A civil town in Taylor County,
latitude 451224N and longitude
Nov. 21, 1885
The unincorporated community
of Perkinstown is located in the township.
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Grover is a large town
miles by twelve. The town has a total area of 71.4 square miles, of which, 70.7 square
miles is land and 0.7 square miles is water.
Much of Grover is hilly with little glacial lakes. It is part of the
Perkinstown terminal moraine.
The two six mile
would become Grover were first surveyed in the summer of 1847 by a crew
working for the U.S. government. Then in the winter of 1857 and 1858
another crew marked all the section corners in the township, walking
through the woods and over frozen swamps, measuring with chain and
When done, the deputy surveyor filed this general description of the
six mile square north of Perkinstown:
This Township contains numerous small Tamarac
Cedar Swamps. These are generally unfit for cultivation. There are some
few marshes that are very good for hay. The surface is generally
rolling; Soil mostly second rate except on some of the Birch and Maple ridges it is first
rate. Timber chiefly Hemlock, Birch, Maple, Pine, Tamarac and Cedar.
Yellow River runs through the North West corner of this Township in a
South Westerly course. It is a deep narrow stream, flows in a gentle
current, not good for forming motive power for mills. There are several
small creek running in different directions, bank generally high and
According to Fred Westrich, in 1882 Jacob, Peter and Henry Maurer,
George Bahn and Henry Richter took homesteads in the vicinity of what
is now Perkinstown. Four years later, Fredrick Westrich, Jos. Lechner,
John Kausse and John Spuhr joined the settlement. Fred who is now 77,
tells of making a trip to Medford, and when the party again neared
their home, a brother met them with the news that fire had destryed
their log home and everything in it. Practically all that they
possessed had burned, especially many things that the family had
brought from the old country, which they prized very much. The
neighbors, however, were very helpful and they soon had a new log house
and everything necessary for comfortable living again.
and 1905 Wisconsin State Census
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