Brown, Obadiah (History - 1828)


Janet Schwarze





----Source: 1891 History of Clark & Jackson Co., Wis.

OBADIAH M. BROWN, better known to his old time friends in Unity Township as 0. M. Brown, was a well-known and respected resident of Clark County from 1870 until his death, on Jan. 17, 1898. He was born at Seneca Falls, N. Y., Oct. 22, 1828, and as a young man came west, residing for some time in Jackson County, Wis. At Albion, that county, he was united in marriage, Sept. 11, 1855, with Ellen Cuber, who was born in Bohemia Mar. 4, 1832, and had come to America at the age of 18 years, locating at Black River Falls. On Nov. 29, 1862, Mr. Brown enlisted in Company M, First Michigan Cavalry, with which regiment he served until May, 1865, when he was discharged by reason of disability. In 1870 he came with his family to Clark County, locating in the town of Unity, where he engaged in farming, and was thus occupied until 1898. He then retired and with his wife took up his residence in the village of Unity, on the Marathon County side. A year later he was called to the great beyond, leaving behind him the memory of a man of high mo al worth who had won the of a wide acquaintance.


He had served efficiently as justice of the peace and those who knew him best enjoyed his quiet humor and recognized his innate principles of rectitude and his natural kindliness of heart. After Mr. Brown's death, his wife's health gradually failed and on Mar. 12, 1903, she passed away at Lacota, Mich., where she was spending the with her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Nelson. Mr. and Mrs. Brown had children, those now living, in addition to Mrs. Nelson, being Mrs. O. Graham and Mrs. C. F. Anderson, both of the town of Unity, and J. H. of Brolvnsville, Tenn.



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