About Elizabeth Miller Krouskop (McCloud)
The first death to take place in the town of Buena Vista was that of Philip H. Miller who passed away, November 19, 1846, at the age of 27. He was a son of Isaac and Elizabeth McCloud Miller and he died of a fever induced by exposure while hunting. He was buried near his home but the body was afterwards removed to the Sextonville cemetery. The second death was that of Mrs. Sarah Janney, a sister of Philip Miller. She died March 21, 1847, at the age of 21. She was the wife of Phineas Janney, who came here in 1846. Elizabeth Boswell McCloud, born November 17, 1775, is here buried. Jacob Krouskop, born in 1800, has a tall monument on his grave. He died in 1878 and his wife, Elizabeth, born in 1802 and died in 1884, is also on the lot. They were the parents of A. H. Krouskop, long identified with the business life of Richland Center and Richland county. A daughter, Cynthia, died April 18, 1855, at the age of 11 years.
The McCloud brothers, Robert and William, came from Ohio in 1845, located at Muscoda and then came to Buena Vista in 1846. Mrs. Elizabeth McCloud, born in 1775, was the mother of Robert and William, a fine lady with an excellent memory. Her death took place at the James D. Keys home in Buena Vista. All these people, the Janneys, Krouskops, Keys and Millers were related through the McClouds. James D. Keys at whose home Mrs. Elizabeth McCloud died, was married in Ohio to Marie B. Miller, a daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth McCloud. Mr. and Mrs. James D. Keys were the parents of J. M. Keys, long identified with Richland Center. J. D. Keys was born in 1825 and died in 1901. His wife was born in 1821 and passed on in 1906. Three of their children also have markers in the Sextonville cemetery.
Elizabeth Miller Krouskop's Timeline
August 15, 1802
Logan, OH, USA
February 2, 1819
Logan, OH, USA
Ohio, County Marriages, 1790-1950
Name: Isaac Miller
February 2, 1819, by James M. Reed, Esq., Isaac Miller to Eliza-
October 25, 1821
Logan, OH, USA
Name: Maria Keys
October 14, 1824
- February 3, 1886
JANNEY, Elizabeth Clark MILLER 1824 1886 10-14-1824 02-03-1886 O.P.3 6
Born May 20, 1824 in OHIO
Daughter of Isaac Miller and Elizabeth Mc Cloud
Wife of Israel Janney — married December 3, 1840 in Logan, OH
Mother of Lot Tavenner Janney
Died February 3, 1886
March 20, 1826
Logan, OH, USA
From Prominent pioneer settlers of Richland county.
Elizabeth (McCloud) Krouskop, who shared with her husband the hardships and privations of a pioneer life in Richland county, was a native of Ohio, of Scotch-Irish descent, and she survived her honored husband a number of years, dying in 1884 at the age of eighty-two years.
To Jacob Krouskop and wife there were born seven children, concerning whom the following facts are appropriately given:
George, deceased, became a very prominent man in Richland county, and is given extended mention in the chapter devoted to "Politics and Official Honors," in this volume;
Mary married Lemuel Akey, of Richland Center, and is now deceased;
William is spoken of more at length in the latter part of this review; **
A. H. is given an extended mention on another page of the publication;
Letitia married Joseph C. McCorkle and resides at Twin Bluffs;
Cynthia is deceased;
Eliza married J. L. R. McCollum and resides at Twin Bluffs.
14. Jacob3 KROUSKOP (Johann George2, Johann Georg1) was born 20 October 1800 in Delaware County, New York and died 7 February 1878 in Sextonville, Richland County, Wisconsin at age 77. He was buried in Sextonville Cemetery, Richland County.
