Bio: Pratt, Edmund (1826 - 1897)

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Surnames: Pratt, Price, Larson, Hart, Means, Pettis, Stormley, Anderson, Christopherson, Kirkendall, Olson, Halverson, Clark, Brewer, Michaelson, Erickson, Kressinger, Lelond

----Sources: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin


Edmund Pratt (Aug 1826 - May 1897)


EDMUND PRATT, foreman of Hon. W. T. Price's farm. Sec. 9, P. O. Hixton, was born in Washington Co., N. Y., Aug. 15, 1826. Has been engaged with Mr. Price for seventeen years, first at lumbering, then as road agent, and in 1873 took charge of the farm, which consists of 1,963 acres, being nearly all under cultivation. On it, in the year 1877, they raised 29,000 bushels of oats, 3,000 bushels of barley, and 4,000 of wheat; and this year, 1881, have in 200 acres of corn, 90 acres of wheat, 160 acres of barley and 250 of oats. Have cut as high as 650 tons of hay in one season. Employ twenty-eight men the year round, working them in the pineries Winters, and generally employ fifty during harvest, working twenty teams They have a blacksmith shop on the farm, and do all their own machine repairing right there. Their stock consists of 460 hogs, 117 head of cattle, 175 head of sheep and 96 horses. There is a fine trout stream running through the farm.


*Edmund Pratt is buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Jackson Co., Wisconsin.  The dates on his stone are: Aug 1826 - May 1897.


1880 Federal Census, Hixton, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 389


Edmund Pratt, single, white, American male
occupation : Farm Overseer
father's birthplace : Connecticut, United States
mother's birthplace : Connecticut, United States

Household Members
self Edmund Pratt M 54 New York, United States
other Frank Larson M 30 Norway
other Jefferson Hart M 24 France
other Paris Means M 23 Maine, United States
other Albert Pettis M 32 Wisconsin, United States
other Lewis Stornley M 22 Norway
other Andrew Anderson M 30 Norway
other Christ Christopherson M 30 Norway
other William Kirkendall M 25 Germany
other Ole Olson M 26 Norway
other Jacob Olson M 35 Norway
other Halver Olson M 23 Norway
other Ole Halverson M 22 Norway
other William Clark M 22 Wisconsin, United States
other Fayette Brewer M 21 Wisconsin, United States
other John Michaelson M 40 Norway
other Peter Erickson M 22 Norway
other Joseph Kressinger M 25 Germany
other Peter Olson M 30 Norway
other Joseph Lelond M 22 Canada




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