History of Buffalo and Pepin Counties, Wisconsin Volume 2
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...though the father's trade Was that of a carpenter. His facility with the axe and saw, however, enabled him quickly to put up the log cabin in which the subject of this Sketch was born. An ox team was used on the farm, the oxen being also obliged to transport the family, or members of it, to Madison, which was the nearest or most convenient market. Sometimes, however, the distance was covered on foot. Indians were plentiful in the neighborhood, but were friendly. There Christ Von Wald died at the comparatively early age of 49 years. His wife, surviving him, passed away at the age of sixty pl. eight. In addition to the children already mentioned, two others were I to them, in Sauk county, Charles, and a brother who died in infa Christian Von Wald spent his boyhood years on the pioneer farm 01 parents, when quite young playing with the Indian children, from who! learned to speak their language, and later helping in the work of the f: At the age of fifteen he left home and came to Buffalo county, loca in Modena township, where he found employment at farm work. In 1 being then only sixteen years old, he bought a tract of 80 acres of land in Modena township, and began to clear it, still continuing, how! to work out for neighboring farmers at intervals in order to earn hif penses. His first dwelling on the farm was a log house that he built Y self, and he used an ox team in breaking and plowing his land. When blade of his large breaking plow got dull he used to carry it to town 01 back to get it sharpened. In time he became the owner of 600 acre land in Modena, which he later sold and then purchased 505 acres in Creek, town of Alma, and erected a set of good buildings on his fl which he cultivated profitably until his retirement in 1902, when he...
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