Chilton Times January 30, 1875
Mrs. Charlotte Sweet in the sixty-second year of her age,
died, at Stockbridge, Calumet Co., Wis., January 12th 1875.
The deceased was the widow of the late Elder James Sweet and mother of the late Gen. B. J. Sweet and a sister of ex-Sheriff Newell, Lieut. Stewart Newell and Mrs. West of Chilton and Mrs. Nightengale of Fond du Lac.
She was born in Canada and was married in 1831, in Oneida County, N.Y. to Mr. Sweet.
In 1848 the family removed to Stockbridge in this county which place they made their permanent home and now husband and wife after life's fitful fever sleep side by side. And yet neither of them will ever be forgotten by the early settlers of Calumet. Both lived and acted as true Christians and if their example was more closely followed by modern church goers there would be a great many better men and women in this world.
The bereft relatives of the deceased have the heartfelt sympathy of a host of friends but all of us should bear in mind that what is our loss is her eternal gain, and that it is the duty of all to submit to the Divine decree of Death which will overtake us all sooner or later. May all of us be as well prepared to meet our Maker at the Judgment Seat as the lamented Mrs. Sweet.
The following is a complete list of the children born to Charlotte (Newell) and Rev. James Sweet of Stockbridge, Calumet County, WI
1. Benjamin Jeffery Sweet b.1832 NY; M. Louisa Denslow = 1851@ Stockbridge, WI,d. 1874 Wash., DC – bur. Chicago, Ill.
2. Belinda Ann Sweet b. 1834 NY; M. 1st Henry Gray = 1850
@ Stockbridge, WI; M. 2nd Anson Blodgett = 1871 @ Stockbridge;d. 1919 Eaton County, MI
3. Hanna C. Sweet b. 1835 = NY; d. 1840 = NY
4. Mary J. Sweet b. 1837 = NY; d. 1839 = NY
5. Mary Sofia Sweet b. 1840 = NY, M. 1st Albert Plumb 1856 @ Stockbridge (2 children); M. 2nd John Croissant 1865 @ Stockbridge (3 Children); M. 3rd Mr. Howard ca 1885 @ Pierce County, WI; M. 4th E. E. Pettit ca. 1888 @ Pierce County, WI; M. 5th Adolphus Brown 1893 @ St Croix County,WI; Mary died 1921 @ Waupacca, WI – buried Portland Cemetery, Calumet County, WI
6. John J. Sweet b. 1842 NY; d. 1863 Port Hudson, LA
7. Caroline Sweet b. 1844 NY; d. 1849 bur. Sweet Cemetery Stockbridge, WI
8. Elbert E. Sweet b. 1847 NY; M. Myra Burch 1872 @ Stockbridge, d. 1904 Portage County, WI
9. Rosalia F. Sweet b. 1849 Stockbridge, WI; M. Obed Dodge 1866 @ Stockbridge; d. (murdered) 1933 Beach, ND
10. William H. Sweet b. 1852 Stockbridge, WI; d. 1854; bur. Sweet Cemetery Stockbridge, WI
11. Agusta L. Sweet b. 1853 @ Stockbridge; M. Leroi Blodgett (son of Anson above) 1879 @ Stockbridge; d. after 1930 Eaton County, MI?
12. Mettie Inez Sweet b. 1858 @ Stockbtidge; M. Lowell Liskum 1874 @ Manitowac, County, WI; d. CA. 1924
Wow! and James Sweet died less than 5 years after Mettie was born. Poor Charlotte!
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