The History of Sauk County, Wisconsin; Containing an Account of Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources Biographical Sketches the Whole Preceded by a History of Wisconsin

The History of Sauk County, Wisconsin; Containing an Account of Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources Biographical Sketches the Whole Preceded by a History of Wisconsin

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...in Waukesha County. All imaginable hardships in pioneer life were the lot of the Remingtons in their new home, and the subject of this sketch was compelled to apply himself vigorously to the toils incident to farming. His few leisure hours, however, were devoted to study, and he soon became competent to instruct the youth in his father's neighborhood, and was for several terms engaged as teacher. He remained in this capacity--farmer-teacher--for nearly six years, when he went to study law in the office of Alexander Randall, of Waukesha, afterward Governor of the State. He subsequently went to Milwaukee and finished his professional reading with Messrs. Finch & Lynde, being admitted to the bar February 16, 1847. In May following, he entered the county of Sauk, en route for Baraboo, with his wardrobe and library upon his back in a carpet bag, and with 25 cents in his pocket. At that time, Lyons was the Athens of the Baraboo Valley, and here young Remington paused in his westward march, and took board at the bouse of Alexander Crawford. In 1852, he was married to Maria S. Train, by whom he had six children. In 1854, he represented in the Assembly, the district comprising Adams and Sauk Counties, and he was County Judge of the latter from 1870 to 1873, when he resigned. As a lawyer, Mr. Remington stood at the head of the Sauk County bar. He never sullied his professional character by a questionable, much less a dishonorable, act. As a wise counselor, he was the reliance of many business men, who had implicit faith in him. As a citizen, he was honorable, patriotic and public-spirited. It is worthy of record, that, when the war of the rebellion broke out, he loaned the United States Government $1,000 to help the cause along, and did it from a pure...show more

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  • Paperback | 516 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 912g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236664310
  • 9781236664310