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Obituary -From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter -- Dated: 5-1-1922

Mrs. Julia Ann Cady, aged 82, died at 1:30 o'clock Friday afternoon at the residence of her daughter, George Curtiss at Oakfield. The body was taken to Anocka, Minnesota at 4 o'clock Saturday afternoon. There was a brief service at the residence conducted by Rev. Fr. Nikel of Waupun. Anocka is the former home of the deceased.


Compiled from St. Matthew Parish Records; St. Matthew Cemetery Records; St. Matthew's Tombstone Inscriptions; various biographies of Fond du Lac County; 1850, 1860, and 1870 census records of Fond du Lac County townships of Ashford, Auburn, Eden and Osceola .

CALHOUN, JOHN- born 1825 or 1832 in Ireland; died 19 May 1897, age 65, married Catherine Coyle (born 1834 in Ireland); they were the parents of: Maria, born 1851; died Nov. 1873 age 20. John, born 1853 Sarah, born 1855 William, born 1857 or 1858; died 1946; married Ellen (1858-1941) James, born 1860 Catherine, born 1864 Ellen, born 1867 Joseph, born 21 Oct 1870 and bapt 4 Jan. 1871 Included in membership lists of 1869, 1872-76; listed for special assessment of 1873; rented 2 seats in pew 3 for 1875; rented 1 seat in pew 6 for 1876.


From the History of Fond du Lac County. Submitted by Cherie Pennau

CARBERRY, JOSEPH A short distance out on the Oshkosh road stands the old Carberry Corners, which has been the seat of the family of that name for many years. Its present inhabitant is Joseph Carberry, who has made it his home since 1892 and has improved the farm land surrounding it until it is now one of the most valuable tracts of cultivated land in the vicinity.

Joseph Carberry was born in Friendship township and was a son of Charles and Mary (McDebitt) Carberry. His early education was received in the public schools of his native township, and was a graduate of the high school of Fond du Lac county. He has followed the career of farming since he entered upon his active life. His methods are efficient, his equipment modern, and his interest in his chosen field of labor has been unwavering since he commenced his business activities in 1888. In that year he settled on a farm in Empire to the cultivation of which he gave his energies and talents, when he removed to his ancestry homestead of Carberry Corners. The fertile fields surrounding the house have improved under his direction and control to a remarkable extent. His talent for farming is inborn, and the success in this line is a result of a natural tendency toward agricultural pursuits and hard work in the development of the resources which he has at hand. He is well known in local circles and held the position of town clerk for six years, making a record in that office which has seldom equaled. His is a charter member of the Wisconsin National Guards. His career since its beginning has been marked by great industry and an appreciation of the value of uninterrupted labor which is the foundation of all true success.


From the "History of Fond du Lac County", submitted by Cherie Pennau

CARSON, DAVID M. JR. farmer, Sec. 24; P.O. St. Cloud; was a soldier during the late war of the rebellion in Co. H. 14th W. V. I., and participated in numerous battles, sieges and skirmishes; was enrolled in September, 1861, at Greenbush Sheboygan Co., Wis., and was honorably discharged in December, 1865. He was born in Augusta, Me., Feb 16, 1837; removed with his parents, David M. and Mary J. Carson to Wisconsin, and settled in the town of Forest, Fond du Lac Co. He married in Greenbush, Sheboygan Co., Wis. on May 31, 1868, Miss A. C. Barnes. She was the daughter of Samuel K and Salome Barnes, who settled in the town of Forest, in 1853. She was born in Steuben Co. N.Y. They have three children--William D., Ella A. and Austin J. Mr. Carson owns 120 acres of land; is a Republican in politics. His parents moved to Greenbush, Sheboygan Co., Wis. (where they now live), in 1868. Their children are David M. Jr., James H., now of Shell Rock, Iowa; Frederick D. who served in 5th W.I. during the war; Ellen, wife of L. W. Casey, Forest; Otis M., Mrs. David M. Carson's father, Samuel K. Barnes, died in 1858. His wife is still living. Their children are Uphasia L., wife of S. W. Van Doran, of Oshkosh, Wis., he was a soldier in the war of the rebellion; served in Co. . 14th W. I) ; William J., of Springvale, this county, he was also a soldier in the 14th W. V. I. during the war ; Milton K. also served in the 14th W.V.I. and died in the service ; Austin T., was in Co. D. 15th W. V. I. and was killed at Fredericksburg, Va.; Antoinette, wife of James Mc Conaughty (he served in Co. H., 14th W. V. I. during the war; Alvina C. wife of David M. Carson Jr.; Salome L., wife of George W. Brown, and Miss Viola.


