Location: Dodge County WI

Biography of Gilbert L. King

It is now our pleasant privilege to recount the items of the career of the prominent and capable gentleman whose name initiates this paragraph, who is to-day one of the leading men in Malheur county, being not only crowned with abundant financial success as the result of his industry and wise management of the resources that came to his hands, but also a man of prominence in educational lines in younger days, and at the present time a fluent public speaker and well informed man of ability and culture. Gilbert L. was born in Jefferson County, New York, on February 9, 1848, being the son of Lorenzo D. and Julia Ann (Schryver) King. While a child he came with his parents to Dodge county, Wisconsin, and grew up there on the frontier, gaining his education at first from the common schools and thorough reading. On February 4, 1864 patriotism stirred young King to offer his services in the Third Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, Company G, being the Twentieth Corps, under Joe Hooker, a part of Sherman’s Army. He participated in the battle of Resaea and in several skirmishes, being wounded in his leg. In July 1865, he was honorably discharged and returned to Wisconsin, thence to Mason county, Illinois, where he taught school for a time. In 1869 he went to Webster City, Iowa and engaged in the grocery business,...

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Wisconsin Gold Star List – Dodge County

Army Albrecht, Irwin C., 23, Waterloo; pvt 131inf; Gressaire Woods; kia Aug 9, ’18. Berger, Carl H., Mayville; 2Lt 339inf; Archangel Expedition; kia Dec 31,’18. Bintzler, George, 24, Lomira; pvt 55inf; Puvenello, West Moselle, defsec; dd (mening) Dec 27,’18. Blank, George A., 29, Waterloo; pvt 112MP; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 17, ’18. Bonau, Frank W., 27, Mayville ; pvt 1cl 127inf ; Alsace, Cierges ; kia Aug 2, ’18. Bruckert, Peter, 30, Theresa; pvt 161depbrig; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 2, ’18. Butterbrodt, Edwin, 28, Beaver Dam; pvt 343inf; dd (pneu) Sept 30, ’18. Davison, P. W., 49, m, Beaver Dam; Lt Col, asst to cmdg gen at port of embarkation (Hoboken) ; dd (cerebral thrombosis) Feb 12, ’20. Evans, Pryce N., 26, Beaver Dam; sgt 26inf ; Cantigny, 2Marne ; kia Jy 18, ’18. Fabisch, Carl A., 25, Beaver Dam; pvt 343inf; overseas; dd (empyema) Nov 5, ’18. Fischer, Edward, 26, Beaver Dam; pvt 127inf; k by accidental discharge of rifle Jy 21, ’18. Groth, Henry Albard, 29, Rubicon; pvt 341inf; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 9, ’18. Jacobs, Edwin E., 30, Beaver Dam; mgschl, Camp Hancock; U. S.; dd (pneu) Nov 6, ’18. Jagow, Otto, 25, Mayville ; pvt 312inf ; kia Oct 19, ’18. Joda, John J., 24, Juneau; pvt 315engnrs; kia Sept 14, ’18. Johns, Latimer, 26, Randolph; 2Lt 122fa; Meuse-Argonne; kia Sept 30, ’18. Karel,...

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Biography of Frank P. Bowen

Frank P. Bowen is a veteran business man of Centralia, Kansas, where he located over forty years ago when it was a hamlet just beginning to show signs of business prosperity. While Mr. Bowen relieved himself of the more important business activities some years ago, he is still president of the First National Bank of Centralis. He is of old New England stock. The Bowens came out of England and settled in New Hampshire in Colonial times. His grandfather, Grove Bowen, was born in Lancaster, New Hampshire, and died at Piermont in that state in 1859, having spent his life as a New Hampshire farmer. He also served as an American soldier during the War of 1812. His wife, Hannah Perkins, also was a lifelong resident of New Hampshire and died at Piermont. Of their children the only one now living is Hiram M., a retired lumberman at Wentworth, New Hampshire. Ezra B. Bowen, father of the Centralia banker, was born at Piermont, New Hampshire, in 1823. He grew up and married in his native state and as a youth did farming and also taught school. Out of his own earnings he took the law course at Albany, New York, and in the early days moved West and began practice at Mayville in Dodge County, Wisconsin. He was a successful attorney, and served one term as a member of...

