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Somerset, Wisconsin: 125 pioneer families and Canadian connection: 125th year
(1990?)

[Rosalie Parnell's book on Somerset, Wisconsin],   pp. 11-64 PDF (24.6 MB)


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therefore "La Pointe de La Pomme de Terre". "Pomme de Terre" means
fruit of the earth (which they really are) and much shaped like an
apple. Even the township later went by this same name for quite a
while. "The origin of "Somerset Township", the oriin for the
village and the origin of the "Parish of Sainte Ann' of "Somerset".
I am sure the river (never went by any other name, neither did the
township.)
This concludes the notes of Rev. Verwyst -- except when he
describes where he was born.
I was born in the land of the wooden shoes and the windmills,
in Unden, Holland. A town of North Brabant, November 23, 1848.
- Obituary -
My folks migrated to the U.S.A. in 1848. Father
Verwyst died in Superior, Wisconsin, November 23, 1925. Internment
at Bayfield, Wisconsin in the Calvary Cemetary there. Missed by all
who knew and respected him. The Bayfield Press had this to say
about him. Wisconsin lost an ardent son. The Chippewas lost a
kind father. The Franciscan Order lost a true and worthy member.
His devoted for mankind will never die, through his writings and
examples of endurance. May he rest in well earned peace.
Dedicated to Somerset Historical Society --
In memory of my happy days in Somerset.
Rosalie M. Parnell
Madison, Wisconsin
4/24/56
(picture added)
-    Somerset Power
House and Dam


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