History of Clark County, Wisconsin Volume 2

History of Clark County, Wisconsin Volume 2

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...the place on which he now resides. It was then a wilderness, there being no road nor any house in the vicinity, but he commenced the work of civilization by erecting a log house and barn. His only stock was a pig that soon died. In the winter he worked in the woods and in the summer on his farm. There were so few conveniences that he had to carry water for half a mile. After awhile he procured a pair of oxen and then he made more rapid progress. When his family needed supplies he had to obtain them from Greenwood, driving a distance of fifteen miles by a round-about road. Such were a few of his early difficulties, which, however, he has long ago surmounted. He now has forty acres of his farm cleared and has built a ten-room frame house and a barn 30 by 58 feet. For fourteen years they lived in the old log house, during which time four more children were born to them--Mary, Rosie, Adolph and Frank. The record of their children, in brief, is as follows: Annie is the wife of Mr. Molle and resides in Canada. She has four children: Edwin, Alvin, Alfred and Clara. Barbara, now Mrs. Mandle, of Beaver Township, has three children, Alfred, Arnold and Leo. Kathrine. now Mrs. Klessig, of Beaver Township, has six children, Annie, Alma, Leo, Cecelia, Irena and Eleanor. Mary is the wife of Mr. Molle, of Green Grove Township and has four children, Arthur, Arvin, Ernest and Esther. Rosie, who is now Mrs. Awe, of Green Grove Township, is the mother of three children, Alvenia, Alma and Lena. Adolph and Frank reside on the home farm, which is now in a profitable condition and on which Mr. Brecker raises Holstein cattle with good financial returns. Christian Wollenberg, formerly a well known and respected citizen of Greenwood, but now passed away, was born...show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 372g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236991583
  • 9781236991584