Chester Frisbee

CHESTER FRISBEE, farmer, Sec. 33; P.O. Brooklyn; born June 26, 1802, in the town of Trenton, Oneida Co. N.Y. (the Holland patent); has been a lifelong farmer, though he was one summer in a machine shop in Verona, N.Y.; in 1844, he came West and worked a farm in Geneva, Walworth Co., Wis. until 1851, when his means allowed the purchase of his present 160 acres, then as the hand of nature left it, only that a log house was partly built; this was home during the years of pioneer work-breaking, fencing, etc.; his frame farmhouse was built in 1865; for fifteen years all water used in his house was brought from the well of a neighbor; his present well was drilled to a depth of 116 feet; substantial barns, windmills, etc. have been erected, and 100 acres brought into cultivation, all done in 29 years; Mr. Frisbee is hale and hearty, erect and alert, reads much and eats and sleeps well, and in spite of his 78 years, is able to do “chores” and enjoy long rides. ┬áHe married Mrs. Celestia (Burr) De Angelis, of Oneida Co., N.Y.; she died Feb. 4, 1832, leaving a daughter, Celestia, now Mrs. Phineas Vaughan of Mower Co., Minn., the second wife was Miss Emmeline Stevens, of Whitesboro, Oneida Co., N.Y.; she died Jan. 26, 871, leaving six children -Ruth, Jeanette, James B., Frank, Fred and Bessie; Adeline and Charles died before their mother; the four youngest are in O’Brien Co., Iowa, the eldest in Garden Prairie, Boone Co. Ill., and the second with his father.Reference: Western Historical Co. (1880). History of Dane County, Wisconsin.

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