Jens Jensen Dalby

JENS JENSEN DALBY, was “formand” or President of the first Church Council in 1895. He was born May 30, 1853 in Dalby vid Skive, Sjalland, Denmark, baptized in Overdrup Church, and confirmed in Kynby Church. He came to America May 4, 1873, lived for 6 years in Racine, WI, came to Stoughton in 1879 and to Rutland in 1880, and in 1884 settled in Oregon.

William Comstock

WILLIAM COMSTOCK, deceased; was born in 1808, in Rhode Island; he was the second of eight children of Aaron and Patience (Spencer) Comstock, and with whom he removed, when a young man, to Delaware Co., N.Y., and there devoted his time principally to farming till the spring of 1844;

T.E. Thompson – 1877 History of Oregon, WI

This pleasant little village of about 500 inhabitants is situated in the midst of a fertile agricultural region, in the southern part of the county, ten miles from the capital city, and is the second station on the Madison division of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad.

Dr. I. Howe – 1877 History of Oregon, WI

OREGON By DR. I HOWE Township No. 5 north, range 9 east of the 4th principal meridian, is situated in the center of the southern tier of townships in the county of Dane. The surface is undulating, and was, in the state of nature, covered with burr and white oak openings, with a few small […]

Early Settlers: the Lead Trail

As the lead industry in southwestern Wisconsin expanded in the 1830’s following the Blackhawk War, trails were developed over the highland ridges eastward across to Milwaukee and Racine. Two of these Lead Trails, which passed through our area, influenced the development of our early settlements.