Location: Grant County WI

Biography of Natley Dutton

Natley Dutton and wife, of England, settled in Maryland some time after Lord Baltimore began to colonize that State. Their son, Natley, Jr., was born and raised in Maryland. He had a son, named John H., who was born in 1790. Mr. Dutton died when his son was eleven years of age, and two years afterward his mother had him bound out to learn the ship carpenter’s trade. He worked at that business fourteen years. In the meantime his mother had married a Mr. Elton, whose father was a Quaker and came to America with William Penn. They had a son named Thomas T. Elton, and in 1818, he and his half-brother, John H. Dutton, in company with Philip Glover, started to Missouri. They traveled in a wagon to Wheeling, Virginia, where they bought a flat-boat, and loading their wagon and team into it, they floated clown to Maysville, Kentucky, where they traded their flat-boat for a keel-boat, transferred their property to it, and proceeded to Louisville. There they sold their boat and came by land to Missouri. They located first in St. Charles County, where they rented land and lived two years. They then entered land on North Bear creek, in Montgomery County, and settled there. Mr. Elton married Eleanor Glover, and raised a large family of children. He subsequently removed to Grant County, Wisconsin, where he now...

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Biography of William David Ayars

No single township in Riley County, Kansas, is so favored as to have within its bounds all the county’s solid, dependable men, but that Wild Cat Township had its full share cannot be questioned. One of these is William David Ayars, a prosperous farmer and stockraiser and a large landowner, and additionally one of the township’s most popular citizens. William David Ayars was born August 17, 1850, in Grant County, Wisconsin, a son of Jeptha and Margaret (Thomas) Ayars. His father was born in New Jersey, perhaps of Holland ancestry, and remained in his native state until he was twenty years of age, when he adventured to Missouri, at that time conaidered far west. In that state he married and with his wife moved to Wiseonsin, settling in Grant County and remaining there until 1866. In that year he came to Kansas and homesteaded in Wild Cat Township, Riley County. He had come into the unknown country to select a home, by himself, but when it was secured he sent for his family and was joined by them in 1867. He developed his land into a valuable property and spent the rest of his life here, his death occurring at the age of seventy-six years. To Jeptha and Margaret (Thomas) Ayars three sons and three daughters were born, William David being the youngest of the sons. William David Ayars...

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Wisconsin Gold Star List – Grant County

Army Abraham, Lincoln, Jr., 18, Bloomington; mus 3cl hqco 331fa; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 1,’18. Ackerman, William T., 23, Glen Haven; pvt 3pioninf ; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 21, ’18. Barr, William, 22, Beetown ; pvt Auto Tng Schl, Kansas City; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 12, ’18. Bean, Floyd L, 21, Bagley; pvt inf Camp MacArthur Sept rpldrft; overseas; dd (pneu).Oct 10,’18. Blackbourn, Wilmot, 25, m, Lancaster; pvt 4gr MTC; U. S.; dd (pneu) Oct 30,’18. Blindert, Alfred Joseph, 23, m, Cuba City; pvt Utilities Dept, Camp Grant; U. S.; dd (pneu) Feb 1, ’19. Bolchen, Dominic, 31, Boscobel; pvt 18inf; St. Mihiel, Argonne; kia Oct 4, ’18. Bolint, Joseph, 32, Boscobel; pvt 331fa; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 12, ’18. Brendenmuehl, Arno Charley, 25, Bloomington; pvt Prsnr of War Escort Co; overseas; dd (tuberc) Jan 24,’20. Briel, William C., 24, Stitzer ; pvt 56inf ; kia Nov 10, ’18. Brown, Edward, 31, Boscobel; pvt 18inf; kia Oct 4,’18. Burns, Richard 0., 31, Beetown ; pvt 58inf ; kia Jy 18, ’18. Craigo, Harry B., 29, Montfort; pvt 341inf; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 6, ’18. Dreibelbis, Alexander, 30, Boscobel; corp 331fa; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 3, ’18. Dyer, Clarence McCull, 22, Boscobel; pvt 410infrpl&tngtr, Camp Grant; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 5,’18. Gray, Ralph L., 24, Mount Hope; pvt 345inf; U. S.; dd (pneu) Jan 6, ’18. Hameister, Arthur Ferdinand,...