Jacob and his family moved from Logan County, Ohio to Richland County, Wisconsin in the spring of 1851. In 1848, prior to moving, he had visited Richland County and contracted for the erection of a saw mill at Sextonville. When the family arrived in the region three years later there were only three buildings set in the wilderness. Jacob immediately began operating the saw mill that had been built for him, and in 1853 erected a grist mill on Willow Creek. He sold the saw mill to his son George in 1860 and then went to Ash Creek and constructed a carding and woolen mill which he operated until 1865.
Jacob married first Martha THARP 23 May 1826 in Logan County, Ohio, but she died in January 1828 in Logan County and was buried in Tharps Run Cemetery. They may have had a son David who died in 1831 and was buried in Tharps Run. Jacob married second Elizabeth McCloud MILLER, the widow of Isaac Miller, 18 August 1831 in Logan County. Elizabeth was born 19 August 1802 in Ohio and died 20 March 1884 in Richland County, Wisconsin at age 81. She was buried in Sextonville Cemetery. Her son Philip H. Miller was the first death to take place in the town of Buena Vista in Richland County. He died 19 November 1846 at age 27 of a fever induced by exposure while hunting. He was buried near his home but the body was later removed to Sextonville Cemetery. The second death in Buena Vista was that of Sarah Janney, also a child of Isaac and Elizabeth Miller, and the wife of Phineas Janney. She died 21 March 1847 at age 21. The couple also had a daughter, Marie B. Miller, born in 1821 and died in 1906, who married James D. Keys in Ohio.
Known children of Jacob3 KROUSKOP and Elizabeth McCloud MILLER, all born in Logan County, Ohio, were as follows:
+ 55 i. George E.4 KROUSKOP, born 12 May 1832; married Elizabeth BLACK.
+ 56 ii. Mary KROUSKOP, born 7 March 1834; married Lemuel AKEY.
57 iii. William McCloud KROUSKOP was born 20 January 1836 and died in 1908 in Richland County, Wisconsin at age 72. He was buried in Richland Center Cemetery, Richland County. He practiced farming in Buena Vista in Richland County until 1903 when he moved to Richland Center. William married Amanda BLACK 15 October 1857. Amanda was born in 1836 in Blacksburg, Montgomery County, Virginia, the daughter of Alexander Black who moved with his family to Richland County in 1854 and settled in the town of Ithaca. She died 2 July 1917 at age 81 and was buried in Richland Center Cemetery. The couple had no children.
+ 58 iv. Letitia Lord KROUSKOP, born 28 May 1838; married Joseph C. MCCORKLE.
59 v. Abriel H. KROUSKOP was born 13 July 1840 and died 2 April 1930 in Richland County, Wisconsin at age 90. He was buried in Richland Center Cemetery, Richland County. In 1859 at the age of nineteen he started a general mercantile business in a small building owned by his father near the Sextonville mills. In 1863 in moved to Richland Center and purchased the stock of goods belonging to J.W. Lybrand, a business he continued to operate until 1878 when he built a new general store and implement business and engaged in the lumber and wholesale hardwood business. Abriel also owned about 2000 acres of land. He never married and left an estate valued at $1.65 million.
60 vi. Cynthia Ann KROUSKOP was born 3 January 1844. She died 18 April 1855 in Richland County, Wisconsin at age 11, and was buried in Sextonville Cemetery, Richland County.
+ 61 vii. Eliza Seaman KROUSKOP, born 18 February 1846; married Julian LeRoy MCCOLLUM.
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55. George E.4 KROUSKOP (Jacob3, Johann George2, Johann Georg1) was born 12 May 1832 in Logan County, Ohio and died 23 May 1897 in Richland County, Wisconsin at age 65. He was buried in Richland Center Cemetery, Richland County.
