John D. (1856 - 1935)
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Surnames: Corzett, Mack, Fox, Mitchell, Neff
----Sources: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 26 Dec. 1935
Corzett, John D. (20 June 1856 - 3 Dec. 1935)
John D. Corzett, eldest son of James and Marriah Corzett, was born at Plainfield, Waushara County, Wis, June 20, 1856, and passed away in the home of his daughter in Sterling, Ill, at 2o’clock p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 3, 1935, at the age of 79 yaears, five months and 13 days. At the age of 12 years he moved with his parents to the city of Neillsville, Wis, residing in that vicinity until 187?, when he was united in marriage to Adelaide Mack of Loyal, Wis.
To this union six children were born Mrs. Florence Fox of Sterling; Mrs. Pearl Mitchell of Sterling; Herbert Corzett, who preceded his tather in death in 1904; Mrs. Iva Jones of Hixton, Wis.; Eugene Corzett of Rock Falls, and Dale Corzett of Sterling, all of whom were born in and around Loyal and Neillsville, Wis. Mr. and Mrs. Corzett and family moved to Hixton, Jackson County, Wis., in 1901, making their home there until about seven years ago, when they came to Sterling where they have since resided.
They celebrated their golden wedding at Hixton, Wis. in 1927. They had the great pleasure of having all their children present on that occasion.
Mr. Corzett spent about 35 winters in the logging woods in the pioneer days. He spent the greater part of his life in farming.
He is survived by his beloved wife and companion of these many years, his five children, 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; one brother, Eugene Corzett of Forestville, N. Y.; one sister, lettie Neff of Vancouver, B. C., Can., many other relatives and friends to mourn his passing. Mr. Corzett was a kind, loving husband, and father, ever ready and will to do his part. He was a good neighbor. He accepted Jesus Christ as his savior and united with the Methodist church in Sechlerville, Wis., several years ago.
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