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Stratford centennial
(1891-1991)

The village,   pp. 47-78


Page 49

As time went on and more businesses were established,
the reliance on the Connor Mill decreased. In 1910, respond-
ing to the need for more services in the villages to service the
growing population, it was decided to incorporate as a village
and establish a governing body separate from the two town-
ships of Cleveland and Eau Pleine.
Record of the proceeding in the incorpora-
tion of the Village of Stratford
State of Wisconsin
Circuit Court for Marathon County
In the Matter of the incorporation of the Village of
Stratford
State of Wisconsin
Marathon County SS
W.F. Goetz, James L. Chrouser and Christ Franzen being
first duly sworn on oath say, that they were duly appointed
Inspectors of Election by the Circuit Judge for said County, on
the 7th day of January, 1910, pursuant to Chapter 40 of the
Statutes of Wisconsin, that they presided and acted as inspec-
tors of an election held pursuant to a notice duly given by said
inspectors on the 19th day of January, 1910, at the Town of
Cleveland, said County, for the purpose of determining
whether the territory described in said notice should be
incorporated into a village or not, a copy of which said notice
of election marked Exhibit "A" with the affidavit of posting
thereof annexed thereto is hereto attached and made a part of
this affidavit; that at said election Frank J. Curtin was desig-
nated Clerk thereof, that at the close of said election on said
day the votes cast thereat were duly canvassed by said inspec-
tors; that the annexed statement Exhibit "B" is a full and
correct statement of the result of said election.
(Signed) Walter Obey, Notary Public
Marathon County Wisconsin
My Commission expires 12/22/12
State of Wisconsin
Marathon County
Village of Stratford SS
I, Frank J. Curtin, Village Clerk of the Village of Strat-
ford, hereby certify that the above and foregoing is a true and
correctcopy of all the proceedings had, in the Matter of incor-
poration of the Village of Stratford.
Dated this 6th day of May 1910
Frank J. Curtin
Village Clerk
Exhibit "A"
Minutes of Survey of the proposed Village of Stratford
State of Wisconsin-County of Marathon-Villageof Strat-
ford
Certificate of survey made by W.L. Harris of the bound-
ary of sections 19.20,29 and 30 in Township 27 N of Range 4
East and sections 24 and 25 in the Township 27 N of Range
3 East.
Beginning at the SE comer of Sec 29 of Township 27 N,
of Range 4 East, Stone 6"x7"x 3' set in road. From this point
west on section line between sections 29 and 32, V 50 East, to
the 1/4 post between sections 29 and 32, distance 2634.4 ft.
Stone 6"x6"x3' set in road. No witness trees to be found.
Thence West on section line V4° 54', to the comer of sections
29, 30, 31, 32 dist, 2631.5. Stone set in road for comer
8"x8"x3', stump of original witness tree Birch 12 inches N28°
E50 links. Thence West on section line between sections 30
and 31 V5 24' to the 1/4 post between sections 30 and 31 dist.
2649.6 ft. Stone 8"x8"x3' set in road for comer. Stump of
original witness tree Hemlock 12 inches S21' E 21 links.
Thence West on the section line V5 to 33' to the comer of
sections 30,31,25, 36, on range line between Range 3 and 4
distance 992.3 ft. Stone 7"x8"x3' set for comer, no witness
trees to be found.
Thence West on section line between 25 and 36 in
Township 27 N of Range 3 E V40 28' to the 1/4 post between
sections 25 and 36, dist. 2638.1 ft. Stone 8"x8"x3' set, no
witness trees to be found. Thence West on section line V4* 10'
to the comer of sections 25, 20, 35, 36 dist. 2556 ft. Stone
8"x8"x3' set. No witness trees to be found.
Thence North, (Angle 90' 24') on section line between
sections 25 and 26 V 4' 25' to the 1/4 post between sections
25 and 26 distance 2630.3. Stone 8"x8"x3' set. No witness
trees to be found. Thence North from 1/4 comer to comer of
Sections 25,26,23,24 distance 2618.0 ft. Stone 6"x7"x3' set
V41 55'. Stump of original witness tree Birch 12 inches N52°
W 53 links. Thence North on section line between sections 23
and 24 V40 26' to the 1/4 post between sections 23 and 24 dist.
2630 ft. Stone 6x6x3' set. Original witness tree Birch 12 in.
N 71 0 W 37 links. Thence North on section line V30 58' to the
comer of sections 13, 14, 23, 24, dist and 2636 ft. Stone
6"x6"x3' set. Original witness trees Hemlock 13 in. N46* E
29 links Hemlock 12 in. S 230 W24 links.
Thence East (angle 91'21) on section line between
sections 13 and 24 VS0 19' to the 1/4 post between sections 13
and 24 distance 2633 ft. Stone 7"x7"x3' set. No witness trees
to be found. Thence East on section line V50 49' to the comer
on range line, of sections 13, 18, 19, 24, distance 2624.4 ft.
Stone 6"x6"x3'. Stumps of original witness trees Birch 16 in
N 610 W 34 links. Birch 14 in. 5770 E 46 links. Thence East
on section line between sections 18 and 19, in Township 27N
of Range 4 East V5 11' to the 1/4 post between sections 18
and 19 dist. 904.2 ft. Stone 6"x6"x3' set. Stumps of original
witness trees Black Ash 14 in. S 120 E24 links. Birch 12 in.
N260 W8 links. Thence East on section line, V 50 10', to the
comer of sections 17, 18, 19, 20 distance 2641 ft. Stone
6"x7"x3' set. Original witness tree Birch N 100 30' E49 links.
Thence East on section line between sections 17 and 20, V4*
52' to the 1/4 post between sections 17 and 20 distance 2627
ft. Stone 6"x7"x3' set. Original witness trees Hemlock 20 in.
S321 E28 links. Thence East on section line V41 35' to the
comer of sections 16, 17, 20, 21 distance 2632 ft. Stone
6'x7'x3' set. No witness to be found.
Thence South (angle 900) on section line between sec-
tions 20 and 21, V4°35', to the 1/4 post between sections 20
and 21 distance 2618.8 ft. Stone 6"x7"x3' set. Thence South
on section line V4'50' to the comer of sections 20, 21, 28,29


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