Compiled from St. Matthew Parish Records; St. Matthew Cemetery Records; St. Matthew's Tombstone Inscriptions; various biographies of Fond du Lac County; 1850, 1860, and 1870 census records of Fond du Lac County townships of Ashford, Auburn, Eden and Osceola .

CARTER, HARVEY - farmer, section 35, Town of Eden - born in Crawford Co. Penn. On 8 March 1817. He married in 1837 to Miss Sarah Cole, and in Oct. 1839 he drove an ox team to Milwaukee and at once made a squatters claim in that county. Here the young couple saw all they wished of frontier life, living on scant supply of milk and corn meal, the corn pounded fine in a log hollowed out for that purpose. Knowing that he must have an ox to clear his land for planting, he tramped to the village and applied to Hal Ludington, then a hardware merchant, and afterward Governor of Wisconsin. He told Mr. Ludington that he was penniless, but that he would pay for the ox with the sale of his first crop, but Mr. Ludington refused. Harvey later found a friend and an ox, and Mr. Ludington lost a customer. On May 22, 1847 Harvey received a government patent on 40 acres in section 2 of the Town of Ashford. In June 1847 the Carters settled on land in the Town of Eden. They were the first settlers in the southern half of the township.

In 1851 his first wife died, leaving three children: Miles Mary J., born 1842 Emma, born 1846 Harvey then married Miss Margaret Mullen and they had six children: Helen E. (Schoolcraft), 1852-1926 Clara S, born 1854 Delilah Margaret, born 1857 Sarah L. born 1860 George H. 1862-1939 Harriet R. born 1865 In the 1855 census there are 3 males and 6 females in the household, and in 1875 there are 3 males and 7 females. Harvey died 27 Oct 1898 at age 81, and his wife Margaret died 28 Dec 1900. Included in membership lists of 1869, 1871 thru 1876; listed in 1873 special assessment; rented 3 seats in pew 18 in 1875; Mrs. Carter rented 1 seat in pew 18 in 1876 for 6 months.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter - Dated: 5-11-1953

Mrs. Hazel I. Case, 51, wife of Oscar Case, and a native of the city, died unexpectedly at home, Colby, R. 2, at 2:10 a.m. Sunday.
Born February 5, 1902, in Fond du Lac, daughter of George and Anna Kastorff Bayer, she was married September 1, 1924 in Menomonee Falls. The couple lived nine years in Lomira and in the Town of Byron. moving to Colby in 1932. Mrs. Case was a member of the Methodist church, Colby. Surviving are her widower; four children, Mrs. William Koncel of Dorchester, Kenneth Case of Rib Lake, Pfc. Melvin Case of Germany, Jeanette Case at home at Colby; a brother Delbert Bayer, city. Funeral services will be held at Colby at 1 p.m. Tuesday. The body of Mrs. Case will lie in state at the Candlish chapel Tuesday night and the funeral services will be held there at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, the Rev. Ben C. Plopper officiating. Burial will be in Byron cemetery.


