Jenks, George (History - 1844)


Janet Schwarze





----Source: 1918 History of Clark County, Wisconsin

GEORGE JENKS, a well known and respected farmer, operating 160 acres of land in sections 16 and 17, Loyal Township, one mile west of Loyal Village, was born on a farm in Lyden Township, Lewis County, N. Y., June 24, 1844. His father was William Jenks, a native of that county and of English descent, who married Mary Ann Kent, their children being: Lester, who died young Savillian, George and Sarah. George, who, like his father William, became a farmer, married Mariah Millard, a native of Pennsylvania and daughter of Francis and Betsy (Davis) Millard, and they settled in Jefferson County, Wis., on an improved farm on which they resided for some thirty-six years. There all their children were born, namely: John K., now deceased Romeyn M., now a prominent citizen of Loyal, Clark County Arthur H. and Carrie.


About 1899 Mr. Jenks removed to Lake Mills, Wis., where he made his home for thirteen years. Then, in 1912, he came to Loyal, Clark County, where, as already mentioned, he is engaged in farming, raising good Holstein cattle. With his son Arthur, he organized the Jenks Dairy Company, of which he is still a member. Formerly he took a prominent part in the Grange movement and served on the school board of his township, and later for several years was a member of the City Council of Lake Mills, Wis. He was also a member of the Good Templar organization, and belongs still to Lake Mills Lodge, No, 97, I. O. O. F.



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