From the Dec. 14, 1961, Fond du Lac Commonwealth Reporter:
IN UNKEMPT KEKOSKEE CEMETERY IS WIFE OF BRIGHAM YOUNG
... Shortly after the Tidymans donated the cemetery , Brigham Young and a caravan of religious followers began their trek Westward.
During this time the Black Hawk war was raging at Rockford, Ill. Friendly Indians told Young to take his caravan and follow the Rock river north and camp along the wayside until the fighting subsided.
The Mormons stopped to camp about 1/2 mile south of Kekoskee, the plot now being the William Schultz farm. Young's wife, Marian Wood, became very ill and died while camping there. Since there was only one cemetery in the area, Brigham Young asked John Tidyman for permission to bury his wife there. ...
Brigham Young is generally credited with 19 wives. "He actually had 21," Mrs. Kantin said, "which explains why many people never even knew of Marian Wood. Apparently he also had another wife before settling in Utah, but what happened doesn't seem to be known."
[Thanks to Ted Beckman for forwarding this article.]
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[The current stone was erected around 1974. Despite the 1961 article quoted above, I am very skeptical of the claim that this person was a wife of Brigham Young, as I have found no other evidence of a wife by that name, or who died around that date. Nor have I seen any other evidence that Brigham Young and his caravan travelled through Wisconsin. Furthermore, the Black Hawk War took place in 1832 - over 10 years before the events recounted in the article.]
Brigham Young (1801 - 1877)
Wife of Brigham Young
For behold, this is my work and my glory: to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man. MO 2:39
Note: Although I am very skeptical that Marion was actually a wife of Brigham Young, I have linked her to him as a spouse in the hopes that someone with more expertise on Brigham Young will be able to prove or disprove their relationship.
Created by: Steve Seim
Record added: Mar 06, 2011
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