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BAAKE, C.H., came to Hortonville, Outagamie county in 1884; was born in Cumberland, Md., Aug. 21, 1857; married April 15, 1882, to Jennie McComb. Occupation, real estate broker, residence at Appleton.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BAER, John M. (Civil War) born Oct. 14, 1846, Wyandotte county, Ohio, came to Wisconsin in Nov. 1863 and settled in the town of Black Creek in Dec. 1865; married Libbie C. Riley Nov. 18, 1867 at Bethel, Clermont county, Ohio; served in the war of the Rebellion in Co. I, 86th Reg't O.V. Inft; Co. H, 120th O. V. Inft, and Co. E, 48th Batallion O. Vet. VOl. Inft; service three years, ten months 14 days. Present occupation postmaster at Appleton, Wis. Children, Attie Mayette; born 1868; Charles Otho; born 1873, died 1898, in the army; Edward Sherman; born 1879; John Miller; born 1886. Charles Otho, Corporal Co. G 2d Reg't Wis. Vol. died August 11 at Fortress Monroe, VA. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BAILEY, D.B. Was born Nov. 9, 1837, at Jefferson, Ohio; came to Outagamie county, March, 1863; commenced mercantile business in Appleton, April, 1867. Children, Quincy A; born at Menomonie Falls, Wis., May 26, 1864; Ralph W;. born at Appleton, Dec. 3, 1866; Andrew Spencer; born at Appleton, Sept. 23, 1868; Dwight B.; born at Appleton, Sept. 21, 1870; Ruthie Adelia; born at Appleton, June 21, 1876; Charles H; born at Appleton, May 16, 1880. Children of Adelia Spencer Bailey, wife of D. B. Bailey, born in Butler, June 22, 1841; came to Wisconsin, 1845 and to Appleton in 1853; died Nov. 22, 1884; Hallie Pazzant Bailey, born Nova Scotia, March 8, 1849, came to Appleton, 1862; Nellie May; daughter, born May 1, 1888. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BAKER, William, J., was born in Appleton Sept. 7, 1853, and married Sept. 22, 1887 to Alice L. Hogan who was born in the state of New Jersey in the year 1862. Mr. Baker has been on the police force for the past fourteen years and resides at 855 Superior Street, Appleton.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BALLARD, Andrew P. was born in Wayne, N.Y., Aug. 14, 1811 and came to Appleton in 1855.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BALLARD, Anson, son of Samuel and Diana Ballard, was born in Appling, Jefferson county, New Brunswick, on the 30th day of Dec. 1821; he came to Appleton in 1850, and remained until his death on the 4th of April, 1873. He was married in Sheboygan in 1851 to Harriet M. Story. He practised law with Perry H. Smith several years and later on went into real estate business which he followed up to the time of his death. Mr. Ballard was a prominent member of the Congregational Church in Appleton, also a Mason and Knight Templar and thoroughly interested in educational work. The names of his children are Irving M; Leda A.; (now Mrs. O. E. Clark); Irene; (now Mrs. T. W. Orbison); Della S., died Oct. 14, 1857; Eugene, died Dec. 10, 1864; Nellie, (now Mrs. W. L. Conkey), died Aug.10, 1891; Frederick J.; Pearl Edna, died April 12, 1877. Anson Ballard had two brothers, Porter and Jesse, who came to Appleton in an early day and cleared and established homes on the n.e. 1/4 of Sec. 24, T. 24, R. 17. Porter lived there until his death; his son, Clinton, now lives on the homestead. Jesse removed to Missouri and died there. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BALLARD, Clinton B. was born at Appleton, November 16, 1860; his parents were D. Porter Ballard and Elizabeth G. Ballard, who came from Watertown, NY in 1858 and lived in Appleton up to September 1862, when they moved onto a hundred acre farm two and one-half miles north-east of Appleton, located on Section 24, T. 21, R. 17. Clinton Ballard lived on the farm for thirty-six years and in 1881 was married to Ella Fox, daughter of F. P. Fox. The following six children were born to them; Mable C., born in April, 1883; Harr Proctor, born in 1887; Rena Leda, born in July, 1893; Earl Jesse, born in July, 1895; Grace May, born in October, 1889.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BALLIET, David H. was born in Richland County, Ohio, Dec. 30, 1850; came to town of Dale, Outagamie county, Sept. 6, 1853. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BARCLAY, Lawrence (Civil War) was born in Scotland in 1837, came to Outagamie county in 1853 and was married in 1867 to Margaret Culbertson, who was born in 1837. Children, Anna Barclay McNutt, born in 1868; Jenny, born in 1870; Arthur, born in 1872; Emma, born in 1874; Warren, born in 1877. Occupation, farmer. Residence, ne 1/4 Sec. 29, T. 21, R. 16 Greenville. Mr. Barclay served eleven months in the War of the Rebellion in Company D, 49th Wisconsin Infantry.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BARKER, James M. was born in Macklenburg, Schuyler county, N.Y., and came to Outagamie county in July, 1854; was married March 26, 1854 to Laura Robinson, who was born in Vincent de Paul, Canada, Sept. 1, 1830. Their children were Frederick W., born in 1868 at Appleton; Katharine, born in 1876 at Appleton. Occupation, civil engineer, residence 1050 Third street, corner of Third and Cherry streets. