Jean Margarite Brainard

F, b. 21 July 1892, d. 24 September 1904
Father*Lenn Ober Brainard b. 30 Oct 1851, d. 2 May 1946
Mother*M. Louise Ochsner b. 3 Feb 1860, d. 10 Sep 1941
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 July 1892Jean Margarite Brainard was born on 21 July 1892.
She was the daughter of Lenn Ober Brainard and M. Louise Ochsner.
Death24 September 1904Jean Margarite Brainard died on 24 September 1904 at age 12.

Joseph Ochsner

M, b. 5 May 1817, d. 22 February 1893
Joseph Ochsner-Colorized
Joseph Ochsner
Life EventDateDescription
Birth5 May 1817Joseph Ochsner was born on 5 May 1817 at Bavaria, Germany.
Marriagebefore 1849He married Mary Ann Rothmund before 1849.
Death22 February 1893Joseph Ochsner died on 22 February 1893 at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 75.
Probate13 March 1893His estate was probated on 13 March 1893 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
Probate for Joseph Oschner - Sauk, WI - died 22 Feb 1893
Census DateLocationDescription
18 June 1870Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinJoseph Ochsner was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
June 1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
  • Photo of Josheph and Mary Ann Ochsner and family.
    Joseph and Mary Ann Ochsner and family-Colorized
    Joseph and Mary Ann Ochsner and family
  • In 1880 JOSEPH OCHSNER, proprietor of Bear Valley Flouring Mills, Sec 31; P. O. Bear Valley. Mr. Ochsner was born in Baden, Germany, May 5, 1817. He came to this country in 1844; married in Utica, Miss Mary Rothmund; they came to Wisconsin in 1856; located at Saxonville, Richland Co., where they resided until 1865, in which year they moved to their present home in Bear Creek. Their children are Edward, William H., Joseph, Charlie, Benjamin, Arthur, Maggie, Mary, Louisa and Fannie. The first named (Edward), married Carrie Schontz; they live in Richland Co., the second, named William H., married Kittie Schontz; Joseph, the third named, is in Colorado; the rest reside at home. Mr. Ochsner owns 220 acres of valuable land. He erected his flouring-mill in 1871; it is substantially built; contains three run of buhrs. His son William H. now manages it, and the flour of his make is well-known for its superior quality. In April, of the present year, the saw-mill on Mr. Ochsner’s farm was converted into a cheese factory, and is run by William H. Ochsner and the Beckwith Brothers. Mr. Ochsner is a member of the Board of Directors in the Franklin Mutual Farmers’ Fire Insurance Co. He has filled various town offices and is a leading and energetic citizen.

Children of Joseph Ochsner and Mary Ann Rothmund

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; roll: M593_1739; Page: 45B; Image: 94; Family History Library Film: 553238.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ar: 1880; Census Place: Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 1446; Family History Film: 1255446; Page: 51C; Enumeration District: 246; .

Mary Ann Rothmund

F, b. 21 February 1821, d. 26 December 1906
Mary Ann (Rothmund) Ochsner-Colorized
Mary Ann Ochsner
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1849As of before 1849,her married name was Ochsner.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth21 February 1821Mary Ann Rothmund was born on 21 February 1821 at France.
Marriagebefore 1849She married Joseph Ochsner before 1849.
Death26 December 1906Mary Ann Rothmund died on 26 December 1906 at age 85.
Census DateLocationDescription
18 June 1870Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinMary Ann Rothmund was listed in Joseph Ochsner's household on the 1870 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
June 1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinMary Ann Rothmund was listed as wife in Joseph Ochsner's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
  • Photo of Josheph and Mary Ann Ochsner and family.
    Joseph and Mary Ann Ochsner and family-Colorized
    Joseph and Mary Ann Ochsner and family

Children of Mary Ann Rothmund and Joseph Ochsner

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; roll: M593_1739; Page: 45B; Image: 94; Family History Library Film: 553238.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ar: 1880; Census Place: Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: 1446; Family History Film: 1255446; Page: 51C; Enumeration District: 246; .

