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From the S. J. Thompson Collection, J. W. Flower, Preservationist Souvenir Photos. Old Settlers of Columbia Co., Wis. is a booklet of Columbia County settlers that was published by the Crank Newspaper Co. of Pardeeville in about 1901. The building which housed the paper's office was on the west side of N Main St. and was destroyed by fire in 1906. Each week it printed a story about one of the settlers of the town. These are the biographies as printed in the booklet. Scans of the original unalphabetized biographies page [one, two].

ALBEE, G. W.: Born in N. Y., Dec. 30, 1845. Came to Marcellon with his parents in 1846, and now living at Gold Field, Iowa.

ALBEE, Mr. And Mrs. Hiram: Born in Windon Co., Vt., Feb. 15th, 1812. MRS. ALBEE. Born in Fulton Co., N. Y., Apr. 30, 1817. They settled at Marcellon 1847. Mr. Albee died at Mareellon May 8th, 1878. Mrs. Albee still lives with her son Fayette in Marcellon.

ASHLEY, Yates: Born W. Bloomfield, N. Y. Sept. 10, 1824. Settled in Pardeeville, Apr. 1849. Died at Pardeeville, June 23, 1897.

BARDON, Marcus: Born in Chenango Co., N. Y., Aug. 12th. 1822. Settled in the town of Scott, 1847; now lives in Marcellon.

BEACH, Isaac: Born Saratoga Co., N. Y., Apr. 9, 1835. Settled (with his parents) in Marcellon, 1847.

BEACH, Nathan C.: Born at Luzerne, N. Y., May 14, 1809. Came to Marcellon, 1848. Died in California, 1888.

BONNEY, James H.: Born in Massachusetts, Nov. 16th, 1812. Settled in Marcellon 1846. Died at Rockford Ill., March 23rd, 1891.

CAMPBELL, John W.: Born at Salina, N. Y., Sept. 19, 1826. Settled at Marcellon, 1855; where he now resides.

CANNON, Stoddard And Mary: Born at Gerry, N. Y. Sept. 28th, 1821. Mrs. Cannon was born at West Stockbridge, Mass., Dec. 8, 1822. Mr. Cannon died while in the service of his Country, March 15, 1865. Mrs. Cannon died at Marcellon, Nov. 15, 1892.

CLARK, Mr. And Mrs.Freman: Born at Chardon, 0. 1825. Settled in Tín of Scott, in 1848. Died, 1895. Mrs. Clark was born in Vt. Dec. 24, 1829.

COBB, William Homer: Born in Marcellon, Nov 26th 1853. Now living at Pardeeville, Wis.

COLMAN, M. D., O. D.: Born in N. Y., Aug. 1, 1821. Located at Marcellon, 1849. Died at Pardeeville, Sept. 18, 1892.

CUNNINGHAM, John: Born in Ireland, 1827. Came to town of Scott in 1873; where he now lives.

CURTIS, Frederick C.: Born at Stockbridge, Mass., Sept. 3, 1819 Settled in the town of Lowville, July 23, 1847, where he still lives.

DUSENBURY, John G.: Born in N. Y., Dec. 24, 1838. Came to the town of Springvale 1860. Died in Cal., Nov. 12, 1891.

DUSENBURY, Morgan H.: Born in Nassua, N. Y., Feb. 28th, 1816. Settled in the town of Wyocena, 1861. Died,ó

FALCONER, John W.: Born in N.Y. City, June 26, 1823. Came to Pardeeville, 1863. Died, 1868.

HARTMAN, Owen: Born in Lehigh Co., Penn., Mar. 7, 1819. Came to Pardeeville, 1856. Still lives at Pardeeville.

HASKIN, Willis W.: Born Jan. 8, 1815 at Castleton, Vt. Came to Columbia Co., 1840. Settled at Pardeeville, 1847. Died at Pardeeville. Dec. 12, 1898.

HAYS, Joseph M.: Born in N. Y. City, Aag. 16, 1844. Came with his parents to the town of Buffalo, Marquette Co., Wis., 1848. Lives at Pardeeville.

