|O. M. PALMER, of Oregon Village, was born in the town of Northeast, Erie Co., Penn., Jan. 28, 1821; has been a lifelong farmer; came to Wisconsin in September, 1853; spent a year on an unimproved farm on Sec. 17, Oregon; and a year later bought his present farm of 160 acres, Sec. 2; 70 acres were broken, and a claim shanty built in which himself and family lived five years.In 1860, Mr. P. built a frame farmhouse 24×28, and later a 28×32 barn, also a 20×40 hot-house; selling his farm in 1876, he removed to the Pierce farm, and, in 1878, settled in Oregon Village, where he has one of the finest of its many pleasant homes; the farm is still his, owing to the failure of the buyer. He married Miss Hulda Hall, in her native town of Fairville, Chautauqua Co. N.Y. she was born Sept. 23, 1821, and has three children-Mary, Cassius, now on the farm, and John, a resident of Minnesota. The daughter married Cole Kierstead, who died in January 1875.
Mr. and Mrs. Palmer are members of the M.E. Church of Oregon, of which he was class leader for seventeen years, and for many years a steward. Is a Republican, and was Supervisor in 1855 and 1871,
Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, p. 1246-47.