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Randall, Geo. A. / Illustrated atlas of Winnebago County, Wisconsin : containing outline map of the county, map of each township in the county, with village and city plats. Also maps of the world, United States and state of Wisconsin, together with other valuable information
(1889)

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PERSONAL SKETCHES. [page 50]   
one son, George, now deceased. The second wife of Mr. Putnam was
Elizabeth Lane, who was the mother of three children, of whom Millie
and Frank are living. She died in January, 1883, and January 20, 1888, lie
was married to Miss Emma Kuhn, born at Waukesha, September, 1858,
daughter of Henry Kuhn. She is an accomplished lady and notable
housekeeper.
HON. CORYDON L. RICH (deceased), a pioneer of Winnebago county,
was a native of New York, who came west during the forties. He first
went to Fond du Lac, and in 1848, entered 320 acres of land just north of
the
present city of Oshkosh, and made the first improvement of the same. He was
quite a prominent public man as well as successful farmer, and was twice
called by the democratic party to positions in the state assembly, once from
this, and once fromn Outagamie county, the latter time in 1872. His death
occurred on March 21, 1886, at the age of sixty-nine years, and eight
months later, the faithful companion of  his  life followed, she dying at
the
age of sixty five years. As citizens, neighbors and Christians, they enjoyed
the love and esteem of all who knew them. The issue of the marriage was
an only son, Walker C., who was born in this county, December 4, 1849,
and is now one of the prominent and prosperous farmers of the town of
Oshkosh, and resides on the old homestead. He has been very successful,
and besides the homestead, embracing 345 acres, he owns a fine farm of
1,400 acres in Outagamie county. In addition to farming, he devotes a
portion of his time to the raising of fine blooded stock. Mr. Rich was mar-
ried December 23, 1874, to Mary Pinning, who was born in Millersbarg,
Ohio, March 1, 1854, and to them five children have been born: Sadie,
Jessie, Mamie, Homer and Corydon.
COMMODORE ROGERS, a pioneer of Winnebago county, was born in
Bedford (now Fulton) county, Penn., March 6, 1822, son of Thomas and Mary
(Kanabel) Rogers, the former of whom was of Irish, and the latter of Ger-
man, extraction. Mr. Rogers was reared on the farm, and was given an
ordinary common school education. When fifteen yearsof age he removed
with his parents to Crawford county, Ohio. After his father's death in
1845, he rented the farm and managed it for several years. In 1855, he
sold his property in Ohio and settled in Winnebago county, purchasing a
portion of his present home farm, which contains some 300 acres of fine
land, north of the city limits. When the farm was purchased it was un-
improved and quite heavily timbered, but it is now one of the most hand-
some farms in the vicinity of the city. For years Mr. Rogers has been
regarded as one of the influential, progressive and live citizens of Winne-
bago county. Mr. Rogers was married on May 8, 1845, to Adelia L. Spore,
who was born in Canada, June 29, 1823, and is the daughter of David C.
and Lucy (Long) Spore, natives of New York and Canada, respectively, the
former being of Holland Dutch, and the latter of English, descent. To this
union the following children have been born: Humphrey C., Orilla Z.,
and Charles S. Mr. and Mrs. Rogers are members of the Methodist Episco-
pal chutch, and are both highly respected and esteemed as neighbors and
citizens. Mother Spore, now a widow in her eighty-seventh year, makes
her home with her daughter.
ROBERT SMILLIE was born at Wishaw, sixteen miles east of Glasgow,
Scotland, July 17, 1829, the son of Hendry and Jane Smillie. The parents
spent their earlier life in their native land, the father working in an iron
store as shipping clerk. Late in life he lost his eyesight, and in 1867 the
aged pair came to America and found a comfortable home in their declin-
ing years with their son Robert. The mother passed away first, and sev-
eral years later the father died, at the age of eighty-one. They were good,
pious people, both being members of the Presbyterian church before their
immigration, afterward of the Methodist Episcopal church. Robert re-
ceived his education at a parish school at Glasgow, and at the age of eighteen
came to America, landing at New York July 7, 1848. Having served an
apprenticeship as a machinist he found work at various cities, finally at
Detroit, where he worked at his craft until 1856, when he moved to this
county, settling upon the farm which he had purchased two years before,
and where he has since resided. He worked at his craft but two months in
this county, and then went to farming, in which he has been very success-
ful, he and his estimable wife now possessing 125 acres of tillable land,
and
being in comfortable circumstances. He was married to Miss Jane L.
