Italy Groshong

F, b. September 1891
Father*David Groshong b. c 1855, d. b 1910
Mother*Margaret Noland b. Sep 1855
Census DateLocation
8 June 1900Madison Ward 7, Dane, WisconsinItaly Groshong was listed as a niece in John J. Barry's household on the 1900 Census at Madison Ward 7, Dane, Wisconsin.1
April 1910Madison Ward 6, Dane, WisconsinItaly Groshong was listed as a niece in John J. Barry's household on the 1910 Census at Madison Ward 6, Dane, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED54. Dwelling 201.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED67. Dwelling 165.

Ann (?)

F, b. circa 1820
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Noland.
  • Ann (?) married John Noland.
  • Ann (?) was born circa 1820 at Ireland.
Census DateLocation
3 June 1880Fitchburg, Dane, WisconsinAnn (?) was listed as mother-in-law in John J. Barry's household on the 1880 Census at Fitchburg, Dane, Wisconsin.1

Children of Ann (?) and John Noland

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED71. Dwelling 34.

Kate Noland

F, b. circa 1856
Father*John Noland b. c 1820
Mother*Ann (?) b. c 1820
  • Kate Noland was born circa 1856 at Pennsylvania.
  • She was the daughter of John Noland and Ann (?).
Census DateLocation
3 June 1880Fitchburg, Dane, WisconsinKate Noland was listed as a sister-in-law in John J. Barry's household on the 1880 Census at Fitchburg, Dane, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED71. Dwelling 34.

Howard Barry

M
Father*John J. Barry b. Feb 1848, d. a Jan 1920
Mother*Rose Noland b. Dec 1846, d. a Jan 1920
     Howard Barry was living in January 1952.

Elsa (?)

F, b. circa 1881
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1908As of circa 1908,her married name was Barry.
Census DateLocation
18 April 1910Madison Ward 6, Dane, WisconsinElsa (?) was listed as wife in William B. Barry's household on the 1910 Census at Madison Ward 6, Dane, Wisconsin.1
     Elsa (?) had 1 with 1 living in 1910 children.

Children of Elsa (?) and William B. Barry

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED65. Dwelling 75.

Everett W. Barry

M, b. 24 February 1909, d. July 1982
Father*William B. Barry b. 6 Mar 1880, d. b 1952
Mother*Elsa (?) b. c 1881
  • Everett W. Barry was born on 24 February 1909 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of William B. Barry and Elsa (?).
  • Everett W. Barry died in July 1982 at age 73.
Census DateLocation
18 April 1910Madison Ward 6, Dane, WisconsinEverett W. Barry was listed as a son in William B. Barry's household on the 1910 Census at Madison Ward 6, Dane, Wisconsin.1
3 January 1920Madison Ward 7, Dane, WisconsinEverett W. Barry was listed as a grandson in John J. Barry's household on the 1920 Census at Madison Ward 7, Dane, Wisconsin.2
     Everett W. Barry obtained US Social Security Card at Illinois; last residence Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED65. Dwelling 75.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED58. Dwelling 45.

Howard F. Barry

M, b. circa 1913
Father*William B. Barry b. 6 Mar 1880, d. b 1952
Mother*Elsa (?) b. c 1881
Census DateLocation
3 January 1920Madison Ward 7, Dane, WisconsinHoward F. Barry was listed as a grandson in John J. Barry's household on the 1920 Census at Madison Ward 7, Dane, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED58. Dwelling 45.

Florence Groshong

F, b. circa 1879
Father*David Groshong b. c 1855, d. b 1910
Mother*Margaret Noland b. Sep 1855
Census DateLocation
2 June 1880Bradford, Rock, WisconsinFlorence Groshong was listed as a daughter in David Groshong's household on the 1880 Census at Bradford, Rock, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED178. Dwelling 27.

Robert F. Prouty

M, b. July 1891, d. 1961
Father*Murten R. Prouty b. 18 Jan 1868, d. Jul 1919
Mother*Wilda Jane Henry b. Apr 1867, d. 1932
Census DateLocation
2 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinRobert F. Prouty was listed as a son in Murten R. Prouty's household on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
14 May 1910Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinRobert F. Prouty was listed as a son in Murten R. Prouty's household on the 1910 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
1930Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinRobert F. Prouty was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.3

Children of Robert F. Prouty and Julia E. Carpenter

Citations

  1. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 1.
  2. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED115. Dwelling 231.
  3. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.