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Biography of Hon. James Gunn

To the energetic natures and strong mentality of such men as James Gunn, member of congress from Idaho, is due the success and ever increasing prosperity of the Populist party in this state, and in the hands of this class of citizens there is ever assurance that the best interests and welfare of the party will be attended to. resulting in a successful culmination of the highest ambitions and expectations entertained by its adherents. Given to the prosecution of active measures in political affairs, and possessing the earnest purpose of placing their party beyond the pale of possible diminution of power, the Populist leaders in Idaho are ever advancing, carrying everything before them in their irresistible onward march. Certainly one of the most potent elements in the success of the Populist movement in Idaho is James Gunn, who throughout his life has been a loyal citizens, imbued with patriotism and fearless in defense of his honest convictions. Through the long years of the civil war he followed the Union banners on southern battle-fields, and today, just as fearlessly and just as loyally, he is advocating in the halls of congress and before the people the principles which he believes will best advance the welfare of the nation. Such is the man whose life history forms the theme of this article. Mr. Gunn was born on the 6th of March...

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Biography of Hon. George W. Daggett

In the following paragraphs will be given the history of the busy and useful career of a distinguished resident of Genesee, Idaho, who as pioneer, as citizen, as legislator and as a soldier, has done his duty without fear and without reproach, with an eye single to the greatest good to the greatest number. His life is one which has in it many lessons for those who would do well and persevere in well doing. George W. Daggett, one of the most prominent citizens of Genesee, Idaho, was born in Illinois, August 19, 1840, and is descended from an old Vermont family. His grandfather, Asel Daggett, was a soldier in the war of 1812-14 and fought under Commander Perry and participated in his historic victory. After the war he returned to Vermont, where he lived until his death, in 1862, at the age of eighty-nine years. His son, Asel A. Daggett, father of George W. Daggett, was born in Vermont and married Miss Eliza White, at Woonsocket Falls, Rhode Island, in 1838, and was one of the pioneers of the state of Illinois. For some years he was warden of the Illinois state penitentiary, at Joliet. In 1847 he moved to Wisconsin and located in Grant County, where his wife died in 1852 and where he lived to the venerable age of eighty-two years. Mr. and Mrs. Daggett were...

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Biography of Charles W. Berryman

Charles W. Berryman, a prominent citizen of Blackfoot, Idaho, a member of the well known firm of Berryman & Rogers, stock-raisers and dealers and loaners of money and dealers in county and city bonds, is a native of Wisconsin, having been born at Hazel Green, October 10, 1843, of English ancestry. His parents, Richard and Martha (Williams) Berryman, were born in Cromwell, England. They came to the United States and in 1840 located in Grant County, Wisconsin. There Mr. Berryman became a farmer and lead-miner. He died at the age of seventy-three, in 1877, his wife having passed away many years earlier, in her forty-seventh year. They were devout and active members of the Methodist Episcopal church, in whose interests Mrs. Berryman was a tireless worker, while Mr. Berryman performed the varied functions of trustee, class-leader and Sunday-school superintendent. They had eight children, of whom six are living. Until he was nineteen years old, Charles W. Berryman remained at home, attending school and devoting himself to the work of the farm. In 1862 he joined a large band of western-bound emigrants and went overland to Oregon. Indians were numerous and aggressive in those days, and the emigrants, a large party, consolidated their one hundred and sixty wagons and many horses in one big caravan and banded together for mutual protection. There were so many of them and they were...

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Houses of the Sauk and Fox Tribes

It is not the purpose of the present sketch to trace the early migrations of the Sauk and Fox tribes, or to refer to their connection, linguistically or socially. However, it is evident their villages were similar in appearance, and both had two distinct forms of habitations which were occupied during different seasons of the year. The summer villages of both tribes consisted of bark houses, and near by were gardens in which they raised corn, squashes, beans, and some tobacco, but with the coming of autumn the families scattered and sought the more protected localities where game was to...

