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This News Article was transcribed & contributed by Kay R.


New York Times - New York, New York - September 20, 1860


Among the victims of the Lady Elgin calamity was Mr. Wm. Farnsworth, of Sheboygan, Wis. His body was recovered and taken to that town, where it was buried on the Wednesday succeeding the disaster. Mr. Farnsworth was among the earliest settlers of Sheboygan. In 1818 he resided there for a few months as a trapper and Indian trader, and in 1835 returned to the town, at that time becoming proprietor of a half interest in the village plat. When speculation in lands was at its highest pitch, he sold two-sixteenths of this interest for $55,000, on for $30,000 to the New York and Erie Transportation Company, and the other to another party for $25,000. With the exception of a three or four years residence at Milwaukee, he has lived at Sheboygan since 1835.


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