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  • Gottlieb Otto (1840 - 1918)
    Civil War Service entered April 5, 1865 Company E, 52nd Wisconsin Infantry from Mequon, Wisconsin. Mustered out July 28, 1865. The 52nd Infantry organized at Camp Randall in Madison, WI. Sent to St. Lo...
  • Charles Hamilton Howery (1847 - 1918)
    He was a farmer. He was probably named for his uncle Charles Heidenrich, and perhaps for Hamilton Graham, the husband of his father's cousin Mary. Mary's brother, Lewis Howry, also named a son Hamilton...
  • Almeda Ellithene Wallace (c.1832 - 1868)
    Almeda Ellithene (Sherman) Wallace . She was also known as Almeda Elfidio Sherman , and as Almeda Elfin Sherman . According to the 1912 marriage record of her daughter Emma, her maiden name was Abom . ...
  • John Phillip Wallace (1825 - 1883)
    John Phillip Wallace . He was a farmer. The 1924 death certificate of his daughter Almeda says that he was born in Toronto, but his baptism record confirms that he was born in Dundas County, Ontario. ...
  • Margaret J. Howery (c.1821 - 1856)
    She seems to have been born in Tennessee, but the 1850 census says she was born in Virginia. In the spring of 1845 Margaret moved with other members of her husband's family to Cross Plains, Wisconsin. ...

I've been thinking about making this group for a long time, as I find early Wisconsin history fascinating.

So I would like this project to be for anyone with an interest in early Wisconsin history, but of course other Wisconsin related information is welcome.

I've digitized or have access to a number of resources created by the historical societies of LaCrosse, Buffalo, and Trempealeau counties, and would like to share them with anyone interested.

Everyone should feel welcome to add themselves or anyone they think would be interested in this project.

With that in mind, I don't really know how projects work, and this is the first I've created. I'm mostly putting this up so other people looking for such a group will find me.

The "Profiles" added to this Project should be people who were immigrants to Wisconsin. In the case of entire families immigrating together, then it is fine to add people who immigrated as children.