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Source: The Semi-Weekly Herald, Eldora, Hardin County, IA 21 Jan 1910 P. 1 Col 2.
submitted by researcher/see contributors page

Buried 17 JAN 1910
Benson Cemetery, Felix Twp., Hardin Co., IA.
v Mrs. Helen M. Ecklor, an old and highly respected resident of Whitten, died Saturday, January 15, at the age of 71 years, 5 months and 11 days. Helen M. Yale was born in Brookfield Wisconsin, July 26, 1839. She was married to Henry Ecklor, Mar 26, 1862, and moved to McHenry County, Ill, in the following June. In the fall of 1865 they moved to Grundy Center, Iowa, where Mr. Ecklor died in 1883, three years after she moved to Whitten where she has resided continually since that time. Mrs. Ecklor leaves two sisters and a brother to mourn her loss. The sisters are Mrs. Julia James and Mrs. Jane Atkins, both of Waukesha, Wis., and the brother John Yale of Belleville, Kan. Mrs. Ecklor was a lady who took life in earnest and was a very active worker in the christian life of her community and will be greatly missed by her many friends and by her church.

Her probate record states she she gave her assets to her siblings; John Yale, age 63 living in Belleville, Kansas; Julia James, 67, Wauwatosa, Wisc.; Mary Jane Atkins, 69, Waukesha, Wisc.


Source: Field Genealogy being the record of all the field family in America, whose ancestors were in this country prior to 1700, Volume II by Frederick Clifton Pierce, Chicago, IL; 1901

Hon Andrew E. Elmore was born in New Palz Landing, Ulster county, N.Y., May 8, 1814. He received a brief common school education, and was in the grain elevator and warehouse business in Green Bay, Wis. In November, 1839, he settled in Mukwonago, Waukesha county, and resided there for twenty-four years, since which time he has resided in Green Bay and fort Howard. In 1840 he was appointed postmaster at Mukwonago, when the office was first established, and held the office until 1849. Was again appointed in 1853; was married Nov. 24, 1841. In 1846 he was elected to the constitutional convention from Waukesha county, and was a conspicuous and prominent member and took an active part in the proceedings. IN 1842-43 he was elected a member of the Territorial House of Representatives, and served for two years. IN 1860 he was in the State Assembly. Was for twelve continuous years chairman of the Board of Supervisors of Waukesha county. He was possessed in a remarkable degree of a keen sense of with and humor. He was early called the "Sage of Mukwonago; was ever genial, cordial and companionable. Mr. Elmore was for many years on the State Board of Charities, and at one time president. was universally respected and esteemed.


Source: Daughters of the American Revolution records

DAR Member

Descendant of Ensign Caleb Olin

Caleb Olin 
	b: 1753 in Warwick, R. I.
	d: 1838 Potsdam, N. Y.
	m. 1775
	to: Freelove Mitchell
	b: 1755
	d: 1834
Caleb Olin was placed on the pension roll of St. Lawrence 
County, New York, 1832, for service of ensign, Vermont 

Child of Caleb and Freelove (Mitchell) Olin
	Thomas Olin
	b. 1779
	to: Experience Conkey

Child of Thomas and Experience (Conkey) Olin:
	Chauncey C. Olin
	to: Mary Church

Child of Chauncey C. and Mary (Church) Olin:
	Adaline Beldon Olin


Source: The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Volume 47 page 245

Daughter of the American Revolution DAR ID # 46541 

Born in Waukesha, Wis. 

Descendant of Ensign Caleb Olin. 

Daughter of Emil Estberg and Adaline Olin, his wife. 

Granddaughter of C. C. Olin and Mary Church, his wife. 

Gr-granddaughter of Thomas Olin and Experience Conkey, his wife. 

Gr-gr-granddaughter of Caleb Olin and Freelove Mitchell, his wife. 

Caleb Olin (1753-1838) was placed on the pension roll of St. Lawrence County, 
New York, 1832, for service as ensign, Vermont militia. He was born in Warwick, 
R. I.; died in Potsdam, N. Y. 

Also No. 36059.  


Source: The Milwaukee Sentinel, Sunday, February 26, 1899; Issue 12; col B

Lieut. Everett Dropped

Waukesha Volunteer Who Mysteriously Disappeared From Camp Shipp

Anniston, Ala., Feb. 25-A telegram was received to-day from the War department announcing that Lieut. James P. Everett of Co. A, who has been missing since Jan. 11, had been dismissed from the service on Feb. 24.  He does not receive a dishonorable discharge, nor a discharge of any kind, but is simply dropped from the rolls as unaccounted for.  This disposition of the affair will enable Lieut Daniel J. Martin and First Sergeant B. William Bergeman to become first and second lieutenant of Co. A, they having previously been elected but not receiving their commissions until the Everett case had been settled.

The regiment is badly divided on the question of a route from Anniston to Wisconsin.  With the plan of holding the regiment together the officers arranged for three special trains on the southern and Louisville Nashville railways at a rate of one-half fare for Wisconsin points.  Several lines ignored in the official arrangement sent representatives here and the agents of eight roads are now fighting for the business.  One road announced a rate of 1 cent a mile yesterday but to-day this offer was withdrawn and all now make the same rates, depending upon promises of stop-overs, through coaches and fast trains to sell tickets.

The regiment is almost sure to be broken up and divided between the various competing lines.  The men of Cos C and F rejected the plans laid out for them and made their own arrangements for trains.  In other companies, also, the men resent the proposition to hand them over to any road and are negotiating terms with all.  Whatever arrangements are decided upon a majority of the men and officers of each company will go home together but there is little prospect that the whole regiment will return in a body.