|Birth: ||Apr. 4, 1819|
|Death: ||Feb. 8, 1889|
Levi Marble, the son of Butler Emery Marble and Mary Jenette Laws, married Jerusha Closson, daughter of John Closson and Amy "Emma" Lee on November 16, 1841, in Whiteside County, Illinois.
When Levi was six years of age (1825) the family removed to Shadigee, N. Y., and later to Oswego Falls, where he worked on the canal. He attended school but six months. When about sixteen years old (1835) he went to Coldwater, Michigan, and thence to Genesee, Whiteside county, Illinois, where he engaged in milling.
In 1854, Levi Marble removed to Dead Lake Prairie in the present township of Waterville, Pepin County, Wisconsin, bringing his goods and provisions from Wabasha in a keel-boat. He built the first frame house on the prairie, near the old Indian trail, which was used by the red men for several years thereafter. He also built the first school-house on the prairie at his own expense (1854). In 1855 he introduced the first threshing machine in the county, and has carried on that business each season since. For several years he threshed nearly all the grain in this and several adjoining counties. He also placed the burrs and did the first grinding of grain in Dorwin's mill, the first that was built in that section. He also built a ferry boat at Round Hill which served the community for several years. Mr. Marble now owns a well-improved farm of 275 acres.
In the winter of 1854-55, one Levi Marin, (Surname should be Marble) caught the western fever. He must have had it bad, for he hitched his horses to a cutter, drove to Fulton, Ill., and thence making the entire trip on ice, drove up the Mississippi River to Reed's Landing, Minn., from Reed's Landing up the Chippewa to the mouth of Dead Lake, where at that time Henry Fletcher kept what in those days was called a tavern.
Here he learned that Jacob S. McCourtie was living on the farm now owned by Frank Latoo, and continued his sleigh ride up the lake, notwithstanding that the mercury was seldom above 40 below. Mr. Marble was easily convinced that this was the place for an ideal home, and bought the land where Joseph Gordon now lives. In the spring of 1855 he brought his family and built a little board house
at the foot of the hill now called Silver Birch. After erecting a board house on the prairie, the old house under the hill was used for school purposes.
Butler Emery Marble (1794 - 1866)
Jarutia Closson Marble (1820 - 1903)
Hettie O. Marble Saddler (1855 - 1949)*
John C. Marble (1858 - 1861)*
Ezra L. Marble (1864 - 1868)*
Hattie Luella Marble Holden (1866 - 1940)*
Levi Marble (1819 - 1889)
Jehiel Butler Marble (1820 - 1868)*
John Milton Marble (1829 - 1902)*
Ansil Sylvester Marble (1833 - 1914)*
Round Hill Cemetery
Created by: DeCody Brad Marble
Record added: Jul 11, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20404455
God rest your soul.|
Added: Apr. 6, 2013