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 Ebenezer Aaron Chesebro

Ebenezer Aaron Chesebro

Green Lake County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 31 Dec 1937 (aged 87)
Burial Coloma, Waushara County, Wisconsin, USA
Plot Section C
Memorial ID 39884783 · View Source
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Mr. and Mrs. Eb Chesebro Married Sixty Years

The honor of celebrating 60 years of wedded life is vouchsafed to but comparatively few with both parties enjoying good health, and with prospects of many more years of happiness, and usefulness. Such, however, is the case with Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Chesebro, of Coloma, who on December 23rd, celebrated that happy event. On that day at the family home, sixty relatives and neighbors gathered to assist them in the celebration of their anniversary. The house was decorated for the occasion, the golden color scheme being carried out. Mrs. Jennie Miller gave a reading which added much to the enjoyment of the evening.

They were married in 1867 by Rev. True in the town of Springfield, Marquette County, Wisconsin, at the farm house where Mrs. Jas. Long lives at the present time.

Mr. Chesebro was born in Green Lake County on August 3, 1850. In 1856 he moved to Lawrence with his parents, who built the first flour mill in this Indian Land. His grandfather was the founder of the deaf and dumb school at Delavan, Wis., in his farm house in 1850.

Mrs. Chesebro, whose maiden name was Jessie Campbell, was born in New York City on October 6, 1848. She moved to Lawrence with her parents when about nine years old, where her parents located on a homestead. She was the oldest of a family of eight children. When she was 14 years old her mother died. After that the family endured many hardships. Few today realize all the hardships of early frontier life – the long journey to market behind an ox team, the lack of suitable clothing. Jessie carried the mail between Lawrence and Westfield on foot for her father following the Indian trail (narrow path) through the woods.

The subjects of this sketch were school mates in the first slab school house built in Lawrence, Mrs. Cyrus Thomas being one of their teachers.

In 1867 they moved to Coloma settling on a farm where by hard labor and economy they saved an abundance for old age. About 18 years ago they purchased a home in Coloma where they since have resided.

Four children were born, all of whom are living and were present at the celebration: Chris Chesebro, of Wautoma; Mrs. Eva Martin, of Berlin; Mrs. Anna Dewar, of Westfield, and John Chesebro, of Stevens Point.

The hosts of family and friends join in best wishes for many more years of happiness and contentment for this respected couple.

--Westfield Union, December 1927 (provided by FAG #47514204)

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