Obituary- Fond du Lac Daily Commonwealth 8-17-1925. Submitted by Michael Petrie

CASPER, CHRISTIAN- DEATH CLAIMS CHRIST CASPER AT JOHNSBURG.  Deceased Has Been Ill for Four Months.  Christ Casper, seventy-three years old, died at 1:10 this morning at his home at Johnsburg.  He had been ill for the past four months.  The funeral will be held at 10 oıclock Wednesday morning at the Johnsburg Church and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery.  Besides his wife, Eva, Mr. Casper leaves four daughters, Mrs. Anton Vogds, St. Cloud, Mrs. Carl Freund, this city, Mrs. Peter Wilberscheid, Sheboygan, and Margaret, at home; six sons, Peter, Joseph and William, of Johnsburg, John and Matt, Marytown, and Tony, of Empire; twenty-seven grandchildren, one sister, Mrs. Joseph Abler, Mt. Calvary; and two brothers, Nicholas, of Johnsburg, and Peter, of Marytown.  Mr. Casper was born at Malone April 15, 1852 and had been a resident of Johnsburg all his life.  He and his wife celebrated their golden wedding on Oct. 28, 1924.   Christian Casper was the son of Mathias and Anna Marie Schmitz Casper.

Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, Monday, 8-17-1925

DEATH CLAIMS CHRIST CASPER.  Resident of Johnsburg Expires Early This Morning After Long Illness.  FUNERAL ON WEDNESDAY.  Christ Casper, age 73 years, died at 1:10 a.m. today at his home in Johnsburg after four months illness.  Born at Malone on April 15, 1852, he had resided at Johnsburg the greater part of his life.  With Mrs. Eva Casper, who survives him, he celebrated his golden wedding anniversary on Oct. 28, 1924.  Other relatives who survive are four daughters, Mrs. Anton Vogds of St. Cloud, Mrs. Carl Freund of this city, Mrs. Peter Wilberscheid of Sheboygan, and Miss Margaret Casper at home; six sons, Peter, Joseph and William of Johnsburg, John and Matt of Marytown, and Tony Casper of Empire; 27 grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. Joe Abler of Mt. Calvary, and two brothers, Nick Casper of Johnsburg and Peter Casper of Marytown.  Funeral services will be conducted at Johnsburg at 10 a.m. Wednesday.   Christian Casper was the son of Mathias and Anna Marie Schmitz Casper.

Fond du Lac Daily Reporter, Wednesday, 8-19-25 pg. 14. CASPER - The funeral of Christ Casper, whose death occurred Monday at his home in Johnsburg, was held at 10 a.m. today at Johnsburg.   Christian Casper was the son of Mathias and Anna Marie Schmitz Casper.

Fond du Lac Commonwealth, Saturday, 8-22-1925. Christian Casper   A large number of relatives and friends attended the funeral of Christ Casper, which was held Wednesday morning at the Johnsburg Church.  The Rev. Fr. Toeller officiated and burial was in the adjoining cemetery.  The bearers were two grandsons, Alex Miller and Frank Cooper, and four nephews, Gregory and William Abler, Gregory and Martin Casper.  Many were present from this city and from about the county as well as the following from more distant points:  Mrs. Ruplinger and daughter, Marie, and Gilbert Miller, of Milwaukee; Tony and Bonita Miller, of Sherwood; and Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wilberscheid, of Sheboygan.  Mr. Casper died last Monday morning at his home at Johnsburg. Christian Casper was the son of Mathias and Anna Marie Schmitz Casper.


Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter, 11-19-1934, pg. 14. Submitted by Michael Petrie