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BARLOW, Mary J. came to Appleton in 1854; her husband, Edwin L. Barlow died in 1864. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BARRON, A.A., was born at Sterling, Mass., in 1826 and came to Outagamie County in 1867; was married March 6, 1852 to Emma Story, who was born in 1829. Their children were Fred A., born in 1857 and W. E., born in 1871. Residence 849 Oneida street, Appleton. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BARRY, D.W, was born March 30, 1853 in the town of Center, Outagamie county, Wisconsin. His father Patrick Barry, was born in Ireland. He came to Wisconsin in 1849 and settled in the town of Center on the sw 1/4 of Section 27, T. 22, R. 17. His wife, Joanna Keating Barry, was born in Ireland. D. W. Barry was married in Chicago in 1894 to Anna Finnegan, who was born in Kaukauna, in 1857. Occupation, dealer in wood and lime, on West College avenue, Appleton, Wisconsin. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BARTEAU, Morris, R. was born in Broome county, N.Y., Feb. 25, 1818; came to Outagamie county in 1859; married to Julia S. Osborne in 1847, who was born Jan. 24, 1822, and died December 27, 1890. Children, Mary B. Graves, born 1843; Osborn J. born 1850; Morris F., born 1850; Albert B. and Alice C., twins, born 1854; Alfred D. and Adelle E., twins, dead, born 1858; Sidney H., born 1858. Profession, teacher for 14 years, manufacturing and merchandising since. Residence, 629 Oneida. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BARTON, William, was born in 1819, came to Outagamie county in 1866 and settled on Section 32, T. 21, R. 17, in Grand Chute. His wife was Bridget Hodgins Barton, a sister of Patrick Hodgins. They have no children. Mr. Barton died Nov. 29, 1880; his widow still resides on the homestead in Grand Chute. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BEAULIEU, Paul H. emigrated from Canada in 1812 on his way to the then unexplored regions of Lake Superior. He encountered countless privations and hardships, peculiar to early pioneer life. A notable even was his detention at Fort Malden and compulsion to serve in the British army for the space of four months, in which time he participated in many skirmishes amongst which was the memorable battle of Lake Erie, classed in history as Perry's Victory, after which he was allowed to continue his journey and after having successfully followed the fur trade, for twenty-one years he started with his family (his wife, one duaghter and one son) for Green Bay, where he arrived Aug. 16, 1834, residing there until the fall of 1835 he moved to Kaukaloo or Kaukauna and settled on the Buchanan side of the river where he had previously purchased lots 5, 6, 7 and 8 on Sec. 21, T. 21, R. 18, on which was situated a grist and saw mill. He resided here up to the time of his death which occurred Oct. 15, 1841. The property then reverted to his only son and heir (daughter having died), Bazil H. Beaulieu and more familiarly known as B. H. Beaulieu, who was almost continuously connected with the affairs of Brown and afterwards Outagamie county until 1876 when he sold out and removed to White Earth, Becker county, Minn., where he resided until his death a few years ago. B. H. Beaulieu has held satisfactorily the offices of justice of the peace, assessor, clerk and supervisor, which latter office he held fourteen years, during which he introduced to the board a bill for the division of the then town of Kaukauna, setting off all that part lying south and east of Fox river and organizing the present town of Buchanan. Mr. Beaulieu raised a large family of children, but I am unable to give their names, the above sketch of the Beaulieu family was extracted from a letter of greeting sent from White Earth, Minn., by Theo. H. Beaulieu, a son of H. B. Beaulieu, to the Outagamie County Pioneer Association to be read at their annual festival in 1885. Taken from the Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BECKER, Henry. The father of this gentleman, Frederick Becker, was one of the earliest settlers of Greenville township, Outagamie county, and was honored as one of its representative pioneers. Frederick Becker was a native of Germany, where he followed farming, owning a small piece of ground, and was there married to Mary Neamann. They had two children born to them in Germany, Fred (who is now a resident of Appleton, Wis.), and Henry (our subject) and on March 1, 1854, this little family left Hamburg on the sailing vessel "North America," landed in New York eight weeks later, and came directly to Fond du Lac county, Wis., where they made a brief stay. They soon removed to Greenville township, Outagamie county, where Mr. Becker had bought land in the N. W. Quarter of Section 15, and he also purchased a yoke of oxen to assist him in clearing the land, which was all new and heavily timbered. He had no wagon, but he