Chauncey Lavoy Annis

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Chauncey Lavoy Annis

  • Birth 18 Jul 1816 Groton, Tompkins County, New York, USA
  • Death 16 Feb 1888 Monterey, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Burial Summit Corners, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA
  • Memorial ID 53546180

In September 1843, Chauncey temporarily left his wife and small daughter, Elizabeth, and struck off for Rockford, IL.
He wintered at Rockford (1843-44) and the following Spring he moved on to Wisconsin and purchased 123 acres at Section 5 and 8, in the town of Oconomowoc, Waukesha County.
He erected a cabin, sent for his family and improved the place before selling it to Mr. Nye for $600.00 one year later. Chauncey than purchased 170 acres on Section 6 and resided there until the Spring of 1847. He next traded the land on Section 6 for a hotel property at Summit Corners in the town of Summit, which in 1850 was an important point on the stage route between Milwaukee, Madison and southwest Wisconsin. He continued in the hotel business for about eight years or more until a tornado devastated Summit in 1853, leveling and burning all of his buildings.
He next moved to a farm of 115 acres that he owned on Section 8 at Oconomowoc and added to this until he had a farm of 195 acres on Section 8 and 9, which he made improvements on until his death.
Chauncey was a member of the Republican Party, Congregational Church, and the Town Board for two terms. He also held the office of Justice of the Peace for more than 12 years. He removed to Algona, IA, and was with his son William when he died. His body was returned to Wisconsin and interred near his wife at Summit cemetery, Waukesha County, Wisconsin.


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  • Created by: Annis Family Association
  • Added: 11 Jun 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53546180
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Chauncey Lavoy Annis (18 Jul 1816–16 Feb 1888), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53546180, citing Summit Cemetery, Summit Corners, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, USA ; Maintained by Annis Family Association (contributor 47125484) .