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Col John Henry Fonda
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Birth: 1808
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: unknown

spouse Sophia Galinoe

Explorer, Trader, Mail Carrier, Indian Agent, Civil War Officer (COL); life-size mural of Col. John H. Fonda in Wisconsin Capital Building; in 1827, during Red Bird's Winnebago rising, at the request of the United States Quartermaster, John H. Fonda ran the mail from Fort Dearborn (today's Chicago) to Fort Howard at Green Bay. In 1829, under the direction of Col. Z. Taylor, he served as pilot for an expedition to the pineries of the Menomonee River to cut logs for the construction of Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien. He later served as Crawford County Coroner (1846), District Court Justice (1850) and Constable for the county which at the time consisted of the entire western half of present-day Wisconsin.
Sources: Collections of the Wisconsin Historical Society; Chicago Antiquities; Wisconsin Territorial Papers, An Illustrated History of the State of Wisconsin; Chicago, its History and its Builders; John H. Fonda's Explorations in the Southwest.

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  John W. Fonda (1842 - 1862)*
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Fort Crawford Cemetery
Prairie du Chien
Crawford County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: Mark Fonda
Record added: Aug 15, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20956816
Col John Henry Fonda
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