contrived to make a dray of ironwood trees, and with this outfit commenced to clear away the timber and prepare the ground for crops. He succeeded, not only in putting the whole of his first purchase under cultivation, but added another 160 acres, at the time of his death ranking among the first farmers and most extensive landholders in Greenville township. He was a self-made man in the true sense of the word, for he accumulated all his property from a start of nothing, and he was respected wherever known. Though the welfare and advancement of the region where he held such large interests was necessarily of great importance to him, he cared nothing for public life, and though always willing to give his approval and co-operation to any worthy undertaking, he never held but one office, that of overseer of the township. in political sympathy he was a Democrat. Mrs. Mary Becker died in Greenville township, June 4, 1859, leaving four children: two above mentioned. and two born in Greenville township - Louis, a farmer of Greenville township, and Eliza (nowMrs. Daniel Schultz). The mother was buried in Greenville cemetery. Mr. Becker subsequently married Mary Mormon, and two children were born to that marriage, both of whom died young. Mr. Becker was called to his long home February 16, 1893, and sleeps his last sleep in Greenville cemetery. He was a devoted member of the Lutheran Church, to which he gave a liberal support, and he donated an acre of ground for a church site. Henry Becker was born in August 1846, in Germany, and received a greater part of his schooling in that country, prior to his parents' removal to America, the public-school system in Wisconsin being at that time in its infancy. Up to the age of nineteen years he lived at home, and then commenced to work at the carpenter's trade, for four winters also following lumbering. On July 17, 1869, he was married in Ellington township, to Christina Pluger, who was born in Germany in 1850, daughter of August Pluger, and to this marriage have been born eight children, as follows: Mary, Mrs. Otto Zwerg, of Sheboygan county, Wis.; Louis, also of Sheboygan county; and Eliza, Henry, Bernard, Caroline, Willie and Mina, all at home. With the exception of the six years he followed carpentry at Stephensville, Mr. Becker has been a life-long farmer, and in connection engaged in threshing for fifteen years, during which time he became widely and favorably known among the farmers of his own and surrounding townships. He owns 160 acres of fine land, the "old home farm," and as one of the oldest and most prosperous farmers in his township ranks second to none. Like his father he is a Democrat in national politics, but in local elections gives his support to the best man regardless of party lines. He is a Lutheran in religious sentiment, and has held various offices in the church. Commemorative Biographical Record of the Fox River Valley Counties of Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago, J.H. Beers & Co,1895
BEDELL, J. W. Was born in Plattsburgh, N.Y. in the year 1828, April 14; came to Wisconsin in 1857; came to Outagamie county in 1872. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BELDING, Sylvester B.,was born in Hadwich, Vt., June 8, 1832 and came to Outagamie county, Nov. 12, 1851; was married June 12, 1853, to Susan E. Eggleston who was born in 1835. Children, Alice May, born in 1856 and died in Jan. 1879. Occupation, carpenter, residing at 922 Appleton street, Appleton, Wisconsin.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BENNETT, Philo S., Reverend, was born in Pulaska, Oswego county, New York, March 13, 1817. He was educated for the ministry at a seminary at Mexico, N.Y., and ordained in 1837. He was married June 13, 1838, at Pulaski, N.Y., to Miss Calphurnia Chase, a relative of Secretary Chase. She was a remarkable woman. it is quite safe to say few Methodist itinerants have been favored with a helpmate who in all respects was the equal of Sister C. C. Bennett. He was occupied with various charges in New York State until 1850, when he came to Wisconsin. He was stationed first at Platteville and afterward at Beloit; meantime he continued his studies and received a degree from Beloit College in 1854. He afterward held various charges in the State, including Milwaukee and Racine, and in 1861 he came to Appleton, where he has since resided. For the past eight years he has not been engaged in active work, but being of an energetic temperament has occupied himself to a great extent with literary work and lecturing as well as frequent pulpit work. Since the death of his estimable wife seven years ago, after a happy married life of nearly half a century, he has made his home with his only daughter, Mrs. L. Briggs where his last days were happily spent, made pleasant by the loving care of children and grand-children. Elder Bennett died April 5, 1895.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BERNARD, Frank was born in 1821 and settled in Outagamie county in year 1852.