Catharine Dorothee Klein

F, b. 3 June 1831
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name20 May 1855As of 20 May 1855,her married name was Schuette.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth3 June 1831Catharine Dorothee Klein was born on 3 June 1831 at Germany.
Marriage20 May 1855She married Johann Wilhelm Christoph Schuette, son of Johann Hinrich Schütte and Catharina Dorothea Schrötke, on 20 May 1855 at Germany.

Children of Catharine Dorothee Klein and Johann Wilhelm Christoph Schuette

Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Schuette

M, b. 10 August 1855
Father*Johann Wilhelm Christoph Schuette b. 3 Mar 1828, d. 17 Sep 1908
Mother*Catharine Dorothee Klein b. 3 Jun 1831
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohann Heinrich Wilhelm Schuette was also known as Schutte.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth10 August 1855Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Schuette was born on 10 August 1855 at Germany.
He was the son of Johann Wilhelm Christoph Schuette and Catharine Dorothee Klein.
Marriage11 March 1883Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Schuette married Dorothee Schulze on 11 March 1883 at Germany.

Dorothee Schulze

F, b. 16 January 1860
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name11 March 1883As of 11 March 1883,her married name was Schuette.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth16 January 1860Dorothee Schulze was born on 16 January 1860.
Marriage11 March 1883She married Johann Heinrich Wilhelm Schuette, son of Johann Wilhelm Christoph Schuette and Catharine Dorothee Klein, on 11 March 1883 at Germany.

Johann Jurgen Christoph Schuette

M, b. 8 January 1858
Father*Johann Wilhelm Christoph Schuette b. 3 Mar 1828, d. 17 Sep 1908
Mother*Catharine Dorothee Klein b. 3 Jun 1831
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohann Jurgen Christoph Schuette was also known as Schutte.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth8 January 1858Johann Jurgen Christoph Schuette was born on 8 January 1858 at Germany.
He was the son of Johann Wilhelm Christoph Schuette and Catharine Dorothee Klein.
Marriage1887Johann Jurgen Christoph Schuette married Katharine Dorothea Meyer in 1887.

Katharine Dorothea Meyer

F, b. 12 October 1866
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1887As of 1887,her married name was Schuette.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth12 October 1866Katharine Dorothea Meyer was born on 12 October 1866 at Germany.
Marriage1887She married Johann Jurgen Christoph Schuette, son of Johann Wilhelm Christoph Schuette and Catharine Dorothee Klein, in 1887.

Frederich Johann Schuette

M, b. 14 April 1860, d. 30 April 1944
Father*Johann Wilhelm Christoph Schuette b. 3 Mar 1828, d. 17 Sep 1908
Mother*Catharine Dorothee Klein b. 3 Jun 1831
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrederich Johann Schuette was also known as Johann.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth14 April 1860Frederich Johann Schuette was born on 14 April 1860 at Germany.
He was the son of Johann Wilhelm Christoph Schuette and Catharine Dorothee Klein.
Marriage9 October 1884Frederich Johann Schuette married Elizabeth Katharine Burmester on 9 October 1884 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
Death30 April 1944Frederich Johann Schuette died on 30 April 1944 at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 84.

Child of Frederich Johann Schuette and Elizabeth Katharine Burmester

Elizabeth Katharine Burmester

F, b. 24 September 1862, d. 20 November 1939
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationElizabeth Katharine Burmester was also known as Katharine Elizabeth.
Married Name9 October 1884As of 9 October 1884,her married name was Schuette.
Life EventDateDescription
Birth24 September 1862Elizabeth Katharine Burmester was born on 24 September 1862.
Marriage9 October 1884She married Frederich Johann Schuette, son of Johann Wilhelm Christoph Schuette and Catharine Dorothee Klein, on 9 October 1884 at Sauk, Wisconsin.
Death20 November 1939Elizabeth Katharine Burmester died on 20 November 1939 at age 77.
Burial23 November 1939She was buried on 23 November 1939 at St John Lutheran Church, Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.

