Location: Winnebago County WI

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.,...

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Biography of Andrew McGregor

This doughty end intrepid frontiersman, now one of the leading farmers and stock men of his vicinity, having a tine estate eight miles west from Ontario, which is the family home, and being a man of prominence and capabilities, has accomplished much in the development of the County and we are pleased to accord to him a representation in the history of Malheur County. Mr. McGregor was born in Glasgow, Scotland on June 28, 1845, being the son of Duncan and Marguerette (McIntyre) McGregor. The father was born in Inverness, north Scotland, on February 14, 1800 and the mother was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, on August 27, 1865. In 1846 the family came to America in a sailing vessel, being six weeks on the trip. Landing in New York, they made their way to Boston, where the father worked at block printing and dyeing in a calico factory. In 1849 marks the date when they came to the vicinity of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and there on August 14, 1862, he enlisted in Company K, Twentieth Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, being mustered in at Camp Randall, Madison, Wisconsin, and went thence to the barracks at St. Louis, and served under General Schofield in the First Brigade, Second Division, Army of the Frontier. He participated in the battle of Prairie Grove; Arkansas, December 7, 1862, was in the third siege of Vicksburg in...

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Wisconsin Gold Star List – Winnebago County

Army Adams, George Frederick, Oshkosh; WNG; pvt 127inf; Oise-Aisne, defsec, Aisne-Marne, Meuse-Argonne; kia Oct 11, ’18. Anunson, John 0., 25, m, Larsen; pvt inf unasgnd casco400; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 19, ’18. Arneman, Rudolph Herman, 30, Neenah; pvt lcl 26inf; kia Oct 6, ’18. Bach, James Nicholi, 21, Neenah; WNG; pvt 26inf; 2Marne; kia Jy 20, ’18. Bamman, Fred W., 29, Oshkosh; pvt 354inf; Meuse-Argonne, defsec; kia Nov 11, ’18. Barnard, Minor, 23, Oshkosh; WNG; pvt lcl 127inf; kia Aug 4,’18. Beck, Harold J. P., 28, Menasha; pvt 342inf; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 9 ’18. Beglinger, Henry A., 31, m, Oshkosh; capt 340inf; overseas; dd (pneu) Mch 6. ’19. Bergeron, Urban, 23, Menasha; WNG; pvt 26inf; Soissons; dw Jy 26, ’18. Brabazon, Vernon Andrew, 26, Oshkosh; WNG; pvt 127inf; Sergy, Aisne-Marne, defsec; kia Aug 1,’18. Bradley, David L., 26, Omro; pvt 109mgbn; overseas; dd (pneu) Oct 24, ’18. Brandow, Henry J., 24, Neenah; corp hqtn 91div; overseas; k (motorcycle accident) Sept 16, ’18. Bryant, Clifford A., 25, Oshkosh; WNG; pvt lcl 127inf; Sergy; kia Aug 5 ’18. Bullis, Elmer W., 45, m, Oshkosh; WNG; sgt 150mgbn; Champagne, Marne, Aisne-Marne, defsec; dw Aug 3, ’18. Casford, Earl Edgar, 26, Oshkosh; WNG; pvt 120mgbn; kia Aug 30, ’18. Conley, Fred Sumner, Oshkosh; hqdet 16engnrs; d Jan 12, ’19. [Entered at Detroit, Mich.] Cook, Atley H., 24, Oshkosh; rct CAC, Ft. Totten,...

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Menominee Indians

Menominee Indians were located on and near the Menominee River, Wisconsin, and in Michigan on or about the present location of Mackinac. The Menominee belonged to the Algonquian linguistic family and to the same section as the Cree and Foxes.

