|Birth: ||Jul. 4, 1819|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1907|
Mrs. J. L. Goodrich obituary
Mrs. Josiah L. Goodrich died at the home of her son-in-law, Mr. John Daniels, in this city on Thursday, Nov. 21, 1907, aged 89 years, 6 months and 26 days. Mrs. Goodrich was born in Augusta Oneida county, New York, April 25, 1819, her maiden name being Orinda Mattoon.
She was married in Augusta, Nov. 11, 1841, to Josiah L. Goodrich. Mr. Goodrich came to Fort Atkinson in 1843. Deciding to make this his future home, he went back in a few months and returned with his wife. They then lived here about eight years, afterwards removed to a farm in the neighboring town of Oakland. Mrs. Goodrich has lived for the past five years here with her son-in-law, Mr. Daniels, her husband having been dead for many years. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Daniels, and two sons, George and Charles, and several grand children.
She has been a member of the Congregational church of this city from the time she came here in 1844, and always took an active interest in matters pertaining to the progress of the church.
Her husband, Josiah L. Goodrich, in partnership with his brother, Ezekiel, established the first furniture factory in Ft. Atkinson and, it is believed, the first in this section of the state. In 1843 or 44 they erected a building a short distance east of where Dr. Allen's house on Milwaukee Avenue now stands and commenced the manufacture of chairs, tables, bed steads, etc. - such furniture as the pioneers of those days wanted. They employed three or four men besides themselves; among them is remembered Henry Brandel, father of H.G. Brandel, superintendent of the Northwestern Manufacturing Company's factory, and Peter Klein. This factory was ran six or seven years. Some of the substantial, well-made articles that were made in that factory can today be found in a good state of preservation in the families, or with the descendants of the old pioneers of this county.
Funeral services were held at the residence of Mr. Daniels on South Third street Saturday afternoon. Rev. Henry K. Hawley of the First Congregational church officiating. Burial was made in the Ward cemetery in the town of Oakland.
Card of Thanks.
We wish to thank kind friends for their many acts of kindness and for the beautiful flowers that were given at the time of our dear mother's death and burial.
George A. Goodrich. Charles F. Goodrich. Mary E. Goodrich
Charles Mattoon (1781 - 1857)
Rhoda Smith Mattoon (1781 - 1857)
Josiah L Goodrich (1813 - 1891)
Maryette E Goodrich Daniels (1846 - 1922)*
George H Goodrich (1852 - 1938)*
Charlotte Mattoon Smith (1809 - 1869)*
Ezra Charles Mattoon (1817 - 1900)*
Esther Lorinda Mattoon Goodrich (1819 - 1907)
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Originally Created by: Marcia
Record added: Jun 13, 2012
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