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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)

Page 94

Elihu Spencer,
in the year 1816.
the subject of this sketch, was born in
In the year 1853 he came to this state
and settled in the county
of Outagamie. Mr.
Spencer is now in his
eighty-third year and still
enjoys very good health
for a person w h o h a s
attained his years.  He
at present resides with
his daughter, Mrs. A. F.
Bounds, on a part of his
old farm near Appleton
Junction.  For a period
of twenty-three years he
filled the office of secre-
tary of the Outagamie
County Pioneer Associ-
ation. For fifteen years
he was county surveyor
f o r  itno-amie rnil ntv.
While friends at this annual greeting
Are pledging their friendships anew
I take, at this eighty-third milestone
Of my life, a hasty review.
I have had many disappointments,
Have had heavy burdens to bear,
Yet hope has persistently buoyed me
Above the dark rocks of despair.
Though my path has often been darkened,
My mistakes and errors been rife,
Goodness and mercy have followed me,
Through all the days of my life.
To Him who has graciously kept me,
And given me fullness of days,
Be glory and honor forever,
Let all that have breath sound His praise.
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