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Dexheimer, Florence Chambers, 1866-1925 / Sketches of Wisconsin pioneer women
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Burnham, John B., Mrs.
Mrs. Samuel Brown,   pp. 124-125 PDF (405.8 KB)

Kent, Frank S., Mrs.
Anne Elizabeth Van Dyke Harris,   pp. 125-128 PDF (849.0 KB)

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found in her accustomed seat at the church, ready to do
her whole duty. Of Puritan ancestry she inherited many
of those traits of character for which the early settlers
of New England were famed,, notable among which were
self-reliance, the moral courage to do what she believed
to be right, and an unswerving faith in an over-ruling
Providence. She was the acknowledged head of the
little band of pioneer women, who shared in the toil and
privation incident to the settlement of Milwaukee.
(Extract from historical sketch by James S. Buck, Mil-
waukee Historian, and information furnished by descend-
and of Mrs. Brown.)
             Author-Mrs. Frank S. Kent
     ..........I... ...     .....I..............
    Anne Elizabeth Van Dyke Harris was born at Lewis-
burgh, Pa., May 23, 1831. She was the daughter of Lam-
bert Van Dyke and Anne Dale Chamberlain. They came
West, arriving at Freeport, Illinois, July 4, 1843. She
joined the National Society of the D. A. R. at Freeport,
receiving Certificate No. 6,758, dated December 4, 1894.
She was a charter member of the Beloit D. A. R., Beloit,
Wisconsin, organized in 1896. January, 1917, she died
at Beloit at the age of 86 years.
    She was a descendant of Charles Dale, of Scottish
origin, and who was a member of troops who were sent
by King William from England in 1690 to quell the rebel-
lion in Ireland. Samuel Dale, the grandson of Charles
Dale came to America in 1763, and settled in Pennsyl-
vania. In 1769 he married Anne, daughter of Samuel
and Ruth Steele Futhy. In 1770, when the call was made
for "Minute Men", he raised a company of volunteers
for the defense of the country against the Indians. He

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