Clark and Jackson
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JOHN POPE, a farmer residing on section 16, Grant Township, Clark County, was born in England, September 3,
1833. His early educational advantages were limited and he attended school only one winter in all. tip to the age
of twenty-five he was the eldest boy of five children, and was nineteen years old when he caine to America with
his parents, who remained in New York State a few months and then moved to Ohio and stayed there some two or three
years. They next moved to Cook County, Illinois. The father caine to Clark County, Wisconsin, and bought land.
Mr. Pope, our present subject, was marned March 21, 1859, to Harriet Benedict, a native of New York State, and
they have had three children. John worked on a farm until the time of his enlistment in the army, which occurred
in the month of August, 1862. He enlisted as a private in Company E, One Hundred and Thirteenth Illinois Infantry,
and during his service made some long and difficult marches, which broke down his constitution. He was detailed
for some months to take care of the sick and wounded, which services were much appreciated by his fellow comrades.
He was discharged at Memphis, Tennessee, in June, 1865, for the reason that his service was no longer required.
Returning then to Clark County, he engaged in fanning. He is a Republican and one of the prominent citizens of
the township of Grant.
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
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