George Vroman

GEORGE VROMAN, Sec. 30; P.O. Stoner’s Prairie, born near Cazenovia, Madison Co., N.Y., March 22, 1814; leaving his native State, he came up the lakes to Milwaukee, which he reached July 11, 1836; most of his time was spent here and in Mineral Point and Madison up to September, 1838 when he settled in Madison, residing here until 1862, when he settled on his 144-acre farm.Mr. Vroman served an apprenticeship of seven years as a carpenter in New York, and was the leading spirit in erecting the Badger Mills in 1842; Joseph V. and himself entered a half-section in Fitchburg in 1840, part of which is now the estate of the late Joseph Vroman; on this, in 1843, George V. built the first framed barn.

He married March 24, 1844, Miss Amy Wardwell, born March 24, 1827, in Steuben Co., N.Y. they have two living children—Edgar J. and Alfred H.—-and have lost seven children; George F. died Aug. 29, 1847; William H. died Dec. 8, 1847; Mary E. died Aug. 8, 1852; James B. died Oct. 27, 1875; Jennie F. and Samuel F. died Feb. 15, 1875; Hiram A. died Sept. 3, 1876.

Mr. Vroman is one of the pioneer settler of the State, and a man well known and respected. He is a Republican.1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1259.

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