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Biography of John C. Millick

The large steam roller-process flouring mill at Blackfoot, Idaho, represents one of the prominent business interests of that city. It is the property of Mr. John C. Millick, and it is to give some account of Mr. Millick’s career that these paragraphs are presented. Mr. Millick is a very modest and unassumingman, but he is very busy and successful. He is of German descent and was born in Dodge County, Wisconsin, August 4, 1854, a son of Joseph Millick, who had come to that part of the country from Germany, accompanied by his wife and children. Joseph Millick died in Dodge county, Wisconsin, in 1876, aged seventy-eight years, his wife also having died there, in 1863. They had ten children, all but one of whom are living. Of these John C. was the seventh in order of birth, and he was only nine years old when his mother died. Though he began to earn his own living when he was thirteen, he found some time to attend such schools as existed in that part of Wisconsin at that time. When he was eighteen years old he went to northern Kansas, when he found employment as a farm hand and later farmed on his own account, on rented land. From Kansas he came, in 1880, to the Salmon River country, Idaho, then new and very sparsely populated. He hired out...

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Biographical Sketch of S. H. Harrison

S. H. Harrison, attorney-at-law and loan agent, was born in Rutland County, Vt., January 17, 1837. Removed to Dodge County, Wis., in the fall of 1855. In the fall of 1859 he went to Minnesota. In 1862 he enlisted in the United States Army, in Company B, Seventh Minnesota Volunteer Infantry, and was discharged in January 1866. He was commissioned first lieutenant of Company C, Sixty-fifth Infantry, and returned to Wisconsin; thence to Harrison County, Mo. In the spring of 1875 he came to Jewell County, Kan., and located at Jewell City, after which he removed to Mankato, where he now resides. He was admitted to practice law in Harrison County, Mo. Is now doing business under the firm name of Harrison & Mechem. Has held the office of Justice of the Peace. He is the owner of 400 acres of land, 225 of which are under cultivation. He was married in Gravesville, Wis., March 4, 1858, to Miss Albina M. Godding; they have had five children – A. V., Lorena (now deceased), Francis E., S. H. and N....

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Biographical Sketch of Edward L. Harris

Harris, Edward L.; asst. supt. of schools, Cleveland; born, Delavin, Wis., December, 1852; son of David Franklin and Lucretia E. Rowley Harris; educated at Wayland Academy. Beaver Dam, Wis. and Syracuse University (A. B., Ph. B).; married, Beaver Dam, Wis., December, 1878, Eva E. Gould; issue, Fred Gould, Ray Gould, Eva Lucile (deceased, 1896); principal high school, Port Jervis, N. Y., 1878-1880; teacher in Cleveland High Schools, 1880-1887; principal West High School 1887-1889; principal Central High School, 1889-1912; asst. supt. of schools, September, 1912, to date; member National Education Ass’n (pres. secondary dept.); State Education Ass’n (pres. secondary dept.); North Central Ass’n (pres.); pres. of the State Entrance Medical Board; member Delta Kappa Epsilon, Phi Beta Kappa, K. of P., Loyal League, Sons of American Revolution, University, and Men’s Clubs; Chamber of Commerce; wife is member of National and press committees of D. A. R.; vice pres. of D. A. R.; pres. Woman’s Club of Cleveland, and member of National Patriotic Educational...

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Biographical Sketch of William Grant Smith

Smith, William Grant; railway express business; born, Fox Lake, Wis., Aug. 24, 1861; son of Lewis and Fannie A. Stevens Smith; educated, public schools and Ripon College, Wisconsin; married, Medford, Mass., June 25, 1902, Martha Chapin Wilcox; one daughter, Josephine Wilcox Smith; in 1879, entered the employment of The American Express Co.; appointed supt. Wisconsin Division, 1892; same position for Michigan in 1895; asst. gen. agt. at Omaha, Neb. 1902; 2nd asst. to gen. manager, Chicago, Ill., 1903; asst. to vice pres. and gen. mgr., Chicago, Ill., 1906; mgr. Central Dept., Cleveland, 1910; member of Illinois Society, Sons of American Revolution; member Union, Automobile, and Congregational Clubs, and Chamber of Commerce, Congregational and Union League Clubs, of Chicago. Recreation:...

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Biography of Fernando A. Parsons

Fernando A. Parsons. The career of Fernando A. Parsons, of Chanute, is remarkable in many ways, but principally because of the number of fields which it had invaded and the success which had attended the ventures in which its author had been engaged. From his youth, when he paid his own way through college, Mr. Parsons had pushed steadily forward, always assisting his community’s interests while advancing his own. With a handsome fortune gained through his good business ability and persistent labors, and at an age when most men are content to retire, Mr. Parsons still continues as an active factor in business life, and is now president and manager of the Kansas Co-Operative Refining Company. Fernando A. Parsons was born at Readsboro, Bennington County, Vermont, September 29, 1849, and is a son of Benjamin Battles and Polly Maria (Blanchard) Parsons. The Parsons family came from England to Vermont during Colonial times, and on his mother’s side Mr. Parsons is a direct descendant of Governor Winslow of Massachusetts. Benjamin Battles Parsons was born in 1827, in Vermont, and was there reared and educated, and became a farmer and stockraiser, as well as a noted horse trainer and breaker. He served for several terms as sheriff of Windham County, Vermont, and was a prominent leader in civic and political affairs of his community, where he resided until 1849. In that...

