She also married Ephraim Pettet on 18 Sep 1889 in St Croix County, WI. Ephraim died on 7 Jan 1892.
WAR WIDOW IS CALLED
In the passing of Mrs. Mary S. Brown at the Veterans' Home at Waupaca on Friday, Oct. 28th, one of the pioneer settlers of the town of Stockbridge has gone to her eternal reward after a well spent life of eighty-one years.
Mary Sweet, daughter of the late Rev. and Mrs. James Sweet, was born in Oneida County, N.Y., April 19, 1840. She came to Wisconsin with her parents in 1848, who located in Stockbridge. Here she grew to womanhood and in 1858 was married to Albert E. Plumb, who volunteered his services and went out in Company K of the Fourth Wisconsin Cavalry in 1861, in answer to President Lincoln's first call for 75,000,000 troops. He was taken prisoner Feb. 8, 1864, leaving his widow to bear alone the burden of caring for the home and family. In September, 1865, she was married to John Croissant, who died Dec. 23, 1882 and in April 1893 she was united in marriage to Adolphus Brown and four years later both she and her husband went to live at the Veterans' Home where they occupied a cottage by themselves. Mr. Brown died in 1917 and she continued to make her home there until called by death.
For eight weeks, during the last illness her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Stevens of Stockbridge, was constantly at her bedside, caring for her and seeming that she had every earthly comfort. Mrs. Brown was recognized as a woman of remarkable Christian virtues and wherever she lived drew neighbors and friends to her by her kindness and strong personality. In Manitowoc, where she lived for a period of years, she was affectionately called "Ma Croissant" by all her friends and neighbors, to whom she was indeed a mother and this motherly quality expressed itself in the old time hospitality and willingness to serve everyone in need or in sorrow. She was a devout member of the M. E. Church and took an active part in church work, helping to spread, by word and act, the gospel of the Lord.
During her residence at the Veterans' Home her patriotism and devotion to God and Country was projected into the hearts and lives of all who came in contract with her and friends made there and elsewhere were deeply grieved at her final departure.
The remains were brought to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Andrew Stevens of Stockbridge on Sunday where they lay in state until Monday morning when short funeral services were held and at the Congregational Church. Rev. S. G. Ruegge of Menasha, former pastor of this church conducted the services.
She is survived by one son of her first marriage, Ernest A. Plumb of Green Bay, a daughter, Mrs. Andrew Stevens and two sons, L. L. Croissant of Markeville, Minn., and L. D. Croissant of Rosewell, New Mexico.
Chilton Times November 1921
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