|M.W. TERWILLIGER, of Terwilliger & Lindsay; born in Chenango, Broome Co., N.Y., Jan 3, 1845; his parents James and Emmeline Terwilliger, came to Wisconsin the next May; he resided on this fathers’ farm in Fitchburg and attended district schools, until he entered the Wisconsin State University; after two years of study here, he spent part of 1866 in Conover, Iowa; returned and took a course in the Northwestern Business College, Madison; clerked eighteen months in Madison, taught one term of school in Blooming Grove, and one in Fitchburg.
He was married in May 1869, to Miss Lucy M., daughter of E. J. Boies, of the Empire State. He taught two terms after this; in 1872, he began business with his brother-in-law, J.J. Lindsay; the first year they did business in the old butcher-shop, which was on the site of the present store; these gentlemen carry a very complete stock of general merchandise; also rent a warehouse and deal in stock and produce; have been express agents for Oregon since 1872.
Mr. Terwilliger is a Republican and a Freemason. He has three children-Arthur, Mabel and an infant.
Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1250.