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Marquette County, Wisconsin
Obituaries and Death Notices

Satterlee Clark
1881 - Hon. Satterlee Clark died of apoplexy at Minneapolis, Sept. 20th, in his sixty-sixth year. He was born in Washington City, May 23d, 1816. He attended the Utica Academy awhile, and came West in 1828, serving as a sutler at Green Bay and Fort Winnebago until 1843. He early settled in Marquette County, which he represented in the assembly in 1849 and was a presidential elector in 1852; and subsequently locating at Horicon, he represented Dodge County in the State senate from 1862 to 1872, and served in the assembly in 1873. He was a delegate to the national Democratic convention in 1868, and in nearly every State Democratic convention until his death. He was for many years one of the officers and managers of the State Agricultural Society. He was a man of free and easy manners, thoroughly acquainted with the politics and leading men of the State, and possessed many genial qualities. [Source: Reports and Collections of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 9 (1909) Wisconsin Necrology (1876-81) page 489; transcribed by LaDena Livingston]

H. B. Dewey
H. B. Dewey, Formerly Well-Known in the Produce Trade Died at Westfield
Westfield, Wis., May 17 – [Special] – H.B. Dewey, a fromer well-known produce dealer of this place, died suddenly at the Central hotel last night. The deceased was 89 years of age. He has no relatives in this state and the remains will be sent to his old home in Vermont. [Source: Wisconsin Weekly Advocate (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), dated May 21, 1898: transcribed by FoFG dh]

The Montello Ledger says that a school house in the town of Shields was burned, and also that a daughter of Mr. Goodnature’s, four years old, had been burnt to death. [Source: Weekly Wisconsin Patriot (Madison, Wisconsin), dated December 31, 1859: transcribed by FoFG dh]

E. B. Kelsey
Died. At his residence in Montello, on the 12th Inst., the Hon. E. B. Kelsey, aged 35 years and three months. Mr. Kelsey was sick a short time - some two weeks. He received an injury a few weeks since in attempting to draw a pail of water, which seemed at first of but slight importance; but which, after a short time, assumed a rheumatic character of the inflammatory kind, and which (after a few days of great suffering) finally settled upon his brain causing a brain fever, of which he died. Mr. Kelsey leaves a wife and three children. In this dispensation of the Almighty, a beloved wife and children are bereft of one of the most affectionate and kind of husbands and fathers, and society has sustained an irreparable loss of one of its most estimable, valuable and respected citizens. Mr. Kelsey loved and adored his wife and children, and was friendly and gentlemanly in his intercourse with his fellow citizens and acquaintances. He was born in Perry, Wyoming Co., N.Y.., May 1826, and came to Wisconsin when it was comparatively a wilderness. He was one of the oldest settlers in Montello, and has ever been identified with all its interests. Mr. Kelsey's life has been a varied and active one. He has been at different times a printer, editor, lawyer, merchant, politician, and banker. He has ably represented this District in the House and Senate, and was unquestionably one of the shrewdest politicians and business men in the state; a firm friend to those whom he respected; generous to a fault, a gentleman, and an ornament of any community. Montello owes much to his untiring energy and perseverance for its present prosperity and future prospects, and all in this community seem heartily to join in sympathy with the bereaved wife, children and connections and with each other in the loss of one of the most devoted of husbands, affectionate of fathers and of a much respected fellow citizen. Mr. Kelsey was a Free Mason, and will be buried on Sunday at 12 M., in Montello, under the impressive ceremony of that order. Montello, Feb'y 15th, 1861. [Source: Weekly Wisconsin Patriot - 23 Feb. 1861, From the Montello (Marquette Co.) Ledger, 19th - Sub. by BW]

Kubly (child)
Diphtheria has not yet succumbed to the efforts of the authorities at Montello. Its latest victim is a 13-year-old daughter of Henry Kubly, who died on Sunday. Other members of the family are suffering from the disease. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin), dated November 22, 1889: transcribed by FoFG dh]

Wm. M. Patterson
Wm M. Patterson, Esq., a prominent member of the Marquette County Bar, died very suddenly at Kingston, in this County, on Monday evening of last week. He was formerly from Binghamton, N.Y., and was about 50 years of age. – Marquette Mercury, 18th inst. [Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), dated October 24, 1853: transcribed by FoFG dh]

Spencer A. Pease
Death of Dr. S. A. Pease.
The death of another early pioneer and prominent man in Wisconsin affairs for about half a century, is announced. Dr. Spencer A. Pease, of Montello, Marquette county, passed away at 7:30 o’clock on the morning of the 19th of December. He was one of the earliest residents of the state, having located in Kenosha county in 1837. He was a native of Onondaga county, New York, and was born February 23, 1817; received an academic education, and became a physician and a lawyer, practicing both professions quite extensively at different times in his life. In 1850 he located in Marquette county; was county treasurer in 1857-58; member of the assembly in 1865-66; 70-71; member of the democratic national convention in 1868. In 1858 he commenced the publication of The Marquette Express at Oxford; removed the paper to Montello in 1862, and continued its publication till 1874. Dr. Pease was an active politician and was prominent as a leader in the democratic councils. He was a man of good ability, a ready writer; possessed excellent conversational powers, and was a very pleasant man in a social way. For several years, his health had been failing, and he had rarely been seen in public places outside of his home. In former years, he took an active and prominent part in the meetings of the State Editorial association, and added much to their interest by the exercise of his excellent speaking and social qualities. He had a large circle of friends in the state who will sincerely regret to learn of his death. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, WI) Friday, December 23, 1887. Transcribed by: Mary Saggio]