Jacob Henry

M, b. circa 1826, d. before 1900
  • Jacob Henry married Jane (?).
  • Jacob Henry was born circa 1826 at Pennsylvania.
  • He died before 1900.
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJacob Henry was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of Jacob Henry and Jane (?)

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1178.

Jane (?)

F, b. February 1825, d. after May 1910
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Henry.
  • Jane (?) married Jacob Henry.
  • Jane (?) was born in February 1825 at Ohio.
  • She died after May 1910.
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJane (?) was listed in Jacob Henry's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
2 June 1900Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJane (?) was listed as mother-in-law in Murten R. Prouty's household on the 1900 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
14 May 1910Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJane (?) was listed as mother-in-law in Murten R. Prouty's household on the 1910 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
     Jane (?) had 7 with 4 living in 1900 children. She had 7 with 3 living in 1910 children.

Children of Jane (?) and Jacob Henry

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1178.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED134. Dwelling 1.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED115. Dwelling 231.

Julia E. Carpenter

F, b. 1897, d. 1973
Father*Charles Carpenter
Mother*Rachel (?)
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1915As of circa 1915,her married name was Prouty.
Census DateLocation
1930Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinJulia E. Carpenter was listed as wife in Robert F. Prouty's household on the 1930 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Children of Julia E. Carpenter and Robert F. Prouty

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com.

Barnabas Prouty

M, b. October 1840, d. 1929
Father*Barnabas Prouty b. 16 Mar 1809, d. 2 Feb 1902
Mother*Rebecca Trumbo b. 26 Feb 1812, d. 9 Oct 1887
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBarnabas Prouty was also known as Barnabus.
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinBarnabas Prouty was listed in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
11 June 1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinBarnabas Prouty was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
18 June 1900Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
10 May 1910Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.4

Children of Barnabas Prouty and Margaret E. Frye

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1185.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED246. Dwelling 82.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_ 1816; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 145.
  4. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0126; Image: 49; FHL Number: 1375750.

Margaret E. Frye

F, b. 1843, d. 1928
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationMargaret E. Frye was also known as Fry.
Married Namecirca 1864As of circa 1864,her married name was Prouty.
Census DateLocation
11 June 1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinMargaret E. Frye was listed as wife in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
18 June 1900Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinMargaret E. Frye was listed as wife in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1900 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
10 May 1910Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinMargaret E. Frye was listed as wife in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1910 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.3
     Margaret E. Frye had 6 with 6 living in 1900 children. She had 6 with 6 living in 1910 children.

Children of Margaret E. Frye and Barnabas Prouty

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED246. Dwelling 82.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_ 1816; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 145.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1737; Page: 9B; Enumeration District: 0126; Image: 49; FHL Number: 1375750.

Uriah T. Prouty

M, b. 23 June 1866, d. 1954
Father*Barnabas Prouty b. Oct 1840, d. 1929
Mother*Margaret E. Frye b. 1843, d. 1928
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationUriah T. Prouty was also known as U. T.
Census DateLocation
11 June 1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinUriah T. Prouty was listed as a son in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
19 June 1900Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinUriah T. Prouty was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin, living next door to William O. Prouty.2
     U. T. PROUTY is a native of Sauk County and for many years has
capably carried on a combined industry as a farmer, dairyman and
cheese maker at the Village of Sandusky, in Bear Creek Township.
Mr. Prouty represents truly the pioneer element of Sauk County.
He was born at Sandusky June 23, 1866, a son of Barnabas and Margaret
(Fry) Prouty. Barnabas Prouty was born in Ohio in October,
1840, and his wife was a native of Indiana, born in 1842 and removing
to Sauk County in 1850. Both the parents are still living.
The grandfather of Mr. U. T. Prouty came from Ohio with his wife
and eight sons in 1847 and was one of the very first settlers to locate in
Washington Township. He acquired his land direct from the Government,
at a payment of $1.25 per acre, and when his own life work is
summed up, together with that of his sons and grandson, it is doubtful
if any one family have contributed more to the permanent development
of Sauk County than the Proutys. Grandfather Prouty lived a long and
useful life and attained the venerable age of ninety-four, while his wife
lived to be seventy-five. Their eight sons were Andrew, deceased; John;
Stephen, deceased; Barnabas; Joshua, deceased; Enoch; Jeremiah; and
Hiram; all of them having been given good biblical names, indicating
the strong religious nature of their parents.
Barnabas Prouty, now a resident of Spring Green, has had his home
in Sauk County for over seventy years, and with his eyes has witnessed
practically every phase of development of which this publication is a
record. He and his wife had the following children: Uriah T., Murten
R., Lottie, Edward A., Earl B. and John M.
Uriah T. Prouty grew up on the old home farm, and was educated
in somewhat better schools than those which his father attended when
he was a boy in Sauk County. Mr. Prouty has shown much business
ability and in 1895 he bought from his father the old homestead in
Washington Township. He is the owner of 110 acres, well improved and
highly productive, and no small part of its area has been cleared and
put under the plow by his individual exertions. Mr. Prouty has a high
class dairy with a herd of about twenty-two cows, uses the silo system
of feeding, and besides his home place he conducts a cheese factory,
which cares for about 7,000 pounds of milk daily. Mr. Prouty is a
republican in politics and is affiliated with the Modern Woodmen of
America and the Order of Beavers.
On January 15, 1896, Mr. Prouty married Mary Constantine, daughter
of Peter and Alvina Constantine, also of Sandusky, Sauk County.
Mr. and Mrs. Prouty have three children: Helen, aged eighteen; Nettie,
aged sixteen; and Margaret, a young girl of seven just entering
public schools.

