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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
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Isham, Ruth Wales
Asenath Dunlap McKaig,   pp. 94-95 PDF (380.0 KB)


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   Mrs. Edwards spent 21 winters in St. Petersburg,
during which time she helped build the M. E. Church,
which she was very fond of and aided in many other
good works.
    She suffered from the results of a fall in 1921, at her
daughter's home at Port Edwards, and after three months
at the Hinsdale Sanitarium in Illinois, died November 30,
1921, at the age of ninety-three years.
......................................................... . ..,
-         ASENATH DUNLAP McKAIG
           Member of Milwaukee Chapter
      Author-Mrs. Ruth Wales Isham, Elkhorn
    One hundred and seventeen years have passed away
since the close of the Revolutionary war-nearly time
enough for three generations to have come and gone. To
the younger people of the day, the Revolution seems al-
most as ancient as the wars of the Greeks and Romans,
yet today, January first, 1901, there are a few people liv-
ing whose fathers were among the heroes of that war.
    Asenath Dunlap was born in Ovid, Seneca county,
New York,Dec. 12, 1811.
    John Dunlap, who came to America, was born in
Tyrone county, Ireland, in 1718. Robert, his son, was
born in 1757. He married three times. Asenath was a
daughter of the second wife; John, son of the first wife
came west and was one of the early settlers of Geneva
in 1839.
    Robert Dunlap fought in the Revolution and three
of his sons served in the war of 1812. Asenath Dunlap
came with her half-brother to Wisconsin in 1839. In 1840
she married Thomas McKaig, a member of the govern-
ment surveying party. Mr. McKaig platted the village
of Geneva in 1837. Mrs. McKaig states that she can
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