|HENRY WEST, Sec. 6; P.O. Madison; born near Mauch Chunk, Penn. Aug. 18, 1832; son of Paul and Sarah (Graves) West; after the death of her husband, the widow married Jacob Zink; who came West and located near Verona Corners, May 7, 1845; he now lives on the old Abbott farm in Verona; his wife died while on a visit East in the winter of 1875; her parents, a brother and three sisters are all buried in the same old Pennsylvania cemetery, the youngest dying at 74 and the eldest at 92.Henry West went to Kansas in 1857, made and lost a claim and made some money at hunting in various parts of the Northwest.
He married, Oct. 19, 1859, Phoebe A. Burch, born May 8, 1840, in Erie Co. Penn; they were married in Verona, and began on 40 acres of the present farm, $500 in debt; today he owns 220 acres in the homestead farm, and 138 in Verona; has rebuilt his house, built a basement barn, set shade and fruit trees, and literally made his own home by labor and judicious management; they have five children-Clara, Ralph, Bertha, Stanley and Edna; little Gracie died Jan. 20, 1874.
Mr. West is a live, stirring farmer, and a Republican in politics.
Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1259.