Sudden Death – Dr. Phillips died very suddently, in Montello, on Monday of this week. The doctor lodged at the hotel, arose in the morning and went to his old quarters (Quantius Saloon) and died in less than one hour. He has for several years been a very intemperate man; and it is supposed that bad whiskey had much to do in his sudden death. – Oxford Express [Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), dated May 21, 1861: transcribed by FoFG dh]

Butler G. Plum
At Green Lake, Marquette co., on the 11th ult., after a sickness of eleven days, of bilious congestive fever, Mr. BUTLER G. PLUM, aged 44 years. Mr. P. immigrated to Wisconsin from Oneida co., N.Y., in 1836, and settled at Green Bay, from whence he removed to Green Lake in March, 1842. Beloved by acquaintances and friends, he has left behind him a name esteemed and respected by all who knew him; and his death will long be mourned, as well as by these as by his widow and four children. [Source: Wisconsin Democrat (14 Sept. 1843)- Sub. by FoFG mz]

F. E. Pond
Mr. F. E. Pond (Will Wildwood), one of the editors of the New York Turf Field and Farm, was drowned Thursday in the Flambeau river. Mr. Pond was formerly of Marquette county, this state. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin), dated July 18, 1882: transcribed by FoFG dh]

Rev. & Mrs. Post
Murder in Marquette County
By the Wisconsin telegraph line we are put in possession of the particulars of a most shocking murder in the town of Harris, Marquette County, on the 26th inst., of a father and mother by an insane son. Jonathan Post, a Baptist minister, and wife, were the victims. The lifeless bodies of the Elder and his wife were discovered by a neighbor, in the door yard of their house, about 11 o’clock A.M., with their heads split open, evidently done with an axe. The deed is supposed to have been done about 9 o’clock, in the absence of the other members of the family. The murderer is about 30 years of age, and has been insane several years, but harmless until this occurrence. He made no effort to escape and was secured by an officer.  This speaks trumpet-tongues for the speedy completion of the State Lunatic Asylum, and is a stinging rebuke for our dilatoriness in this respect. – Free Democrat, Saturday [Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), dated March 28, 1859: transcribed by FoFG dh]

Roskie (child)
A little daughter of C.F. Roskie, of Montello, died the other day from the effects of drinking some kerosene. The Express says: “The oil took the little one’s breath, and in the convulsions that ensued, the oil, instead of passing into the child’s stomach, forced its way into her lungs. All that medical skill and loving hearts could suggest was done to save the child, but in vain." [Source: Milwaukee Journal of Commerce (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), dated February 26, 1879: transcribed by FoFG dh]

Fred Schuve
Westfield, Wis., Sept. 7 – Fred Schuve, a 10-year-old son of F. B. Schuve, a well-known merchant of this place, choked to death yesterday afternoon while attempting to swallow a plum. [Source: Wisconsin State Journal (Madison, Wisconsin), dated September 10, 1886: transcribed by FoFG dh]

Seaman (children)
Two Girls Killed by Lightning
Princeton, Wis., June 25 – The house of John Seaman, about four miles south of Neshkoro, was struck by lightning and two little girls, aged 6 and 8 years respectively, were killed. [Source: Aberdeen Daily News (Aberdeen, South Dakota), dated June 25, 1896: transcribed by FoFG dh]

Sudden Death – We learn that a Mr. Valentine of Kingston, Marquette Co. died very suddenly on the morning of Friday last, at Oshkosh. Mr. Valentine was at Oshkosh upon business. Thursday evening, there being a party at the Public House at which he stopped, he took lodgings at the house of a friend. A portion of the family being at the party, returned home at two o’clock in the morning, at which time Mr. V. was awake, asking if it was morning. When the family had breakfast prepared, Mr. V. made no answer to calls, and it was found upon going to his room that he was dead; lying in bed as though he had died without a struggle, and without warning. The probable cause we have not heard stated. – Ripon Herald [Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), dated January 10, 1854: transcribed by FoFG dh]

The Ledger says that an Indian named Wansega was found on the 17th frozen to death about half a mile west of Montello. [Source: Wisconsin Daily Patriot (Madison, Wisconsin), dated January 21, 1860: transcribed by FoFG dh]


Frozen to Death – We learn that on the night of the 4th inst, three men (Welchmen) were found on the beach of Buffalo Lake, Marquette county, frozen to death. They were known to have been intoxicated when they started home from a grocery between Roxo and Montello. Their names we have not been able to learn. – Fond du Lac Jour [Source: Milwaukee Sentinel (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), dated December 23, 1850: transcribed by FoFG dh]

Three children in one family, at Neshkoro, Marquette county, Wisconsin, died of diphtheria, and were buried in one grave, last Monday. [Source: Jackson Citizen (Jackson, Michigan), dated January 31, 1882: transcribed by FoFG dh]


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