George J. Carswell

M, b. 5 December 1823
Father*Benjamin Carswell d. c 1828
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageGeorge J. Carswell married Louise R. Matteson, daughter of (?) Matteson.
Birth5 December 1823George J. Carswell was born on 5 December 1823 at New York.
He was the son of Benjamin Carswell.
  • George J Carswell has been a resident of the town of Buena Vista since 1853. In March of that year he bought of E M Sexton 160 acres of land on section 26, town 9, range 2 east, where he settled with his family the following September. Mr. Carswell was born in the town of Exeter, Otsego Co., NY, Dec. 5, 1823. He was a resident of the State of New York until he came to Richland county. His father, Benjamin Carswell, was a native of Massachusetts and died when his son was four years of age. Mr. Carswell married Louisa Matteson, born in Otsego Co., NY. She is a sister of Delos Matteson, one of the well known pioneers of Richland county. He settled in the town of Buena Vista in 1848 and died in 1857. His widow now lives at Lone Rock. Few among the pioneers of Richland county have been more successful than Mr. Carswell. He began life poor, and by energy and industry has secured a competence. His farm contains 400 acres of excellent land, and his improvements are not excelled in the town of Buena Vista. Socially he is a genial, intelligent gentleman; he has an excellent memory and is well informed on the early and later history of Richland county. Mr. Carswell was elected town supervisor in the spring of 1855; he assessed the town at an early day; was chairman of the board for the years 1866-7 and again in 1879. For a number of years Mr. Carswell has given much attention to the subject of draining. For the past twenty years he has been engaged in raising the Devon breed of cattle. He has now a herd of 100 cows, sixty of which are thoroughbred Devons. Probably a finer herd of cows cannot be found in the State than is possessed by Mr. Carswell. Mr. and Mrs. Carswell have three children, all of who were born in this town --- John A, born Oct. 29, 1854, Fred E, born February, 1861, and George A, born March, 1867.

Children of George J. Carswell and Louise R. Matteson

Louise R. Matteson

F
Father*(?) Matteson
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationLouise R. Matteson was also known as Louisa.
Married NameHer married name was Carswell.
Life EventDateDescription
Louise R. Matteson was the daughter of (?) Matteson.
MarriageLouise R. Matteson married George J. Carswell, son of Benjamin Carswell.

Children of Louise R. Matteson and George J. Carswell

Ralph Vivian Carswell

M, b. 23 October 1878, d. 20 October 1903
Father*John A. Carswell b. 29 Nov 1854, d. 1933
Mother*Abigail Clarissa Brainard b. 17 Apr 1856, d. 1946
Life EventDateDescription
Birth23 October 1878Ralph Vivian Carswell was born on 23 October 1878.
He was the son of John A. Carswell and Abigail Clarissa Brainard.
Death20 October 1903Ralph Vivian Carswell died on 20 October 1903 at age 24.

Helen Jean Brainard

F, b. 22 January 1927, d. 21 November 2003
Father*Henry D. Brainard b. 22 Jun 1890, d. 21 Jul 1979
Mother*Amy M. Monhein b. 18 May 1895, d. 21 Nov 1975
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name15 July 1949As of 15 July 1949,her married name was Boebel.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth22 January 1927Helen Jean Brainard was born on 22 January 1927.
She was the daughter of Henry D. Brainard and Amy M. Monhein.
Death21 November 2003Helen Jean Brainard died on 21 November 2003 at age 76.

John Monhein

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJohn Monhein married Mattie Platt.

Child of John Monhein and Mattie Platt

Mattie Platt

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Monhein.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMattie Platt married John Monhein.

Child of Mattie Platt and John Monhein

Isaac O. Smith

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageIsaac O. Smith married Jane E. Lawrence.

Child of Isaac O. Smith and Jane E. Lawrence

Jane E. Lawrence

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Smith.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJane E. Lawrence married Isaac O. Smith.

Child of Jane E. Lawrence and Isaac O. Smith

Leland Brainard Smith

M, b. 19 December 1891, d. 25 October 1939
Father*Charles Nelson Smith b. 12 Sep 1858, d. 12 Feb 1923
Mother*Ada Katharine Brainard b. 28 Dec 1859, d. 9 Nov 1954
Life EventDateDescription
Birth19 December 1891Leland Brainard Smith was born on 19 December 1891.
He was the son of Charles Nelson Smith and Ada Katharine Brainard.
Death25 October 1939Leland Brainard Smith died on 25 October 1939 at age 47.
  • Cpl 334 Wis Inf 84th Div - World War I.

Lola A. Smith

F, b. 10 December 1886, d. 7 May 1965
Father*Charles Nelson Smith b. 12 Sep 1858, d. 12 Feb 1923
Mother*Ada Katharine Brainard b. 28 Dec 1859, d. 9 Nov 1954
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was James.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLola A. Smith married George A. James, son of Lewis Edward James and Rosa Jane Durnford.
Birth10 December 1886Lola A. Smith was born on 10 December 1886.
She was the daughter of Charles Nelson Smith and Ada Katharine Brainard.
Death7 May 1965Lola A. Smith died on 7 May 1965 at age 78.

