Waukesha County Biographies

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Source: History of Dakota County and the City of Hastings, including the Explorers and Pioneers of Minnesota , and Outlines of the History of Minnesota". By Rev. Edward D. Neill and J. Fletcher Williams. Published in Minneapolis by North Star Publishing Company, 1881 Page 485

H.J. Gasman, was born in Waukesha county, Wisconsin in 1847. He was reared as a farmer, and acquired a common school education. His home was with his grand parents until the age of twenty-two years. He then removed to Pierce county, Wisconsin, and farmed for two years. In 1869 he came to Minnesota and lived one year in Hastings, then came to Vermillion and purchased a farm of one hundred and sixty acres, where he now lives, having a comfortable home. He married, in 1873, Miss Sarah McKay, who was born in Walworth county, Wisconsin, in 1850. Their children are: Lillie, born October 30th, 1875; and Alice, born October 3th, 1877.



Source: 1907 Volume of Haight's Waukesha County Memoirs pg 447

Charles Gebhard, born in Germantown, Washington county, Wis, Dec. 25, 1851, is the son of German parents, George and Margaret Gebhard. The father came to America in 1844, locating first at Brookville, and later at Germantown. After a short time he purchased a small form of 40 acres, which he made his home for the remainder of his life. His wife is also deceased. Charles received his education in the Germantown schools and remained at the parental home until he was about twenty-seven years of age. He then worked for himself purchasing his present farm of 60 acres in 1877. On this farm he has made all the improvements and now has a fine and well-equipped piece of property, upon which he expects to remain permanently. On Nov. 26, 1878, Mr. Gebhard married Miss Mary Miller(sic), a native of Menomonee township and daughter of Michael and Theresa Miller, both now living in Milwaukee. Mr. Miller was formerly a farmer, but has retired from active work. Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Gebhard, viz.: Mary, who married Charles Wick, a mason, and resides in Fussville; the second child died in infancy; John, who is also a mason, resides in Fussville; Charles, resides in Milwaukee, and the younger children, George, Rosa, Frank, Sarah and William, are all at home with the parents. Mr. Gebhard is a Republican in his politics and is a member of the Catholic church at Fussville.



Source: Unknown

We have had research done in Bavaria for the Gebhard family in the last two years. Georg Gebhard was born on Dec 17, 1809 in the village of Eckenhaid, Kreis Lauf, Bavaria. The Feb 3, 1809 date is from his Wisconsin death certificate. His wife Margarethe Mueller was born, also in Eckenhaid, January 18, 1821, and she died in the Town of Caledonia in Racine Co. on Nov 21, 1889. We are still looking for their marriage record, but it has to be in Wisconsin because he emigrated shortly after March 28, 1844, when he received permission to leave Bavaria, and she followed him later in the summer of 1844. Her permission to leave is listed under Mueller.

Their oldest son Johann Georg Gebhard married Margaretha, whose maiden name was also Gebhard, on Feb 24, 1873 at St. Mary's in Elm Grove. She was from a second Gebhard family in Brookfield which as far as we can tell is unrelated to our family. She was the daughter of Johann Gebhard and Margaretha nee Brendel. Johann Georg died July 29, 1921. Margaretha was born in November 1855 in Brookfield and died in Milwaukee Oct 12, 1928.

Christina Gebhard was born November 11, 1853 in Germantown and died Mar 27, 1915 in Rubicon, Dodge Co. She married Herman Joseph Graef on Sept 14, 1876 at St. Hubert's in Hubertus and they lived there.

The children Georg, Maria Margaretha, Magdalena and Appollonia all died young. The cemetery stones at St. Boniface are very bad for the girls, but it seems they all died in May 1869. Georg died sometime between 1855 and the 1860 census.

Anna Lena Gebhard was born Aug 23, 1862 and died in Racine July 29, 1938. She married John Theodore H. Miller at Germantown, St. Boniface, October 3, 1880. They lived in Racine. John Theodore Miller is the brother of Mary Miller, who married Charles Gebhard of Menomonee Falls, and their parents are Michael Mueller and Mary Theresa Dickmann.



Source: 1907 Volume of Haight's Waukesha County Memoirs pg 447

George Gebhard, Jr., was born Jan. 5, 1863, on the farm where he now lives, and is the son of George Gebhard, Sr., and Lena (Brandmiller) Gebhard, both natives of Germany. The father immigrated to this county about 1840, worked for a short time in a brick yard in Milwaukee, and then came out to the town of Brookfield, to work on the dame which was built not far from Waukesha. He entered a claim of 40 acres of timber land and later bought 80 acres more. He married after coming to Brookfield, the ceremony being performed at the homestead, which was the home of both until the death of the mother in 1881. Mr. Gebhard remained on the farm until 1887, when he retired and made his home in the village of Elm Grove, until his death, Dec. 28, 1902, aged eighty-three years and nine months. Of their family of nine children, five are living. John, an engineer employed in the stone quarry, resides in Waukesha; Mary, wife of Nicholas Neure, Conrad and Matthew all reside in the town of Brookfield, as does George, the subject of this sketch. The last was brought up on the farm, receiving his education in the district school and the Catholic school at Elm Grove. He has always remained on the homestead, taking charge of the same upon his marriage at the age of twenty-three, and is now the owner of 120 acres of the original tract. General farming, dairying, raising of cattle and other livestock, occupy his attention, the milk from his herd of 12 cows being shipped to Milwaukee. In Jun 1886, Mr. Gebhard married Miss Anna Molador, who was born in Illinois and died in 1890, leaving one child, which died a short time after. In 1891, Mr. Gebhard contracted a second marriage with Miss Mary Etzel, to which union six children have been born, namely: Katie, William N., Lena, Josephine, Isabelle and Martha.