Children of Uriah T. Prouty and Mary L. Constantine

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED246. Dwelling 82.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1816; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 129.

Charlotte D. Prouty

F, b. 29 June 1871, d. 25 June 1938
Father*Barnabas Prouty b. Oct 1840, d. 1929
Mother*Margaret E. Frye b. 1843, d. 1928
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationCharlotte D. Prouty was also known as Lottie D.
Married Name1888As of 1888,her married name was Whiteis.
Census DateLocation
11 June 1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinCharlotte D. Prouty was listed as a daughter in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED246. Dwelling 82.

Edward A. Prouty

M, b. August 1878, d. 1974
Father*Barnabas Prouty b. Oct 1840, d. 1929
Mother*Margaret E. Frye b. 1843, d. 1928
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationEdward A. Prouty was also known as Edwin A.
Name VariationEdward A. Prouty was also known as E. A.
  • Edward A. Prouty was born in August 1878 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of Barnabas Prouty and Margaret E. Frye.
  • Edward A. Prouty married Sadie A. (?) circa 1910.
  • Edward A. Prouty and Sadie A. (?) were divorced before 1930.
  • Edward A. Prouty died in 1974.
Census DateLocation
11 June 1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinEdward A. Prouty was listed as a son in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
18 June 1900Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinEdward A. Prouty was listed as a son in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1900 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
7 May 1910Richland Center Ward 1, Richland, WisconsinEdward A. Prouty was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Richland Center Ward 1, Richland, Wisconsin, living next door to Earl Prouty.3
3 January 1920Madison Ward 7, Dane, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Madison Ward 7, Dane, Wisconsin.4
2 April 1930Madison, Dane, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, household also includes nurse Theresa Stanley, age 27.5
     Edward A. Prouty was a dentist in 1910.

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED246. Dwelling 82.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_ 1816; Page: 8A; Enumeration District: 145.
  3. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Richland Center Ward 1, Richland, Wisconsin; Roll: T624_1732; Page: 24B; Enumeration District: 0097; Image: 1094; FHL Number: 1375745.
  4. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Madison Ward 7, Dane, Wisconsin; Roll: T625_1981; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 56; Image: 870.
  5. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Madison, Dane, Wisconsin; Roll: 2566; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 34; Image: 949.0.

Josephine Henry

F, b. circa 1850
Father*Jacob Henry b. c 1826, d. b 1900
Mother*Jane (?) b. Feb 1825, d. a May 1910
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJosephine Henry was listed in Jacob Henry's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1178.

Mary Henry

F, b. circa 1852
Father*Jacob Henry b. c 1826, d. b 1900
Mother*Jane (?) b. Feb 1825, d. a May 1910
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinMary Henry was listed in Jacob Henry's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1178.

Harrison Henry

M, b. circa 1856
Father*Jacob Henry b. c 1826, d. b 1900
Mother*Jane (?) b. Feb 1825, d. a May 1910
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHarrison Henry was listed in Jacob Henry's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1178.

Amos Henry

M, b. circa 1858
Father*Jacob Henry b. c 1826, d. b 1900
Mother*Jane (?) b. Feb 1825, d. a May 1910
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinAmos Henry was listed in Jacob Henry's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1178.

