Bio: Sufficool, Annie (History - 1845)

Contact: Janet Schwarze




----Source: 1891 History of Clark and Jackson County, Wisconsin, by Franklyn, Curtiss-Wedge, Page 202.

ANNIE SUFFICOOL, widow of John Sufficool, was born in Buffalo, New York, March 31, 1845, and received her education in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. By attending normal school she prepared herself for teaching, which vocation she followed four years in the district schools. Her father was born april 29, 1806, and died in Milwaukee, August 24, 1854. He was a shoemaker, and followed that trade a number of years. He had a fair education, and took pride in being posted on the topics of the day. Mrs. Sufficool is the oldest of a family of six children, five of whom are living. Her mother is now seventy-six years old.

The subject of our sketch was married April 4, 1864, in Milwaukee to John Sufficool, who was born in Pennsylvania, February 2, 1834, and was educated in the public schools of his native county. At Mineral Point, Wisconsin, in 1862, he enlisted in Company B, Thirtieth Wisconsin Infantry, under Captain Burton. Was in Dakota on the Indian expedition, and was also in Frankfort, Kentucky. During his whole service he was on guard duty, being Orderly Sergeant of his company, and was honorably discharged in 1865.

The war over, he returned home and for two years worked in the lead mines of Wisconsin, receiving small wages. Mr. Sufficool first took up his abode in Clark County when he was thirty-three years old moved right into the woods, and when he put up a log house he had just 50 cents left. Settling on the frontier at that early date, he met with many hardships. During the summer he worked at stone masonry, and in the winter spent his time in the woods. He bought a home in Weston, where he lived and where he cleared up twenty-five acres of land. For services rendered in the army he afterward received a pension. For sixteen years he was an invalid, suffering from a stroke of paralysis. He returned to Clark County, and made his home in Neillsville for three years. His death occurred in 1887. Mr. Sufficool was held in high esteem by a large circle of friends, and in his death the community lost a most worthy man. While residing in Weston he was chairman of the Town Board of Weston Township for many years. He was an honored member of the Masonic fraternity.






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