Bio: Bennett, Edward F. (1881)
Contact: Janet Schwarze

---Source: 1881 History of Northern Wisconsin, pg. 223.


EDWARD F. BENNETT, P. O. Chippewa Falls, came from Minnesota to Chippewa County. Was born in County Meath, Ireland, March 26, 1836. When two years of age, he came with his father to America, locating in Ohio. In 1840, the family moved to Illinois, and when he was nineteen years of age, moved to Minnesota. In 1863 he enlisted in the 2d Minn. V. I., and served to the close of the war, participated in the battles around Atlanta, and took a hand in the celebrated "chase after Hood," after his attack on Sherman on the 22d of July, 1864. He assisted in burying the brave Gen. McPherson, who fell in that memorable battle. Mr. Bennett was discharged from the United States General Hospital, Madison, Ind., in May, 1865. Mr. B. was married in Chippewa Falls, Sept. 26, 187 1, by Rev. Father Goldsmith, to Mrs. Julia Doyle, who has three children by former marriage—Hester, Elizabeth and William. Mr. Bennett has four children—John M., Charles Francis, Martha Jane and Mary Catherine. Mr. Bennett for many years engaged in lumbering, but now devotes his entire attention to fanning. He and his wife are both members of St. Mary's Church. Lives in Eagle Point, Town 29, Section 20.



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