Albert Waterman

ALBERT WATERMAN, farmer, Sec. 17; P.O. Rutland or Oregon; born in the town of Royalton, Windsor, Co., Vt., in 1815; his father, Jonathan, was the son of Robert Waterman, and born at Plymouth, Mass., and with his parents removed to Vermont about 1810, where he afterward married Sarah Child; they raised a family of thirteen children, of whom our subject is the third, and when he was bout 5 years old they removed to Orleans Co., Vt.He left his home in Orleans Co. in 1837 and emigrated to Illinois; stopping near Springfield, he devoted his attention to teaching for seven years, and afterward taught a year near Peoria; in 1845, with his brother, who was then a merchant in Milwaukee, he went to Maquoketa, Iowa, and there engaged in merchandising till 1849; he also bought the first village lot sold in Maquoketa; he came to Dane Co., Wis., in 1849, and engaged in hotel keeping and merchandising till 1860, and since that time has lived on this farm of 94 acres on Secs. 17 and 18.

Mr. Waterman was Town Treasurer for one year.

He was married in Hampden Co., Mass. To Jane C., daughter of Daniel and Sara Moore, a native of Connecticut; their children are Susan, now Mrs. Albert Pound, who lives in Sauk Co., Wis.; Nellie, now Mrs. H. C. Rouse, who lives in Whiteside CO., Ill.; now Mrs. Adolph Blanchard, of this town; Frank, a farmer of this town. Mr. and Mrs. Waterman are members of the Presbyterian Church.

Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1203.

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