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BESSING, Henry Anton who devotes his attention to dairy farming on a tract of sixty acres in Grand Chute township, has been a resident of this section for a long period, and is known as one of his township's reliable citizens. He was born at Buffalo, New York. January 17, 1854, a son of Bernhard and Katharine (Sunderman) Bessing, natives of Prussia, Germany. The parents of Mr. Bessing came to the United States about 1842, and located first in Detroit, Michigan, but after a short period removed to Buffalo, New York, where Mr. Bessing followed his trade as moulder until his death there in 1864. Two years later Mrs. Bessing married Bernhardt Doing and came to Appleton, Mr. Doing purchasing a farm near the present property of Mr. Bessing, and here he died some years later, Mrs. Doing then returning to Buffalo, where her death occurred January 19, 1892. Five children were born by her first marriage: Henry Anton: Frank, who is deceased; John, a resident of Buffalo, and Bernhardt, also living in the Bison city, and Rose, who died in September, 1908, the wife of John Guelff, of Grand Chute township. Mrs. Doing had four children by her second union, namely: William, a soldier in the regular United States army; Tilly, who is deceased; Joseph, who resides on State street, Appleton, an engineer in the paper mill, and Minnie, who is deceased. Henry Anton received his education in the public schools of Buffalo, New York, and worked on the home farm in Grand Chute township until he was twenty-one years old. He then started working out as a hired man among the farmers of that vicinity, and when he had accumulated enough money he invested it in the farm which he now operates, a first-class tract of sixty acres which he devotes to dairy farming. He has erected a number of new, substantial buildings, fitted with modern equipment, with improvements to insure cleanliness and hygienic conditions, and he has a fine herd of dairy stock which he feeds on well kept pasture land. Mr. Bessing is a member of the Roman Catholic Church at Appleton. In political matters he is an adherent of the principles of the Democratic party, and he has served one term as a member of the town board. On November 11, 1884, Mr. Bessing was married to Mary Heiman, who was born in Oconto, Wisconsin, June 22, 1865, daughter of Henry and Anna (Jochamen) Heiman, the former born in Holland in 1832, and the latter in Westphalia, Germany, October 8, 1842. Mr. Heiman came to America when about twenty years of age, and for about eight years thereafter he followed his trade of baker. After his marriage he became proprietor of a boarding house in Oconto, Wisconsin, but after three years bought a farm in Grand Chute township, which he operated until 1905. They were the parents of ten children: Henry, who is deceased; Mrs. Bessing; Lena, the wife of William Liethen, overseer of the paper mill, residing on Walnut street, Appleton; Anna, the wife of Frank Hooyman, a farmer of Freedom township; John, residing on the old homestead; Frank and Francis, deceased;Antone, a Grand Chute township farmer; Margaret, the wife of Matt Jackels, a retired farmer of Story street, Appleton, and one child, which died in infancy. Mr. and Mrs. Bessing have had six children: Cecelia, born November 22, 1884, died February 5, 1906; John, born May 16, 1887, who died December 8, 1894; William, born February 17, 1890; Anna, born May 23, 1892; Raymond, born August 31, 1894, and Agnes, born February 16, 1896.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BISSING, Herman, was born in Germany, Oct. 13, 1831, came to Appleton in 1863. Engaged in the shoe business. Children, Frank; born in Waukesha in 1859; Henry; born in Waukesha, 1863;Benjamin H. born in Appleton, 1872; Mary Bissing Berenger, born in Waukesha county, 1857; Elizabeth; born in Waukesha county 1861. Taken from The Outgamie County Pioneer Record.
BLACK, Andrew C., was born in Stark county, Ohio, Nov. 8, 1824, and came to Outagamie county in 1846. He settled on his present homestead. Sept. 7, 1851, he was married to Mary Merritt who was born in Ohio May 22, 1828. Children, L. Ida, James W., Ada C., J. Merritt, Flora May, all born in Kaukauna.Taken from The Outgamie County Pioneer Record.
J. E. BLACKWOOD, (Civil War) was born Oct, 12, 1844 in Washington county, town of Charlotte, Maine, and came to Outagamie county, town of Hortonia in 1849. He was married to Rosetta Manley in 1867. From this union was born Daisy, now the wife of Prof. Parlin, residing at Wausau. He was married in 1870 to Emma Jane Foster. Children, Elmer Burdell, born Feb. 16, 1874, New London, Wisconsin; Ella May, born January 4, 1879. J. E. Blackwood served in the war of the rebellion in Company A, Third Wisconsin Cavalry.Taken from The Outgamie County Pioneer Record.
BLEICK, John, Section 10, farmer, born Dec. 24, in Mecklenburg-Schwerin, Germany; married in 1854 and came to Milwaukee in 1859, to Appleton in 1860; wife's name, Louise Brockman. Children, Wilhelmia, Charles, Ida, Louise, Augusta, Herman, Ferdinand.Taken from The Outgamie County Pioneer Record.
