had some thrilling experiences with this lawless class. While serving as conductor on that line, he was shot at four different times in one year; and on one occasion observing that the train was not properly controlled, he went forward to the engine and found the engineer and fireman both dead in the cab, having been shot while at their post of duty by men in ambush. He also filled the position of traveling auditor during his connection with the Denver & Rio Grande Company. Deciding to make the legal profession his life-work, Mr. Perkins entered Wisconsin University at Madison and graduated in the law department of that...

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Dane County, Wisconsin Cemetery Records

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. Madison, the capital of Wisconsin, is located in Dane County, in the south central part of the state. Among the resources on the city’s website is a burial records database for Forest Hills Cemetery. The land on which Forest Hills Cemetery lies was purchased by the city in 1857. You will find links to a cemetery walking tour brochure and a map of the cemetery. The burials database includes 240 Union veterans as well as 140 Confederate prisoners of war who died at Camp Randall. There is a wealth of information in each individual’s record. To begin your search, click the Burial Records Search link. The database can be searched by last name of the deceased, by first and last name of the deceased, or by section and lot number. The data fields in the search results include name of the deceased, sex, race, grave number, date of birth, date of death, father’s and mother’s names, mother’s maiden name, place of birth and death, cause of death, occupation, funeral home, military service, grave location, purchase date, and lot owner’s name Burial Records Search Walking Tour Map Hosted at USGenWeb Archives Project, Tombstone Photograph Pages Albion Township, Albion Prairie Cemetery Albion Township, Sweet Cemetery...

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Biography of Rev. R. F. Sweet, D. D.

The old axiom which tells us that kind deeds and gentle words live forever is one which not only inspires the mind with its sublimity, but its truth is so often brought home to us, and so forcibly that it affords a solace we do not always feel. A noble life invariably begets its full measure of love and veneration, and even though myriads of kindness done and self-sacrificing efforts are lost to earth the hand-maidens of the Great Seer of Heaven have the fullest knowledge of them all. All men who have been so graciously endowed with that most precious of all human attributes-love for his fellow-men-have been amply repaid for their self-obligation, generosity and charity; for their weakness, submissiveness and obedience to the mandates of the Deity. This truism was abundantly exemplified during the lifetime of Reverend R. F. Sweet, and substantiated by the wealth of love which his memory impels. Instead of donning the robes and authority of a bishop an elevation twice proffered him, Mr. Sweet preferred to retain the modest position of rector, so that he could more generally and more frequently minister to humanity; unassuming to the extreme, he nevertheless accomplished in-conceivable good and lightened numerous burdens worldly and spiritual, and was con-tent to reap the harvest of brotherly love which was his, rather than hoard sordid accumulations. Even this brief reflection of...

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Biography of W. E. Taylor, M. D.

Placed at the head of a great state charitable institution, carrying the responsibility for the welfare of hundreds of unfortunates whose reason has been shattered and imbued with an earnest desire to restore his unfortunate charges to health and friends, stands Doctor W. E. Taylor, superintendent of the Illinois Western Hospital for the Insane at Watertown. He was born at Waukesha, Wisconsin, May 24, 1854, where his parents, E. T. and Esibell (Irving) Taylor resided. Here his boyhood was spent, and after thoroughly fitting him-self in preparatory schools, he entered the University of Wisconsin, and upon completing a course in that institution, took up the study of medicine at the Hahnemann Medical College at Chicago, from which he graduated. After his graduation, he began the practice of his chosen profession at Monmouth, Illinois, and remained in that city until his appointment as superintendent of the Watertown Hospital for the Insane in 1897, which position he still holds. August 5, 1879, he was married to Miss Vagima McCleary, and of this union two sons have been born, Don and Mac Taylor. Dr. Taylor is a Republican and is prominent in the councils of his party, not merely locally, but throughout the State of Illinois. During the time he resided in Monmouth, he was at the head of the health department of that city for ten years, and was mayor of...

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Biography of Mrs. Lavinia (Gates) Chapman

Mrs. Lavinia (Gates) Chapman. One of the most interesting personalities and entertaining conversationalists among the older residents of Ottawa County is Mrs. Lavinia (Gates) Chapman, one of Minneapolis’ most esteemed and admired ladies, whose actual life experiences are, to some extent, the basis of her published volume of “Pioneer Short Stories,” which book deserves a place in every library, and especially in those designed to preserve the true annals of one of the most trying periods in the progress of civilization in the West. Surrounded as she now is by every creature comfort and protected by stable laws in every right, she can recall a time when such was not the case and when she lived through slow-passing days, weeks and months of keen anxiety not only for herself but for her husband and little children. Notwithstanding those days of hardship and danger, Mrs. Chapman at present is an example of business capacity and mental poise far beyond the ordinary. Mrs. Chapman was born in Central New York, June 20, 1835. Her parents were S. S. and Mary Ann (Pratt) Gates, and on both sides she is of Revolutionary stock. Her maternal grandfather, Maj. John Pratt, who died in 1820, was an officer in the Revolutionary war, and Gen. Horatio Gates, who captured Burgoyne and his army in 1777, was an uncle of Mrs. Chapman’s father. The Gates family...

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Biography of Capt. J. D. Dammon

CAPTAIN J.D. DAMMON. – This pioneer of the Kittitass valley was born in Seabeck, Maine, June 22, 1825. In 1843 he removed to Wisconsin, then a territory, living in Dane and Monroe counties. In the spring of 1859, he went with others to Colorado. Denver was then a small place of a few tents and log huts. At Arrapahoe and on Clear creek he engaged in blacksmithing; then with his partner, R.S. Kingman, he bought the Bob Tail Lead in Gregor’s gulch, from which millions of dollars have since been taken; but his partner sold it for $300 during Mr. Dammon’s absence. He went back to Wisconsin in 1859, and in 1861, at the outbreak of the war, raised a company of one hundred and five men and took them to Camp Barstow at Jamesville, Wisconsin, to be incorporated in the Third Wisconsin Cavalry, and was commissioned captain of Company A of the same regiment, Colonel William A. Barstow commanding. In May of the same year, he was quartered at Leavenworth, Kansas, with the whole regiment. Here he was detailed with his company on duty between the fort and the city. Three weeks later the regiment was mounted; and Dammon was appointed provost marshal of Donovan county. On the march thither he was prostrated by sunstroke, and was granted a furlough to return to Wisconsin and recover. In September...

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