Tennant, July 3, 1850. She was born at Airdrie, Scotland, and when
eighteen came to this country with her parents, Adam and Margaret
(Thompson) Tennant. Mr. Smillie and wife have nine children: Hendry,
Margaret, James T., Robert, Jennie L., Nettie A., Kate N., Emma R. and
Minnie B. Mr. Smillie is a member of the I. 0. 0. F. at Oshkosh, and in
politics is an active republican. He has served his community as justice
of the peace, member of town board, clerk of school board, joint district
No. 8, having held the latter position twenty years. In 1880 he took the
census of the town.
PETER TENNESSEN, an industrious and highly esteemed farmer and
stock-raiser, lives in a comfortable home upon a farm of sixty acres in the
town of Oshkosh, his farm joining the state farm on the north side, upon
which is built the Northern State Hospital for the Insane. He also owned
forty acres, one mile west, which he willed to his oldest son Henry, where
the latter now resides, conducting the Wisconsin state vegetable and fruit
canning establishment. He is one of those who came to this land without
capital, and has by industry and economy become well-to-do. He and his
family are members of the Roman Catholic church, and popular with their
neighbors and acquaintances. He has served as school clerk three years,
and is, politically speaking, a republican. He was born May 5,1827, in the
city of Cologne, Rhine Province, Germany; the third child of Thomas and
Mary (Ort) Tennessen. The father did not immigrate to this country with
the children, but came here in 1865 to visit them. He remained here until
1867, when he returned to his native land where he died two years later at
the age of seventy-five years; the mother had passed away seven years
before at the age of seventy years. Peter grew to manhood in his native
land, received his education, and served a short time in the regular army.
He was married February 2, 1852, to Miss Gertrude Kritz, born March 15,
1829, daughter of Henry and Gertrude (Fandel) Kritz, all of the same
place.   They had eleven children, of whom seven are living, as follows:
Henry, Mary, wife of Joseph Hohler, Mathias, Anna, wife of Joseph Hilde-
brand, John J., Gertrude M. and Helen P. Soon after marriage Peter
Tennessen and wife came to America, landing June 4,1853. They re-
mained two years in New York city, then moved to Toledo, Ohio, where
they remained until 1866, and then came to Oshkosh, where he purchased
city property and lived there three years. Not being contented in the city,
he disposed of that property in 1869, and purchased the farm where he
now lives.
WILLIAM M. WALKER, one of the prominent citizens of Oshkosh
township,noW station agent and agent of the American Express company,
at Winnebago, has been a resident of this county since 1852. He was born
in Oneida county, N. Y., June 10, 1846, the second son, and youngest of
three children of William and Jane (Moody) Walker, natives of Yorkshire,
England, born, the father in 1813, the mother in 1817. He was eight years
old when he came with his parents to this county, and he then began a
faithful attendance upon the commo schools, which was interrupted in
the spring of 1863, by his enlistent at the age of sixteen, in Company B,
Forty-first regiment Wisconsin volunteer infantry, under C. C. Washburn.
This enlistment was for three months' service, and during that time he was
a participant in the battle of Memphis, Tenn. He re enlisted immediately
after the expiration of this term in Company B, Forty-seventh regiment. 
At the time of his re-enlistment his regiment was stationed at Nashville,
in 
command of Gen. Thomas. Throughout the war his regiment did active 
duty. He was mustered out in October, 1865. In spite of his youth, Mr.
Walker was able to answer every roll call except duing a period of six
weeks, when he was confined to the  hospital with black measles, near
Louisville, Ky. He was a brave and faithful soldier.  When the war was
over, he made his home at Oshkosh, where he entered an apprenticeship in
the miller's craft, and after three years' of this was engaged in journeyman
work for four years. At the close of this period failing health compelled
him to abandon his trade, and he soon afterward engaged in the service of
the railroad, and in 1874, was appointed station agent at the State Hospital,
continuing in that position until the present. During most of this period,
since July, 1875, he has also discharged the duties of postmaster of the
Winnebago office, and during his twelve years of service in this responsible
position he has always uniformly pleased the public and won the 
confidence and esteem of the people. Mr. Walker is a member of the
Masonic order, and in politics is an ardent republican. He was mar-
ried June 12, 1872, to Miss Maria Steele, who was born in this county,
near Berlin, July 15, 1851, the eldest daughter of N. L. and Maria (Vedder)
Steele; the father was born in Massachusetts; the mother in New York.
