Clark and Jackson
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JOHN WILDISH, a prosperous farmer of Clark County, was born in Kent, Eng land, January 21, 1847. April 24,
1867, lie left his native land and sailed for America. He was married in 1873, to Miss Henrietta Bancroft, a distant
relative of George Bancroft, the historian. She was born in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, in 1852, the daughter of
New York parents. They have had six children: Allen, Holland, Grace, Violiette, Horace and Harry. They are being
educated in the high school at Neillsville. By industry and economy Mr. Wildish has hewed out for himself the foundation
of a nice little fortune. He owns eighty acres of choice land in section 24, Pine Valley Township, Clark County,
one mile from the city of Neillsville, of which he has cleared up a good share with his own hands, it having been
a perfect wilderness when he came to this part of Wisconsin. He is engaged in stock raising and farming, giving
special attention to the raising of good sheep. He casts his vote with the Republican party, the first candidate
for the Presidency that he supported having been General Grant.
Biographical History of
Clark and Jackson Counties Wisconsin
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