News: Clark Co., WI in Alaska
Contact:  Joan M. Benner
Email: mbenner@tznet.com

----Source: Unknown Newspaper

Surnames: ANDERSON, BERG, BREED, BRILLION, CHESTERMAN, DALLENDORFER, DILLMAN, DOEGE, ELDER, GATES, GOBERT, GOEHRING, GRASSER, HART, HARTFORD, HEWETT, HUNTZICKER, KLOPF, MEAD, REDMOND, SMITH, SNYDER, SOUTHARD, STURDEVANT, VINE, YOUNG

Alaskan Gold Fields

Clark county will be well represented in the Alaskan gold fields. C. M. BREED, George HUNTZICKER, (Hiram) HART, F. M. HEWETT and Charles GATES are already there and prospecting on the Salmon River, in the Yukon District. Last week a large party left consisting of: Warren SOUTHARD, Louis BRILLION, Joseph DILLMAN, Phillip BERG, Fred STURDEVANT, Gustave KLOPF, Fred ELDER, George VINE of Neillsville; M. P. HARTFORD, Jim HARTFORD, Charles REDMOND, H. CHESTERMAN, John GRASSER, Ed. YOUNG, of Loyal, F. M. SMITH, of Greenwood; E. L. SNYDER, Carl GOEHRING, George GOBERT, Joseph DALLENDORFER, Herman DOEGE, of Thorp. There were also three from Marshfield. The entire party were to rendezvous at St. Paul and start from there for Fort Townsend. It is understood that this party will go to the Copper River country, which is all Uncle Sam's domain and will save them the Canadian duties, besides, it is claimed to be as rich as the Yukon district.

----Source: From The Phonograph (Colby, Clark, WI), Thursday January 27, 1898, Page 3

While gold was being found in Nome and other parts of Alaska, almost none was in the Copper Valley. Many miners abandoned the provisions they had worked so hard to bring into the Copper Valley, and raced back over the Valdez Glacier to the coast, empty handed, Photos by N. Benedict, Alaska State Library, PCA 201-132 & PCA 210-30

 


Clark county will be well represented in the Alaskan gold fields. C. M. BREED, George HUNTZICKER, Hi HART, F. M. HEWETT and Charles GATES are already there and prospecting on the Salmon River, in the Yukon District. Last week a large party left consisting of: Warren SOUTHARD, Louis BRILLION, Joseph DILLMAN, Phillip BERG, Fred STURDEVANT, Gustave KLOPF, Fred ELDER, George VINE of Neillsville M. P. HARTFORD, Jim HARTFORD, Charles REDMOND, H. CHESTERMAN, John GRASSER, Ed. YOUNG, of Loyal, F. M. SMITH, of Greenwood E. L. SNYDER, Carl GOEHRING, George GOBERT, Joseph DALLENDORFER, Herman DOEGE, of Thorp.

There were also three from Marshfield. The entire party were to rendezvous at St. Paul and start from there for Fort Townsend. It is understood that this party will go to the Copper River country, which is all Uncle Sam's domain and will save them the Canadian duties, besides, it is claimed to be as rich as the Yukon district.

Additional Research

Contact: Stan

----Source Federal & State Census Records

1895 Wisconsin State Census Record, Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis.

C M Breed, white male
Other household members: 2 white females
Country of birth: United States: 3

1900 Federal Census Records, Neillsville city ward 1-3, Clark Co., Wis.

Clarence Breed, 25 yrs. (1875, Michigan), white married male, years married: 5, estimated marriage year: 1895
page: 19
sheet letter: B
family number: 376
Household members
Head: Clarence Breed M 25 Wisconsin
Spouse: Edna C Breed F 24 Wisconsin
Daughter: Ruth B Breed F 4 Wisconsin
Daughter: Zelda Breed F 3 Wisconsin
Sister-in-law Elsie Anderson F 27 Wisconsin
Brother-in-law Clinton Anderson M 16 Wisconsin

1900 Federal Census, ED 14 Forty & Sixty mile rivers and their tributaries, Patchville, Northern District, Alaska Territory, United States

George Huntzicker, 30 yrs. old (Jul 1867, Wisconsin)
Relationship to head of household: Partner
father's birthplace: Germany
mother's birthplace: Germany
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Male
marital status: Single
years married:
estimated marriage year:
mother how many children:
number living children:
immigration year:
page: 21
sheet letter: A
family number: 120
Household Members
head William Meade M 49 Virginia
partner George Huntzicker M 30 Wisconsin
partner George W Benunderfer

1900 ED 14 Forty &​ Sixty mile rivers and their tributaries. Patchville,​ Northern District,​ Alaska Territory,​ United States

Charles H Gates, 43 yrs., (Apr 1856 New York), date of locating in Alaska: Feb. 1897, parents b. NY, occupation at home: painter, occupation in Alaska: miner, months of employment: 4, can read & write, mortgage free home.

1900 Federal Census, ED 28 Neillsville city Ward 1-3, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

Hiram Hart, 43 yrs. (Aug 1857, New York), white married male (23 yrs. abt. 1877)
father's birthplace: New York
mother's birthplace: New York
page: 22
sheet letter: A
family number: 437
Household Members
Head Hiram Hart M 43 New York
Spouse Sarah Hart F 43 Ohio
Son Bert Hart M 20 Wisconsin
Sister-in-law Mary Palmer F 49 Ohio
Boarder Bradner F 21 Wisconsin
Boarder Wm Ganfield M 27 Iowa


1920 Federal Census Records, Clark County, Wisconsin

Joseph Dallendorfer, 69 yrs. (1851), birthplace: Austria, white married male, father's birthplace: Germany, mother's birthplace: Germany
Household Members
self Joseph Dallendorfer M 69y Austria
wife Bertha Dallendorfer F 65y Prussia Germany

News Clips

----Source: Humbird Enterprise (Humbird, Clark Co., Wis.) 12/22/1945

Hart, Laurel (6 OCT 1945)

From far away Alaska comes the news of the wedding of a former popular Humbird (Clark Co., Wis.) young lady, Miss Laurel Hart, daughter of Mrs. Ralph Andrews, now of Seward, Alaska, and the late Ben Hart of this village.

1900 Federal Census Record, ED 22 Mentor & Hewett towns, Clark, Wisconsin, United States

Bennie Hart, 9 (Nov 1891), Wisconsin
relationship to head of household: Adopted son
father's birthplace: Wisconsin
mother's birthplace: Dakota
race or color (standardized): White
gender: Male
marital status: Single
page: 13
sheet letter: A
family number: 250
reference number: 39
Household Members
Head: Elmer Cook M 31 Wisconsin
Wife: Kattie Cook F 27 Dakota
Adopted son: Bennie Hart M 9 Wisconsin

 

 


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