Source: 1907 Volume of Haight's Waukesha County Memoirs pg 447

Matthew Gebhard, a prosperous farmer of Brookfield township was born on the family homestead adjoining the farm where he now lives. He is one of the nine children of George, Sr., and Lena (Brandmiller) Gebhard, and the next to the youngest of the fine now living. The father came to Waukesha county in 1840, being one of the pioneers of Brookfield township. Matthew, born April 8, 1859, received his elementary education in the district school and later attended the convent school at Elm Grove. Until he was twenty-eight years of age he remained at home, assisting in the work of the farm. Then, in preparation for his marriage, which occurred on Oct. 9, 1888, he purchased the farm of 120 acres where he now lives and to which was later added 40 acres adjoining. On this property Mr. Gebhard has built a handsome brick house, 46 by 56 feet, a fine barn, and has set out an orchard of apple, cherry, plum and pear trees, all of which are bearing. The farm supports a dairy herd, also some other live-stock, such as hogs, coarse-wool sheep, etc. The milk from the dairy is shipped to Milwaukee. Mr. Gebhard has operated a thresher every season for thirty-three years. Mrs. Gebhard, nee Mary Welfol, is a native of Brookfield township, born April 2, 1866. She was reared on the farm attended the district school and remained with her parents until her marriage. Ten children have been born into the Gebhard family, of whom nine are living, viz.: Frank, Joseph, Regina, Alexander, Seman, Mattie, Marie, Cecelia and Laurine. Thus far the children have been education the the home schools.



Source: John Gibson of Camridge, Mass. and His Descendants 1634-1899; by Mehitable Calef Coppenhagen Wilson; 1900

Sergt. Gibson was a soldier in the war or 1812-Corp., Capt. Simon Wright's co. of infantry, 1st (Marmaduke's) reg militia Sept. 17 to Dec. 8, 1812; sergt. Capt. Jonathan P. Stanley's co., Col. William B. Sumner's reg. Vt. militia Ap. 12, 1814 to Ap 15, 1815



Source: Daughters of the American Revolution

DAR Member
Descendant of Aaron Lindsley
Abigail Halsey and Silas Halsey

Silas Halsley
	b: 1704, d: 1777
	m: Abigail Howell

Child of Silas and Abigail (Howell) Halsey
	Aaron Lindsley
	b: 1740 Morris Plains, NJ
	d. 1798 Saratoga county, NY
	m. 1771
	to: Abigail Halsey
Aaron Lindsley, (1740-98), served as a minute man throughout 
the war in the New Jersey militia. He never recovered from 
wounds received at Monmouth.

Abigail (Howell) Halsey belonged to a family of patriots and 
her parents died 1777 of small-pox, contracted, nursing soldiers 
when the pestilence was at Morristown.

Child of Aaron and Abigail (Halsey) Lindsley
	Aaron Lindsley
	to: Dorcas Taylor

Child of Aaron and Dorcus (Taylor) Lindsley:
	Aaron Ladner Lindsley
	to: Julia West


Source: Genealogy of the Loveland Family in the United States of America from 1635 Vol. 1,
 By John Bigelow Loveland, George Loveland, 1892

James Knox Glenn, born at Bellefonte, Pa., Jan'y 9, 1812, and who died at No. 120 E. 59th street New York City, Feb'y 16, 1882, settled in Lower Sandusky, now Fremont, Ohio, in 1837, and was a successful merchant there for many years.  here he was married to Miss Mary Bigelow, daughter of Joseph Loveland, March 21, 1840.  He removed to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he engaged in banking, and for some years owning and managing the Cincinnati Female Seminary.  soon after the War of the Rebellion he removed to New York City, and engaged in the wholesale grocery business under the firm name of Hoppock, Glenn & company.  He was largely interested in real estate and west.

At Waukesha, Wisconsin he owned valuable medicinal springs.  On his mother's side he was a descendant of Robert Gordon, who was born in Scotland and married Betsey Leslie, of Ireland, sister of Lord Leslie.  Robert Gordon and his wife Betsey emigrated to America (Belefonte) and had: Anna, James Jane, Mary and Robert.

