Bio: Wildish, John (1929)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Wildish, Bancroft,
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville,
Clark Co., WI.) November 18, 2009
Wildish, John (1929)
November 1919, Good Old Days…Clark County
John Wildish, a prosperous farmer of Clark County, was born in Kent, England on Jan. 27, 1847. He left his native land April 27, 1847 and sailed for America. He was married in 1873 to Henrietta Bancroft, a distant relative of George Bancroft, the historian. She was born in Menomonee Falls, Wis., in 1852, the daughter of New York parents. They have had six children, Allen, Rolland, Grace, Vinetta, Horace and Harry. They are being educated in the high school at Neillsville. By industry and economy Mr. Wildish has hewed out for himself the foundation of a nice little fortune. He owns 80 acres of choice land in section 24, Pine Valley Township, one mile east of Neillsville. He has cleared this land with his own hands, of which was a perfect wilderness when he came to this part of Wisconsin. He is engaged in raising a good stock of sheep. His first vote was with the Republican Party, supporting the presidency of General Grant.
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