Bio: Stewart, John (History - 1844)

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----Sources: 1891 History of Clark and Jackson County, Wisconsin, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge, "Clark Co., Illustrated" by Saterlee, Tifft & Marsh, 1890



John Stewart (1844)




Mr. John Stewart is a real estate and insurance agent at Greenwood. He was born in Scotland in 1844. In 1856 cam to Canada, from there to Clark County, Wisconsin in 1866. Until 1876 he was foreman of a lumbering crew. He has a farm of 160 acres a short distance south of the village of Greenwood and a large tract of unimproved land, 1120 acres in all. He also has a small farm west of Greenwood with thirty-five acres under cultivation. He has recently moved into the growing little town of Greenwood and engaged in his present buisness. "Clark Co., Illustrated" by Saterlee, Tifft & Marsh, 1890.

John Stewart, real estate and insurance agent at Greenwood, was born in Glasgow, Scotland, October 2, 1844, the son of John Stewart (deceased), a native of the same country. The latter was a foreman in a Bond and Free Warehouse at Glasgow many years. The subject of this sketch came to Peterboro County, Canada, in 1857 in 1864 went to Detroit, Michigan and in 1866 came to this county, where he was engaged in the logging camps sixteen years. He also drove logs twenty seasons, and farmed during the summer for eighteen years. He now owns 1,400 acres of land, 110 acres of which is cleared and is rented to tenants.

Mr. Stewart was married, November 27, 1870, to Clara McMahon, a daughter of John McMahon, of this city. They had ten children, only four of whom survive, viz.: John A., David, Bernice and Elizabeth. Mr. Stewart has been Chairman of the Town Board several years has held the office of Assessor two years Treasurer one year and a member of the School Board many years. He is an energetic and public-spirited man, and takes great interest in the growth and development of the county, both morally and educationally. He is a member of the I.O.O.F., and is an ardent supporter of the Republican party. Greenwood is an incorporated city, and Mr. Stewart was elected its first Supervisor.






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