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Biography of William Gibson Dickie

William Gibson Dickie. Though he began his career on a Kansas farm with very few advantages in the way of schooling and has had to work for his own support and for that of others since boyhood, William G. Dickie has acquired a very honorable position in business affairs at Topeka, and has a record embodying many useful years spent in public office, in manufacturing lines, and in connection with several Kansas corporations. A native of Kansas, he was born six miles west of Olathe, Johnson County, January 21, 1870. His parents, William Holmes and Charity (Gibson) Dickie, had moved to their farm in Johnson County only a short time before his birth. William Holmes Dickie, as was his wife, was a native of Pennsylvania. He gained his education in district schools while working on his father’s farm, afterwards acquired a place of his own, was married, and in 1856 brought his family to Illinois. There at the outbreak of the war he enlisted in Company E of the One Hundred and Second Illinois Infantry, going in as a musician and immediately being assigned to the hospital corps, with which he served through the war. Released from the army he rejoined his family in Illinois, and they soon afterwards decided to move to Kansas, locating first on the farm in Johnson County above mentioned. Here they had the usual...

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Hinton, Thomas E. – Obituary

Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon Thomas E. Hinton passed away suddenly Thursday; March 8, 1928, at the Enterprise hospital where he had been a few days for treatment. A horse had stepped on one foot and serious infection had resulted. One toe was removed and it thought it was the source of the poison was eliminated and the patient would mend. But he dropped off without warning while no attendant was in the room. Funeral services were held at the undertaking chapel Sunday, conducted by Rev. H.L. Ford of the Christian church, and burial was in the Enterprise cemetery. Mr. Hinton was born at Wingville, Wis., Sept. 24, 1858. He came west in 1881 and had made his home in Oregon ever since, living in Enterprise for 17 years. He was survived by two sisters and two brothers; Mrs. Belle Alderman of Boscobel, Wis.; Mrs. Margaret Blakley of San Mateo. Cal.; Sylvanus Hinton of Volcano, Cal.; and Sylvester Hinton of Dayton, Wash. Source: Enterprise Record Chieftain, March 15, 1928 Page 8 Contributed by: Sue...

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Biography of Jesse A. De Witt

Jesse A. De Witt, whose mental equipment is of that character that enables him to delve to the root of business problems and whose determined energy enables him to conquer obstacles and difficulties in his path, is now occupying a most enviable place in financial circles of Muskogee. He was the President of the Central State Bank until January 1, 1922, and is now a director. He comes to the southwest from Wisconsin, his birth having occurred in Montfort, that state, September 23, 1889, his parents being I. G. and Abbie (Taylor) De Witt, the former a newspaper publisher. In young manhood Jesse A. De Witt took up the study of law. He spent some time as a student in the University of Wisconsin and also in the Northwestern University at Evanston, Illinois, and in 1915 he made his way to the southwest, taking up his abode in Muskogee. Here he turned his attention to the oil business and also to banking, but all personal considerations were put aside after America entered the World war, for in March, 1918, he joined the army, becoming a member of the One Hundred and Fifteenth Ordnance Corps. He was commissioned a second Lieutenant in the adjutant general’s department, thus serving from September 1, 1918, until April, 1919. It was several months after his return from the war, or on the 15th of...

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DeBorde, Thomas Jefferson – Obituary

Cove, Union County, Oregon Another of Cove’s early day settlers passed from earth to the Better Life, April 17, 1919 at his home in Cove, Oregon, aged 77 years, 11 months and 25 days, after a lingering illness, during which he was tended with loving solicitude by the hands of his children. T.J. DeBorde was born April 22, 1841 in Grants County Wisconsin; was united in wedlock with Miss Sarah J. Franklin in Webster County Iowa, June 2, 1865. Twelve children blessed the union, seven of whom are living, tree sons, Thos. W., John F. and Benjamin F. DeBorde; four daughters, Mrs. Amy Valentine, Mrs. Dollie Surby, Mrs. Minnie Coons, and Mrs. Christine Musick:also a grandchild, Miss Hattie DeBorde, reared from infancy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Lee Vincent, the latter one of the four daughters, Emma, Abby, Sarah Vincent and Della Jane Harris who precede him to the grave. There are now twenty grandchildren living. So that all the families could be present the burial in Cove Cemetery did not take place until Sunday April 20, at 2 o’clock p.m. Rev. E. O. Otto of La Grande Baptist church, conducted the funeral services in the presence of a large attendance of relatives, friends and acquaintances. Among the flowers was and Eastern Star floral offering, in condolence, Mr and Mrs. Frank Musick being Chapter members. Mr. DeBorde crossed the...

