Commemorative biographical record of the Fox River Valley counties of Brown, Outagamie and Winnebago : containing biographical sketches of prominent and representative citizens, and of many of the early settled families
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PREFACE. HE importance of placing in book form biographical history of representative citizens --both for its immediate worth and for its value to coming generations --is admitted by all thinking people; and within the past decade there has been a growing interest in this commendable means of perpetuating biography and family genealogy. That the public is entitled to the privileges afforded by a work of this nature needs no assertion at our hands: for one of our greatest Americans has said that the history of any country resohx es itself into the biographies of its stout, earnest and representative citizens. This medium, then, serves more than a single purpose: while it perpetuates biography and famnilN genealopy, it records history, much of which would be preserved in no other way. In presenting the C(. xxIix.I.Zo, RA0ZtV BH,; RAN ItCA I. Rm ComI) to its patrons, the publishers have to acknowledge, with gratitude, the en ouragenient and support their enterprise has received, and the willing assistance rendered in enabling them to sur- nonunt the many unforeseen obstacles to be met with in the production of a work of this character. In nearly every instance the umterial composing the sketches was gathered from those immediately interested, and then submitted in type-written forum for correction and revision. The volumie, which is one of generous amplitude, is placed in the hands of the puhlic with the belief that it will be found a valuable addi- tion to the library, as well as an invaluable contribution to the historical literature of the Fo\N River Valley. TILE PUBLISHEIRS.
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