Bio: Trow, Alvin S. (1838 - 1909)

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Surnames: Trow, Knapp, Hanson, Stheil, Bolard, Thrall, Halverson


----Source: 1881 History of Northern, Wisconsin, pg. 418


Alvin S. Trow (15 Sep 1838, Walworth, WI - 9 Sep 1909, Battle Creek, Michigan)

ALVIN S. TROW, lumber and saw-mill, and farmer. Was born in Walworth Co., Wis., Sept. 15, 1838. First started lumbering in Winnebago County, where he is still engaged in that and mercantile business. He is also engaged very extensively in raising cranberries, owning between 5,000 and 6.000 acres of cranberry swamp-lands in Winnebago and Jackson counties. Mr. Trow also owns 5,000 acres of pineland and 6,000 acres of land in Dakota, under cultivation. At his sawmill in Merrillan, they manufacture 6,000,000 feet of lumber per annum. He is now Assemblyman from District No. 7. Jackson County, being elected in 1880, and has been Chairman of County Board in Winnebago County. Was largely interested in steamboat business on Fox and Wolf rivers, and was superintendent of Wolf River Transportation Company for three years. He is a member of the A., F. & A. M., Berlin Lodge, No. 121, Green Lake Co., and of the I. O. O. F., Rushford Lodge, No. 121.

Family Records

Alvin S. Trow was the son of Israel and Isabelle Green (Dickerson) Trow.  He married Sarah J. Knapp 22 Jan 1865 in Winnebago, Co., Wisconsin.  Israel Trow was born 18 Dec 1802 in New Braintree, Worchester Co., MA and he died 17 Jul 1868 in Eureka, Winnebago Co., WI.  He was the son of Israel and Hannah (Makepeace) Trow.  His wife, Isabelle Green Dickerson, was born 5 Aug 1806 in South Kingston, RI and died 2 Oct 1892 in Eureka, Winnebago Co., Wisconsin.  Israel and Isabelle married New Year's Day, 1824, in Holden, MA.

Jennie (Sarah Jennifer?) Trow died 28 Oct 1907 in Jackson Co., Wis., vol. 5, pg. 131.

1880 Federal Census, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 274

A. S. Trow, married American male lumberman
relationship to head : Self
birthplace : Wisconsin, United States

Household Members
self A. S. Trow M 41 Wisconsin, United States
other J. H. Burnell M 46 Ohio, United States

1900 Federal Census, ED 42 Alma town, east side Merillan village, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 10, family 210

A S Trow, white, married, male
father's birthplace: Massachusetts
mother's birthplace: Rhode Island
years married: 35
estimated marriage year: 1865

Household Members
head A S Trow M 62 (Sep 1838) Wisconsin
wife Jenney S Trow F 54 (Nov 1846) New York
domestic Emma Hanson F 30 (Dec 1870) Norway
clerk Joseph Stheil M 29 (Feb 1871) Wisconsin
clerk Mary Bolard F 31 (Aug 1869) Wisconsin
clerk Earl Thrall M 21 (Dec 1879) Wisconsin
bookkeeper Chris Halverson M 26 (Oct 1874) Norway

Wisconsin Marriage Records

Alvin S. Trow
groom's birthplace: Eureka
bride's name: Sarah J. Knapp
marriage date: 22 Jan 1865
marriage place: Rushford, Winnebago, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: I. Trow
groom's mother's name: Isabel Trow
bride's father's name: P. M. Knapp
bride's mother's name: L. A. Knapp
groom's race: White
bride's race: White

Jerome A. Trow
groom's birthplace: Wisconsin
bride's name: Elizabeth Lefeore
marriage date: 02 Aug 1869
marriage place: Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin
groom's father's name: left blank
groom's mother's name: Isabella Trow
bride's father's name: David Lefeore
bride's mother's name: Mariah Potter
groom's race: White
bride's race: White

Wisconsin Death Records

Isabelle G. Trow
gender: Female
death date: 10 Oct 1892
death place: Eureka, Winnebago, Wisconsin
age: 86
birth date: 14 Apr 1806
birthplace: Massachusetts
occupation: Housewife
race: White
marital status: Married
spouse's name: Israel Trow



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