BLESER, Adam, who, during a long and useful life, was closely associated with the business, political and church interests of Manitowoc county, Wisconsin, was born in Germany, June 26, 1821, and came to the United States in 1845. He located first in the state of Pennsylvania, and after traveling to a number of other points made his way to Manitowoc county in 1847, first opening a store at Manitowoc Rapids, where he was engaged in business until 1861. In that year he came to Manitowoc, opening a general store on Eighth street, continuing there for several years and then moving to another location, where he was engaged in business until his establishment was destroyed by fire. During his latter years he was engaged in selling sewing machines, and also was the owner of a farming property in Rapids township. On April 27, 1851, Mr. Bleser was married to Mary Elizabeth Pauly, who was born in Neunkirchen, Prussia, a daughter of James and Katherine (Justen) Pauly, who came to the United States in 1842 and first located at Green Bay, later going to Little Chute and also spending some time in Vanderbroek township, Outagamie county. Mr. Pauly then purchased wild land in Outagamie county, when the country was in its virgin state and wild animals and Indians were still to be found in plenty. There Mrs. Bleser's parents resided during the remainder of their lives. They had four daughters and a son, of whom Mrs. Bleser and a sister survive. Mrs. Bleser came to Manitowoc as a young woman, in 1847, and spent one year with her sister, and again in 1851 located in Manitowoc, where she met Mr. Bleser. Eleven children were born to them: Adam Joseph, register of deeds, of Milbank, South Dakota; Daniel Bernard, the owner of a large brewery in Manitoba, who married Bertha Hoyer and has four children; Nicholas James, bank president, business man and land owner, of Milbank, South Dakota; Minnie E., deceased, who married (first) Dr. Seeger, and (second) Mr. DuVal of Kewaunee; Henry John, who lost his life at the age of eight years by drowning; William C., who died at the age of one and one-half years; Marie C., who died when twelve years of age; Ida J., who married Frank Miller; Theresa Agnes, who married J. P. Staehle; Margaret L., who is deceased; and Josephine, who married N. N. Knutzen. The members of this family are all connected with the Catholic church. Adam Bleser was prominent in school work, was one of the first postmasters of Manitowoc, and in 1850 was county treasurer. He was a devout member of the Catholic church, and he assisted in building one of the first structures of that denomination in Manitowoc Rapids. From the time of its organization he was a member of the Catholic Knights. He and his family were all great lovers of music and were instrumental in establishing one of the first choirs in this part of the county. Mr. Bleser's death occurred September 16, 1895, and he was mourned by all who had known him. Always a man of strict honesty and integrity, he was conscientious in his efforts to what he believed to he right, and he stood high in the esteem of his fellow townsmen who had the utmost confidence in him. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BLOOD, Fred H., was born in Green Bay, Wis., in 1848 and came to Appleton, Outagamie county in 1850. He is a son of Henry L. Blood, who came to Appleton in 1858. Their children are Clarence, born in 1878; Geo. F. Blood, born in 1881; Chas. S. Blood, born in 1884; Ruth Blood born in 1891. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BLOOD Henry L. was born Dec. 27, 1813, in Oxford county, New Hampshire; was married to Miss Catharien Southmayd, of Jay, N.Y., April 25, 1838; they had three children, E. J.; born April 10, 1846, married to Miss Laura Washburn; had two children, both dead; E. J.; died in 1885. Second son, Fred; born Aug. 6, 1848, married to Miss Lillian Curtis on Oct. 18, 1875; they have four children, three boys and one girl, and now live in Appleton. F. H.; is engaged in the wood and coal business. Kitty, was born May 4, 1851, married to George M. Miller in 1872; they have had two children, one boy having died and the girl now living; Mrs. Miller died in Lawrence, Kan., Dec. 28, 1874. Mrs. H. L. Blood died Jan. 11, 1855. Mr. Blood was married to Miss Mary Brown, Jan. 5, 1859; they have two children now living, Frank L.; born June 15, 1862; married to Miss Benito Fuller; they have two children, a boy and a girl. May; born July 31, 1865, married to C. W. Jarvis Sept. 16, 1891; they now live in Ishpeming, Mich. Mr. H. L. Blood moved to Mackinaw Island in 1844; in 1846 he moved to Oshkosh and kept the first hotel; in 1847 moved into the Astor House, Green Bay; in 1849 moved to Appleton; he was agent for Lawrence University and built the First College Building; he built the first shanty in Appleton in 1848, and hired John F. Johnston and wife to move into it to board the men who worked on the first college building. Mr. Blood kept a hotel for several years in Appleton and was a prominent citizen. He died Feb. 21, 1888. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BOGAN, Mattie E. , was born in the year 1862. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BOTTENSEK, John was born in Waukesha county, Wis., January 4, 1850; came with his parents to Dale, Outagamie county in 1855; remained on the farm until 1873; is now district attorney for Outagamie county and resides at 584 College avenue. Elsie M. Buck Bottensek was born in Appleton, January 14, 1854, and has resided here ever since; married to John Bottensek on Sept. 26, 1878; they have one child, Elsie S. Bottensek.