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Pioneers' Association (Outagamie County, Wis.) / Record of the pioneers of Outagamie County, Wisconsin : also an appendix containing the minutes and records of the Pioneer Association since our annual meeting of 1895

Record of the pioneers of Outagamie County,   pp. [5]-107 PDF (21.2 MB)

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in the boom, and March 22, 1848, John, accompanied by
his son Matthew, started on a land-seeking expedition.
They went by an Ohio river boat to Cincinnati, from there
by canal boat to Toledo, then by railroad sixty-five miles
to the terminus, then by stage to St. Joseph, Mich., from
there by boat to Sheboygan, Wisconsin territory, where
they arrived at the earliest possible moment, which was
April 4, and from here they proceeded on foot, finally hold-
ing up at Green Bay where, April 14, they bought in the
Government land office three hundred and eighty acres of
land, being that upon which members of the family now
reside in the town of Greenville.
Matthew at once built a cabin and was the first settler in
Greenville. His father, after remaining with him several
weeks, returned to his home in Indiana, where Matthew
joined the family in November. The next spring, accom-
panied by his brother James, moved with team and wagon
to the pioneer home, where they were joined by John Jr.
in 1850 and Alexander in 1855.
In 1854 their mother, Margaret, died, and their father,
selling his farm, moved to Wisconsin in 1858, accompanied
by Margaret and Nancy. March 6, 1851, Matthew took for
a partner in life Hannah, daughter of Enos Otis. John
was married Dec. 8, 1852, to Miss Esther Prentice; James
March 18, 1860, to Abbey Wickwire, and Alexander to
Sylvina Perry, April 15, 1869.  Their father, John, died
Dec. 7, 1877, and was buried in the Greenville town ceme-
Was born in 1836 and came to Outagamie county January 7,
1852. Mrs. J. B. Carey was born in Monmouth, England,
June 3, 1847 and came to Outagamie county in 1861. Orrin
B. Carey was born in 1860 in Outaganiie county.
Was born in Ellington, 1877, his father, Adam Cloos, came
to this county in 1867.

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