Barnabas Prouty

M, b. 16 March 1809, d. 2 February 1902
Father*Stephen Prouty b. c 1767, d. c 1861
Mother*Elizabeth Cooley b. c 1772, d. c 1865
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationBarnabas Prouty was also known as Barnabus.
  • Barnabas Prouty was born on 16 March 1809 at New York.
  • He was the son of Stephen Prouty and Elizabeth Cooley.
  • Barnabas Prouty married Rebecca Trumbo on 21 February 1833 at Richland, Ohio.
  • Barnabas Prouty died on 2 February 1902 at Sauk, Wisconsin, at age 92.
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinBarnabas Prouty was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
11 June 1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin, living next door to Joshway Prouty.2
13 June 1900Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as father in Hiram Prouty's household on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.3

Children of Barnabas Prouty and Rebecca Trumbo

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1185.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED246. Dwelling 85.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1816; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 129.

Rebecca Trumbo

F, b. 26 February 1812, d. 9 October 1887
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name21 February 1833As of 21 February 1833,her married name was Prouty.
  • Rebecca Trumbo was born on 26 February 1812 at Ohio.
  • She married Barnabas Prouty, son of Stephen Prouty and Elizabeth Cooley, on 21 February 1833 at Richland, Ohio.
  • Rebecca Trumbo died on 9 October 1887 at 75y 7m 13d at age 75.
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinRebecca Trumbo was listed in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
11 June 1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinRebecca Trumbo was listed as wife in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; living next door to Joshway Prouty.2

Children of Rebecca Trumbo and Barnabas Prouty

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1185.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED246. Dwelling 85.