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BOTTENSEK, John Henry was born in Hanover, Germany, in 1806; he came to Wisconsin in 1847; he came to the town of Dale in 1854 and settled on a farm on Sections 14 and 23, T. 21, R.15, where he cleared his land and established a home where he resided until his death in 1865; He married Sophia Remmers in 1846; they have two sons and one daughter now living. The oldest, John, born in 1850, married to Ella Buck of Appleton; they have one daughter. John Bottensek is a graduate of Lawrence University; is practicing law in Appleton and is now district attorney. The second son, August, born in 1852, married to Marietta H. Scott in 1875; they have three sons and two daughters; they now live on a farm in Dale. Their daughter, Lena, born in 1858, married to Edward Wege; they have four daughters; they now live in Ellington. John Henry Bottensek's widow now lives in Appleton.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BOUNDS, Alfred F. was born at Ravensthorp, England, March 4, 1848; came to Outagamie county in 1872; married May 26, 1878, to Hulda M. Spencer, who was born at Menomonie Falls, Wisconsin, August 2, 1851. Children, Guy Leroy, born May 10, 1879, died June 16, 1879; Florence E., born Oct. 3, 1882; Hattie D., born Nov. 25, 1884; residence corner of Spencer street and Whitman avenue, Appleton, Wisconsin. Occupation, fruit grower.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BOYD, Samuel was born Nov. 1, 1836, came to Appleton in the year 1852, to attend Lawrence University. Graduated in June, 1859, opened a law office June, 1861, in Appleton and has not been absent from the county a whole year since 1852. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BREITERICK, Albert, a son of Karl Breiterick, was born in Outagamie county in 1852. He was married to Bertha Sauberlick, of Greenville, Outagamie county, in 1876. They have four sons and two daughters, as follows: George Alfred, born June 28, 1879; Hattie Julia, born July 20, 1881; Edwin Charles, born May 25, 1883; William Leonard, born February 25, 1885; Ora Harrison, born February 28, 1890; Emma Lydia, born January 16, 1893. Mr. and Mrs. Breiterick now live on a part of their father's farm on Section 35 in the town of Ellington, Outagamie county.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BREITERICK, Karl was born in Prussia in 1821; he came to America in 1849 and settled on Sec. 2, T. 21, R. 16, now in Greenville. In 1855 he removed to Ellington and settled on Section 35, T. 22, R. 16, where he cleared a farm and established a home where he resided until his death in April 1891. He married Wilhelmia Herman in 1849; they have two sons and three daughters. First son, Albert, born in 1852, was married to Bertha Sauberlich in 1876; they have four sons and two daughters; they live on Sec. 35, T. 22, R. 16 now in Ellington. Second son, Charles, born in 1864, unmarried and lives on his father's homestead. First daughter, Minnie, married to Edward Saecker; they have one daughter and now live in Appleton. Second daughter Rosa, is married to Charles Mory; they have one son and four daughters; they now live on a farm in Cicero. Third daughter, Caroline, was married to Wm. Lohrence in 1895, and lives on Sec. 27 in Ellington.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BREWSTER, George I. was married to Evalyn V. Waters at Salem, Mass, in 1855 and moved to Appleton in May 1858. Children, Geo. Y. born in Salem, Dec. 1856; Arthur A., born in Salem, Jan. 1858; Eva P., born in Appleton, Aug. 1861; Edward W., born in Appleton, Dec. 1868; Bessie G., born in Appleton, Sept. 1876. Residence, 461 Pacific street, Appleton. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BRIGGS, Ansel Bailey was born in Lisbon, St. Lawrence county, N.Y. in 1831; came to Outagamie county in 1849 and was married to Ruth Kinnie Millard at Lake Mills, Wis., in 1858. Ruth Millard was born in Butternut, N.Y. in 1838 and died in 1894. Children, Daniel Judson, bron 1862, died 8162; Charles Robert, born 1863; Marion Josephine, born 1865; Maude Millard, born 1872. Residence, 700 Lawrence street, Appleton. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BRIGGS, Theodore W., was born in Ogdensburg, N.Y., in 1842 and came to Appleton in 1853; he was married to Leona S. Dane who was born in Nova Scotia in 1843 and came to Appleton in 1860. Their children were: Eugene Briggs, dead; Cornelia Briggs, Fred J. Briggs, dead; Mary E. Briggs, Carrie H. Briggs, Jay Briggs, dead; Theo. L. Briggs. Theo W. Briggs, state agent Home Insurance Co., residing at 779 Lawrence street, Appleton. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BRIGGS William W. was born at Buckfield, Me., Aug. 12, 1823. His father, Daniel Briggs, was a soldier in the war of 1812, after which he, with is wife, Pheba Thomas Briggs, and seven children settled at Monson, Me. The subject of this sketch spent his boyhood as a pioneer in northern Maine, his mother dying when he was but fourteen years of age. He was engaged in lumbering on the rivers St. Johns, Penobscot and Kennebec, which means the hardest kind of work, for lumbering then had no conveniences as now. In 1851 William W. Briggs was married to Mary E. Page, and the year following they came to Wisconsin, first stopping in northern Illinois. They traveled by team from Beloit, Wis., to Hortonville, the men walking when it was rough and poor roads, which was most of the way. They had two children, Eben P. and Elizabeth M. . Mr. Briggs was engaged in the milling business there for about eighteen years, when he moved with his family to Appleton, where he has lived ever since. In 1874 he built the "Briggs House" and engaged in active hotel life for four years. Mr. Briggs with Ira Hersey and H. B. Sanborn built the first grist mill at Hortonville, which is now considered the oldest one in this county. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BRILL, Joseph was born in Menomonie Falls in 1855. He came to Outagamie county in 1862, and was married to Jennie Skinner, who was born in 1855. Children, Margaret, born Oct. 25, 1893. Occupation, Hackman. Residence, 777 Edwards Street, Appleton. