Source: 1881 History of Northern WI Chicago: The Western Historical Company A.T. Andreas, Proprietor (grammar as is) Pg. 575
J. B. Carpenter, farmer, Sec. 20, P. O. Colby (Clark Co., WI), was born in Jefferson Co., NY, Jan. 31, 1848. When sixteen years of age, he came to Fond du Lac County. He enlisted in 1865, in the 16th Wis. Vols., Co. B; was mustered out in July of the same year, and returned to Fond du Lac Co., Mich., and clerked in a store. In 1878, he came to town of Hull, and purchased his present farm and home. In 1868, he married Miss Aurelia Couse, of Sheboygan County. They have two children, Freddie and Florence May. He has held office as Supervisor and Treasurer of town. Is now treasurer of Colby Public Library Association.
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