Location: Rock County WI

Biography of Michael Stanton

Michael Stanton. Honored among the oldest settlers of Northeastern Kansas are Michael Stanton and his wife Maria (Melody) Stanton, of Leavenworth. Theirs had been an ideal life. For nearly three score years they have been married, years of happiness, of hard work and of useful, frugal living, and as the evening shadows of their earthly pilgrimage lengthen their retrospective view brings to them but little to regret and much for which they are thankful. Each had lived beyond the Psalmist’s allotted three-score-and-ten, and their married life of fifty-eight years of happiness not unmixed with sorrow, as is usual in the lives of the average–have been spent at Leavenworth. Michael Stanton was born in the County Mayo, Ireland, August 15, 1841, and is one of seven children born to the marriage of Thomas Stanton and Mary Brennan. In 1847 occurred in Ireland what was known as the “Great Famine,” and it was in that year that Thomas Stanton, owing to the impoverished condition of the country, taking such money as he had and borrowing enough more, took passage on a sailing vessel with the avowed purpose of establishing a home for himself and loved ones in America. He was a landscape gardener and found employment at this occupation on a large plantation near Baltimore, Maryland. In 1850 he had accumulated enough means to bring his family to this country. The...

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Biography of Edwin Hart

Among the leading horticulturists of Riverside colony none are more deserving of mention than the subject of this sketch. Mr. Hart is a native of Cortland County, New York, born in 1835, and reared and received his education in his native place. At the age of eighteen years he started for the great West, and located in Beloit, Wisconsin. His boyhood days, when not attending school, were spent in his father’s store, and was somewhat schooled in mercantile life, but upon his advent in Wisconsin he engaged in farming. He spent eight years in that State, and in 1862 moved to Iowa, and settled near Belle Plain in Tama County. Mr. Hart settled down to farm life, but the war of the Rebellion, then raging, appealed so strongly to his patriotism that he entered the United States military service as a private in the Sixth Regiment of Iowa Cavalry. The Indian outbreak of the Northwest was then at its height, and his command sent him in that direction. He participated in the Indian wars and campaigns that followed, and served faithfully, discharging his duties in a soldierly manner, and was promoted to be Sergeant. It was not until the fall of 1865 that he received his honorable discharge from the service. After this he spent a year in Wisconsin, and in 1866 returned to Iowa and continued his farming...

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Biography Of Harvey W. Ide

Harvey W. Ide was one of the men who bore a conspicuous part in the early history of that section of Kansas around Leavenworth. He arrived when Kansas was a territory, and at the height of the epoch-making struggle over the slavery question. He was long distinguished as a lawyer, for many years was judge of the district bench, and a leader possessing not only brilliant intellectual qualities but that moral stability which is the expression of a strong character. He was born in Saratoga County, New York, April 19, 1833, and fourteen years later, in 1847, his father, Rodman Ide, moved to the Territory of Wisconsin, locating on a raw tract of land near Janesville in Rock County. His father was engaged in improving and cultivating his pioneer farm in Wisconsin until his death in 1872. Rodman Ide married Elvira Herrick, whose grandfather, Thomas Herrick, aided the colonies in their struggle for independence during the Revolution. It was in the environment of a Wisconsin homestead that the late Judge Ide came to manhood. To a sound intellect and sound body he brought, largely by his own exertions, a sufficient training and wherever possible he associated himself with men and books and other influences which would elevate and strengthen his capacity. He finished his education at Milton Academy, now Milton College. At the age of seventeen he was teaching...

