History of Walworth County, Wisconsin; Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources; An Extensive and Minute Sketch of Its Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Churches,

History of Walworth County, Wisconsin; Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development and Resources; An Extensive and Minute Sketch of Its Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Churches,

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ... the next year, commenced farming. He removed to Whitewater in 1878, where his wife died November 21, 1880. In 1841, Sewell Smith, a merchant from Vermont, removed with his family to East 'I'roy. George H. Smith, his son, was at that time quite a young boy. Mr. Smith lived over his store, having bought land on Section 19. George H. lived with his father until 1856 or 1857. Lncius Allen built Mr. Smith's store, which was the first one in town. " Capt. George Fox, father-in-law of I. F. Potter, left Maine in 1830, and, after residing for a time in Michigan, came to Wisconsin and settled on Section 11, in East Troy. William Burgit, from New York, located on Section 29, where be now resides (See biography. _ _ In 1840, there came, among others, Stillman-Dewey, from Green Bay, and Amasa Hotchkiss. '-' EARLY TIMES AND EVENTS. Of those two important events, the first birth and the first marriage, no authentic record can be obtained. ' The first death that occurred in East Troy was that of Mrs. Lucius Allen, who was buried November 15, 1838, on the hill, then first used as a cemetery, a little west of the present village. Miss Auger (now Mrs. Charles Taylor) taught the first school in the old Methodist Chapel, probably in the summer of 1840. The early winter schools were also taught in this building and it is stated that one of the most severe punishments the teacher could inflict was to cause the delinquents to stand in the corners of the room away from the stove in the center. This brought to terms the most refractory. Hon. John F. Potter was the first la er in East Troy, having a monopoly of that business until A. O. Babcock opened his office in I343. Dr. William M. Gorham was the only physician until the arrival of Dr....show more

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