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Researched, transcribed and contributed by Cathy Kubly
WI FAYs, 1830's and 40's
Various Fay historical accounts from Dodge County Wisconsin
[p 534] The Empire Brick and Flouring Mills (originally known as the Old Yellow Mill), built by Luther A. COLE and Edmund S. BAILEY in 1842, and the Emeral Mill, built by FAY and CRAMER in 1848. Both of these institutions are now owned by F. Miller & Co.

[p 536] The post office was established in Watertown in 1837, with William M. DENNIS as Postmaster. SInce the time of Mr. DENNIS, the following individuals have held the office: P. V. BROWN, Patrick ROGAN, Benjamin F. FAY, John F. KIMBALL, J. J. ENOS, Myron B. WILLIAMS, James POTTER, Peter ROGAN, Jacob JUSSEN, Gen. BERTRAM and Justus T. MOAK.

From the biography of George WARREN (Trenton Twp): ...married, April 1849, Mary A. WEST, daughter of Abraham B. WEST, who was born in New Lisbon, N.Y.; his mother was of Holland, and his father of English stock; Abraham married Minerva FAY; she was of Scottish descent... [George WARREN was born in Saratoga Co., NY on 15 July 1824 and lived on an elevation about 3 mi east of Fox Lake. Abraham WEST was a tanner and currier. He died 04 Feb 1874 in Trenton, and his wife died in 1827. Abraham B. WEST and Minerva FAY WEST had eight children: Cynthia E., died 1850; Henry L., in the jewelry business in Amsterdam, NY; Thaddeus St. John, died in 1859; Rowena A., Mary E., Pamelia C.; Minerva J., married in 1850, Israel BAKER of Greenfield, Saratoga Co, NY; she died 15 March 1877. She adopted three of her children: Marietta, Minnie L., and Ruth N. Harriet M. married Isaac FRENISON and lives in Warren Mills; Mrs. WARREN has had 5 children: Frank G., born 03 Aug 1851, in the lumber business with his father; Henry L., born Sep 1854, died in infancy; Fred C., born 26 Oct 1856, living in MN; Walter E., born 08 Mar 1859, also in MN; Lillian E., born 27 Aug 1872, died in infancy; Mrs. WARREN has three other adopted daughters: Emma W. JACKSON, adopted when she was seven years old; Jennie PLATZ, born in 1859, in Chicago; Addie L. BENIGHT, born in 1864. Mr. WARREN owns two fine residences in West Chicago. He and his family are members of the Baptist church.]
The History of Dodge Co., WI - Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1880
In the Watertown Section
Posted 6/14/2000