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Lundstrom, Lucille L. – Obituary

Lucille L. Lundstrom, 76, an Aberdeen resident since 1979, died Tuesday March 27, 1990 at a local nursing home. She was born May 17, 1913. (Really June), in Ellensburg. She married Fred Lundstrom in 1939 at Ellensburg where they farmed for 14 years. He survives at the family home in Aberdeen. They lived in Stitzer, Wisconsin, where they farmed for nine years before returning to Ellensburg. They moved to Aberdeen from Ellensburg. She enjoyed needlework and crocheting, watching golf on television, gardening and reading. In addition to her husband, she is survived by two sons, Richard Lundstrom of Aberdeen and James Harrison of Mount Vernon; a daughter, Mrs. Gil (Betty) Rolie of Seattle; two sisters, Margaret Hinkle of Madras, Ore., and Dorothy Buroker of Auburn; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A cryptside service is scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the Fern Hill Mausoleum. Viewing will be at the Fern Hill Funeral Home until noon Friday. Additional information will be in the classified ad funeral notice column. Contributed by: Cathy...

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Biography of Fred L. Stephenson

Fred L. Stephenson is president of the Commercial State Bank of Yates Center. He had many other interests that connect him with that community, and for many years had been one of the live and energetic citizens, ever ready to co-operate in any plan for the advancement of local welfare. Mr. Stephenson had spent most of his life in Kansas and he owes to his individual energies and the opportunities of the state his prosperity and his position in affairs. His ancestors were English people who came to New York in Colonial days. His grandfather was Thomas Stephenson, a native of New York State, an early settler in Ohio, where he spent the rest of his years, and a farmer and Baptist preacher. Fred L. Stephenson was born in Grant County, Wisconsin, April 16, 1864. His father William P. Stephenson, who was born on Staten Island, New York, in 1823, spent his boyhood on Staten Island, as a young man went to the vicinity of Cleveland, Ohio, was married there and followed farming. In 1854 he moved out to Grant County, Wisconsin, and was one of the early settlers in that community. From Wisconsin he came to Kansas in 1869, and for two years was associated with the early settlers of Linn County. In 1871 he removed to Woodson County, buying a farm of 120 acres, and after developing...

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Grant 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. Grant County, Wisconsin Cemetery Records Hosted at Grant County USGenWeb Archives Project Beulah-Tyler Cemetery Beulah Cemetery Beulah Cemetery 2 Blake’s Prairie Cemetery Blakes’s Prairie Cemetery, Formerly Sergeant Cemetery Blue River Cemetery Boscobel Cemetery Boscobel Cemetery Brechler Cemetery Hickory Grove Lutheran Cemetery, aka Norwegian Cemetery Hickory Grove Cemetery Hickory Grove Cemetery Hickory Grove Lutheran Cemetery McGhan Cemetery Woodman Cemetery Hosted at Grant County, Wisconsin WIGenWeb Cemetery List Hosted at USGenWeb Archives Project, Tombstone Photograph Pages Kolb Cemetery Blakes Prairie Cemetery Union Cemetery Boscobel Cemetery Charlotte Cemetery Cockel Cemetery Ramsey Cemetery Scott Cemetery Hickory Grove (or Henderson) Cemetery Hermitage Cemetery St Lawrence O’ Toole Cemetery Mt. Ida Cemetery Prairie Cemetery...

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Biography of Fred Harvey Quincy

Fred Harvey Quincy. Success in any line of occupation, in any avenue of business, is not a matter of spontaneity, but represents the result of the application of definite subjective forces and the controlling of objective agencies in such a way as to achieve desired ends. Senator Quincy has realized a large and substantial success in the business world, has been given important public office, in which he has served with honor and distinction, and his career has well exemplified the truth of the foregoing statements. He occupies a prominent place in the financial circles of Kansas, is the controlling force in one of its most important banking enterprises, and is one of the distinctively representative men of the state. Progressive and energetic in the management of his various business interests, loyal and public spirited as a citizen, he holds a secure position in the confidence and esteem of the community and has contributed in large measure to the advancement of the City of Salina, in whose still greater commercial and civic prestige he is a firm believer. He is president of the Planters’ State Bank of Salina, president of the Salina Chamber of Commerce, and has been twice elected to the state senate from the Thirty-first District, composed of Saline and Ottawa counties. Fred Harvey Quincy is a native of Wisconsin and was born in Lancaster, Grant County,...

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