Bio: Christian, Charles W. (1844 - 1907)



Surnames: Christian, Bailey, Bradford, Castellion


----Source: Biographical History of, Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin, Lewis Publishing Company., Chicago, 1891.


CHARLES W. CHRISTIAN, clerk in the Sterling Lumber Co.'s store, and also a mail carrier of Sterling, Wisconsin, was born in Jefferson County, New York, June 30, 1844, the son of Moses (deceased) and Rebecca (Bailey) Christian, the former a native of Mohawk Valley, New York, and the latter of New Jersey. Of the parents' eleven children, four still survive: Melvina, now Mrs. John Baker, of Spirit Lake, Iowa; John B.; Angeline, now Mrs. Abraham Castellion, of Hortonville, Wisconsin; and Charles W., our subject. The latter came with his parents to Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, in 1849, when the Indians and wild animals were numerous, and it was then dangerous for a person to be out after dark. They settled in the openings and succeeded in clearing a farm. Mr. Christian was a soldier in the late war, in Company H, Twentieth Wisconsin Volunteer infantry, served three years, and was in the battles of Prairie Grove, Arkansas; Van Buren, Vicksburg, Yazoo City, Atchafalaya, Louisiana; Fort Morgan, Franklin Creek, Spanish Fort and others. He never lost but three days for disability, and then ran away from the hospital to rejoin his company.

After the war Mr. Christian returned to Fond du Lac County. thence to Hortonville, Wisconsin, in 1867, and in 1872 removed to Greenwood, this county, where he worked on a farm until the fall of 1875. In that year he came to Longwood, where he clerked in a store and hotel until the spring of 1879, and then came to Withee, settling on the southeast quarter of section 10, township 28, range 3 west, which is still his home.

He was married July 7, 1865, to Samantha Bradford, a daughter of Andrew Bradford, of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin. They have three children: Charles, Frank and Captolia. The mother died March 21, 1890. Mr. Christian is a member of the G. A. R. and I. O. O. F. fraternities; was School Clerk two years, Constable two years, and politically is a Republican.


1880 Federal Census, Hixon, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 388


C. W. Christian, married, American male
father's birthplace : New York, United States
mother's birthplace : New Jersey, United States

Household Members
self C. W. Christian M 36 (1844 New York, United States)
wife Samantha Christian F 28 (1852 Wisconsin, United States)
son Charles Christian M 10 Wisconsin, United States
son Francis Christian M 5 Wisconsin, United States


1900 Federal Census, ED 35 Worden & Reseburg towns, Clark, Wisconsin, United States, page 13, family 229


Charles Christian, white, married, male
father's birthplace: New York
mother's birthplace: New York
years married: 9 (1891)

Household Members
head Charles Christian M 56 (Jun 1844 New York)
wife Ida M Christian F 28 (Aug 1872 Wisconsin), 3 children, father b. NY, mother b. WI
son Frank Christian M 24 (May 1876 Wisconsin)
son Jay R Christian M 9 (Aug 1891 Wisconsin)
daughter Lula Christian F 6 (Oct 1894 Wisconsin)
daughter Angie Christian F 2 (Jan 1898 Wisconsin)


1905 Wisconsin State Census, Thorp village, Clark, Wisconsin, family 77, pg. 472, line 54


Charley W Christian, white, married, male
place of birth: parent 1: New York
place of birth: parent 2: New York

Household Members
head Charley W Christian M 61y New York
wife Ida A Christian F 34Y Wisconsin
daughter Grace Christian F 15y Wisconsin
son Jay Christian M 13y Wisconsin
daughter Lulu Christian F 10y Wisconsin
daughter Angie Christian F 8y Wisconsin
daughter Francis Christian F 1y Wisconsin


Wisconsin Deaths


Charles W. Christian
gender: Male
burial date: 1907
burial place: Thorp, Clark, Wi
death date: 19 Mar 1907
death place: Thorp, Clark, Wisconsin
age: 62
birth date: 30 Jun 1844
birthplace: New York
occupation: Laborer
race: White
marital status: Married
spouse's name: Ida Christian
father's birthplace: Ireland



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