CASPER, EVA CATHERINE DEATH CLAIMS OLD RESIDENT.  Mrs. Eva Catherine Casper, 77, Expires At Home Of Daughter In Johnsburg.  Mrs. Eva Catherine Casper, 77, lifelong resident of Johnsburg, died at 9:30 a.m. Sunday at the home of her daugther, Mrs. Roman Petrie, after nine months illness.  Mr. Casper, whom she married Oct. 28, 1874, at Johnsburg, preceded her in death nine years ago.  Surviving are four daughters, Mrs. Anton Vogds of St. Cloud, Mrs. Carl Freund of this city, Mrs. Peter Wilberscheid of Sheboygan and Mrs. Roman Petrie of St. Joe, six sons, Peter, Joseph and William of Johnsburg, John and Math of Marytown and Anton of Empire, 36 grandchildren, three sisters, Mrs. Peter Karls of Johnsburg, Mrs. Joseph Lefeber of St. Cloud and Miss Lena Knaus of Milwaukee and a brother, Peter Knaus of Johnsburg.  Two daughters of Mrs. Casper died 14 years ago.  Funeral services will be held at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday from the Roman Petrie residence and at 10 a.m. from St. Johnıs church at Johnsburg with burial in the adjoining cemetery.  The Rev. Boniface Goldhauser will officiate.   Eva Catherine Casper was the daughter of Mathias and Anna Olig Knaus.


Submitted by Tom Glassel

CHAPIN, AHIRA, born, 11 Sept 1828 in Scott, WI (near Sheboygan WI) son of Wells Chapin who was born in Springfield, MA in 1742 and married to Hanna Jones. Ahira m. Margaret Wilson 16 Nov 1853 and lived in Fond du Lac, WI. .Margaret was the daughter of Richard Wilson and Elizabeth Brazelton. Dau of Jacob Brazelton (early pioneer 1836 in Granville-Brown Deer, W I) and Margaret Carper. One of Jacob's sons, Reed, built a red brick mansion in Scott, WI (it is still there) in the 1850s. Reed was an elected WI legislator from Sheboygan, County. Margaret Carper Brazelton died at her grand daughter's (Mrs Ahira Chapin) home in Fond du Lac in the 1870s while on a visit. Children of Ahira Chapin's are unknown. Margaret Wilson Chapin married 2nd Nathaniel Piatt Sept 1877. Tom Glassel


- Dated: 3-11-1948

James R. Chapman, Retired Head Of Company, State Group Expires At 87. James R. Chapman, 87, Oshkosh pioneer jeweler and a native of Fond du Lac County, died at his home today. Mr. Chapman entered business at Oshkosh as a young man. For many years he headed J.R. Chapman and Company Jewelers and optometrists. He resigned from the firm in 1932, but continued as an optometrist on his own. He retired in May 1947. Chapman was a former president of the Wisconsin State Jewelers Association and also of the Fox River Valley Jewelers' Club. In addition he headed the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce for two years and the municipal park board for six years. Surviving are two sons and a daughter, Mrs. Royden Webster, Milwaukee.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter- Dated: 8-6-1934

Heart Disease Believed Cause Of Death Of Marjorie Christianson. Believed to have suffered a fatal heart attack while in bathing, Miss Marjorie Christianson, 1217 Carlyle Ave., Racine, was found dead in Green Lake at 8 a.m. Sunday. Miss Christianson, 18, was attending the Bible Institute at the Baptist Assembly at Green Lake. She went for a swim alone despite warnings from other camp members of the camp that the swimming period under life guard protection was over. The girl entered the water in an area not recommended for bathing and swam about for a few minutes. Other members of the party paid no more attention until the body was seen floating on top of the water. Aid was called and efforts to revive her were fruitless. Physicians camping near the scene of the tragedy were called and after examinations expressed the belief that the girl suffered a fatal heart attack. No inquest will be held.


Taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", published in 1909

CLAGGETT, STEPHEN, one of the oldest and respected farmers of St. Croix county and late resident of River Falls, Wis., died June 18, 1882. He was born in England in 1823, immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1832 and settled in Ohio, where his father engaged in farming. He was a son of Isaac and Maria (Wooley) Claggett, birth natives of England. After remaining in Ohio for fifteen or more years the family moved to Fond du Lac county, Wisconsin, and there the father engaged in farming until his death. He and his wife died here at an advanced age. The subject of this biography was educated in the schools of Ohio and after coming to Wisconsin he worked upon his father's farm. In 1854 he removed to St. Croix County with his wife and children and purchased 260 acres of land in Rush River Township, which he improved and brought under cultivation. Upon this farm he erected good and substantial buildings and finally made it one of the model farms of the county, and here he lived until 1872, engaged in general farming and stock raising. He was a prosperous and progressive man. In politics he was a Republican, but never sought or held a political office. He was a member of the Baptist church and an active church worker. Upon leaving the farm in St. Croix County he moved on to twenty acres of land just north of River Falls, Wis. He was a public-spirited man and a good and upright citizen. He was well known during his life in St. Croix County and Pierce County and was esteemed and respected by all classes of citizens. Mrs. Claggett is still living and resides in River Falls in a large and modern home, which she built about 1896. She was born in Pennsylvania and came West in 1844 with a married sister, settling in Racine County, Wisconsin. Mrs. Claggett lived with her sister and moved with her to Fond du Lac, and lived there until she was married. Her parents both died when she was but a mere child in Pennsylvania. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Claggett were born five daughters, two of whom are now living. Louisa was born at Fond du Lac. She was educated at River Falls and is now the wife of N. N. Fuller, of Larimore, N. D. He is a grain dealer and a large landowner. They have had four children. Alma is the first child and the wife of George H. Wright, merchant of Crookston, Minn. They have one child, Emmett. Emmett is the second child of N. N. fuller and is in the banking business at Grand Forks, N. D. He is married to Minnie Mix and they have two children, Jessie and Lulu. Anna is the third child and is a teacher in Duluth, Minn. Stephen Jay, the fourth child of Mr. and Mrs. Fuller, is a student in the Grand Forks College. Josephine, the second child born to Mrs. Claggett, was born in Fond du Lac, Wis., and educated at River Falls. She married Prof. E. S. Reed and they have had six children-Edwin T. is a professor in the Moorhead Normal School, near Fargo, N. D.; Robert Ray is a teacher in Stephens, Minn.; Edith, Neil, May and Charles are deceased; Ella, the third daughter, died at the age of three years and four months; Nellie Myrth; at age of one year and eleven months, and Ida Bertina, the fifth, died at River Falls at the age of nine years. Reference:


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter- Dated: 11-20-1903

James Cleary, aged 79 years, died this morning at his home in Marinette. The deceased is survived by two brothers, Phillip and Michael of this city. The remains will arrive in this city Saturday evening and will be taken to the home of Phillip Cleary, Cotton Street. The funeral will be held at St. Patrick's Church on Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock. Interment willbe in Calvary Cemetery. Funeral Rites - Dated: 11-23-1903 The funeral of the late James Cleary was held Sunday morning at 8:30 o'clock from St. Patrick's church, Rev. J.J. Keenan officiating. The pallbearers were, John Carney, Owen O'Keefe, Patrick Manion, Philip Madden, Charles Mullen and Patrick Gormican. Interment was at Calvary cemetery. Among those who were in the city to attend the funeral were Mrs. Nelson Kinney, Mrs. Amy LaFountain, John and Daniel Cleary, children of the deceased, residing in Marinette.


Compiled from St. Matthew Parish Records; St. Matthew Cemetery Records; St. Matthew's Tombstone Inscriptions; various biographies of Fond du Lac County; 1850, 1860, and 1870 census records of Fond du Lac County townships of Ashford, Auburn, Eden and Osceola .

CLIFFORD, JOHN - born 1820 in Ireland, died 9 Apr, 1903, ages 83; married Catherine ....... (born 1823 in Ireland) who died 29 Sept 1880, age 55. Their children were: Thomas, born 1852 in Ohio Catherine, born 1855 in Ohio; married Francis Murray on 8 May 1875 Edward, born 1856 in Ohio Mary, born 1859 in WI Margaret, born 1861 Winnefred, born 1863 John, born 1866 Included in 1869 original membership list; rented 3 seats in pew 15 and 1 seat in pew 49 for 1875; rented 3 seats in pew 15 for 1876; contributed to 1877 baptismal font collection.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter- Dated: 2-3-1928

