Bio: Post, Marcus Montcalm (1845 - 1905)

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Surnames: Post, McMullan, Spaulding, Freeman, Left, Titus, Van Schaick, Taylor, Leek

----Sources: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, Census, Family Notes

MARCUS MONTCALM Post, Freeman House, Black River Falls, Wisconsin was born in Huron Co., Ohio, Oct. 14. 1845. Came to Black River Falls in 1845, and went to work on the river, driving logs for McMullan. Remained with him one Winter, then went to work in the woods until 1879, when he went teaming for Mr. Spaulding. and on April 1, 1879, took charge of the hotel where he now is. He enlisted in Co. B, 2d Wis. C. V. in 1864, at La Crosse. Mr. Post was married to Fannie Maud Freeman, April 20, 1880. She was born in Canada, Nov. 17, 1855, and is a daughter of Samuel Freeman, the former proprietor of the Freeman House.

*In 1900, the Posts live on Water St., Black River Falls, Wisconsin where they ran a hotel.

**Marcus Montcalm Post died in Black River Falls, Wisconsin, 4 Jun 1905 of kidney disease and he and his wife, Frances "Fannie" Maud Freeman Post (1854 - 1918), are both buried there in the Riverside Cemetery.  Fannie was the daughter of Samuel and Ann English Freeman.  Lucille Post (1845 - 1905), the daughter of Marcus and Fannie who died at the age of three is also buried in the same plot.

Family Notes for Marcus Montcalm Post

Father: *Joseph Post, b: 1815, NY, son of Gilbert and Elizabeth (Schneider) Post, m. 25 Oct 1935
Mother: Mary Louise Leek / Left, b: 1819, NY, m. 25 Oct 1935

Marriage 1 Frances (Fannie) Maude Freeman b: 17 Nov 1854 in Dunnville, Ontario, Canada
Married: 20 Apr 1880 in Black River Falls WI
Frank Freeman Post b: Sep 1883, Neillsville, Clark, WI
Herbert Lee Post b: Oct 1886, Wisconsin
Hazel N. Post b: 4 Jun 1889, Jackson Co., Wisconsin
Lucille (Alice) Post b: 11 Aug 1897, Wisconsin

*Joseph T. Post left Michigan in 1855 to locate on a farm in Farmington, LaCrosse Co., Wisconsin.

Schedules Enumerating Union Veterans and Widows of Union Veterans of the Civil War,1890

Marcus M Post
1890 Census, Black River Falls City, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States
nara publication number: M123
nara roll number: 116
film number: 338275
digital folder number: 004679029
image number: 00322

Wisconsin Index to Compiled Service Records of Volunteer Union Soldiers Who Served in Organizations

Marcus M. Post
Military Service, Union Army
rank in: Private
rank out: Private
state (or origin): Wisconsin
military unit: 2nd Regiment, Wisconsin Cavalry
military unit note:
company: B

1850 Federal Census, Bethel, Branch, Michigan, United States, dwelling 114, family 114, line 34

Marcus Post

Household Members
Joseph L Post M 35 (1815 New York)
Mary L Post F 31 (1819 New York)
Caroline Post F 9 Ohio (Caroline Calista Post, b: 29 Jul 1841)
Sheldon S Post M 8 Ohio (Sheldon Sharon Post, b: 2 Sep 1843)
Marcus Post M 5 Ohio (Marcus Montcalm Post, b: 19 Oct 1845, OH)

*Other children were: Lucius Leet Post (b: 25 Feb 1839); Emery Elmer Post (b: 2 Mar 1848); Ogilvie Oscar (b: 29 May 1852, Rock Co., Wis.)

1905 Wisconsin Census, Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin, pg. 104, line 94

Marcus M Post, white, married, male
place of birth: parent 1: Ohio
place of birth: parent 2: Ohio

Household Members
head Fannie M Post F 50y Canada
husband Marcus M Post M 50y Ohio
son Frank F Post M 21y Wisconsin
son Herbert L Post M 18y Wisconsin
daughter Hazel Post F 16y Wisconsin
boarder John Taylor M 67y New York
boarder Hugh Post M 21y Wisconsin
boarder Robert Titus M 67y Pennsylvania
boarder Tom Van Schaick M 40y Wisconsin

Wisconsin Deaths

Lucile Post
gender: Female
burial place: Black River Falls, Wisconsin
death date: 15 Feb 1901
death place: Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin
age: 3
birth date: 11 Aug 1897
birthplace: B. R. Falls, Wisconsin
race: White
father's name: M. M. Post
father's birthplace: Ohio
mother's name: F. M. Post
mother's birthplace: Canada

Marcus M.C. Post
gender: Male
burial place: Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin
death date: 04 Jun 1905
death place: Black River Falls, Jackson, Wisconsin
age: 59
birth date: 14 Oct 1845
birthplace: Haran, Ohio
occupation: Landlord
race: White
marital status: Married
spouse's name: Fannie W. Post
father's name: Joseph Post
father's birthplace: Conn.
mother's name: Mary S. Post
mother's birthplace: Mass.

(A correction Note from a relative - Lisa Koch)

I have a correction for the article (I'm a descendant of Marcus' brother Ogilvie Oscar Post) Their mother's last name was Leet not Leek. Mary Louise Leet - daughter of John S Leet & Caroline Stimson.



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