John T. Prouty

M, b. 21 July 1837, d. after 1900
J T Prouty
Father*Barnabas Prouty b. 16 Mar 1809, d. 2 Feb 1902
Mother*Rebecca Trumbo b. 26 Feb 1812, d. 9 Oct 1887
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJohn T. Prouty was also known as J. T.
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJohn T. Prouty was listed in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1900Paddock, Holt, NebraskaJohn T. Prouty was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Paddock, Holt, Nebraska.2
     J.T. Prouty was the first settler of the City of O’Neill, and was, at the time of the filing on his homestead one of the first white settlers in the Upper Elkhorn Valley. He was the first merchant, the first notary public of the county and holds several other premier honors of the early day. His claim, was at the time of his locating on it, five miles west of William H. Inman’s, one of his old school chums, the next nearest neighbor. Mr. Prouty moved on his homestead quarter on July 14, 1873 and with his timber had a fine body of land in a beautiful valley.
J.T. Prouty was born in Morrow County Ohio on July 21, 1837, the son of Barnabas and Rebecca (Trumbo) Prouty. In 1854 the father moved with his family to Sauk County, Wisconsin, where J.T. began life for himself in 1859 farming a 90 acres tract of land, continuing to live with his parents until 1867. He learned the trade of cabinetmaker and wood turner, carrying this on in connection with farming. That trade helped him find employment on his trip west.
Mr. Prouty first settled in Holt County, then known as Elkhorn County in July 1873 reaching his claim on the 14th day of that month. He traveled from Wisconsin camping by the wayside for 43 ½ days. The first dwelling was partly lumber and partly canvas from the wagon cover. The town of O’Neill, to be, was first known as Rockford and Mr. Prouty was the first Postmaster.
When the colony of which General John O’Neill was to head, came to the country, Mr. & Mrs. Prouty fed them at barely the cost of provisions, and helped them to get established in the new country. About four years after the railroad come through in 1881, Mr. Prouty moved to the north border of Holt county and secured a fine tract of land near where the Post Office of Paddack was established, of which he was the postmaster after moving to this point. He lived and prospered at Paddock for 25 years, retired at Atkinson and moved to Spencer 6 years later. One of the most interesting personalities to be found within the borders of the state of Nebraska is the venerable John T. Prouty, a portrait of whom is presented on another page, now living, retired from active life, in the town of Spencer. He is the first settler of the city of O'Neill, and was, at the time of filing on his homestead claim there, one of the first white settlers in the upper Elkhorn valley. He was the first merchant of the place, the first notary public of the county, and holds several other premier honors of the early day. His claim was, at the time of his locating on it, five miles west of that of William H. Inman's, one of his old school chums, the next nearest neighbor to civilization. Mr. Prouty moved on to his homestead quarter July 14, 1873, and with his timber and pre-emption claims had a fine body of land in the beautiful valley. In strange contrast with actual developments, he amusingly relates that he and a neighbor agreed that a man might extract a living from the soil of the immediate valley of the Elkhorn, but that to attempt to do so from the broad tract of prairie to the north would be utter folly, because of the lack of rain and the yearly prairie fires. This entire region is now a thickly settled, highly productive part of at fertile commonwealth.
Mr. Prouty was born in Morrow county, Ohio, July 21, 1837, a son of Barnabas and Rebecca (Trumbo) Prouty. In 1854 the father moved with his family to Sauk county, Wisconsin, where the son began life for himself in 1859, farming a ninety acre tract of land, though continuing under the parental roof until 1867. This was heavily wooded land and had to be cleared of the timber before it could be brought under the plow. Thousands of feet of fine timber, that today would be worth a fortune, were felled, rolled into heaps, and burned as a cumbrance to the ground. Log houses with puncheon floors, open fireplaces, and stick chimneys were the rule, and a house with a brick or stone chimney was an unusual sight. Bunches of hickory, splits bound together, were used at night as torches to light the way from one house to another, though travel by night was an unusual occurrence.
Mr. Prouty learned the trade of cabinet maker and wood turner, carrying this on in connection with farming, and found employment at this vocation up to the time of his coming west. Craftsmanship is a trait of the family, a brother of Mr. Prouty's in Chicago being an inventor of many useful railroad and other appliances.
Mr. Prouty first settled in Holt county, then known as Elkhorn county, in July, 1873, reaching his claim on the fourteenth day of the month. They drove through from Wisconsin, camping by the wayside, and were forty-three and a half days on the road before reaching their journey's end. For a time they lived in the wagon, Mrs. Prouty sleeping in it while Mr. Prouty was under on the ground; and their first shack of a dwelling was covered partly with lumber and partly with the canvas wagon cover. The town of O'Neill, to be, was first known as Rockford, and Mr. Prouty was its first postmaster. He planted the first grove there, and the fine old trees in the end of town, where the round house stands, were planted by his own hands on his pre-emption claim. Norfolk, ninety miles distant, was their trading point, and it often required five or six days to make the round trip with even a light load. The scourge of grasshoppers swept the country in 1874, devouring their only crop - seventeen acres of corn - and the two years following wheat and oats were their principal bill of fare, only a scant supply of the crops being left for the settlers.
When the colony of which General John O'Neill was the head, came to the county, Mr. and Mrs. Prouty fed them at barely the cost of provisions, and helped them to get established in the new country. After the railroad came through in 1881, and four years later, Mr. Prouty removed to the north border of Holt county and secured a fine tract of land near where the postoffice of Paddock was established, of which he was postmaster after moving to this point. He lived, and prospered, at Paddock for twenty-five years, retired to Atkinson in 1902, and came to Spencer six years later. Here he keeps a successful apiary, for, being still a man of vigorous vitality, he finds something to keep his hands and mind busy that he may not rust out.
Mr. Prouty owns two fine ranches, three miles apart, of three hundred and forty-five acres and one hundred and forty-three acres respectively, in each of which are numerous fine springs of excellent water with an unlimited supply in the Niobrara river near by. When the first wagon train's made their way up the Elkhorn valley to the Black Hills, they made Mr. Prouty's house a stopping place, getting there the last meals at table in a civilized way.
The first lyceum was held in this part of the west at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Prouty, December 2, 1873; the first Sunday school on the fourteenth of the same month; and the first prayer meeting one week later. No sermon was preached here until April 20, 1875, when a minister of the Methodist denomination held services at the home of Elijah Thompson.
Mr. Prouty was first chairman of the republican county committee, being elected at the convention held in Norfork in May, 1875, and, as stated before, was the first postmaster of Rockford, his commission bearing date of June 18, 1874. His first commission as notary public was dated June 20, 1874, and this was renewed repeatedly until he had filled the office for twenty-four years. In the fall of 1876, during the Hayes and Wheeler campaign, a republican rally was held at Mr. Prouty's place. The ladies of the neighborhood bought the material for a flag, which was made at the Prouty home and raised for the first time on the day of the rally, and for many years after used at any celebration or special occasion in Holt county. On the organization of Holt county, Mr. Prouty served as first county clerk.
While living at Paddock, Indians were plentiful on the reservation across the Niobrara, and its many as seven thousand of them were seen in camp there at one time; they were eager traders and would swap even their clothes for a chicken or a piece of pork, of which they were very fond.
Mr. Prouty was married in Sauk county, Wisconsin, March 3, 1867, to Miss Marietta Shultz, who was born in Conneaut, Ohio. Her parents were Adam and Lucy (Quatermass) Shultz, the former born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and the latter in Essex county, New York.
The children born to Mr. and Mrs. Prouty are: Angela, wife of Eugene Sebring, of Quincy, Michigan; and Harry S., who has a ranch of seven hundred and twenty acres near the old home place in Holt county; and leases, in addition, the three hundred and forty acre ranch his father owns.
Mr. Prouty is a republican in politics and was for years "wheel horse" in the political team. Mrs. Prouty is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. Few men can claim to be as temperate as Mr. Prouty, he having been a total abstainer all his life from liquor and tobacco in all forms. He is very careful of his language, never indulging in profanity or vulgarity.