George studied at the Geneva College in northern Ohio. His first trip to Richland county was in 1850, when only eighteen years of age. He spent the summer of that year prospecting in the region, but returned to his home in Ohio in the fall. When his parents and siblings the family moved to Richland County in 1851 he was with them. For a year or two he was engaged alternately in teaching school and running his father's saw-mill. In 1854 he embarked in the mercantile business, and laid the foundation for a successful business career by establishing a store on a small scale near the Sextonville mills. Shortly afterwards he purchased the mills, and continued operating them until 1865, when he moved to Richland Center, where he again engaged in the mercantile business for a number of years. In 1870 he opened a bank. George was one of the originators, principal stockholders and for several years president of the Pine River Valley & Stevens Point railroad. He served two terms as State Senator in the Wisconsin Legislature, representing the district composed of Richland and Crawford counties.
George married Elizabeth BLACK 23 November 1855 in Richland County .Elizabeth was born 18 July 1833 in Virginia and died 4 February 1919 in Wisconsin at age 85. She was buried in Richland Center Cemetery. Elizabeth may have been sister to Amanda Black who married Elizabeth's husband's brother William.
Known children of George E.4 KROUSKOP and Elizabeth BLACK, both born in Richland County, Wisconsin, were as follows:
188 i. William Edward5 KROUSKOP was born 8 June 1858. He died 30 August 1910 at age 52 in Deer Lodge County, Montana where he was enumerated in the 1910 federal census. He was buried in Richland Center Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin. William, also known as Ed, married Adeline H. HENDRICKS circa 1882 in Richland County. She was born 20 October 1860 in Iowa, the daughter of Samuel C. and Lovina (Ream/Reim) Hendricks. She died 15 May 1940 at age 79 and was buried in Richland Center Cemetery.
189 ii. Eliza Amanda KROUSKOP was born circa 1862 and married J. Robert COUMBE circa 1883. He was born in January 1855 in Wisconsin. The couple had three children: Elizabeth Sarah, born in October 1884; J. Robert, Jr., born 12 June 1891 and died in February 1965 at age 73; and Amanda Esther, born in July 1896. In the 1900 census the family was in Richwood, Richland County. By 1910 they resided in Watterstown Township, Grant County, Wisconsin and remained there thru 1930.
56. Mary4 KROUSKOP (Jacob3, Johann George2, Johann Georg1) was born 7 March 1834 in Logan County , Ohio. She died 18 June 1901 in Richland County, Wisconsin at age 67, and was buried in Richland Center Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin.
Circa 1855 in Wisconsin Mary married Lemuel AKEY, the son of James and Sarah (McCall) Akey, who was born 23 April 1828 in Ohio. He died 25 March 1913 in Richland County at age 84, and was buried in Richland Cemetery.
Known children of Mary4 KROUSKOP and Lemuel AKEY, all born in Richland County, Wisconsin, were as follows:
190 i. Martha5 AKEY was born 18 March 1858. She died 29 September 1930 in Wisconsin at age 72, and was buried in Richland Center Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin. Martha married Nelson H. BURGOR, a banker, 28 January 1883. He was born in March 1854 and died in 1939 at age 85. Nelson was buried in Richland Center Cemetery. The couple had a daughter Mary E., born in March 1884.
191 ii. Nellie Blanche AKEY was born 14 April 1861and died 10 January 1913 in Richland County, Wisconsin at age 51. She was buried in Richland Center Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin. Nellie married Lewis Cass MCCOLLUM 28 January 1883 in Richland County, Wisconsin. Lewis was born 8 January 1848 in Leicester, Worcester County, Massachusetts He died 24 June 1933 in Richland County at age 85, and was buried in Sextonville Cemetery. The couple had no children. Lewis was the son of Asa and Hadassah (Kingsbury) McCollum and the brother of Julian Leroy McCollum who married Eliza Krouskop, his wife's aunt. Asa McCollum, born in 1801 in Ohio, practiced medicine in Leicester and was the physician for the Barton family. He attended Clara Barton, of Red Cross fame, through a bout of smallpox. Asa moved west with his family in 1848 and became the first doctor in Sextonville. He also operated a drugstore.
