Biography of Charles W. Christian
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CHARLES W. CHRISTIAN, clerk in the Sterling Lumber Co.'s store, and also a mail carrier of Sterling, was born in Jefferson County, New York, June 30, 1844, the son of Moses (deceased) and Rebecca (Bailey) Christian, the former a native of Mohawk Valley, New York, and the latter of New Jersey. Of the parents' eleven children, four still survive: Melvina, now Mrs. John Baker, of Spirit Lake, Iowa; John B.; Angeline, now Mrs. Abraham Castellion, of Hortonville, Wisconsin; and Charles W., our subject. The latter came with his parents to Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, in 1849, when the Indians and wild animals were nunierous, and it was then dangerous for a person to be out after dark. They settled in the openings and succeeded in clearing a farm. Mr. Christian was a soldier in the late war, in Company H, Twentieth Wisconsin Volunteer infantry, served three years, and was in the battles of Prairie Grove, Arkansas; Van Buren, Vicksburg, Yazoo City, Atchafalaya, Louisiana; Fort Morgan, Franklin Creek, Spanish Fort and others. He never lost but three days for disability, and then ran away from the hospital to rejoin his company.

After the war Mr. Christian returned to Fond du Lac County. thence to Hortonville, Wisconsin, in 1867, and in 1872 removed to Greenwood, this county, where he worked on a farm until the fall of 1875. In that year he came to Longwood, where he clerked in a store and hotel until the spring of 1879, and then came to Withee, settling on the southeast quarter of section 10, township 28, range 3 west, which is still his home.

He was married July 7, 1865, to Samantha Bradford, a daughter of Andrew Bradford, of Fond du Lac County. They have three children: Charles, Frank and Captolia. The mother died March 21, 1890. Mr. Christian is a member of the G. A. R. and I. O. O. F. fraternities; was School Clerk two years, Constable two years, and politically is a Republican.


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