Bio: Colgrove, J. D. (1832)

Contact:  Stan


----Source: HUMBIRD ENTERPRISE (Humbird, Clark County, Wis.) 12/23/1905

Colgrove, J. D. (24 MAR 1832)

J. D. Colgrove was born March 24, 1832 in Montgomery Co., N.Y.; came to Wisconsin in 1866 and settled in Houghtonburg, where he still resides. He was married July 4, 1866 to Miss Myra Wells, who is still living. But one child was born to them, who is now Mrs. Henry Rundle and resides at Neillsville. Ever since first coming here Mr. Colgrove has owned a farm about one mile south of town and on which he still lives. His opinion of this reawakening of Humbird, Clark County, Wis., is that it is due to the prosperity of the farmers and the right kind of businessmen; he believes that if our businessmen continue in the right path that the future of Humbird is very bright, but if not, we are likely to fall once more into the old rut, from which in all likelihood we would never again emerge. Mr. Colgrove believe that in the last year we have gone ahead of all small towns in our neighborhood.


1880 Mentor Township, Clark Co., WI Federal Census

Josh Collgrove @47, b. NY, Farmer, Parents b. NY

Wife: Almira @47, b. NY, Keeps House, Parents b. NY

Dau: Gertrude @13, b. IL, Student, Parents b. NY


1880 Mentor Township, Clark Co., WI Federal Census

J. D. Collgrove @75, b. NY, Farmer, Parents b. RI

Wife: Lorinda @61, b. NY, Keeping House, Parents b. NY

Grand-daughter: Cora Collgrove @8, b. WI, Father b. NY, Mother b. PA


Re: Bio: Colgrove, J. D. (1832)

Contact: D. Smith

Thanks for the bio. James Colgrove, bro. Wm and bro Theodore, left Arkport, NY about 1900 and settled in Minnesota. James near St Cloud, and the other two, at Osage. They had plenty of bro.and one sister, so I take an interest in the Colgroves. All related, I recon. James had a patend on a potato digger, and was building them at St. Cloud, Mn. It's told that he lost $2mil in the crash of 1929.



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