Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin
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|From the History of Fond du Lac County -
submitted by Cherie Pennau
TRENTLAGE, JOHN H. merchant, Waucousta; born Feb 18, 1833, in Hanover; came to America in August, 1848; was a year in New York grocery store; then clerked ten years in Milwaukee; came to New Cassel in 1859, and with J. d. Iding, began business in Waucousta the next year, they building the large two-story store of Mr. T. The partnership was dissolved by mutual consent in 1865; Mr. Trentlage served as Postmaster of Waucoust from 1864 to 1879; is a Republican of Greenback tendencies. He carries a large and complete sotkc of dry goods, groceries, drugs, and medicines, boots and shoes, hats, caps, glassware, notions, etc., etc.; he has a saloon in connection, and also deals in agricultural implements. He married Laura Jane Lake, of Milwaukee Co., by whom he has eight children - Eliza, Marion, Laura, Cora, John, Annie, Willie, Ernest and George. Mrs. T. was born in 1844 in Ohio.
|From the History of Fond du Lac County
-submitted by Cherie Pennau
TWOHIG, DAVID, farmer, Sec. 1; P.O. Armstrong's Corners; born Feb 14, 1837 in County Cork, Ireland; is a son of Bartholomew and Hanorah T., who emigrated to America in 1848, and remained in Chicopee, Mass., until 1852, when the family made a brief visit to Wisconsin and bought the farm. After the return to Massachusetts, Mr. Twohig, Sr., died and, in 1855, the family settled on the farm of eighty acres, now owned by David Twohig, he having built good barns and a handsome modern residence. He married, Feb 6, 1877, Miss Bridget Hargrove, a native of County Clare, Ireland, her people having reached America in 1846, and settled in 1852 in Forest. Mr. and Mrs. T. have five children--Bartholomew, Norah E., Henry F., David J., and George R. The family are Roman Catholics. Mr. Twohig is officially identified with his town, as he was elected Supervisor at 22 years of age, and has been elected Assessor four years.