Schuyler Gilbert

SCHUYLER GILBERT, farmer Secs. 15 and 14, P.O. Oregon, born Oct 11, 1819, in Tully Onondaga Co., N.Y. his early life was spent there as a farmer.  He came West in 1845, locating 120 acres of his present farm; built a log shanty, with puncheon floor, oak door and “six-light” window; log house; the lumber used in this was sawed from timber “borrowed” from speculators’ lands in Green County; in 1869 he built a good frame house, now his home; of his 165 acres, 120 are held under the old U.S. Title.  He married, in his and her native county, in December, 1844, Miss Nancy Hills; they have five children-Frank, Mary E. (Mrs. John Draher), John, Josephine, and Alice; all were born in the log house where the eldest now lives with his family.  Mr. Gilbert is a Republican, was the first Treasurer of town of Oregon, served twice, and once subsequently as a Supervisor.Ref. 1880 History of Dane County, Wisconsin, page 1241.

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