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Barns, Absalom – Obituary

Absalom Barns, better known as ‘Pet’ Barns, a well-known rancher of the west side and a Kittitas Valley pioneer of 45 years ago, died yesterday morning at the home farm after a long illness from acute Bright’s Disease Mr. Barns was born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada, 69 years ago. At the age of four his family moved to Dodge County, Wisconsin, where he lived until grown. He then moved to La Crosse, Wis., and from there came to Kittitas County, taking the train to San Francisco, the boat from there to Portland, and making the rest of the distance on horseback by way of The Dalles. He arrived here July 4. Mr. Barns did not use his homestead right here, but ranged cattle and then bought the west side farm where he has lived ever since In February 1880 he married Miss Melinda Geddis, daughter of S. R. Geddis, another well-known pioneer. Mrs. Barns died February 29, 1903. Seven children were born, all of whom are living-Mrs. A. L. McCumber of Puyallup; Homer Barns, a farmer of the west side; Mrs. Coda Miller of Modesto, Cal.; and Earl, Chester, Dewey and Bernice Barns, all at home. All the children were at home at the death of their father Mrs. Isabelle Short of LaCrosse, Wis., and Mrs. Jesse Whittier of Spokane are sisters. Mrs. John Catlin of the west side...

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Dodge 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. Dodge County, Wisconsin Cemetery Records Hosted at Dodge County USGenWeb Archives Project St. John’s Lutheran Church Cemetery St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Part 1: A-B St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Part 2: C-D St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Part 3: E-G St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Part 4: H St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Part 5: I-K St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Part 6: L-N St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Part 7: O-R St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Part 8: S St. Peter’s Catholic Church Cemetery, Part 9: T-Z Zum Kripplein Christi Lutheran Church Cemetery Hosted at Dodge County, Wisconsin WIGenWeb St. Jacobi Cemetery St. Mary’s Cemetery Surnames A-M Surnames N-Z St. Olaf’s Cemetery, Inscriptions Hosted at USGenWeb Archives Project, Tombstone Photograph Pages Toland Cemetery Holy Assumption Cemetery St Isadore’s Cemetery Emmet Cemetery Rex Cemetery Hustiford Cemetery County Home Cemetery Leipsig Cemetery St John’s Catholic Cemetery St Mary’s Annunciation Cemetery Wanderers Rest Cemetery Reeseville Cemetery Methodist/Episcopal/Christian (Norton Farm) Cemetery St Johannes Woodland Cemetery...

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Biographical Sketch of Bradshaw, George T.

Bradshaw, George T. dealer in grain, coal, flour, feed, paints, etc., opened business in 1876. The firm of Knight, Bradshaw & Potter are proprietors of Fairport Flouring Mills, which are located at Fairport, fifteen miles northwest of Russell. These mills are 38×40 feet, three stories high, built of stone in 1879, at a cost of $12,000. The mills are propelled by both steam and water. The capacity is sixty barrels in twenty-four hours. Mr. Bradshaw first came to Russell in April, 1871, with the Northwestern Colony. He was born in Schenectady County, N. Y., in 1836, and reared on a farm. He moved to Waupun, Wis., in January, 1867, where he was principal of South Ward School two years. He then clerked for a grain firm two years. He graduated in the Jonesville Seminary, Saratoga, N.Y. He was a member of freshmen, sophomore and junior classes of Union College, Schenectady, N. Y. He was married in 1863 to Miss D. O. Weld, of Wells, Hamilton Co., N. Y. They have two children, Marion and Charles W. He is a member of A. O. U. W., Pioneer Lodge, No....

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Biographical Sketch of Banker,Louis

Banker, Louis first came to Russell in 1876 and took charge of a general store for G. A. Hart, five years. He then became a partner in Giddings, Banker & Co. Giddings, Banker & Co., dealers in general merchandise. They opened trade September 14, 1881, and carry a stock of about $8,000, in a general line of merchandise. The firm is composed of Louis Banker, R. S. Giddings and M. A. Blaine, of Middleburg, Mass. Born in Belleville, Canada West, in 1858, went to Rosendale and Waupun, Wis., in 1864, with parents and to Cass County, Iowa in 1871, then to...

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