Biography of Willett E. Burt
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WILLETT E. BURT was born August 19, 1842, in St. Lawrence County, New York. His parents, both natives of that State, are now deceased. He attended the district schools of St. Lawrence County and finished his education in the graded schools of Potsdam, New York. He remained with his parents until he reached his majority, when, in 1865, he came to Clark County, Wisconsin. Here young Burt found employment in the forests, felling pine for logs, etc., and receiving $80 a month for his labor. By hard work and economy he saved enough of his earnings with which to buy a half interest in a farm, which he did in the spring of 1869. For six years he lived on it with his brother in law.

In 1872 Mr. Burt wedded Alice Mason, who was born in 1848. She was educated by the private teachings of her mother, a graduate of the university at Oberlin, Ohio, and a lady of much cultnre. This union has been blessed with four children: Floy, Milan, Edward and Gene. Two of them are attending the district schools of the township.

Mr. Burt's farm is located on section 3, Pine Valley Township, and is two miles horn Neillsville, When he first came to Wisconsin he brought with him the first sulky hay rake and mowing-machine that was ever in the county. He is a man well posted on general topics and is ranked among the foremost farmers of the township.


FROM:
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
Lewis Publishing Company.
Chiago, 1891.