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BRILL Michael, born in Germany, came to this country, settled on Sec. 23 in the town of Buchanan, Oct. 7, 1863; married Elizabeth Everhart Feb., 1840. They have nine children, six sons and three daughters. Their oldest son, John, born in 1844, has been sheriff of this county four years and now lives on a fine farm on sections 22 and 23 in Buchanan, is married and has six daughters living. Second son, Mat. Brill, born in 1846 and now lives in Appleton. Third son, Peter, born in 1848, died in Jan., 1885. Fourth son, Joseph, born in 1852, now drives a hack in Appleton. Fifth son, Robert, born in 1854, is married and has three children; he now lives in Kaukauna. Sixth son, William, born in 1859, is married to Harriett Geenen, a niece of Everet Saunders; they now live with Mr. Saunders on his homestead. They have four children. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BRONSON, Bennett D. was born in Newbery, Conn., July 28, 1810; came to Outagamie county in 1852 and settled in Grand Chute, afterwards he settled in the town of Freedom. He was married to Rhoda Hays in 1833, who was born Oct. 10, 1814. Children, Lucy A. Bronson Verity, born in Ohio, June 13, 1834; Celia T., born Oct. 6, 1836; Celestia J. Bronson McNab, born Nov. 11, 1842 and now resides in the town of Osborn. Mr. Bronson died Aug. 28,1878. Mrs Bronson died on June 3, 1897. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BROTHERS Capt. D. J. (Civil War) was born in Canada. He came with his parents to Rochester, N.Y., when quite young, and in May, 1861, came to Appleton. In 1862 he enlisted and helped organize Co. I. of the Thirty-second Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, in which he was for two years second and first lieutenant. He was in the famous march to the sea, and from the capture of Atlanta to the close of the war he held the responsible position of assistant chief commissiary of subsistance of the seventeenth army corps on the staff of Gen. F. P. Blair. After the close of the war, in 1865, he came to Kaukauna where he has resided ever since. He was twice elected county superintendent of schools and has served several terms as supervisor and alderman; in 1876 he engaged in the realestate and insurance business, which he has continued ever since. In 1894 he built the Hotel Brothers, now the leading hotel in Kaukauna, and is now proprietor of the same. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BROWN, Charles F. was born in Brattleboro, Vt., in 1843 and came to Outagamie county in 1855. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BUBOLTZ, Albert, (Civil War) who is one of the leading agriculturists of Maple Creek township, has spent his life on the place which he is now operating, a tract of 222 acres situated in sections 16, 17 and 18. He was born on this property, June 16, 1868, a son of John and Fredericka Buboltz, natives of Germany, who were married in Waukesha county, Wisconsin. In 1853 they came to Outagamie county, purchasing forty acres of land in Maple Creek township, this forming the nucleus for the magnificent farm now owned by Albert Buboltz. John Buboltz had only his ax to start clearing his land with, but this served to cut down the trees to make the logs with which to build his house, and this accomplished, he began to clear his land from the wilderness, experiencing the usual trials and hardships of the Wisconsin pioneer. As time went on, he began to buy and clear more land, and added to his farming implements piece by piece, stocking his farm as he became financially able. In 1862 he enlisted in Company D, Twenty-first Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, with which he served until the close of the war, participating in all of the battles in which his regiment took part, with the exception of some months when he was confined in the famous Libby Prison. On being exchanged, he resumed his place in the ranks of his regiment, and continued to serve as a brave and faithful soldier until the close of hostilities. He died in September, 1901, at the age of sixty-nine years, and is buried in Maple Creek Cemetery, his funeral having been in charge of the Grand Army of the Republic, of which he was a popular and esteemed comrade. His widow still survives him, making her home with her son, Albert, and is now seventy-three years old. Two years prior to his death, John Buboltz turned the farm over to his son, Albert, who took, up the interests of the other heirs and is now sole owner of the land. Mr. Buboltz's parents had six children, of whom Mary married Benjamin Marsh and lives in Waupaca county, having four children; Frederick, a farmer of Maple Creek township, is married and has four children; Gusta married Herman Brensicke of New London and has two children; Albert was the fourth in order of birth; Tena married Albert Stoehr and lives in Waupaca county, having five children; and George is married and lives in Waupaca county. Albert Buboltz remained on the home farm and has never married. He has 100 acres of his farm in a high state of cultivation, and the whole farm is under fence, principally of barbed wire. In addition to a modern residence, he has two large barns and a number of outbuildings for the shelter of stock, grain and machinery, and the general air of prosperity found about the place makes it one of the finest farms in this part of the county. Mr. Buboltz carries on general farming and stock raising, marketing dairy products and hogs, while he feeds most of his hay and grain. He milks twenty cows the year around and is breeding to Holstein cattle, while his hogs are Chester White crossed with Poland China. He also has French Coach horses and is breeding to Percherons. In political matters Mr. Buboltz is a Republican, and for two terms he served as a member of the board of supervisors. History of Outagamie County, Wisconsin, Thomas H. Ryan, Chicago, Goodspeed Historical Association, publishers, 1911.
