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Bingham, Helen M. (Helen Maria) / History of Green County, Wisconsin
(1877)

Brooklyn,   pp. [241]-246 PDF (1.1 MB)


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BROOKLYN. 
Of at least five of the sixteen townships in Green 
County, the first settlers were by birth the children of 
Ohio. The first of the Buckeyes in Brooklyn was J. 
W. Haseltine, who, though he did not begin to make a 
home there until 1845, bought, in December, I839, the 
land on which he is living now. At Mr. Haseltine's 
solicitation, another Buckeye, W. W. McLaughlin, the 
first settler in Brooklyn, went to the township in the 
autumn of 1842, taking with him a flock of sheep and 
thirty-four head of cattle. He completed his first cabin 
and moved into it the first day of November, just five 
days before "the hard winter'. began. His house was 
on the line of travel from the southern part ot the 
county to the pineries, whither a large part of the pro- 
duce of the county was hauled; and, though Mrs. Mc 
Laughlin was the only woman the family saw for three 
months, men stopped at the house several times every 
week, and whatever supplies the family needed were ob- 
tained from them. The stock was not so easily provided 
for. Mr. McLaughlin hauled straw fifteen miles, but, in 
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