George A. James

M, b. 20 December 1882, d. 8 October 1926
Father*Lewis Edward James
Mother*Rosa Jane Durnford
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageGeorge A. James married Lola A. Smith, daughter of Charles Nelson Smith and Ada Katharine Brainard.
Birth20 December 1882George A. James was born on 20 December 1882.
He was the son of Lewis Edward James and Rosa Jane Durnford.
Death8 October 1926George A. James died on 8 October 1926 at age 43.

Lewis Edward James

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageLewis Edward James married Rosa Jane Durnford.

Child of Lewis Edward James and Rosa Jane Durnford

Rosa Jane Durnford

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was James.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageRosa Jane Durnford married Lewis Edward James.

Child of Rosa Jane Durnford and Lewis Edward James

Rebecca Ellen Brainard

F, b. August 1894
Father*Charles Clark Brainard b. 23 Mar 1862, d. 1948
Mother*Florence M. Shontz b. Jul 1866, d. 1954
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationRebecca Ellen Brainard was also known as Ellen Rebecca.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthAugust 1894Rebecca Ellen Brainard was born in August 1894 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Charles Clark Brainard and Florence M. Shontz.

Benjamin Carswell

M, d. circa 1828
Life EventDateDescription
BirthBenjamin Carswell was born at Massachusetts.
Deathcirca 1828He died circa 1828.

Child of Benjamin Carswell

(?) Matteson

M

Children of (?) Matteson

Delos Matteson

M, d. 1857
Father*(?) Matteson
Life EventDateDescription
Delos Matteson was the son of (?) Matteson.
Death1857Delos Matteson died in 1857.

Fred E Carswell

M, b. February 1861
Father*George J. Carswell b. 5 Dec 1823
Mother*Louise R. Matteson
Life EventDateDescription
BirthFebruary 1861Fred E Carswell was born in February 1861 at Richland, Wisconsin.
He was the son of George J. Carswell and Louise R. Matteson.

George Arthur Carswell

M, b. 31 March 1867, d. 5 October 1921
Father*George J. Carswell b. 5 Dec 1823
Mother*Louise R. Matteson
Life EventDateDescription
Birth31 March 1867George Arthur Carswell was born on 31 March 1867 at Richland, Wisconsin.
He was the son of George J. Carswell and Louise R. Matteson.
Marriage28 October 1897George Arthur Carswell married Jennie Adelia Goodrich on 28 October 1897.
Death5 October 1921George Arthur Carswell died on 5 October 1921 at age 54.

Child of George Arthur Carswell and Jennie Adelia Goodrich

Jefferson John Reynolds

M, b. 24 August 1823, d. 9 January 1912
Father*John Reynolds b. 23 Dec 1797, d. 15 Jul 1884
Mother*Abigail Faton b. 22 Sep 1800, d. 16 Apr 1875
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJefferson John Reynolds was also known as John Jefferson.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 August 1823Jefferson John Reynolds was born on 24 August 1823 at New York.
He was the son of John Reynolds and Abigail Faton.
Marriagebefore 1879Jefferson John Reynolds married Mary Smith before 1879.
Marriage26 February 1879Jefferson John Reynolds married Mary O. Carr on 26 February 1879.
Death9 January 1912Jefferson John Reynolds died on 9 January 1912 at age 88.
  • Jefferson J. REYNOLDS, a prominent citizen of the town of Buena Vista [Richland County, Wisconsin], was born 24 August 1823 in the town of Columbia, Herkimer County, New York, the son of John and Abigail (TATON) REYNOLDS, both of whom were born in Herkimer County, New York, the families of each being of old New England stock. [To John and Abigail (TATON) REYNOLDS] were born three children: (1) Jefferson J., the subject of this sketch; (2) Ellen, who married V. R. BRAINARD, both she and her husband being deceased; and (3) Adelia, who married Joseph THOMAS and died in Kansas. The father of our subject [John REYNOLDS] and himself [Jefferson J. REYNOLDS] settled in Richland County [Wisconsin] in 1867, and prior to that time they had been engaged in farming in the State of New York. Upon coming here they located upon the place where Jefferson J. now resides [on Section 35, Town 9 North, Range 2 East, the farm purchased from George GREEN], and the father remained thereon until his [John REYNOLDS'] death in 1885 [15 July 1884 in Richland County, Wisconsin?], at the advanced age of eighty-four years, the mother [Abigail (TATON) REYNOLDS] having died several years previously. Jefferson J. REYNOLDS has always made farming his chief occupation, and his farm comprises a quarter section of very fine farming and grazing land, upon which he has placed some of the best improvements to be seen in the town of
    Buena Vista. Mr. REYNOLDS has been twice married. In 1845 Jefferson J. REYNOLDS] married his first wife, Miss Mary SMITH, of Litchfield, Herkimer County, New York, and to that union [to Jefferson J. and Mary (SMITH) REYNOLDS] one child was born, Mary, who married J. Q. BLACK and now resides at Rome an unknown place ,
    Georgia, where her husband is a merchant. Our subject's first wife [Mary (SMITH) REYNOLDS] died when this daughter [Mary REYNOLDS] was a small child. On 26 February 1879 Mr. [Jefferson J.] REYNOLDS married Miss Mary O. CARR, who was born in Palmyra, Jefferson County, Wisconsin. She [Mary O. (CARR) REYNOLDS] died 25 May 1898, leaving two children: Orrin C., who resides on the home place ["Orrin REYNOLDS" died 03 August 1910 in Richland County, Wisconsin; certificate not viewed by submitter]; and Jennie, who resides at home with her father. ["John Jefferson REYNOLDS" died 09 January 1912 in Richland County, Wisconsin; certificate not viewed by submitter.]
    Mr. [Jefferson J.] REYNOLDS has always been a man of strong intellect, thoroughly abreast of the times, and his influence has always been felt in progressive movements of all kinds. Politically his breadth of mind has forced him to ally himself with different organizations, always advocating what he firmly believed to be the best interest of the country, and as an early Abolitionist, then as a Prohibitionist, and later as a Bryan Democrat he has consistently performed the duties of a good citizen.
    Submitted by Cathy Kubly.

