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Pepin County, Wisconsin

Henry D. Barron
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner 

1882:  Hon. Henry D. Barron, at St. Croix Falls, January 22d, in his forty-ninth year. Coming to Wisconsin with the double profession of a printer and a lawyer, in 1851, he commenced life as an editor, and was subsequently appointed postmaster at Waukesha. He subsequently located in his legal profession at Pepin, and gradually rose to many positions of honor and trust. Hon. S. S. Fifield has furnished in the ninth volume of the Wisconsin Historical Collections, a fitting memorial of Judge Barron's life, character, and public services.

Lila Brommer
Source: Duluth News-Tribune (Duluth, MN) Friday, 31 Jan. 1913; transcribed by FoFG mz

MAIDEN ROCK, Wis., Jan. 30. – Lila the 2-year-old daughter of A. Brommer, who lives near Pepin, died after intense suffering of tetanus caused by a slight wound in the bottom of her foot, made by a nail that she stepped on while playing.

Mrs. C. Jennings
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) Friday, 15 Jan. 1897; transcribed by FoFG mz

Durand, Wis., Jan. 15. – The funeral of Mrs. C. Jennings was held Wednesday at the Methodist church, conducted by the Rev. John Holt of Arkansaw, Wis. She was about 43 years of age and had been a resident of this county almost since childhood. She leaves a number of children.

John Lathrop
Source: Wisconsin Chief (Fort Atkinson, WIs.) Wednesday, 29 Feb. 1860; transcribed by FoFG mz

At Mud Creek, Wisconsin, February 5th, 1860, John Lathrop, of Pepin.

Theodore Lindow
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) Wednesday, 15 July 1896; transcribed by FoFG mz

Durand, Wis., July 15. – Theodore Lindow, aged about sixty years, and a farmer living about two miles from this city, was found after a family altercation hanging at the end of a rope. He had been some hours dead when found. The principal cause was a protracted illness, and the fact that one of his sons was about to start to the Dakota harvest fields when the father had all the work at home that the boy was able to do for the summer. The boy was notified of the hanging as he was about to step on the train.

Charles M. Miles
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, Minn.) Saturday, 22 Aug. 1896; transcribed by FoFG mz

Pepin, Wis., Aug. 22. – Charles M. Miles, one of Pepin’s most honored citizens, is dead of heart disease. He was 74 years of age and one of the early settlers of Pepin county, and has been a Mason nearly half a century.

Nathaniel O. Murray
Source: Proceedings of the State Historical Society of Wisconsin Vol. 10 (1909) Transcribed by: Heather A. Turner

1882: Hon. Nathaniel O. Murray, at Lake City, Iowa, July 27th. He was born at Evans, Essex County, N. Y., February 7, 1834; came to Wisconsin in 1848, settling first at Fox Lake, and in 1855, at Pepin; and was for several years engaged in managing a steamer on Lake Pepin. He held several offices, among them that of sheriff, and served, in 1882, as a member of the legislature

Mrs. E. B. Parkhurst
Source: Minneapolis Journal (Minneapolis, MN) Friday, 15 Jan. 1897; transcribed by FoFG mz

Durand, Wis., Jan. 15. – The wife of E. B. Parkhurst, city road commissioner, is dead to-day, after a lingering illness, aged about 45 years. She was one of the popular ladies of this locality.

Mrs. Jacob Spangle
Source: Wisconsin State Journal (10 May 1889) submitted by Diana Heser Morse

Palmyra, May 3. --- Mrs. Jacob Spangle, an old resident at Lima, is dead at an advanced age.

Jerusha Ward
"In this village, in the residence of her son-in-law, W. E. Hill, September 11, 1880, Mrs. Jerusha Ward, aged 76 years".

From Ernestine Ward Schwartz's history is written:
"Jerusha & Elanson [Ward] lived in the Town of Hamburg, Erie County, NY from some time prior to 1830 until 1846 when they migrated to Rock Co (near Brodhead), Wisconsin. The census records of 1830 & 1840 show them in Hamburg and the records of the Holland Land Company show a land contract there with Elanson Ward in 1835."
Submitted by Sherrie Rice Smith (, who is the gggg-grand-daughter of Jerusha Ward and adds:
"Jerusha lived in later years in Durand, WI, near three of her children - J. Erwin, Angelina Lobdell and Rachel Hill. Jerusha was probably born in Northampton or Northville, both of Fulton Co, New York. Her parents settled there in about 1788."


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