HEALY, Sarah J.: Born in Marcellon, Wis., Aug. 26, 1855. Daughter of Morris and Phoebe Williams. Died Dec. 31, 1898.

HEPLER, Killian: Born in Pa., Aug. 11, 1811. Settled in t'n of Wyocena, 1850. Died at Pardeeville, Dec. 18, 1883.

HERREMAN, Samuel: Born in Livingston Co., N, Y., March 24. 1812. Settled in Marcellon, 1849. Died at Marcellon, Apr. 27, 1887.

HERREMAN, William: Born in Livingston Co., N. Y., March 21, 1803. Settled at Marcellon, 1851. Died Dec. 23, 1888.

HODGDON, Aaron: Born at Montpelier, Vt., 1808. Settled in the town of Wyocena in 1845. Died at Pardeeville; Wis., 1873.

HOPKINS, Isaac: Born in England, Jan'y 31, 1833. Came to the town of Scott 1847, where he now resides.

KOHLER, Jackson: Born in Pa., June 8, 1824. Came to Marcellon, 1856. Died at Pardeeville 1895.

LIPE, Andrew P.: Born at Fort Plain, N. Y., Oct'r 26, 1813. Came to Marcellon, 1847. Now living at Wakeena, Kansas.

MATHEWSON, William H.: Born in Conn., Dec. 6, 1821. Came to Portage, 1849. Served in the 2nd. Wis., Inft. Now of the National Home, Milwaukee.

PARDEE, Charles Jay: Born at Wadsworth, Ohio, Sept. 5th, 1829. Settled at Pardeeville in 1860. Died at Fox Lake, Wis., --

PARDEE, John: Born at Norfolk, Conn., 1795. Settled at Pardeeville, 1856. Died at Pardeeville, Wis., June 26, 1873.

PARDEE, John S.: Born at Skaneatales, N. Y., 1819. Settled at what is now Pardeeville, 1850. Was appointed U. S. Counsul to San Juan Del Sur, Nicaraugua, 1854; and died about one month after arriving there. [Founder of Pardeeville]

PECKHAM, Peleg L.: Born in N. Y., May 24, 1819. Came to Columbia Co., Wis., 1844. Died Nov. 26, 1886.

PERRY, E. R.: Born in N. Y., Dec. 28, 1830, came to Columbia Co. in 1852; died 1899.

SAWYER, John: Born at Burslem, Eng., Jan. 16, 1820. Came to the U. S. 1846 and settled in the town of Scott. Died Dec. 15. 1892.

SCOTT, James: Born at Sparta, N. Y, Apr. 18, 1819. Settled in Marcellon, 1850. At present living in Pardeeville.

SEDDON, William: Born in Lancashire, England, June 23rd, 1820. Settled at Moundville, Wis., in 1849. Died at Pardeeville, Wis., Aug., 7th, 1894.

SMITH, Oscar: Born in N. Y., June 30, 1830. Came west to Wis., 1850. Died Aug. 20, 1897, at Pardeeville.

SPEAR, Charles: Born in Vt., 1812. Settled in the Tín of Wyocena in 1845. Died 1895.

THOMAS, Theodore: Born in Ottawa, Can., Dec. 4, 1825. Came to the town of Scott, 1843. Died 1890.

THOMPSON, A. B.: Born at Smithfield. R. I., Aug. 6, 1825. Came to Pardeeville 1865. Died June 28, 1896.

UTLEY, Joseph: Born at Hudson, N. Y. in 1812. Settled at Pardeeville, 1849. Died at Pardeeville, Dec. 14, 1867.

WILLIAMS, Ebenezar And Mary: Born in N. Y., 1794. Settled in Marcellon, 1850. Died at Marcellon, 1864. Mrs. WillIams was born in N. Y., 1795. Died 1875.

WILLIAMS, Harvey: Born in New York, 1794. Settled in Pardeeville, 1848. Died at La Clede, Mo., 1875.

WILLIAMS, Morris Sibley: Born in N. Y., 1830. Settled (with his father) in Marcellon, 1850. Died at Marcellon, 1868

WILLIAMS, Robert M.: Born in the town of Marcellon, Columbia Co., Wis., Sept. 16, 1850. [The Crank]


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