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Rock 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. Rock County, Wisconsin Cemetery Records Hosted at Rock County USGenWeb Archives Project Eastlawn Cemetery Turtleville Cemetery Hosted at Rock County, Wisconsin WIGenWeb Avon Cemetery Northrup Cemetery Calvary Catholic Cemetery Eastlawn Cemetery Mt. Thabor Cemetery Oakwood Cemetery Baldwin Cemetery Bradford Cemetery Carvers Rock Cemetery Emerald Grove Cemetery Mt. Philip Cemetery Bethel Cemetery Grove Cemetery Clinton Cemetery Clinton Corners Cemetery East Jefferson Prairie Cemetery Jefferson Prairie Cemetery St. Catherine’s Cemetery Fassett Cemetery Fulton Cemetery Jensen Lutheran Cemetery Mt. Olive Cemetery St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery unnamed cemetery Mt. Zion Cemetery Dillenbeck Cemetery Milton Lawns Memorial Park Mt. Olivet Cemetery Oakhill Cemetery Mt. Pleasant Cemetery Rock County Farm Cemetery Johnstown Center Cemetery Old Johnstown Cemetery Old Rock County Poor Farm Cemetery North Johnstown Cemetery Lima Center Cemetery Utters Corners Cemetery Calvary Cemetery Coon Island Cemetery Magnolia East Cemetery Maple Grove Cemetery Milton Cemetery Milton Junction Cemetery Otter Creek Cemetery Rock River Cemetery St. Mary’s Catholic Cemtery Luther Valley Cemetery Naugle Cemetery Newark Cemetery Old French Cemetery Maple Grove Cemetery Orfordville Lutheran Cemetery Plymouth Cemetery Ball Tavern Cemetery Cooksville Cemetery Fulton Cemetery St. Michael’s Cemetery Wheeler Cemetery Happy Hollow Cemetery Lyman Inman Cemetery...

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Biography of Hon. Orvin Kincaid

HON. ORVIN KINCAID. – Mr. Kincaid’s life has embodied very much of the rough romance of an untamed and mining country, and in its entirety would read like a tail of Arabia. He is a native of the granite state, having been born in Grafton, New Hampshire, in 1821. His father, a man of powerful physique, a blacksmith of Scotch-Irish parentage, gave him a training both at school and at the forge, and took the boy with him on his removals to Massachusetts and Vermont. Upon reaching his majority young Kincaid spent eighteen months in Ohio and the old West, but returned to Vermont for a few more years in school. In 1844, together with his father and a brother, he came to Wisconsin, establishing a blacksmith shop at Beloit, and three years later at Portage City, and finished his life in that state as a farmer at Otsego. In 1852 the great impulse that brought so many men to the Pacific seized him also; and joining a train of eighty wagons he journeyed steadily westward, performing an average of twenty-two and one-half miles per day over the old emigrant road. At Soda Springs, near Fort Hall, however, he found it necessary to dispose of his interest in the wagon to which he was attached. Taking a few crackers and dried beef as provisions, and one blanket, he continued...

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Biographical Sketch of D. Countryman

D. Countryman was a farmer and stock raiser of Section 31, Grant Township, Ida County, was born in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in 1841, a son of Peter and Margaret (Nicholas) Countryman. He was reared and educated in Rock County, Wisconsin. He began farming for himself in Linn County, Iowa. In 1875 he came to Ida County, and was the first settler in what is now Grant Township (then Maple Township). He bought 65 acres of raw Iowa land on the West Soldier River. He at once began improving the land, and erected a small shanty. After breaking 20 acres, he returned to Linn County to get his family. He was married in Linn County, Iowa, in 1865 to Lydia Usher. She was a native of that county and a daughter of Hiram and Lucinda (Williams) Usher, natives of Ohio. Lydia and her husband had seven children, namely: Ida M. (Mrs. A. J. Menter); Rosa (deceased at age of 13 years); C. C.; Sylvia; Hiram (deceased at age of 5 years); Lawrence; and Pearl. D. Countryman raised good draft horses, and had a fine carriage team (took first premium at the Ida County Fair in 1891). He did serve on the school board of Grant Township and was the first Assessor of Grant Township. In 1893, he owned 292 acres of well cultivated land, and had erected a good two-story...

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