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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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Born March 20, 1863, Brown Deer, Milwaukee county;
came to Outagamie county in the spring of 1868; he is a
son of Joseph Stroebe, an early pioneer who now resides
on Stroebe's Island; married 1889 to Miss Anna Milheiser;
she was born August 16, 1873, in Appleton. Children:
Ruth M., born Nov. 12, 1891; Myrtle A., born Dec. 23,
1893; Hazel K., born May 6, 1896. He resides at 363 Story
street; occupation, policeman.
Born in Germany, Nov. 1, 1820; came to Outagamie county
May 10, 1850 and settled on Section 35, T. 22, R. 15; mar-
ried, Dec. 16, 1852 to Ann Mary Schomer, born 1832.
Their children: Barbara Katharen, born Jan. 12, 1856;
Isabella Martha Knapstein, born June 14, 1857; Charles
A., born July 6, 1856; Laura Steffen Harbeck, born July
22, 1863; Mary Elizabeth Steffen Soule, born August 26,
1866; Anna Helen, born April 21, 1868; Mary, born Dec.
28, 1869; Barnhart, born Feb. 18, 1874.  Residence, 439
Pacific street, Appleton.
Foreman of the Appleton Spoke factory, was born in
County Limerick, Ireland, April 18, 1852, and is a son of
Edward and Joanne Brown Tracy. The father, who was
a farmer, died when John was but ten years old. The
mother still survives and resides in Appleton. They were
the parents of two sons and three daughters, of whom our
subject and two of his sisters are still living. The family
came to America in 1865, about three years after the death
of the father, and John being the eldest child, the greatest
share of the responsibility fell upon him. The September
following their arrival, our subject commenced to work in
spoke factory in Appleton and during winters attended
the evening schools until 17 years old, when he left school.
This, with some little instruction he received in the old

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