During her single life Mrs. Walker was a teacher in the public schools of
the county, and is an accomplished lady. Their union has been blessed by
two children: Harry, born July 14, 1875, and Courtland, born June 7, 1878.
TOWN OF POYGAN.
MICHAEL BRODERICK was born in Massachusetts, August 3, 1850,
and is a son of James and Margaret Broderick, both born in the County
Cork, Ireland. Michael was reared and educated on the farm, and farm-
ing has been his chosen occupation. In 1877 he wedded Margaret O'Reilly,
who has by this marriage became the mother of the following children:
Mary, Joseph M., James L., Daisy E. and George F. Mr. and Mrs. Brod-
erick and children belong to the Roman Catholic church, and hold a mem-
bership at the St. Thomas' church of Poygan. In politics he is an ardent
democrat. He has held several positions of honor and trust in his town;
for five years he served as its treasurer, and is now serving his second
term
as chairman of the town. He enjoys the esteem of his fellow citizens, who
by replacing him in office, manifest their confidence in his ability and
integrity.
WILLIAM BROGDEN was born in Holmesburg, Penn., October 12,1848,
and is a son of Thomas and Ann (Clayton) Brogden. Both parents were
born in England in 1813, and were married in their native country. To
their marriage were born four children: Elizabeth, Aaron, Samah Ann and
William. The parents emigrated to America in 1845. and settled in Penn-
sylvania, where they remained until 1849, when they removed to this
county, where they continued to reside until called away in death. Will-
iam Brogden is the youngest of the children. June 14, 1876, he was mar-
ried to Mariam Mettam, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Mettam. She was
born in this county March 8, 1818, and by her marriage has become the
mother of three children, namely: Thomas L., Lynn E. and John. Mr.
Brogden is a prosperous and practical farmer and in politics is a republican.
DAVID BLISH was born in Jay, Essex county, N. Y., April 8, 1841. He
is the son of Daniel and Mary (Bruce) Blish. His father was born January
6,
1817, and his mother September 9, the same year. March 15, 1863, he was
married to Miss Elizabeth Hickok. This marriage has given them the fol-
lowing children: Daniel, born January 7, 1867; Ernest, born November 2,
1878. The mother, born May 23, 1843, is an educated and accomplished
lady, and is the daughter of William and Mary Hickok. Mr. Blish is a
member of the I. 0. 0. F., and he and his wife are members of the Baptist
church. In politics he is a republican, and though he is in a town largely
democratic, he has served six year as justice, six years as school clerk,and
seven years as town clerk. He owns and manages a lime kiln and stone
quarry, and does quite an extensive business.
AMOS CARTER was born in Fond du Lac county, April 12, 1844, son of
Henry and Alma (Pond) Carter. The parents removed from New York
about 1843 or 1844, settling in Fond du Lac county. They had eight chil-
dren, of whom Amos was the sixth. At the outbreak of the civil war,
though but a youth, he enlisted in Company C, Fourteenth Wisconsin vol-
unteer infantry. He enlisted in December, 1861, and was discharged in
1865 as a corporal. Among some of the engagements in which he took
part were the second fight at Corinth, siege of Vicksburg, Nashville, and
he was in the Georgia campaign. After returning from the war he located
at Omro, to which village his parents removed at the same time. In 1867,
Mr. Carter was united in marriage with Mary Baster, daughter of Robert
and Aurelia (Judson) Baster. Mrs. Carter was born in Ohio, October 13,
1848, and in 1857 came to this county with her father and step-mother; her
mother died in Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Carter have the following children:
Maynard S., H. R. Bruce, Alma, Carroll and Grace. Mr. Carter is a prac-
tical and successful farmer; in politics a democrat, and is a member of
J. F. Sawyer post, G. A. R., at Omro.
HENRY W. DUTCHER was born in Otsego county, N. Y., April 3,1833,
son of John and Mary Ann (Chappel) Dutcher. Both parents were natives
of New York. The father, who was a soldier in the war of 1812, was a son
of John Dutcher, a native of Germany, who lost his life on Lake Champlain
in the service of the United States, in the war of 1812. The mother was a
daughter of William Chappel, a native of Rhode Island. Her mother's
maiden name was Fuller, and her father was a life-guard of Gen. Wash-
ington during the American revolution. Mr. Dutcher, though reared and
educated on the farm, learned, early in life, the carpenter's trade, which
he
followed for several years in the state of New York. He came to Wiscon-
sin in 1851, and for about ten years was engaged in lumbering. In 1860 he
married Melissa Porler, and since then has been engaged in agricultural
pursuits in the town of Poygan. The marriage of Mr. and Mrs. Dutcher
has given them the following children: Hattie, William, Emma (deceased),
Jennie (deceased), Charlie (deceased), Burtie (deceased), Nettie and Lillian.
EDWIN V. GRAVES was born in New Lebanon, Columbia county,
N. Y., December 10, 1822, son of Leonard and Nancy (Harris) Graves.
The parents were born in Massachusetts: he was of English lineage, she of
English and Holland descent. Edwin came to Wisconsin in 1845. He worked
at the carpenter's trade at various places in the state, and in 1851 located
at
Poygan, where he purchased 160 acres of land, a part of which he still
owns and cultivates. In 1852, he was married to Sarah E. Bartlett, daugh-
ter of Asa and Sarah E. (Booth) Bartlett. Both parents were natives of
New York, in which state Mrs. Graves was born, in Saratoga county.
Her marriage with Mr. Graves has resulted in the birth of the following
children: Harriet L., Carrie E., Helen E., Susan M., and Arthur C.
In 1853 Mr. Graves became one of that tide of emigrants who went to Cali-
fornia in search of gold. Two years later he returned and resumed farm-
ing-a more profitable employment. In November, 1864, he enlisted as a
private in Company F, of the Thirty-seventh Wisconsin volunteer infan-
try, and at the close of the war, in 1865, was mustered out. Mr. Graves is
a staunch republican in politics, and is a leading and popular citizen.
NANCY A. FOWLER was born in Ohio, April 17, 1829, daughter of
Samuel and Emma (Barker) Fowler. The parents were natives of New
York; he was of English descent, she of German. Their marriage occurred
in Ohio, from which state they removed in 1852, settling in this county.
The children they reared numbered eight. In Ohio, Nancy A. was married
to William H. Fowler, in 1849. Mr. Fowler was born in Tompkins county,
N. Y., April 25, 1828, and died in this county on May 24, 1882. He was a
son of Stephen and Thankful (Savage) Fowler, both natives of New York,
and of English descent. Mr. and Mrs. Fowler had the following children:
Francis A., Irwin W., Henry E., James Albert, Olive P., Oscar H. and
Winfield S. Mr. and Mrs. Fowler came to this county in 1852, and there-
after he followed farming until his decease. February 6, 1865, Mr. Fowler
enlisted as a private in Company A, Forty-eighth Wisconsin volunteer in-
fantry, and was discharged September 27, 1865. He was a member of the
J. F. Sawyer post, No. 7, G. A. R., at Omro, and was a well-respected
citizen.
JOHN HAMMOND was born in North Yarmouth, Me., October 28,1826,
son of William and Olive (Robins) Hammond. Both parens were natives
of Maine, he was born in New Gloucester, she in Plymouth. They had
seventeen children., John left the parental home at the age of thirteen
years, and was a sailor upon the ocean until 1852, when he came to Wiscon-
sin, and for two years thereafter sailed upon the great lakes, subsequently
he came to this county, and located upon his present homestead in Poygan.
Besides his travels upon the waters, he has traveled much over land, visit-
ing as many as eighteen of the states. April 26, 1855, he was united in
marriage with Clarissa Maxson, horn in 1888, daughter of Jonathan and
Nancy (Felton) Maxson. To her marriage were born Josephine, Robert A.,
Truman C. and Alexander, and in 1872, she was called away in death. In
1874, Mr. Hammond married Mrs. Alma Halford. She was born in the
Province of Quebec, in 1839, and is a daughter of Robert and Catherine
Peghs) Seymour. By this marriage she has two children, Florence and
Charlie. As a private in Company F, of the Twenty-first volunteer infan-
try, Mr. Hammond served for two years and three months, and took part
in the hard fought battles of Perryville and Stone River. Shortly after the
last named battle he was sent to the rear on account of his disability, and
was discharged at the close of the war as a hospital inmate. He belongs to
J. F. Sawyer post, No. 7, at Omro. He was an abolitionist in early days,
and cast his first presidential vote with the free soil party. Since then
he
has been a republican.