Children of John T. Prouty and Marietta Shultz

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1185.
  2. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Paddock, Holt, Nebraska; Roll: T623_930 Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 120.

Stephan Prouty

M, b. 1838, d. 3 May 1899
Father*Barnabas Prouty b. 16 Mar 1809, d. 2 Feb 1902
Mother*Rebecca Trumbo b. 26 Feb 1812, d. 9 Oct 1887
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationStephan Prouty was also known as Stephen.
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinStephan Prouty was listed in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1880Washington, Sauk, WisconsinStephan Prouty was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin, living next door to his brother Andrew L. Prouty.2

Children of Stephan Prouty and Sarah Guin

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1185.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1446 Page Number 262B.

Joshua Prouty

M, b. 1841, d. 10 August 1909
Father*Barnabas Prouty b. 16 Mar 1809, d. 2 Feb 1902
Mother*Rebecca Trumbo b. 26 Feb 1812, d. 9 Oct 1887
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJoshua Prouty was also known as Joshway.
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJoshua Prouty was listed in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
12 July 1870Washington, Sauk, WisconsinJoshua Prouty was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Washington, Sauk, Wisconsin, living next door to his brother Andrew Prouty.2
11 June 1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin, living next door to Barnabus Prouty.3

Children of Joshua Prouty and Elizabeth Freeman

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1185.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 79.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED246. Dwelling 86.

Reverand Enoch Dye Prouty

M, b. 1 May 1844, d. 1 September 1935
Enoch Dye Prouty
Father*Barnabas Prouty b. 16 Mar 1809, d. 2 Feb 1902
Mother*Rebecca Trumbo b. 26 Feb 1812, d. 9 Oct 1887
  • Reverand Enoch Dye Prouty was born on 1 May 1844 at Richland, Ohio.
  • He was the son of Barnabas Prouty and Rebecca Trumbo.
  • Reverand Enoch Dye Prouty married Charlotte W. Weller on 17 March 1865.
  • Reverand Enoch Dye Prouty and Charlotte W. Weller were divorced before December 1886.
  • Reverand Enoch Dye Prouty married Olive Serene Tiffany on 25 December 1886 at Chicago, Cook, Illinois.
  • Reverand Enoch Dye Prouty died on 1 September 1935 at Oakland, Michigan, at age 91.
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinReverand Enoch Dye Prouty was listed in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
1870Spring Green, Sauk, WisconsinReverand Enoch Dye Prouty was listed as the head of a family on the 1870 Census at Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.2
1880Mazomanie, Dane, WisconsinHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1880 Census at Mazomanie, Dane, Wisconsin.3
1900Chicago Ward 34, Cook, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Chicago Ward 34, Cook, Illinois.4
1910Chicago Ward 7, Cook, IllinoisHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Chicago Ward 7, Cook, Illinois.5
1920Arcadia, De Soto, FloridaHe was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Arcadia, De Soto, Florida.6
1930Highland Park, Wayne, MichiganHe was listed as a father (actually father-in-law) in Joseph Holloway's household on the 1930 Census at Highland Park, Wayne, Michigan.7
     Formerly a Baptist minister, and the inventor of the famous PROUTY power printing press, and other valuable inventions, now in business in Chicago [Cook County, IL]. REV. E. PROUTY, Pastor of Baptist Church, Mazomanie; Mr. Prouty was born in Ohio in 1844; his parents, Barnabas and Rebecca Prouty, with their family of eight children, came to Wisconsin, and settled in what is now the town of Bear Lake, Sauk Co., in 1854; the parents still reside where they first settled, and six of their children live in the immediate vicinity of their parents; another is a resident of Nebraska. Mr. Prouty was ordained February 14, 1870; previous to his coming to Mazomanie, he was Pastor of the Baptist Church at Spring Green and at Boscobel; Mr. Prouty has a great fondness for mechanical pursuits, and before what he believed to have been his duty prompted him to enter the ministry, was engaged in his favorite work; he became an excellent machinist without serving an apprenticeship to the business; while Pastor of the church at Boscobel, he invented what is known as the "Prouty Power Printing Press," which has become celebrated as the cheapest and one of the best printing presses now manufactured. During two years of his residence at Boscobel, he published a paper called the Temperance Watchman, using one of his own presses. Mr. Prouty is a member of the State Board of Missionaries. He was married to Charlotte W. Weller, daughter of William Weller, an early settler of Richland Co., Wis; they have three children--Lodemie E., Minerva E. and Winnie P. Reverand Enoch Dye Prouty was a manufacturer of gas engines in 1900. He was a employer of inventions in 1910. He was a farmer of general farm in 1920. He was a salesman of supplies in 1930.

