Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
Burnham, Ellen B.
Miss Mary Mortimer, pp. 75-77 PDF (569.6 KB)
all. Here again Mrs. Low showed her courage by cheer- ing the timid ones. Mrs. Low was a great lover of horseback riding and would ride forty miles a day beside her husband, as well as many rides over the hills where now the city of Portage is., Mrs. Konzie, Mrs. Van Cleve and many others were friends of Mrs. Low. Mrs. Low traveled from Fort Snelling to Green Bay by way of the Mississippi, Wisconsin and Fox Rivers in keel-boats. The Indians propelled the boats by long poles and would average about five miles an hour. In crossing Lake Pipen at an early day, a severe storm arose and great fear was felt for their safety. Mrs. Low put her two little girls to bed, thinking if the boat went down they would be asleep, she sitting by their side. However, the boat weathered the storm and they arrived safely at Fort Snelling. Captain Low resigned from the army in 1840 and died at the Indian Agency at Fort Winnebago, May 8, 1850. Mrs. Low spent the last years of her life at her daughter's at Mineral Point, dying at the age of ninety. So passed another of the early pioneer women of the west. ..... - MISS MARY MORTIMER - Author-Mrs. Ellen B. Burnham Milwaukee ................................., , ,,,,,, ,,,,...... ...... .. .......................... .......i The subject of this sketch was born near Bath, Eng- land, December 2, 1816. When a small child, her par- ents removed to America and lived for two years in the city of New York. They then took up their residence in 75
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