JAMES COURTIER, farmer, Sec. 34; P.O. Union; a native of Pennsylvania; was born in Bradford Co., in December, 1825; his father, John Courtier, a farmer, was also born in Pennsylvania of German parents; his mother, Nancy Doroughty, a lady of Irish and Welsh parentage was a native of Pennsylvania.  In the autumn of 1839, Mr. John Courier with his family emigrated to Licking Co., Ohio, and two years afterward removed to Ripley Co., Ind., whence, in 1842, they came to Wisconsin, locating then in the town of Johnstown, Rock Co., for two years; they then removed to the own of Union for two years, and in 1846 settled on Sec. 32, town of Rutland, Dane Co., and two years later still they settled on Sec. 34 of this town, where Mrs. Courtier died in 1864; Mr. Courtier died in Marion Co., Iowa in 1870.  James has made his home on Sec. 34, of this town, since their location there in 1848; he now owns 85 acres on Secs. 34 and 35, of Rutland, and 40 acres on Sec. 5, town of Union, Rock Co.; he was married in Union, Rock Co., in December, 1860, to Mary Ellen, daughter of Jesse and Nancy Allen, a native of Pennsylvania, and came to Wisconsin in 1842; their children are Lelan B., Jesse U., Lemuel B. and William C.  Mrs. Courier is a member of the Baptist Church.