Children of Jefferson John Reynolds and Mary O. Carr

Child of Jefferson John Reynolds and Mary Smith

Adelia Reynolds

F, b. circa 1828, d. after 1880
Father*John Reynolds b. 23 Dec 1797, d. 15 Jul 1884
Mother*Abigail Faton b. 22 Sep 1800, d. 16 Apr 1875
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Thomas.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAdelia Reynolds married Joseph Thomas, son of Henry Thomas and Dorcas (?).
Birthcirca 1828Adelia Reynolds was born circa 1828 at New York.
She was the daughter of John Reynolds and Abigail Faton.
Deathafter 1880Adelia Reynolds died after 1880 at Kansas.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinAdelia Reynolds was listed as wife in Joseph Thomas's household on the 1880 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED236. Dwelling 217.

Joseph Thomas

M, b. circa 1830, d. after 1880
Father*Henry Thomas b. c 1796, d. a 1880
Mother*Dorcas (?) b. c 1810, d. a 1880
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageJoseph Thomas married Adelia Reynolds, daughter of John Reynolds and Abigail Faton.
Birthcirca 1830Joseph Thomas was born circa 1830 at New York.
He was the son of Henry Thomas and Dorcas (?).
Deathafter 1880Joseph Thomas died after 1880.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinJoseph Thomas was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED236. Dwelling 217.

Henry Thomas

M, b. circa 1796, d. after 1880
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageHenry Thomas married Dorcas (?).
Birthcirca 1796Henry Thomas was born circa 1796 at New York.
Deathafter 1880He died after 1880.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinHenry Thomas was listed as father in Joseph Thomas's household on the 1880 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Child of Henry Thomas and Dorcas (?)

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED236. Dwelling 217.

Dorcas (?)

F, b. circa 1810, d. after 1880
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Thomas.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageDorcas (?) married Henry Thomas.
Birthcirca 1810Dorcas (?) was born circa 1810 at New York.
Deathafter 1880She died after 1880.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Ithaca, Richland, WisconsinDorcas (?) was listed as mother in Joseph Thomas's household on the 1880 Census at Ithaca, Richland, Wisconsin.1

Child of Dorcas (?) and Henry Thomas

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED236. Dwelling 217.

Mary Smith

F
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Reynolds.
Life EventDateDescription
Marriagebefore 1879Mary Smith married Jefferson John Reynolds, son of John Reynolds and Abigail Faton, before 1879.

Child of Mary Smith and Jefferson John Reynolds

Mary Reynolds

F, b. before 1879
Father*Jefferson John Reynolds b. 24 Aug 1823, d. 9 Jan 1912
Mother*Mary Smith
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Black.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthbefore 1879Mary Reynolds was born before 1879.
She was the daughter of Jefferson John Reynolds and Mary Smith.

Mary O. Carr

F, d. 25 May 1898
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name26 February 1879As of 26 February 1879,her married name was Reynolds.
Life EventDateDescription
BirthMary O. Carr was born at Wisconsin.
Marriage26 February 1879She married Jefferson John Reynolds, son of John Reynolds and Abigail Faton, on 26 February 1879.
Death25 May 1898Mary O. Carr died on 25 May 1898.

Children of Mary O. Carr and Jefferson John Reynolds