ALexander was born in 1818, New York and
married Samantha Hudson about 1856 near Jefferson County, NY.
Their first son, Charles, was born in 1857; followed by George
Adelbert, born 1860 and William Clark born 1862; all born near
Syracuse, NY. Samantha Hudson's parents were William Clark Hudson
and Catherine Timmerman, and she was born in 1839, Jefferson
County, NY, Town of Clayton. Alexander and Samantha left New York
before 1870, as they are found on the Fond Du Lac county census,
Town of Waupun. Another daughter, Ella is now with them, born in
1870. Before 1872, Alexander and Samantha left Fond du Lac and
moved to Appleton, WI, as their 5th child, Genevieve was born in
Appleton in 1872. In 1880, Ella Bryan is living with a Warren
Whitney family in Little Chute and Genevieve is residing with an
Oren Adcock family in Appleton. George Adelbert and William CLark
are residing in Appleton with their uncle George Hudson. What
happened to Alexander Bryan and Samantha Hudson Bryan? Anyone
with Information concerning this family, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
BRYAN, George Adelbert - George A. Bryan's parents were Alexander Bryan and Samantha Hudson. He was born in 1860 near Syracuse, New York. Between 1863 and 1869, the Bryan family left New York and moved to Fond Du Lac, WI. In 1872 they resided in Appleton, WI, where their youngest daughter, Genevieve was born. George married Mercy Rebecca EARLY in Appleton on September 14, 1883 and the following children were born in Appleton: John Adelbert, 1884, Isabelle Samantha, 1885, Mary Edna, 1887, William James, 1892, Jennie Helen, 1894, Gladys F., 1896. By 1905, this family moved to Ashland, WI and by 1911, George and Mercy, along with their children moved to Floriston, CA. George Bryan died in Sacramento, CA in 1937 and Mercy died in Floriston, CA in 1921. Their children remained in California and had many descendants. Submitted by Kathryn C. Bryan at email@example.com.
BUCK, C.F, (Civil War) was born in Rutlinger, Wurttemberg, Germany, Feb. 21, 1838; landed in New York in the fall of 1854 and came to this county in the fall of 1859. Enlisted in the 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry in 1862 and was discharged in 1865. Married Maria S. Eden in August, 1865, and lived on a farm in Dale, afterward moved to Hortonville, April 1, 1871, in the Don Woodward store. Children, Anna L., born July 25, 1866; Ormlio S., born Aug. 5, 1868; Paulina M., born Aug. 26, 1870; Helen S., born Aug. 10, 1872; Lillian L., F., Sept. 4, 1874; Robert W. H., born Nov. 6, 1876; Emile E. L., born Oct. 19, 1878; Elba D. E., born July 14, 1882; Arthur H. A., born Aug. 1, 1884; Ralph C., born July 19, 1889. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BUCK, James P, was born July 2, 1824, at Oswego, N.Y.; came to Wisconsin Sept. 15, 1845; came to Appleton in 1855 and was married Oct. 27, 1847 to Susan Nichols who was born at Carmel, Restream county, N.Y. They came to Appleton in 1855 and reisde on the corner of Walnut and Sixth streets. Occupation, real estate dealer.Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record.
BURCH , Aura H. was born in Cayuga county, New York, January 2, 1825, came to Outagamie county in May 1854, and settled on a farm in the town of Ellington, which he sold in 1878 and located on Section 14, in the town of Grand Chute, where he resided until his death, May 23, 1892. He was married to Esther Jane Scott November 30, 1850. She was born in the state of New York December 20, 1831. Their child is, Jane Augusta, born April 26, 1853. She was married to Gilbert Main, November 23, 1874. Their children are Aura G. Main, born January 9, 1875; William B. Main, born October 27, 1877, and died December 28, 1886. Mr. and Mrs. Main now reside on a farm near Stephensville. Taken from The Outagamie County Pioneer Record