The Story of Josiah Matteson
|BIRTH:||Mar 1841 - Ohio, USA|
|DEATH:||18 Jul 1903 - Kendall, Monroe, WI|
|BURIAL:||Jul 1903 - Vernon County, WI, USA|
service as a Union soldier from 21 Oct 64 to 2 Jun 65, his assignment to Co. K, 17th Wisconsin Infantry, and death certificate. Josiah and Fanny were divorced 25 Oct 1869.
We got the day and month of birth from his death certificate. His year of birth, however, was reported inconsistently over the years. We inferred his year of birth from the ages of his siblings and order of appearance in his father’s will. The inferred year, 1832, is consistent with the 1850 census. His place of birth is inferred from his parents’ location at the time of his birth.
Another not-too-distant cousin, Sherry (Matteson) Martin, is the great-great-granddaughter of Josiah Mattison and Fanny Bemis. Sherry provided names and most of the pictures of the descendants of Josiah and Fanny. She also obtained a copy of their marriage record.
|BIRTH:||08 Dec 1842 - Vinalhaven, Knox, ME|
|DEATH:||13 Feb 1905 - Markesan, Green Lake, WI|
|BURIAL:||1905 - Markesan, Green Lake, WI|
|Lucy||(13 Jan 1880 - 20 Jun 1947)|
|Cora||(02 Jan 1882 - 1 Aug 1976)|
|Abby||(27 May 1884 - abt. 1918)|
|Ida||(29 Jun 1886 - 27 Aug 1902)|