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The history of Columbia County, Wisconsin, containing an account of its settlement, growth, development and resources; an extensive and minute sketch of its cities, towns and villages--their improvements, industries, manufactories, churches, schools and societies; its war record, biographical sketches, portraits of prominent men and early settlers; the whole preceded by a history of Wisconsin, statistics of the state, and an abstract of its laws and constitution and of the constitution of the United States
(1880)

Chapter X,   pp. 588-664 PDF (39.1 MB)


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HISTORY OF COLUMBIA COUNTY.
installed: James Monroe, Chief Patriarch; George Port, High Priest; S. K.
Vaughan, Senior,
Warden; V. E. Brewer, Junior Warden; H. Meriton, Scribe; Charles Schenck,
Treas. The fol-
lowing officers were elected January 1, 1870: V. E. Brewer, C. P.; IH. Meriton,
H. P. ; W.
G. Bunker, S. W.; E. S. Purdy, J. W.; Charles Prehn, Scribe; Charles Schenck,
Treas. July 1,
1870.-W. G. Bunker, C. P.; Charles Prehn, H. P.; M. Waterhouse, S. W.; M.
M. Bradley, J.
W.; A. Ducat, Scribe; H. Emder, Treas.   January 1, 1871-M. W. Waterhouse,
C. P.; E.
S. Purdy, H. P.; E. H. Dewey, S. W.; William Hensel, Scribe; Charles Schenck,
Treas. July 1,
1871-August Batke, C. P.; E. S. Purdy, H. P.; William Hensel, S. W.; C. A.
Goodyear, J.
W.; M. Waterhouse, Scribe; F. Seiverkrop, Treas.  January 1, 1872-E. S. Purdy,
C. P.;
E. H. Dewey, H, P.; C. A. Goodyear, S. W'.; J. Gerstenkorn, J. W.; George
Port, Scribe;
A. Cardozo, Treas.  January 1, 1873-C. A. Goodyear, C. P.; George Port, H.
P.; Charles
Baker, S. W.; T. H. Cortelyou, J. W.; E. S. Purdy, Treas. January 1, 1874-H.
W. Lee,
C. P.; W. G. Bunker, H. P.; C. R. Gallett, S. W.; C. H. Tasker, J. W.; D.
M. Neill, Scribe;
E. S. Purdy, Treas.  July 1, 1874-C. R. Gallett, C. P.; C. H. Tasker, H.
P.; D. M. Neill,
S. W. ; T. P. Thompson, J. W.; Alex. Thompson, Scribe; E. S. Purdy, Treas.
January 1,
1875-C. H. Tasker, C. P.; W. G. Bunker, H. P.; A. M. Fargemann, S. W.; H.
Seiverkrop,
J. W.; T. P. Thompson, Scribe. July, 1 1875-Alex. Thompson, C. P.; T. P.
Thompson, 11.
P. ; A. M. Fargemann, S. W. ; C. R. Gallett, J. W. ; E. A. Rice, Scribe;
E. S. Purdy, Treas.
January 1, 1876-D. M. Neill, C. P.; E. A. Rice, H. P.; T. B. Fletcher, S.
W.; B. B.
Hughes, J. W.; C. R. Gallett, Scribe; E. S. Purdy, Treas. July 1, 1876-T.
B. Fletcher,
C. P.; A. M. Fargemann, H. P.; A. Padley, S. W.; T. P. Thompson, J. W.; E.
A. Rice,
Scribe; E. S. Purdy, Treas. January 1, 1877-A. Padley, C. P.; B. B. Hughes,
H. P.;
L. D. Comstock, S. W.; E. F. Kind, J. W.; V. E. Brewer, F. S.; A. A. Sherett,
Scribe;
E. S. Purdy, Treas.  July 1, 1877-B. B. Hughes, C. P. ; E. F. Kind, H. P.
; M. Water-
house, S. W.; George Murison, J. W.; V. E. Brewer, F. S.o; E. A. Rice, Scribe;
E. S.
Purdy, Treas.  January 1, 1878-George Port, C. P. ; A. M. Fargemann, H. P.
; J. Huebner,
S. W.; E. Schleicher, J. W.; V. E. Brewer, F. S.; C. R. Gallett, Scribe;
E. S. Purdy,
Treas. July 1, 1878-C. R. Gallett, C. P.; C. H. Tasker, H. P.; T. H. Cortelyou,
S. W.;
Samuel Schulze, J. W.; V. E. Brewer, F. S.; T. B. Fletcher, Scribe; E. S.
Purdy, Treas.
January 1, 1879-A. M. Fargemann, C. P. ; S. Schuize, H. P.; 1D. Wells, S.
W. ; Win. Hensel,
J. W.; V. E. Brewer, F. S.; G. J. Cox, Scribe; E. S. Purdy, Treas. January
1, 1880-
L. D. Comstock, C. P.; D. M. Neill, H. P. ; T. B. Fletcher, S. W.; S. Schulze,
J. W.;XV.
E. Brewer, F. S.; M. T. Alverson, Scribe; E. S. Purdy, Treas.
     The encampment now numbers between fifty and sixty members. February
1, 1876,
thirty-seven members purchased uniforms and organized the Portage Battalion
of uniformed
Patriarchs, which at that time was the largest number of any encampment in
the State. The
first officers were: V. E. Brewer, Commander ; William Hensel, First Vice
Commander ; C. H.
Tasker, Second Vice Commander. 1877-V. E. Brewer, Commander; William Hensel,
First
Vice Commander; E. S. Purdy, Second Vice Commander. 1878-V. E. Brewer, Commander;
E. S. Purdy, First Vice Commander; William Hensel, Second Vice Commander.
1879-V. E.
Brewer, Commander; E. S. Purdy, First Vice Commander; T. B. Fletcher, Second
Vice Com-
mander. 1880--V. E. Brewer, Commander; E. S. Purdy, First Vice Commander;
T. B.
Fletcher, Second Vice Commander.
     Since the organization of the encampment the following members have
died:  S.oK.
Vaughan, M. Waterhouse, and Charles Schenck.
     The Portage Temple of Honor, No. 16 was instituted April 15, 1875. The
following were
the charter members-E. W. Stevens, J. B. Tinklebaugh, F. Blood, D. A. Hughson,
M. Water-
house, A. P. Bever, A. C. Stevens, George Wright, Stewart Wyllie, Ll. Breese,
T. C. Evans,
D. G. Muir, E. J. S. Wright, W. Fulton, Alex. Thompson, W. T. Parry' S. M.
Smith, James
Gowran, W. P. St. John, E. C. Maine, A. D. Hemenway, G.oW. Case, R. J. Lloyd.
The
first officers elected were M. Waterhouse, W. C. T.; D. G. Muir, W. V. T.;
A. Thompson, P.
W. C. T. The following persons were elected W. C. T. from the above date
to the present time
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