Children of Reverand Enoch Dye Prouty and Charlotte W. Weller

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1185.
  2. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: M593_1739; Page: 243; Image: 490.
  3. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, NA Film Number T9-1422 Page Number 200D.
  4. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Chicago Ward 34, Cook, Illinois; Roll: T623_289 Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 1081.
  5. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED433. Dwelling 94.
  6. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Arcadia, De Soto, Florida; Roll: T625_217; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 15; Image: 244.
  7. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED989. Dwelling 8.

Jeremiah R. Prouty

M, b. 17 December 1849, d. 26 February 1927
Father*Barnabas Prouty b. 16 Mar 1809, d. 2 Feb 1902
Mother*Rebecca Trumbo b. 26 Feb 1812, d. 9 Oct 1887
  • Jeremiah R. Prouty married Thirza A. Youngs.
  • Jeremiah R. Prouty was born on 17 December 1849 at Morrow, Ohio.
  • He was the son of Barnabas Prouty and Rebecca Trumbo.
  • Jeremiah R. Prouty died on 26 February 1927 at Vernon, Wisconsin, at age 77.
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinJeremiah R. Prouty was listed in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
11 June 1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinJeremiah R. Prouty was listed as a son in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; living next door to Joshway Prouty.2

Children of Jeremiah R. Prouty and Thirza A. Youngs

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1185.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED246. Dwelling 85.

Hiram Prouty

M, b. April 1854, d. 9 November 1941
Father*Barnabas Prouty b. 16 Mar 1809, d. 2 Feb 1902
Mother*Rebecca Trumbo b. 26 Feb 1812, d. 9 Oct 1887
Census DateLocation
30 August 1860Franklin, Sauk, WisconsinHiram Prouty was listed in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1860 Census at Franklin, Sauk, Wisconsin.1
11 June 1880Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHiram Prouty was listed as a son in Barnabas Prouty's household on the 1880 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; living next door to Joshway Prouty.2
13 June 1900Bear Creek, Sauk, WisconsinHiram Prouty was listed as the head of a family on the 1900 Census at Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin.3

Children of Hiram Prouty and Martha Jane Emery

Citations

  1. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Page 156. Dwelling 1185.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, ED246. Dwelling 85.
  3. [S245] U.S. Federal Census 1900 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1900; Census Place: Bear Creek, Sauk, Wisconsin; Roll: T623_1816; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 129.

Stephen Prouty

M, b. circa 1767, d. circa 1861
  • Stephen Prouty was born circa 1767 at Connecticut.
  • He married Elizabeth Cooley in 1791.
  • Stephen Prouty died circa 1861.
Census DateLocation
8 August 1850North Bloomfield, Morrow, OhioStephen Prouty was listed in Amaretta (?)'s household on the 1850 Census at North Bloomfield, Morrow, Ohio.1
20 June 1860Jefferson, Noble, IndianaStephen Prouty was listed as the head of a family on the 1860 Census at Jefferson, Noble, Indiana, living 2 doors away from his son Roderick Prouty.2

Children of Stephen Prouty and Elizabeth Cooley

Citations

  1. [S249] U.S. Federal Census 1850 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 880.
  2. [S248] U.S. Federal Census 1860 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Dwelling 656.