Child of Elizabeth Katharine Burmester and Frederich Johann Schuette

Mary A. Mueller

F, b. April 1880
Father*Ernest Mueller b. c 1847, d. b 1900
Mother*Dorothea (?) b. Feb 1847, d. a Jan 1920
Life EventDateDescription
BirthApril 1880Mary A. Mueller was born in April 1880 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of Ernest Mueller and Dorothea (?).
Census DateLocationDescription
June 1880Woodland, Sauk, WisconsinMary A. Mueller was listed as a daughter in Ernest Mueller's household on the 1880 Census at Woodland, Sauk, Wisconsin; surname listed as Miller.1
2 June 1900Reedsburg, Sauk, WisconsinMary A. Mueller was listed as a sister-in-law in Gustav Dangel's household on the 1900 Census at Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 305C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Reedsburg, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T623_1816; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 142.

Elijah C. Reed

M
Father*James Reed b. c 1837
Life EventDateDescription
Elijah C. Reed was the son of James Reed.

James Giblin

M, b. November 1834, d. 27 July 1927
Father*Michael Giblin
Mother*Mary Ann Haye
Life EventDateDescription
BirthNovember 1834James Giblin was born in November 1834 at Ireland.
He was the son of Michael Giblin and Mary Ann Haye.
Marriagebefore 1861James Giblin married Alice Byrne, daughter of John Byrne and Bridget Royal, before 1861.
Death27 July 1927James Giblin died on 27 July 1927 at age 92.
Census DateLocationDescription
16 July 1870Westford, Richland, WisconsinJames Giblin was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin, living next door to John Bynre (Byrne).1
1880La Valle, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
1900La Valle Village, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at La Valle Village, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
21 April 1910La Valle, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin.4

Children of James Giblin and Alice Byrne

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Westford, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll M593_1734; Page: 743B; Image: 390; Family History Library Film: 553233.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 163C.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Ancestry 1900 census index has James Giblin surname as "GEBLIR".
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1736; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 1019.

Anna Giblin

F, b. 1861, d. 1949
Father*James Giblin b. Nov 1834, d. 27 Jul 1927
Mother*Alice Byrne b. Jan 1837, d. 20 Mar 1912
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Crawley.
Name VariationAnna Giblin was also known as Annie.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageAnna Giblin married Nicholas Crawley.
Birth1861Anna Giblin was born in 1861 at Ohio.
She was the daughter of James Giblin and Alice Byrne.
Death1949Anna Giblin died in 1949.
Census DateLocationDescription
16 July 1870Westford, Richland, WisconsinAnna Giblin was listed in James Giblin's household on the 1870 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to John Bynre (Byrne).1
1880La Valle, Sauk, WisconsinAnna Giblin was listed as a daughter in James Giblin's household on the 1880 Census at La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Westford, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll M593_1734; Page: 743B; Image: 390; Family History Library Film: 553233.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 163C.

Robert Giblin

M, b. 1866, d. 23 June 1922
Father*James Giblin b. Nov 1834, d. 27 Jul 1927
Mother*Alice Byrne b. Jan 1837, d. 20 Mar 1912
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1866Robert Giblin was born in 1866 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of James Giblin and Alice Byrne.
UNMARRIED1910As of 1910, Robert Giblin was never married.
Death23 June 1922He died on 23 June 1922.
Census DateLocationDescription
16 July 1870Westford, Richland, WisconsinRobert Giblin was listed in James Giblin's household on the 1870 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to John Bynre (Byrne).1
1880La Valle, Sauk, WisconsinRobert Giblin was listed as a son in James Giblin's household on the 1880 Census at La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
21 April 1910La Valle, Sauk, WisconsinRobert Giblin was listed as a son in James Giblin's household on the 1910 Census at La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin.3

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Westford, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll M593_1734; Page: 743B; Image: 390; Family History Library Film: 553233.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 163C.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1736; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 1019.