Private funeral services for Betty Jean, 3 year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.J. Close, who died Tuesday in this city, were held at 1 p.m. today from the family residence. The Rev. A.L. McClelland officiated. Burial was at Rosendale Cemetery.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter- Dated: 12-9-1902

Mrs. Margaret Coffee, widow of the late Peter Coffee, died at the residence of John Clark, in the Town of Fond du Lac three miles west of the city, early this morning. She had reached an advanced age, and had been in failing health for the past several months. Her only relatives here are John Clark, Miss Mary Clark and Mrs. James Ronan. The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Friday morning at St. Joseph's church with internment at Calvary Cemetery. The services will be conducted by Rev. Fr. Taugher.


From the "History of Fond du Lac County", submitted by Cherie Pennau

COON, E. C. farmer, Sec. 36; P.O. Armstrong's Corners; was born in Onondaga Co. N.Y., in 1832. Dec 23, 1855 he married, in his native county, Angelica Crosier; she was also a native of Onondaga, Co. In 1859, they came to Wisconsin, located in the town of Forest, Fond du Lac Co., which has been their home since; they have three children--Ida, Willard and Charlie. Mr. Coon owns 240 acres of land. In politics he is a Republican; he takes an active interest in religious and educational matters, and is, in every respect, a public-spirited citizen.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter- Dated: 9-13-1958

Early Family Member Dead; Services Set. Mrs. Matilda Coon, 83, Dies In Hospital After 2 Years Of Illness
Mrs. Matilda Coon, 83, widow of Charles Coon and lifelong resident of the county, died Friday at 1:30 p.m. at St. Agnes Hospital. She was ill two years. She was born June 14, 1875, in the Town of Fond du Lac, the daughter of Joseph and Martha Landreman Longua, members of the pioneer families here. Her father was a Civil War Veteran and her mother was born in the first house built in Fond du Lac. She was the last member of her family. A brother preceded her in death. Her marriage to Mr. Coon took place March 25, 1894. Surviving are three children, Mrs. Delbert Swanson, with whom she lived the last two years at 304 Lloyd Street, and Mrs. Herbert Kobs and Clarence J. Coon, also of the city; six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Friends may call at the Zacherl Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. Funeral services will be there at 8:45 a.m. Monday and at 9:15 a.m. at St. Joseph's church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter- Dated: 9-29-1916

DEATH CALLED J. COEBEILLE Well-known Resident Died This Afternoon At Peter Lapine's Home Joseph C. Corbeille, age 47, a well-known resident of the city, died at 1:20 o'clock this afternoon at the home of his brother-in-law, Peter A. Lapine, 184 North Waupun Street. The deceased is survived by a mother, Mrs. Anes Tasie Corbeille of this city, five sisters, Mrs. Peter Lapine, Mrs. Fred Staede and Mrs. Thomas Lapine Jr. of this city and Mrs. Peter Rehl of Racine, Mrs. Richard Rehl of Fort Arthur Can. Mr. Corbeille was born June 17, 1869 in this city, and has resided here practically all of his life. He was a member of St. Louis Court, No. 256, C.O.F. and of St. John's Society.