Death of Hon. J.K. Glenn

On Friday of last week, Mr. H.N. Glenny received the sad intelligence of the death of Hon. J.K. Glenn, proprietor of Glenn Mineral Spring, which occurred at his home in New York City, on Thursday, from gangrene in the foot, which resulted from a slight wound.  Deceased came to Waukesha about six years ago an almost helpless invalid and considered at death's door.  The water of the now called Glenn Spring worked such a speedy cure and miraculous return to health for him that he purchased and greatly improved the property, and named the spring after himself.  Mr. Glenn was a man of advanced years and reputed liberal fortune.  He returned here every season and seemed to gain fresh life and renewed vigor with increasing years.  It was late last fall when he departed from this place for the winter, and never appeared in better health than at that time.  The New York Times is announcing Mr. Glenn's death, says of him:" He was for many years identified with Western interests, and at one time owned successfully managed the Cincinnati Female Seminary, was president of several banks, and held many positions of trust.  AFter coming East he associated himself with M.A. Hoppock in the wholesale grocery trade.   He was largely interested with ex-President Hayes in lands south and west.  He leaves a wife and one married daughter, Mrs. George C. Hammill."-From Waukesha, Democrat, Saturday Feb'y 25, 1882.

J.K. Glenn
J.K. Glenn, formerly of Cincinnati, died at his house, No. 120 East fifty-ninth St., Thursday, in the seventieth year of his age.  He at one time owned and successfully managed the Cincinnati Female Seminary.  He was president of several banks and held many positions of trust.  After coming east to live he was connected with M.A. Hoppock in the wholesale grocery trade.  He was interested with ex-President Hayes in lands south and west.  He leaves a wife and one married daughter, Mrs. George C. Hammill.  The body was taken to Fremont, Ohio, for burial-N.Y. Daily Tribune, Feb'y 18, 1882.



Source: Daughters of the American Revolution

DAR Member

Descendant of Hon. Nathaniel Gorham, of Massachusetts 
and of Maj. Warham Parks

Nathaniel Gorham
		b. 1738 in Boston
		d. 1796 in Charlestown, Mass
		m. Rebecca (Call)
	Nathaniel was a member of the General Court, 1775-76, 
and of the Board of War, 1775.  He was a delegate to the 
Constitutional Convention, 1779, and was a member of the 
Continental Congress at the close of the war.

Child of Nathaniel and Rebecca (Call) Gorham:
	Rebecca Gorham
	to: Warham Parks 
	b. 1752 in Westfield, Mass.
	d. 1801
	Warham served as captain in the Revolutionary War 1775 
and as major in 1777.  He became disabled and offered his resignation.  
Washington replied with a note: "The service had better dispense with 
your service for a time than lose you altogether."

Child of Warham and Rebecca (Gorham) Parks:
	Rufus Parks
	m: Harriet Fairservice

Child of Rufus and Harriet (Fairservice) Parks:
	Helen Parks


Source: Unknown

Graduated from Madison, Wisc High School Attended Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison Graduated in 1899 Played football and baseball. Lettered football (4) baseball (3)times Commissioned Capt. Judge Advocate's Office in WW I, stationed in New York city.



Source: Submitted by Kent Peterson great-great grandson of Heinrich

Company H, 28th Wisconsin Vol. Inf.

Heinrich "Henry" Grob was born 16 September 1841 in Rossau, Canton Zurich, Switzerland. He emigrated to the United States in 1854 with his parents, Heinrich and Fanny Grob, and settled in Brookfield Township, Waukesha County, Wisconsin. Shortly before his 21st birthday he was enlisted by Capt. Trowbridge at Brookfield and joined Captain Herman Meyer's Co. H of the newly-formed 28th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry. He was mustered in 13 October 1862 at Camp Washburn, Milwaukee, and served his three-year term. He participated in the Yazoo Pass Expedition, Battle of Helena, Arkansas, and the capture of Spanish Fort, where his rifle was hit by a piece of shrapnel while it was in his hands. The barrel was bent, so Corpl. Grob discarded it in favor of an Amoskeag rifle that another man "wasn't using anymore". During the same battle, while he was in the rifle pits outside the fort, a rebel artillery shell landed right in front of his position, throwing up enough dirt to bury him alive. His comrades quickly dug him out, thus saving his life.

He was mustered out with his regiment at Madison, Wisconsin on 23 August 1865, and returned to Brookfield. He married Ernestine Marth 8 November 1867 in Cedarburg, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Ernestine and her family had come to the U.S. from Germany just that summer. Shortly after their marriage, Henry and Ernestine relocated to Marathon County, Wisconsin, followed shortly thereafter by his parents. Henry tried his hand at farming for a time but soon moved to Wausau, where he was employed as a teamster and drayman.

Henry Grob was active in the Grand Army of the Republic, Lysander Cutler Post 55, Wausau, Wisconsin. He was mustered in on 1 October 1900 and served as Post Adjutant and Sr. Vice Commander. He was also a member of the 28th Regiment's annual reunion society, but apparently never attended any of the reunion events.

Heinrich died 18 December 1914 in Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin, and was buried 22 December 1914 in Pine Grove Cemetery in Wausau. His grave marker has the G.A.R. logo engraved on the back.