WILLIAM R. KNOLL was born in the province of Ontario, February
13, 1826, a son of Henry and Jane (McEnty) Knoll. The father was a
native of New York, son of Henry Knoll, of Germany, who emigrated to
New York in an early day; the mother was the daughter of James Mc-
Enty, a native of Scotland, who served as a British soldier in the battle
in
which Gen. Braddock was defeated and killed; and during the American
revolution was a soldier in the continental army. The marriage of Mr.
Knoll's parents occurred in New York, and later they removed to Canada.
To them were born nine children. In 1846 the family immigrated from
Canada and settled in Fond du Lac county, and in 1848 removed to the
town of Rushford, where the deaths of the parents occurred. In 1856
William R. wedded Mary Elizabeth Foster, daughter of Warren and Abigail
(Cleves) Foster. Both parents were natives of New York, where she was
horn in February, 1838. She came with her parents to this county in 1852.
Her marriage with Mr. Knoll has given them six children, of whom
live: Abigail Jane, Melissa Ann, William Henry and Hattie Belle. In 1854
Mr. Knoll settled on his present hcomestead, and since has followed farm-
ing. September 2,1864, he enlisted as a private in Company K, Fifth Wis-
consin volunteer infantry. He was at the battles of Winchester, Cedar
Run, Hatcher's Run, and others, and was discharged, June, 1865. As a
citizen, Mr. Knoll takes a leading part; he has held several town offices,
and enjoys the esteem of his neighbors. In politics he is a republican.
THOMAS METTAM was born in England, November 1, 1820, where he
was united in marriage with Sarah Walker, July 15, 1848. She is a
daughter of John and Sarah (Wells) Walker, of English nativity, and was
born in England August 15, 1824. In 1849 Thomas and Sarah Mettam
emigrated to America and settled in the town of Poygan. Their children
were: Edward, Sarah Ann, Eliza Jane, Mary M. and George H. Of
these children Sarah and Eliza are deceased. During the civil war Thomas
Mettam served as a private in Company F of the Thirty-seventh Wisconsin
volunteer infantry. At the close of the war he returned home and followed
farming until called away in death. Mrs. Mettam resides upon the old
homestead, is surrounded with a well-respected family of children, and all
enjoy prosperity and the esteem of their neighbors and acquaintances.
H. F. W. NICKEL was born in Brandenburg, Germany, October 1,
1843, and is a son of John and Caroline (Gott) Nickel. His parents brought
him to America in 1856, and a settlement was made in this county. When
the civil war broke out he entered the United States service as a teamster,
March 1, 1863, and remained until 1865. At Mark's Mill, Ark., he was
taken prisoner and for eight months thereafter was a prisoner of war. On
the close of the war he returned to this county, and on February 23, 1871,
he was married to Caroline Marquardt, who was born September 19, 1846,
daughter of John and Anna (Winter) Marquardt, natives of Germany.
Their marriage resulted in the birth of Herman A., Annie, William, Albert,
Caroline and Gustave. Mr. and Mrs. Nickel and children are members of
the German Lutheran church. In politics he is a republican.
ALEXANDER O'REILLY was born in the County Mayo, Ireland, son of
Dennis and Margaret (Hollerin) O'Reilly. to whom were born eight children.
The parents and children emigrated to America in 1846, locating in Jersey
City, and in 1855, came to this county and settled in the woods of Poygan,
where they have since lived. Our subject has followed farming for an
occupation, and as a farmer he has been practical and successful. In Au-
gust, 1862, he enlisted as a private in Company D, Thirty-second Wiscon-
sin volunteer infantry, and among other engagements he participated in
the battle of Bentonville, siege of Atlanta, and was with Sherman on his
march to the sea. In June, 1865, he was mustered out, and in the same
year he married Maria Flanigan, a daughter of John and Mary Flanigan,
and they have had the following children: Annie, Mary, Katy, Sarah,
Agnes, Bridget and Lizzie. Mr. and Mrs. O'Reilly and family belong to
St. Thomas' church, at Poygan.
MALDEN G. SHELTON was born in New York, September 14, 1835, son
of Jeremiah and Clarissa Shelton, both of whom were born in New York.