Mary Giblin

F, b. August 1868, d. 8 February 1966
Father*James Giblin b. Nov 1834, d. 27 Jul 1927
Mother*Alice Byrne b. Jan 1837, d. 20 Mar 1912
Life EventDateDescription
BirthAugust 1868Mary Giblin was born in August 1868 at Wisconsin.
She was the daughter of James Giblin and Alice Byrne.
UNMARRIED1910As of 1910, Mary Giblin was never married.
Death8 February 1966She died on 8 February 1966 at age 97.
Census DateLocationDescription
16 July 1870Westford, Richland, WisconsinMary Giblin was listed in James Giblin's household on the 1870 Census at Westford, Richland, Wisconsin; living next door to John Bynre (Byrne).1
1880La Valle, Sauk, WisconsinMary Giblin was listed as a daughter in James Giblin's household on the 1880 Census at La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
1900La Valle Village, Sauk, WisconsinMary Giblin was listed as a daughter in James Giblin's household on the 1900 Census at La Valle Village, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
21 April 1910La Valle, Sauk, WisconsinMary Giblin was listed as a daughter in James Giblin's household on the 1910 Census at La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin.4

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Westford, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll M593_1734; Page: 743B; Image: 390; Family History Library Film: 553233.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 163C.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Ancestry 1900 census index has James Giblin surname as "GEBLIR".
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1736; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 1019.

James Giblin

M, b. 1871, d. 11 March 1944
Father*James Giblin b. Nov 1834, d. 27 Jul 1927
Mother*Alice Byrne b. Jan 1837, d. 20 Mar 1912
Life EventDateDescription
Birth1871James Giblin was born in 1871 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of James Giblin and Alice Byrne.
Death11 March 1944James Giblin died on 11 March 1944.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880La Valle, Sauk, WisconsinJames Giblin was listed as a son in James Giblin's household on the 1880 Census at La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 163C.

Alice Giblin

F, b. May 1873, d. 28 February 1966
Father*James Giblin b. Nov 1834, d. 27 Jul 1927
Mother*Alice Byrne b. Jan 1837, d. 20 Mar 1912
Life EventDateDescription
BirthMay 1873Alice Giblin was born in May 1873 at Wisconsin also reported as May 1874.
She was the daughter of James Giblin and Alice Byrne.
UNMARRIED1910As of 1910, Alice Giblin was never married.
Death28 February 1966She died on 28 February 1966 at age 92.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880La Valle, Sauk, WisconsinAlice Giblin was listed as a daughter in James Giblin's household on the 1880 Census at La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1900La Valle Village, Sauk, WisconsinAlice Giblin was listed as a daughter in James Giblin's household on the 1900 Census at La Valle Village, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
21 April 1910La Valle, Sauk, WisconsinAlice Giblin was listed as a daughter in James Giblin's household on the 1910 Census at La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin.3

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 163C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Ancestry 1900 census index has James Giblin surname as "GEBLIR".
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1736; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 120; Image: 1019.

George W. Giblin

M, b. April 1876
Father*James Giblin b. Nov 1834, d. 27 Jul 1927
Mother*Alice Byrne b. Jan 1837, d. 20 Mar 1912
Life EventDateDescription
BirthApril 1876George W. Giblin was born in April 1876 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of James Giblin and Alice Byrne.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880La Valle, Sauk, WisconsinGeorge W. Giblin was listed as a son in James Giblin's household on the 1880 Census at La Valle, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1900La Valle Village, Sauk, WisconsinGeorge W. Giblin was listed as a son in James Giblin's household on the 1900 Census at La Valle Village, Sauk, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 163C.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Ancestry 1900 census index has James Giblin surname as "GEBLIR".

Michael Giblin

M
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageMichael Giblin married Mary Ann Haye.