192 iii. Amanda Elizabeth AKEY was born in November 1866 and died 23 April 1940 at age 73 in Corpus Christi, Nueces County, Texas. Her name at death was given as Mrs. Lydia [sic] A. Pease. The 1870 census, her first, enumerated her as Amanda E., and in the 1880 census she was listed as A.E. In every subsequent census her name was given as either Lida, or Lida A. As Amanda, she married Clark H. PEASE 22 September 1886 in Richland County, Wisconsin. Clark was born in March 1867 in Wisconsin and died between 1920 and 1930 in Corpus Christi where he and his family moved between 1900 and 1910, and where he was president of City National Bank. The couple had children Myron A., born in August 1890 and died 4 October 1953 at age 63 in Nueces County, Texas; and a daughter Marie (may be Emma Marie) born in July 1892 who married [--?--] BRIGGS and was widowed before 1920.
58. Letitia Lord4 KROUSKOP (Jacob3, Johann George2, Johann Georg1) was born 28 May 1838 in Logan County, Ohio and died 14 September 1918 in Richland County, Wisconsin at age 80. She was buried in Richland Center Cemetery, Richland County.
Letitia married Joseph C. MCCORKLE 14 May 1862 in Richland County. Joseph was born 7 September 1834 in New York., the son of James and Lillian ‘Sally’ Ann (Matthews) McCorkle. He was a mate on a whaling ship in his youth and made two sea voyages which each lasted 35 months. In 1862 he settled in Richmond County. Joseph died 14 February 1913 in that county at age 78, and was buried in Richland Center Cemetery.
Known children of Letitia Lord4 KROUSKOP and Joseph C. MCCORKLE, all born in Richland County, Wisconsin, were as follows:
193 i. Carrie Belle5 MCCORKLE was born 18 April 1863 and died 3 March 1949 in Richland County, Wisconsin at age 85. She was buried in Richland Center Cemetery, Richland County. Carrie never married.
194 ii. William Stanley MCCORKLE was born 1 January 1866 and died 29 November 1943 in Richland County, Wisconsin at age 77. He was an attorney and country probate judge. Circa 1902 he married Edna S. SMITH who was born 8 January 1875 in Wisconsin, and the couple had a son William Smith who was born 24 August 1903 in Richland County. William Smith married Mary N. NOBLE 3 April 1937. The daughter of Walter C. and Helen (Briggs) Noble, she was born 22 August 1911 and died 1 August 1998 at age 86. William, Jr., died 18 March 1957 at age 53, and his mother died 28 April 1959 at age 84. William, Sr., Edna, William Jr., and Mary were all buried in Richland Center Cemetery, Richland County.
195 iii. Jacob C. MCCORKLE was born 31 March 1867. He died 4 February 1931 in Richland County, Wisconsin at age 63, and was buried in Richland Cemetery, Richland County. Jacob never married and was a farmer.
196 iv. Samuel Clyde MCCORKLE was born in January 1873 and died 4 January 1941 at age 68, likely in West Allis, Milwaukee County, Wisconsin where he was a physician in the 1920 and 1930 censuses. Samuel was buried in Richland Center Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin. He never married.
197 v. George MCCORKLE was born 20 January 1881 and died in April 1967 at age 86. His last known residence was Dousman, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Circa 1918 he married Ida H. OSTERMEYER who was born in December 1882 in Baraboo, Sauk County, Wisconsin, the daughter of Conrad and Augusta Ostermeyer of Hanover, Germany. She had been married previously circa 1907 to [--?--] Hall and had a son Billie, born circa 1911 in Illinois. In the 1920 federal census George, Ida, her son Billie, and their son George, as well as her widowed mother were enumerated in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois where George worked in the office of a lumber company. By 1910 he was a cashier in a bank and the family, minus Ida’s mother, was in Oak Park, Cook County.
Head of Household . . . . . . . .Males..Fems .Town
1860 US Census:
name: Letetia Krouskop
Wisconsin State Census, 1875
May 12, 1832
Logan, OH, USA