Steven Case & Charlotte B. (Andrews) Honeywell

Greenwood, Eaton Twp., Clark Co., WI


In 1860, Steven and Charlotte (Andrews) Honeywell built the first substantial residence in the what eventually became the town of Greenwood, Wisconsin.  They were the second pioneer family to settle in the area, preceded only by Charles W. Carpenter, his wife and two children who lived in a small shanty constructed of slabs from the Eaton saw mill on a site where a home later built by William and Ellen Maria (Tuttle) Oelig was located.  Charles Carpenter sold the five acres of land he'd cleared in the spring of 1858 to Stephen and Charlotte in 1859 and they erected the home pictured below, or at least the main part of it, the rest of the building wasn't completed until 1862.  This property was then purchased by Hattie Andrews, better known as "Aunt Hattie."  It was initially built entirely of logs, and while it was later sided over as it appears in the photo, the original log structure still remained.  This home was also the first inn/hostel to accommodate guests in Greenwood.  The upper floor was not partitioned off at that time and was rented as sleeping quarters in which there were no bedsteads.  Guests rolled themselves up in blankets on the floor in apparent comfort.


Charlotte Honeywell was the second burial in the Greenwood Cemetery and her remains were carried by four men on a rough, home-made stretcher who had to cut a trail through the forest before her body could be laid to rest.  Charlotte was the daughter of Job and Hannah (Baker) Andrews. 


September 8, 1879, Stephen Case Honeywell married Fannie Warner in Dodge County, Minnesota. 



Originally built of hewn logs by Charles W. Carpenter; later sided and used as a store and dwelling by S. Case Honeywell.  In 1870, it was purchased by "Uncle Steve" Andrews.  This Engraving was made by Walker of New York from an illustration in "Greenwood, Hub of Clark County," which was compiled by members of the Greenwood Woman's Club.


1880 Federal Census--Hastings, Dakota Co., Minnesota
 Name  Relation Marital Status Gender Race Age Birthplace Occupation Father's Birthplace Mother's Birthplace
 Stephen C. Honeywell   Self   M   Male   W   59   CANADA   Farmer   CAN   CAN 
 Fanny Honeywell   Wife   M   Female   W   40   ENG   Housekeeper   ENG   ENG 
 Francis H. Warner   Step Son   S   Male   W   18   WI      CAN   ENG 
 Ellen A. Warner   Step Daughter  S   Female   W   11   WI   In School   CAN   ENG 
 Sidney C. Honeywell   Son   S   Male   W   3   WI      CAN   ENG 



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