Children of Michael Giblin and Mary Ann Haye

Robert Giblin

M, b. 15 April 1829, d. 30 March 1912
Father*Michael Giblin
Mother*Mary Ann Haye
Robert Giblin in 1863
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 April 1829Robert Giblin was born on 15 April 1829 at Ireland.
He was the son of Michael Giblin and Mary Ann Haye.
Death30 March 1912Robert Giblin died on 30 March 1912 at age 82.

Nicholas Crawley

M, b. 1859, d. 1937
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageNicholas Crawley married Anna Giblin, daughter of James Giblin and Alice Byrne.
Birth1859Nicholas Crawley was born in 1859.
Death1937He died in 1937.

George Mehan

M, b. November 1833
Father*Patrick Mehan d. b 1845
Mother*Elizabeth Hughes d. 1875
Life EventDateDescription
BirthNovember 1833George Mehan was born in November 1833 at Meath, Ireland.
He was the son of Patrick Mehan and Elizabeth Hughes.
MarriageSeptember 1861George Mehan married Mary Byrne, daughter of John Byrne and Bridget Royal, in September 1861.
  • In 1906 GEORGE MEHAN is one of the well known pioneer citizens of the county and is the owner of a well improved farm in the town of Henrietta. He was born in County Meath, Ireland, in November, 1833, and is a son of Patrick and Elizabeth (Hughes) Mehan, the former of whom passed his entire life in Ireland. In 1845 his widow came with her children to America, making the long and wearisome voyage on a sailing vessel and landing in New York city. In 1846 they came westward and located in Lake county, Ill., where they remained three years, at the expiration of which they came to Richland county, Wis., settling in section 23, town of Henrietta, where they secured a tract of government land, the same being densely timbered. They made due preparation for comfort according to the pioneer standard, erecting a log house and then beginning to clear the land; the house is still standing and is in a fair state of preservation, being one of the landmarks of the early days. The devoted mother continued to reside on this homestead until her death, which occurred in 1875. She became the mother of six children, one of whom died young, in Ireland. Five accompanied her to America, namely: John, who died in the state of Washington, having been a farmer by vocation; Eliza and Patrick are likewise deceased; James died in the state of Washington; and George is the subject of this sketch. The last mentioned attended the parochial schools in his native land, having been thirteen years of age at the time of the family immigration to the United States and thereafter having slight opportunity to attend school, as he was reared in the midst of the forests of Richland county and worked assidiously from his boyhood days. He initiated his independent career when nineteen years of age, doing much clearing of land for others. In February, 1864, he showed his loyalty to the land of his adoption, by enlisting in defense of the Union, becoming a private in Company A, Fifty-second Wisconsin volunteer infantry. He went with his command to Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Mo., later being in service at Kansas City, Fort Leavenworth and in Arkansas, taking part in several spirited skirmishes and doing much scouting. He served until the close of the war, receiving his honorable discharge in August, 1865. About 1862 Mr. Mehan bought forty acres of wild land in section 23, town of Henrietta, and he improved the place and continued to reside on the same until 1891, when he removed to his present homestead, which comprises 160 acres, of which about eighty acres are under cultivation. He has been successful as a farmer and has ever retained the confidence and good will of the people of his community. He is a Republican in his political proclivities and both he and his wife are communicants of the Catholic church. In September, 1861, Mr. Mehan was united in marriage to Miss Mary Byrne, who was born in County Cavan, Ireland, a daughter of John and Bridget (Royle) Byrne, who came to America in 1843, when Mrs. Mehan was twelve years of age. Her father had been a farmer and stock shipper in Ireland. The sailing vessel on which the family took passage was the "Lord Saunders," and the same was partially wrecked en route, nine weeks having been passed on the ocean. They landed in New Orleans and a year later removed to Fairfield county, O., where they remained until 1859, when they came to Richland county, Wis., settling in Westford township, where Mr. Byrne reclaimed a good farm, and there passed the remainder of his life. His widow died in Sauk county. Of their eight children Mrs. Mehan is the eldest; Alice is the wife of James Giblin, of Sauk county; Bridget is the wife of Daniel O'Hara, of Spaulding, Neb; Francis is a farmer in Sauk county, Wis; Ann is the wife of Frank Byrne, and they reside in Kansas; Ellen lives at Ironton, Sauk county; Catherine died in Ohio; and Philemon died before the immigration to America. To Mr. and Mrs. Mehan have been born six children: Elizabeth Ann is the wife of John Slaney, mentioned in this publication; Mary Alice and Bridget are deceased; John is a traveling salesman and resides in Baraboo, Wis; and George and Jane remain at the parental home.

