John Axtell

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John Axtell

  • Birth 23 Apr 1818 Belgrade, Kennebec County, Maine, USA
  • Death 1 Jun 1889 New London, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial New London, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Plot D 121-41
  • Memorial ID 24864426

Married Emeline Berry Feb. 26, 1844, in New Sharon, Franklin Co., Maine. Father of: Amanda (S.N. Stark), Albert F., Orris Walker (Louise G. Diener), Sarah E. (F. N. Robinson), John Warren (Nellie M. Heath), and Helen R (James Saxe).
In 1846 he took his wife and child, and his household goods and went by boat, railroad, Erie Canal, Great Lakes and ox-team through the wilderness to northern Wis., and settled near Oshkosh, where his father and six brothers were already living, "all of whom were honest, honorable men, respected and looked up to by their neighbors," all had trades, good homes and sufficient of this world's goods to take care of themselves through life. John Axtell built a mill for the U.S. Government on Little Woolf River in what is now Waupaca Co., for the Indians. His wife Emeline is said to have been the first white woman to have set foot in what is now Waupaca County.


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  • Created by: Deb Bernard
  • Added: 24 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24864426
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Axtell (23 Apr 1818–1 Jun 1889), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24864426, citing Floral Hill Cemetery, New London, Waupaca County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Deb Bernard (contributor 46821590) .