Biography of Robert Schofield


1881 History of Northern , WI; Contact: Janet Schwarze


ROBERT SCHOFIELD, lumberman, Greenwood, born in the town of Dryden, Tompkins Co., N.Y., Feb. 2, 1836. The family moved to Potter Co., Penn., in 1840, where his mother now lives, aged seventy-one ; his father died in 1877, at the advanced age of seventy-one. Robert left home and traveled to Michigan, where he worked in a saw-mill, and for the ensuing years rambled from one place to another; in 1856, arrived on the Black River, and has worked in the woods since, with the exception of the years 1859-60, when he went South, stopping at every place of note on the river; on returning to the North, went to work driving on the river, and made his home at Greenwood, in 1879, having lived at Weston's Rapids in 1863, where he Owns 400 acres, under the charge of P. J. Schofield, his brother. In 1861, he married Miss Sarah Sias, who died in 1863. He married again in 1870. There is one child dead, and they have three living - Gracie, Hugh, and an infant -Allie M. Mr. Schofield belongs to the 1. O. O. F. and to, the Masonic lodge.