Blunts in Schofield, Marathon County, WI

This page is presented as always, FREE, because of the efforts of some very dedicated rootsweb volunteers.


This family tree was submitted by Kenneth Wood. You can e-mail him at [email protected] for further information on this Blunt family.


The Blunt family arrived in Schofield from Maine via Chicago between 1881 and 1890. The family consisted of the father, Thomas Perkins Blunt, a retired sea captain and his sons and daughters and their families.

Thomas Perkins Blunt – head of family

Thomas was born 24 April 1811 in Jonesport Maine, and died in Wausau, Marathon County Wi. He married Anne Farley in Maine.



Rufus was single and never married. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served in Company M of the First Maine heavy Artillery. He was born 14 September, 1834 in Jonesport, Maine. He died in Wausau on 24 August 1882 and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery.


John was born 20 May, 1836 in Jonesport, Maine. He was lost at sea.


George Blunt was born 14 April 1839 in Jonesport, Maine. He too was lost at sea.


Clarissa Blunt was born in Jonesport or Trenton on 19 April 1841 and was married to a Mr. Swett in Maine, and lived on the west side of Wausau. She died in Snohomish, Washington.


Lydia was born in Jonesport on 14 January 1844, and married Charles A. Tupper of Schofield. They had two sons, Charles and George. Charles Jr. married Lila Dickey and had two sons, Trevitt and Myron, and a daughter. George married Jennie (?) and had two sons, Willard and an unknown boy, and a daughter, Margaret. Lydia died in Snohomish, Washington.


Cassilda was born on 8 October 1846 in Jonesport and married John Driscoll in Chicago. John hung himself in their barn in Schofield sometime prior to 1894. They had no children. She died in Snohomish, Washington.

Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson Blunt was born 25 January 1849 and married Kate Calkins in Chicago on 16 January 1874. They had 3 daughters and a son.

Charlotte Alice Blunt (known as Alice) was the oldest and was born 12 July 1877 in Wilmette, IL. She married Max Dreyer who operated a bakery in Schofield. Alice died 2 Jan. 1958 in Wausau, and is buried in Pine Grove Cemetery.

The second child of Thomas’s was his son, Ernest Melville, born 4 January 1881 in Chicago. He married Blanche Dunn of Wausau, the daughter of the depot agent for the Milwaukee Road in Wausau. They had three children before they were divorced; Lois, Curtis and Forrest. Ernest was killed by a streetcar in Chicago on 6 January 1954.

The next child was Kate Gertrude, better known as Gertrude. She was born in Schofield on 9 February 1894. She married Percy James Wood in Chicago on 9 Sept. 1915. They had two sons born in Chicago, Richard James Wood and Kenneth Myles Wood. Richard was born March 8, 1916 in Chicago, and died 18 March 2001 in Shawano, Shawano County, Wisconsin. He was married Oct 24, 1939 to Ruth Fitzpatrick in Marinette, Wisconsin. They had a son who is presently living in Marshfield. Kenneth Myles Wood was born 22 October 1922 in Chicago and died November 1983 in Cape Girardeau, MO, he was hi-jacked and murdered. He married first Elfrieda Dichout in Milwaukee, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin and second Kay Weeks Peterson.

Kenneth had 1 child by his first marriage, then 2 more children, and then another by his second wife.

Gertrude and Percy lived in Chicago until 1925 and then moved to Oconto, where they are both buried. Gertrude died 28 December 1981.

The last daughter was Bernice Amanda, born in Wausau on 25 Nov. 1895. She married Lawrence "Lefty" Rhyner in Wausau on 5 July 1920. She was a graduate of Wisconsin State Normal School in Stevens Point. She taught for many years in Schofield and Wausau. Lawrence worked for the Rothschild Paper Mill for over 50 years, before his retirement as Superintendent. They lived in a home on Grand Avenue that was next door to the Winniger home, which is now Hayden Funeral Home. The house was torn down to make room for Intercity State Bank. Lawrence was a well known Police Justice in Schofield during the 1930’s and also booked many dances for the Rothschild Pavillion. They had no children. Lawrence died 24 June 1970 and was followed by Bernice on 22 August 1970. They are both buried in Pine Grove Cemetery.

Living with Bernice and Lawrence were Elfrieda Wood, wife of Kenneth M. Wood, and their daughter Kathryn Elizabeth Wood (known as Sue). Kathy attended Schofield Grade School and graduated from D. C. Everest High School in 1962. She married Kenneth Jerome Kuehl of Wausau. They had three daughters, Kerry, Kay and Kristine before they were divorced. She currently lives in Madison with her second husband, Larry Judd and their two daughters, Amy and Laura. Kathy graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1966 and substitute taught elementary school at the Catholic School in Rothschild.


Mary was born on 25 March, 1851 in Jonesport and was married in Chicago, Cook County, ILL to Joseph Cooper Graham, who was born 7 May 1850 in New York. They moved to Merrill (Lincoln County, WI) where both died and are buried. Joseph died 9 Dec. 1940. They had one son, Ralph, who married his cousin Ernest Blunt’s ex-wife, Blanch Dunn, and they had one son Harold.


Loren (Lorien) Erastus blunt was born 9 September 1853 in Trenton or Jonesport Maine. He died 4 July 1940 in Chicago, Cook County, ILL, He married Amanda Minerva Pelton in Chicago. His children are George, Rupert, and Lonny.


Flora was born on 17 July 1855 in Jonesport or Trenton, and married John Farrell in Ford River, Michigan. According to the 1890 Wausau City Directory, they lived at 527 McClellan St. John had a blacksmith shop at 101 Third St. Thomas Perkins Blunt lived with them. Flora died in Snohomish, Washington. They had a daughter, Myrtle.

At the present time, none of the Blunt family still live in the area.

Return to Family Trees page

Return to Marathon County Home Page