From the "History of Fond du Lac County", submitted by Cherie Pennau

CORBETT, JAMES farmer, Sec. 13; P.O. St. Cloud; was born in Benson, Rutland Co., Vt., April 11, 1826. He recieved a liberal education in his native county, and followed teaching there until 1849, in which year he came to Green Bay, Wis., and there and in vicinity, followed teaching and farming until about 1855. Nov. 1 1854 he married in the town of Forest, Fond du Lac Co., Wis., Cinderilla Barragar, daughter of Hiram and Catherine Barragar, who settled in Greenbush, Sheboygan Co., Wis., in an early day; she was born near Belleville, Canada West, Sept 3, 1836. During the war of the rebellion, Mr. Corbett enlisted in Co. G. 36th W. V. I., and was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He owns 80 acres of land. In politics, is a Republican; himself and wife are leading members of the M. E. Church. Their children are James F. a graduate of the Cleveland Medical Institute, Ohio; Charles B.., Ella and George W. Mr. C. is a Secretary of the Dotyville M. E. Church, a position he has filled since its organization. His parents were Peter and Melinda Corbett, who came from Vermont to Fond du Lac Co., afterward moved to Greenbush Sheboygan, Co., where his mother died March 18, 1879; his father is still living in Greenbush, a prominent citizen; their children were Sylvester; now of Waterloo, Iowa; James (whose name appears at the head of this sketch); William H. (now in Minnesota , who was a soldier in Co. B. 8th W. V. I two years); Sarah (wife of C. R. Barragar, of Crete. Neb., he was Captain of a company in 3d W. V. I. , during the war of the rebellion ); Charles (now in the mercantile business in Greenbush, served in the 8th W. V. I , during the war and was severely wounded); Lester ( also of Greenbush, served in the 14th W. V. I. in the late war), Alexander ( of Greenbush); Mrs. J. Corbett's parents, Hiram and Catherine Barrager, came from Canada to Greenbush, Sheboygan Co., where they lived two years; then moved to Forest, Fond du Lac., where her mother died in 1857; her father no resides in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; their children are Henry (of Kearney, Neb); Charles R. (who was Captain of a company in 3d W. V. I., live in Crete, Neb). Bidwell, (of Greenbush, Sheboygan co., was a soldier in the 14th W. V. I.), George W.. (now in Iowa), Walter M., (now in Sibley, Iowa), Alfred J., (in Crete, Neb.) Wendell H., Sheboygan Falls, Wis.


Compiled from St. Matthew Parish Records; St. Matthew Cemetery Records; St. Matthew's Tombstone Inscriptions; various biographies of Fond du Lac County; 1850, 1860, and 1870 census records of Fond du Lac County townships of Ashford, Auburn, Eden and Osceola .

COYLE, WILLIAM Born 1825 in Ireland, he married Mary ---, born 1834, and they were the parents of: William, born 1854 in WI Maria, born 1855 James, born 1857 Charles, born 1859 Frank, born 1861 Sarah, born 1863 Henry, born 1866 Included in membership lists for 1869 thru 1872.


Obituary - From the Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter- Dated: 2-9-1911

Mrs. Kate Crichton, wife of William Crichton, died at her home in Minneapolis Tuesday February 7, aged 56 years. She was a daughter of H.M. Hill, one of the first settlers of Rosendale. Mrs. Crichton is survived by her husband and one daughter, Mrs. Thomas Shaw of Minneapolis. The body was brought to Rosendale for burial, the funeral being held this morning, the Rev. S.A. Sheard, of Rosendale, conducted the services and internment followed in Rosendale Cemetery. H.O. Lengelsen, C.R. McCumber, C.R. Marchan, C.G. Balcom, C.H. Scribner and F.H. Chilcote acted as bearers.


From "The History of Fond du Lac County", Chicago Western Historical Society.

CROFOOT, ALVA, superintendent of Meyer's saw mill, is a native of Lewis Co., N.Y., where he was born in 1833; came to the Sate of Wisconsin and settled in Green Bay in 1840, whence in 1841, he removed with his parents to Kaukauna, where they lived for two years; in 1843, he came to Fond du Lac and began farming, which he has continued in connection with the lumber business since; in 1853, he began the lumber business with Brand, Olcott & Co., which whom he remained until 1865, when for a while he was out of the lumber trade; he soon began the lumber business again for Mr. Sawyer, remaining with him until he sold out to Mr. C. J. L. Meyer, when Mr. Crofoot began for Mr. Meyer. In 1853, he married Miss Cornelia House, of Lewis Co., N.Y., they have nine children, as follows: Effie, now Mrs. Robbs, of Fond du Lac; Jay P., Edward E., May, Miranda, Clinton A., Carlos B., Minnie and Ella. Mr. Crofoot was a member of the County Board in 1866; he owns a farm of 145 acres four miles southwest of Fond du Lac, valued at $7,250.


