Message #:

656

Date Posted:

11-01-2001

Bio:

ARMSTRONG, W. J. (History - 1835)

Contact:

Janet

Email:

stan@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames:

ARMSTRONG SMITH BROIDEN

 

----Source: 1881 HISTORY OF NORTHERN WI, Chicago: The Western Historical Company, A. T. Andreas, Proprietor (grammar as is), Pg. 247

ARMSTRONG, W. J., contractor and jobber, Greenwood. Born in Erie Co., Penn., Feb. 23, 1835. At an early age, moved to Milwaukee, where he went to school the next move was to Green Bay, Brown County, where he remained till 1849 then to Appleton there, was employed in laying plank road, and in 1852, arrived in LaCrosse, but found that the Indians had small-pox, started to do lumbering on the Black River, and has been in the woods since his father died in California in 1856, and he was the support of the family from that time. He located on the farm where he now lives, in 1875, just out of Greenwood, on Sec. 35. He married, in 1856, Miss Julia M. Smith of LaCrosse County. They have four children Addie, now Mrs. J. Broiden, Allen, Charles and Edith. Mr. A. has served as Town Clerk and Justice of the Peace belongs to the Good Templars, and the Temple of Honor. In 1864, enlisted in 53rd Wis. V., and was mustered out in September, 1865.


 

 


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