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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
(1895)



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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