Ellsworth, Henry

HENRY ELLSWORTH, farmer, Sec. 9; P.O. Oregon; is the son of John Ellsworth, who was born, as was his wife, in Ontario Co., N.Y.; her maiden name was Eliza N. Green; they came West and settled on the Oregon farm in 1845 or 1846; of the 200 acres only a few were broken, and here, in Iowa Co., Wis., where his father owns a stock farm of 600 acres; he spent 1864 on the Oregon farm, and has since been an Iowa Co. man. Henry Ellsworth attended district schools up to his 16th year, was three years in the Platteville Normal School, taught one term, and married, when 19, Miss Amelia Barnheisel; she was born in Niles, Trumbell Co., Ohio, her father, George B., settling in Grant Co., Wis., in 1857, he enlisted in Co. C, 25th W.V.I., and died in hospital at New Albany, Ind., in 1865; his son Martin enlisted in Co. C, 2d W.V.I, was fatally shot at second Bull Run, lay nine days on the battlefield, which, with two amputations of his leg, rendered death a boon. Mrs. Ellsworth was for three years in business in Highland, Iowa Co., and then settled on the Oregon farm, where he has built a pleasant home. He is a Democratic Greenbacker, and was two years a Justice of the Peace; is now Master of Oregon Lodge, 151, A.F. & A.M. Mrs. E. was educated in the Lancaster High School and the Platteville Normal School; she began at 17 and taught nine terms; is now the mother of five children—John, Laura, Anna, George and Eliza; the two eldest were born in Highland, and the others on the Oregon farm.

 

1880 History of Dane County, Town of Oregon, p. 1239

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