Burke, Patrick

PATRICK BURKE, farmer, Sec. 9; P.O. Oregon; born in County, Leitrim, Ireland, in 1820;

John M. Sampson

JOHN M. SAMPSON, farmer, Sec. 26; P.O. Stoughton; he was born in Penobscot Co., Me. in 1820, and is the son of Robert and Nancy (Mains) Sampson, who were also natives of that county, and afterward died there;

George W. Getz

GEORGE W. GETZ, wagon-maker, Oregon; born in 1820 in Northampton Co., Penn., worked on a farm until 20; learned the trade of millwright at Easton, Penn., and followed it five years; the family settled in Illinois in 1844; a year later, he went to Chippewa Falls, Wis., living for eight months in a howling wilderness, with only a few whites within 250 miles.

George Fox

GEORGE FOX, Sec. 35; P.O. Oregon; born in 1820 in County Westmeath, Ireland; son of the rev. William and Ellen (Lynn) Fox, who emigrated to the United States in 1834, with six children; they first settled near Tecumseh, Mich., then went to LaGrange Co., Ind., in 1842 (autumn), his elder brother, Dr. William H. Fox, and himself drove a horse across the country to Chicago, and with the same horse and buggy came via Crystal Lake, Delavan and Janesville to Madison, thence by circuitous course to the small prairie where their farms were located; Harvey Bush guided them to it, describing it as fine land, but in such an out-of-way place;