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1904 PLAT MAP

Township of Springbrook

(Township 40, Range 11W)
*With approximate locations of the early settlers homesteads*
TOWNSHIP SETTLERS MAPPED

"Spooner Register," 30 January 1904 -- This week we publish a map of township 40-11 giving the names of the actual settlers as near as we have been able to learn them and the locations of the land which each owns.  In company with S. W. Haggard a few weeks ago we visited portions of this township but the day was a stormy one and we failed to see very many of the settlers.  Mr. Haggard has away of so speeding his team that he arrives at a good place just about meal time.  In this instance it was at the residence of G. G. Zimmerman and at dinner time.  Mr. Haggard ate so heartily that he did not feel like facing the wind and snow storm so Mr. Zimmerman and the editor spent two or three hours trying to locate the settlers of the township on a piece of paper with a little assistance from Mr. Haggard when he was not visiting Mrs. Zimmerman.

We learned that most of the settlers of this township with the exception of those living in Springbrook came from near Brodhead, Green County, (WI) about four years ago.

The first settler in this township was Joseph Trepania, father of Chairman Alfred Trepania, who settled on Section 14 and erected the first house in what is now known as Springbrook, in 1883.  The house is still standing and is used by the Omaha for a ticket office and by Alfred Trepania as a residence.

The next settlement was made shortly after on Section 28 by a Mr. Ames at a place then known as Ames station, the Ashland branch of the Omaha having been built thru the township the preceding year.  The new settlers were few in number until about seven years ago when this section began to attrack (sp) home seekers.

The soil in the north-western, the southern tier of sections and in the south-eastern part of the township is a clayey loam.  The remainder of the township is sandy or sandy loam especially so along the Namekagon which flows across the township diagonally entering section 1 and flowing south-west with the exception of that part known as the "big bend".  The Omaha railroad also crosses the township approximately parallel to the river.

Springbrook is a thriving business point and furnishes what some of the larger towns in the county to not -- a good market for everything that the farmer has to sell.  In the one item of cord wood alone several thousand dollars cash have been distributed among the farmers from this point.

1904 Springbrook

INDEX OF NAMES
(names spelled as found on the above map)

NAME & SECTION NAME & SECTION NAME & SECTION
ALLISON, Frank - 33 HART, Walter - 28 PREMO, Oliver - 14
BAXTER, George - 20 HAYNES, Ed - 8 REED, Clarence - 20
BINGHAM, F L - 11 HAYNES, Lon - 6 RICE, Albert - 4
BINGHAM, F L - 3 HIMROD, C - 32 RUSSEL, John - 12
BISCKE, Frank - 31 HUNT, Wm - 8 RUSSELL, Joseph - 12
BROKAW, Geo - 13 IDDINGS, B W - 25 SAHL, Jacob - 18
BUCHANAN, Robert - 4 JORDON, Wesley - 28 SCOTT, ? - 32
BUDRO, E J - 31 KENT, Miss - 11 SERGEANT, Arthur - 23
BUMGARTNER, Geo - 27 KNISS, John - 22 SMITH, Archie - 10
BUMGARTNER, George - 34 LANG, Wm - 10 SMITH, Frank - 22
CARLSON, John (deceased) - 18 LARSEL, John - 36 SMITH, Frank - 26
CARPENTER, Wm - 7 LARSON, Andrew - 24 SMITH, Henry - 13
CLARK, Jacob - 2 LEFFINGWELL, Albert - 8 SMITH, John H - 8
CLARK, John - 20 LESTER, Chris - 28 SMITH, Walter - 34
CLEMONS, Henry - 25 LINK, E J - 30 SPEAR, C C - 32
COOK, Ferdinand - 30 LOSTERBACH, J - 30 Spring Lake - 25
CORRELL, James - 31 LUMBAR, Charles - 14 Springbrook - 14
DANIELS, Albert - 18 McINTOSH, ? - 20 STIFFNER, Hal - 34
DANIELS, Jay - 18 McKEE, Emmett - 30 STIFFNER, Harry - 27
DAVIS, Fred - 11 McKEE, Joseph - 18 THOMPSON, J H - 29
DENICK, Mrs - 14 McKEE, L A - 30 THORHAUG, Andrew - 4
DOWNS, S W - 24 McKEE, R E - 32 TREPANIA, Alfred - 14
DURECHIE, Geo - 25 McNITT, U J - 6 TREPANIA, Joseph - 14
DURGES, Fred - 2 McTAGGERT, Edward - 33 TURNER, John - 8
ELLIOTT, Thomas - 7 MILES, Almon - 34 VOLKEMER, Frank - 36
FERGUSON, W S - 24 MILES, Archie - 20 WADE, James - 14
FERTURCH, Wm - 27 MILLER, Mrs - 24 WADE, Lawrence - 10
FOGERTY, Martin - 36 MILLER, P K - 31 WARNER, John - 30
GLENN, Wm - 10 MISHLER, J - 26 WATTS, Richard - 6
GREGERS, Emil - 21 MISHLER, John - 26 WEAVER, Joseph - 26
GROVE, John Jr - 32 MURPHY, P H - 23 WEBSTER, Daniel - 21
GROVE, John Sr - 33 MURPHY, Timothy - 22 WEIR, D S and J - 33
GUNN, William & Henry - 5 NEST, Louis - 22 WEIR, Joseph - 34
HAGGARD, N W - 25 NEWMAN, S F - 22 WELSCHON, Wm - 12
HAGGARD, S W - 10 OLESON, Ole - 7 WELZEIN, Wm - 15
HAGGARD, S W - 14 PAYNE, Ed - 11 & 14 WILDER, T J - 19
HARMON, Charles - 32 PAYNE, Winson (2) - 3 WILSHON, Wm - 11
HARRIS, Charles - 4 POTTER, A B - 36 ZIMMERMAN, G G - 6
HART, Clyde - 33 POTTER, Mrs B F - 36 ZIMMERMAN, John S - 6
HART, Thomas - 33





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