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Lindina, Juneau Co., WI


Organized: 1854
First Settlers: John Gregory, William Stewart, Enoch Fosbinder, Randall family, 1850
Origin of Name:  Melinda Maughs, whose husband Milton was the founder of Mauston and who liked to call her "Lindina"
First Town Chairman: Milton Maughs
First Church: Stewart's Chapel in 1851
First School: Stewart's Settlement in 1851
First Recorded Town Tax:  $1687.85 in 1865

source: Juneau County, The First Hundred Years, published 1988

Fosbinder, Enoch
Gregory, John
Randall family
Stewart, William

1860 Census - Town of Lindina
1870 Census - Town of Lindina
1875 Census - Town of Lindina
1895 Census - Town of Lindina

Lindina Township Indians

Levi Cole settled on a farm near Lone Rock in Lindina township in 1850. The Indians used to come down over the bluff through the woods and scare him and the oxen. They were friendly and it was a great joke to them. Cole got as much fun out of telling it in later years as they did then. The late chief Decorah was a friend of his young manhood.

Cole was born in West Troy, Albany County, New York, February 25, 1839 and died June 14, 1927. (Mauston Star, June 23, 1927, p. 1)

Transcribed by Lawrence Onsager

Mauston Star, Thursday, August 9, 1894
Lindina News

Mr. Aug. Bigalke was commenced to replace the buildings that were destroyed by lightning
a few weeks ago.  L. J. Foster and Wallis Thompson are doing the work.

Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Hepp and Roy visited with Dell Thompson and wife a few days last week.

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