George Dunn

May 15, 1806 - October 8, 1890

The October 16, 1890 issue of the Republican and Press listed that a Mr. George Dunn, father of (James) Albert Dunn, died of old age on October 8, 1890 and that he was past 84 years of age.  He had been living with his son, Albert Dunn for the past 2 years.  After a service conducted by Rev. James Connor, he was buried at York Center.  The 1980 York Center Methodist Church centennial booklet provided the following information on George Dunn:

George Dunn, born May 15, 1806 at Lincolnshire, England, arrived in New York in the 1820s and settled in Morristown, New York where he met and married Miss Annastatia Freel who was born on May 9, 1816.  From this union on May 12, 1829 were born Mrs. George (Margaret) Forman, and three sons, Edwin C., Francis T. and James Albert Dunn.  They lived for a time in New York and Ontario, Canada, then moved to Wisconsin where they lived in the town of York and were finally laid to rest at the United Methodist cemetery.  George Dunn was a carpenter and cabinet maker.  James Albert Dunn married Nancy Jane McKenzie February 28, 1871 in Canada.

The 1893 plat map of York Township shows a J. A. Dunn owning land in Section 8, land that was later owned by Samuel Bolton and Carl Schecklman.  J. Albert Dunn's wife, the former Nancy McKenzie, was a daughter of David, Sr. and Rose (nee Ferris) McKenzie, both of whom were early settlers of York Township.  Rose McKenzie is buried in York Center Cemetery as a stone marks her grave.  It is also believed that David McKenzie, Sr. is buried in York Center Cemetery. 



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