Mr. Shelton, in youth, learned the carpenter's trade, which he followed for
a number of years. He came to Winnebago county with his parents, who
settled in Nekimi township in 1846. On September 20, 1859, Mr. Shelton
wedded Julia A. Odell, and they have had the following children: Emma,
Charles (deceased), Cora, Levi and Alvin. In 1861 Mr. Shelton removed to
the town of Poygan, where he has since resided, following farming and
carpentering. He is an industrious and valuable citizen. He is a member
of the I. 0. 0. F. fraternity.
SIDNEY A. SHUFELT was born in Franklin county, Vt., April 19,1824,
son of Frederick and Emily (Tallman) Shufelt (originally spelled Schufeldt).
The father was born February 21, 1795, a son of George and Betsie (Moul)
Shufelt, descendants of an early Dutch colony of New York. They mar-
ried in New York, and removed to Canada, where the marriage of Freder-
ick Shufelt and Emily Tallman occurred. She was born July 14, 1802.
Soon after marriage they removed to Franklin county, Vt. In 1854, the
parents and their eight children emigrated to Wisconsin and settled in
the town of Poygan. Here the deaths of the father and mother occurred.
Sidney A. is the eldest of their eight children. Farming has been his
chosen occupation. January 12, 1848, he wedded Mary Walker, who died
in 1851, leaving two children: William H., (now deceased), and Peris M.
February 1, 1853, Mr. Shufelt married Mary Condon, of Quebec, who was
born February 25, 1833. Mr. Shufelt's homestead consists of one of the
best improved farms in the county, and a view of his residence is given
elsewhere. In politics he is a republican. During 1876-7 he was a mem-
ber of the state legislature, as a representative from the third assembly
district of Winnebago county. He has held several town offices, among
which is that of town chairman. During the civil war, Mr. Shufelt served
as a private in Company D, Seventh Wisconsin volunteer infantry, for a
period of seven months. He was a witness of the hoisting of the white
flag, that told of Lee's surrender. Since the close of the war Mr. Shufelt
has been actively engaged in agriculture. He is a member of J. F. Sawyer
post, No. 7, G. A. R., at Omro, and is one of the representative and enter-
prising citizens of the county.
ORIN SHUFELT was born August 27, 1845, in Franklin county, Vt.,
son of George and Alvira (Glover) Shufelt. The father was a native of
New York, of German descent, and the mother of the province of Quebec,
of Scotch and Englsh descent. Mr. Shufelt was born and reared upon a
farm, and received his education in the common schools. During the
rebellion he served three years, enlisting in Company D, Thirty-second
Wisconsin volunteer infantry, during which service he was engaged in
various battles, such as Bentonville and Atlanta, and the encounters with
the enemy during the famous march to the sea. December 31, 1867, he
was married to Miss Emily Wilber, and they have had the following chil-
dren: Frank W., born November 25, 1868; Edna, April 10, 1876; Bernice,
March 2, 1878, and Sarah, February 12, 1881. Mrs. Shufelt is a native of
this county, born April 16, 1852, daughter of Ransom and Eliza (Martin)
Wilber. Mr. Shufelt has a splendid farm of 145 acres, a handsome prop-
erty, and he has won the respect of his neighbors and acquaintances. In
addition to his farm, he has an interest in a meat market at Tomahawk,
Lincoln county. Mr. Shufelt is a republican in his party affiliations; he
is
a Royal Arch Mason of Omro lodge, and is a comrade of J. F. Sawyer
post G. A. R. at Omro.
FREDERICK TEGTMEIER was born in Hanover, Germany, September
4, 1829, and is a son of Frederick and Frederica (Bronkman) Tegtmeier.
The father was born in Germany in 1801, and died in Oconto county, Wis.,
in 1866. Frederick at the age of fifteen became a sailor upon the Atlantic
for four years, making voyages between European and American ports.
In 1849 he emigrated to America and settled in Sheboygan county, Wis.,
where he was married in 1857, to Wilhelmina Besant, daughter of Frederick
and Caroline (Housman) Besant, both natives of Germany, where Mrs.
Tegtmeier was born January 8, 1835.  They have had the following chil-
dren: Annie. Louisa, Henry, Willie, Mary, Helen and Frederick. Mary
and Helen are deceased. In 1861 Mr. Tegtmeier removed to Oconto county,
and from here enlisted as a private in Company B, Ninth Wisconsin in-


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