Lyndon Township, Juneau Co., WI
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First Settler: Charles Clement in 1850
Origin of Name: An altered spelling of Lindon, Vermont, home
of a pioneer named James Cope.
First School: St. Mary's Catholic Parochial School, 1877
First School Teachers: Sisters Saraphine, Angeline and
First Post Office: Kildare, 1856
First Postmaster: John Dixon
First Recorded Town Tax: $470.13, 1865
First Town Chairman: C. J. Leach
Lyndon was formed as part of an arrangement to maintain a balance on the
County Board between Supervisors who wanted the County seat at New Lisbon
and those who preferred Mauston. Lyndon was formed out of southern
Kildare, and Kildare was regarded with part of the short-lived Town of Waucedah.
Waucedah itself was dissolved and its supervisor, a New lisbon backer,
lost his seat. A dead-locked County board put the County seat issue
to voters and Mauston ultimately won.
Although the exact site is not known, Lyndon is probably the place where
the west end of the first bridge over the Wisconsin River touched ground
Lyndon was the site of the first American settlement in Juneau when R. V.
Allen, Amasa Wilson and C. B. Smith set up a logging camp at the Bid Eddy
in 1838. Allen remained in Juneau all his life and piloted log rafts through
Louis Dupless was also an early settler of Lyndon. He and his
wife, Elizabeth, settled on the bluff that later bore his name in 1847.
Their son, Charles, born that year, was possibly the first white child
in what became Juneau County. Dupless became a river boat pilot at
the Dells and joined the Army in the Civil War. After the war, he became
a prominent political leader in the County.
source: Juneau County, The First Hundred Years, published 1988
1880 Lyndon Census
1895 Lyndon Census
NAMES OF EARLY
Lyndon Station News
Juneau County Chronicle, Thursday, April 15, 1926
Miss Nettie Hall returned to Madison, Monday after spending the week end
at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Hall
Thomas Fagan went to Milwaukee, Tuesday and will drive back a Star Touring
car purchased through the Star agency at Kilbourn
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