Fairwater Local History Web

FAIRWATER AREA BIOGRAPHIES AND FAMILIES

 

Biographies

 

The following biographical records of early area residents are taken from popular books, such as The History of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin (Western Historical Company, Chicago: 1880). They are based on the personal narratives of the individual named, often recorded late in life, and may not be completely accurate:

 

Immediate Fairwater area:

Robert C. Abercrombie | Deacon Josiah Batson | Albert Bonesteel | Harris Brown | J. H. Brown | Jacob Carter | Franklin Collins | William Dakin | Daniel Eggleston | N. C. HurlburtH. Kath | O. B. Knapp | Charles W. Kuehn | Fernando Newland | Captain William Plocker | George F. Pond | James B. Pond | Woodbridge O. Sleeper | J. Warner

General area:

Town of Metomen biographies

Town of Alto biographies

City of Markesan and Green Lake County biographies

 

The following records are taken from autobiographies shared with the Fairwater Historical Society by family members:

 

Two brief autobiographical sketches written by Sophie Simmons Hansen. Sophie Simmons was born in Denmark in 1855 and emigrated to Fairwater with her family in 1866.

 

"I Remember Grandma," Mildred (Dunsmoor) Turner, an autobiographical account by a third generation descendant of Markesan area settlers.

 

"The Yosemite House - As I Remember," Mildred (Dunsmoor) Turner,  an autobiographical account by a third generation descendant of Markesan area settlers.


Life Story of Manus Veenendaal, his own history

 

Family Records

 

Except as noted, the following records have been shared with the Fairwater Historical Society by family members conducting research on their families:

 

Florian Laper's John C. Laper chronology [temporarily offline, April, 2002] and Jesse W. Laper biography, including history and  photographs of Fairwater and vicinity from the end of the Nineteenth Century.


Reverend Hiram McKee, Metomen resident and participant in Ripon's Booth War, 1860

 

Benjamin J. and Sarah Samantha French Smith. Sarah Smith was a Fariwater teacher during the early years of the Civil War. Her husband was an area lawyer and a superintendant of county schools.

 

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