Patrick Mehan

M, d. before 1845
Life EventDateDescription
MarriagePatrick Mehan married Elizabeth Hughes.
Deathbefore 1845Patrick Mehan died before 1845 at Ireland.

Children of Patrick Mehan and Elizabeth Hughes

Elizabeth Hughes

F, d. 1875
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Mehan.
Life EventDateDescription
MarriageElizabeth Hughes married Patrick Mehan.
Death1875Elizabeth Hughes died in 1875.
  • Elizabeth Hughes immigrated in 1845.

Children of Elizabeth Hughes and Patrick Mehan

John Mehan

M, d. before 1906
Father*Patrick Mehan d. b 1845
Mother*Elizabeth Hughes d. 1875
Life EventDateDescription
John Mehan was the son of Patrick Mehan and Elizabeth Hughes.
Deathbefore 1906John Mehan died before 1906 at Washington.

James Mehan

M, d. before 1906
Father*Patrick Mehan d. b 1845
Mother*Elizabeth Hughes d. 1875
Life EventDateDescription
James Mehan was the son of Patrick Mehan and Elizabeth Hughes.
Deathbefore 1906James Mehan died before 1906 at Washington.

Patrick Mehan

M, d. before 1906
Father*Patrick Mehan d. b 1845
Mother*Elizabeth Hughes d. 1875
Life EventDateDescription
Patrick Mehan was the son of Patrick Mehan and Elizabeth Hughes.
Deathbefore 1906Patrick Mehan died before 1906.

Eliza Mehan

F, d. before 1906
Father*Patrick Mehan d. b 1845
Mother*Elizabeth Hughes d. 1875
Life EventDateDescription
Eliza Mehan was the daughter of Patrick Mehan and Elizabeth Hughes.
Deathbefore 1906Eliza Mehan died before 1906.

Francis S. Byrne

M, b. circa 1823, d. before 1900
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationFrancis S. Byrne was also known as F. S.
Name VariationFrancis S. Byrne was also known as Frank.
Life EventDateDescription
Birthcirca 1823Francis S. Byrne was born circa 1823 at Ireland.
Marriagecirca 1862He married Ann E. Byrne, daughter of John Byrne and Bridget Royal, circa 1862.
Deathbefore 1900Francis S. Byrne died before 1900.
Census DateLocationDescription
1880Cottonwood, Chase, KansasFrancis S. Byrne was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Cottonwood, Chase, Kansas.1
1 March 1885Cottonwood, Chase, KansasHe appeared on the census of 1 March 1885 at Cottonwood, Chase, Kansas.

Children of Francis S. Byrne and Ann E. Byrne

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-0375 Page Number 266A.

Philemon Byrne

M, d. before 1852
Father*John Byrne b. c 1797, d. a Jul 1870
Mother*Bridget Royal b. c 1815, d. bt Jul 1870 - 1906
Life EventDateDescription
Philemon Byrne was the son of John Byrne and Bridget Royal.
Deathbefore 1852Philemon Byrne died before 1852 at died before the immigration to America.

Elizabeth Ann Mehan

F
Father*George Mehan b. Nov 1833
Mother*Mary Byrne b. c 1831
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name14 April 1891As of 14 April 1891,her married name was Slaney.
Life EventDateDescription
Elizabeth Ann Mehan was the daughter of George Mehan and Mary Byrne.
Marriage14 April 1891Elizabeth Ann Mehan married John Slaney, son of John Slaney and Bridget Mulcahy, on 14 April 1891.