From "The History of Fond du Lac County", Chicago Western Historical Society

CROWLEY, JAMES L. grocer, was born in County Kerry, Ireland, in 1831, where he lived till he was 16 years of age, when he came to America and located in the State of Maryland, where he stayed for one year; he then moved to West Virginia and resided there for two years; from there he went to Ohio where he lived three years; thence to Pennsylvania for nine months; then to Ohio again for a few months and from there he came to the State of Wisconsin and settled at Fond du Lac in 1855. He was married to Miss Julia Fitzgerald, of the town of Empire, Wis., in 1856, after his marriage he settled on a farm near Empire, where he lived until 1873, when he moved to Fond du Lac and began the grocery business, which he has since followed. His wife died in May, 1872, leaving nine children, as follows; John and Bridget (twins), born in 1857; Margaret, born in 1859; Mary, born in 1861; James, born in 1863, Catharine, born in 1865; Julia, born in 1867, Edmond, born in 1870, and Honora, born in 1872. Mr. Crowley and family are members of the Catholic Benevolent Society of Fond du Lac.


From "The History of Fond du Lac County", Chicago Western Historical Society

CURRAN, DAVID R. a native of Ithaca, N. Y. came to Fond du Lac in the fall of 1846, and has been in business and resided her ever since; he began to clerk for his brother in a drug store in 1837, and when he came to Fond du Lac brought a stock of druggist's goods and put them upon the market as soon as a suitable building could be procured; in 1853; R. P. Root became Mr. Curran's partner for one year, and in 1858, C. F. Kalk became a member of the firm of Curran & Kalk, as Mr. Curran had been appointed Register of the Wisconsin Land Office at Menasha, which position he held three year; in 1866 the firm of Curran and Kalk dissolved, the former continuing alone until 1873, when his son E. S. Curran, was admitted to partnership under the firm name of D. R. Curran and Son; in 1879 D. R. Curran retired from the firm. He has been Under Sheriff two years; Deputy County Treasurer four years; member of the School Board thirteen years, and held other local offices. He was married at Ithaca. N.Y. , Oct 5, 1847 to Eveline Stoddard of that city.


From "The History of Fond du Lac County", Chicago Western Historical Society

CURRAN, ED druggist, was born at Fond du Lac, July 15, 1849; he is a graduate of the Fond du Lac High School; during thirteen years up to March 1879, he was in the drug business with his father, since which time he has carried on the business alone.


Compiled from St. Matthew Parish Records; St. Matthew Cemetery Records; St. Matthew's Tombstone Inscriptions; various biographies of Fond du Lac County; 1850, 1860, and 1870 census records of Fond du Lac County townships of Ashford, Auburn, Eden and Osceola .

CURRAN, THOMAS (1841 - 14 May, 1922), married on 30 Jan 1872 to Catherine McCullough, (1854-18 June 1914) the daughter of Michael McCullough. By 1870 they are listed in the agricultural census with 80 acres of land, 60 of which has been cleared for production. They are the owners of 3 horses and 3 cows, 4 young stock, and 30 sheep and 4 pigs. They harvested wheat, Indian corn and oats, as well as wool, potatoes, butter and hay. They were the parents of: Ella/Helen T. (6 Feb 1875, bapt 28 Feb 1875 - 13 Dec 1895, age 19) Anna, born 1 Apr and bapt. 5 May 1877. Johanna, bapt 4 July 1880 Genevieve, 1880 - 2 Mar 1911 Clara Bella/Isabelle, born 6 Sept, bapt. 1 Oct. 1882 Edmund E., born 27 Aug, and bapt. 27 Sept 1885 Frank A., born 15 May and bapt. 19 June 1889; (1890-14 Sept 1925)