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Biography of Arnold R. Hoffmann

Arnold R. Hoffmann. It is the business of every man to get ahead in the world, to provide for himself and those dependent upon him, and to perform with all due diligence and faithfulness those duties which are a part of home making and citizenship. From the time he was a boy with a boy’s strength Arnold R. Hoffmann had proved equal to all emergencies and by hard work had become one of the leading business men and stock breeders in Washington County, Kansas. His home is at Haddam. Mr. Hoffmann was born in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, March 14, 1868, but had lived in Kansas since he was three years of age. Doubtless some of the characteristics that have been responsible for his success in life are an inhezitance from his sturdy Swiss ancestry, Both his parents were natives of Switzerland, while his grandfather Hoffmann was born in a German province and early in life went to Switzerland. He was a locksmith by trade, and finally came to the United States. The family never knew exactly about his last days, but it is thought that he died of yellow fever in New Orleans. He married a Miss Whipmer, who was born in Switzerland in 1790. She died in Washington County, Kansas, in, 1872. J. M. Hoffmann, father of the Haddam business man, was born in Canton Glauris, Switzerland, in 1830....

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Biographical Sketch of Franklyn Evans McClure

McClure, Franklyn Evans; asst. mgr. Ford Auto Co.; born, Mediapolis, Ia., Nov. 27, 1877; son of Isaac Newton and Susan Elizabeth Parrett McClure; graduate Parsons College, Iowa., 1899, Rush Medical College, 1903; married, Detroit, Mich., Sept. 26, 1905, Marjorie Balkley; one daughter, Marjorie Louise; served as asst. surgeon, Wisconsin N. G.; 1904, interne Cherokee, Ia., hospital; 1905-1906, practiced medicine in Neenah, Wis.; 1906-1910 practiced medicine in Detroit, Mich.; 1910, came to Cleveland as mgr. U. S. Motor Co.; member Chamber of...

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Winnebago 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. Winnebago County, Wisconsin Cemetery Records Hosted at Winnebago County USGenWeb Archives Project Hosted at Winnebago County, Wisconsin WIGenWeb Cemetery Index Hosted at USGenWeb Archives Project, Tombstone Photograph Pages...

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Biography of John A. Clements

John A. Clements is assistant manager of the Hutchinson, Kansas, plant of the Morton Salt Company. This is the largest salt manufacturing plant in Kansas and the Middle West. It had a daily capacity of 4,000 barrels of pure salt, and it is one of the industries that have given a just fame to Kansas as a salt producing state. The plant of the Morton Salt Company is located two miles southwest of Hutchinson. Its importance as a local industry is indicated by the fact that it employs 275 hands. Mr. Clements is an active young business man and had spent most of his career with the present company. He was born at Oshkosh, Wisconsin, July 27, 1887, and, represents a family of business people. His grandparents were James and Jane Clements, both natives of Ireland. His grandfather was born in 1823, came as a young unmarried man to this country and settled at Philadelphia, and about 1866 took his family to Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He spent the rest of his active business career as a coal and wood merchant at Oshkosh finally retiring and was a resident of Chicago at the time of his death in 1912, though he died in Oshkosh. His wife, Jane Clements, was born in Ireland in 1827 and died in Chicago in 1911. Seven of their children are still living. Margaret, who had never...

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Biographical Sketch of Hart, Q. A.

Hart, Q. A. dealer in general merchandise, opened business October 2, 1872. He now has the oldest established store in Russell. He erected the first store building in the village in the summer of 1874, size of which is 22×60 feet at a cost of $1,800, since built an addition 12×40 feet at a cost of $500. He now carries a stock of $10,000. He owns 320 acres of land nearly all cultivated. Has been Township Treasurer and City Councilman four terms. Born April 2, 1825, in Upper Canada. Was raised on a farm, moved to Neenah, Wis., in 1856. Moved to Waupun, Dodge Co. 1865, following farming. Enlisted February 24, 1864, in Company F, Twenty-first, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, participated in fourteen battles, and never received a scratch, was mustered out in July, 1865, when he returned to Wisconsin and farmed until he came to Kansas; married in 1852 to Miss Deborah A. Comer, of Upper Canada. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and a member of the G. A. R. of Waupun,...

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