Children of Elizabeth Ann Mehan and John Slaney

John Slaney

M, b. 15 December 1856
Father*John Slaney d. Feb 1860
Mother*Bridget Mulcahy d. 14 Apr 1901
Life EventDateDescription
Birth15 December 1856John Slaney was born on 15 December 1856 at Wisconsin.
He was the son of John Slaney and Bridget Mulcahy.
Marriage14 April 1891John Slaney married Elizabeth Ann Mehan, daughter of George Mehan and Mary Byrne, on 14 April 1891.
  • JOHN SLANEY is a native of the town of Henrietta, this county, and is now one of its representative farmers and stock-growers, also being a member of one of the well known pioneer families of the county. He was born on the homestead farm, Dec.15, 1856, and is a son of John and Bridget (Mulcahy) Slaney, who were born and reared in County Cork, Ireland, where their marriage was solemnized, and where the father followed agricultural pursuits. In 1851 he immigrated with his family to America, making the voyage on a sailing vessel, which was seven weeks in completing the trip. They landed in New York city, and thence removed to Mercer county, Penn., where he entered the employ of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. In 1855 he removed with his family to Richland county, Wis., where he secured forty acres of government land, in section 23, town of Henrietta, the tract being covered with heavy timber. He put up a log house and stable on the place and began the work of reclaiming his land, but he lived only five years after coming to the county, having been killed in February, 1860, while assisting in a chopping-bee at the farm of a neighbor. His wife long survived him and resided with her children until her death, which occurred Apr. 14, 1901. Both were devout communicants of the Catholic church and in politics he voted the Democratic ticket. They had seven children: Thomas was murdered, near Dallas, Tex., many years ago; Morris resides in Milwaukee and had been an engineer on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad for the past quarter of a century; the subject of this sketch was the next in order of birth; Catherine died in childhood, in Pennsylvania; Andrew J. is an engineer on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad and resides in the city of Milwaukee; Mary is a Sister of St. Shepherd, Milwaukee; and Patrick is a farmer of Henrietta township. John Slaney, to whom this review is dedicated, received limited educational advantages in his youth and he aided in reclaiming the home farm, where he was reared to maturity. As a young man he was employed for varying intervals in Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois, and he was fireman on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul Railroad for nearly three years. In 1891 he was married and shortly afterward he located on his present fine homestead farm, having purchased forty acres of the same - the McCarthy farm - five years previously and having since added to the same until he has a total of 249 acres, in sections 22 and 23. He has cleared and placed under cultivation about 100 acres. In 1889 he erected his substantial and commodious brick house and in 1899 he built his large and substantial barn, also having erected other requisite buildings for the care of stock and produce. He makes a specialty of the stock-growing department of his farm enterprise, raising a large number of Shropshire sheep, and Poland-China swine, besides cattle and horses. He served as clerk of his school district, No. 4, for eighteen years, was school supervisor two years, and was chairman of the town board four years. He gives his support to the Democratic party, and both he and his wife are prominent members and communicants of St. Patrick's Catholic church, being active in parish work; he served several years as treasurer of the church. Apr. 14, 1891, was solemnized the marriage of Mr. Slaney to Miss Elizabeth A. Mehan, who was born and reared in the town of Henrietta, being a daughter of George Mehan, of whom individual mention is made on another page of this work. To Mr. and Mrs. Slaney have been born eight children, whose names, with respective dates of birth, are as follows: Andrew, Aug. 9, 1892; Mary E. and unnamed infant, twins, Dec. 23, 1893, the latter dying soon after birth; Bridget, born in June, 1896, died in the same year; Elizabeth, Apr. 21, 1897; Catherine, June 16, 1898; John George, Mar. 23, 1901; and Clara Agnes, Nov. 3, 1903.

Children of John Slaney and Elizabeth Ann Mehan