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 William Monteith

William Monteith

Birth
Scotland
Death 18 Aug 1889 (aged 62)
Burial Adams, Green County, Wisconsin, USA
Memorial ID 101526770 · View Source
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William Monteith, the postmaster of Willett, was born in Wigtownshire, Scotland, March 18, 1827. When he was eighteen years old, he went to England and spent two years, then returned home and engaged to learn the trade of stone mason, at which he worked in his native country until the fall of 1850, then came to America, first stopping in Caledonia Co., Vt., where he spent the winter, then starting west, spent some time in Ohio and Indiana, then come to Grant Co., Wis., where he worked at his trade for several years. His parents joined him there and he bought a farm on which they settled. In 1856, he went to Kansas, and was there two years of those stormy times preceding the "Great American Conflict" at arms. In 1858, he returned to Grant county and there remained until 1860, then went to the Carabou mines in British Columbia and lived two years, then to Oregon, California and Nevada, engaging in mining, principally, until 1864, when he came to Green county and engaged to build a flouring mill for Mathew Newkirk. After the mill was completed he was employed by Newkirk, to take charge of the farm and mines. In 1868, he bought the place and has since made it his home. The farm contains 240 acres, all improved except twenty acres of timber. He was married in 1866, to Mary Bleiler, a native of Germany. They have eight children-Jessie, St. Clair, William, Henry, Robert, John, Edward and Isabella.
[1884 History of Green County CHAPTER 37 TOWN OF ADAMS; pps 651-652]


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  • Created by: Jenean Hamilton
  • Added: 30 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101526770
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Monteith (18 Mar 1827–18 Aug 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101526770, citing Shooks Prairie Cemetery, Adams, Green County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Jenean Hamilton (contributor 46846305) .