27 May 2012

Watrous Family In Wisconsin

The article about the Watrous Family Reunion (descendants of Orrin and Jane (Smith) Watrous) in Calumet County, Wisconsin, from "Wisconsin History," emphasized pioneering in Wisconsin.  Incidental information named Samuel Vincent as a Watrous in-law (husband of Demice).  Henry O. Watrous, son of Orrin and Jane, died in the Civil War battle of Port Hudson.  A newspaper editor from Colorado Springs, Colorado [Ansel Watrous], and a Watrous sister from Minnesota were attendees at the reunion.

Another Wisconsin History article featured Colonel J[erome] A. Watrous, age 78 (in 1918) and a third article mentioned Watrous family member(s) in his brother, Ansel's, reminisce in "Over the old trail."

United States Census, 1850
event place: Calumet county, Calumet, Wisconsin
Orrin I Watrous M 35
Jane Watrous F 35
 Hansel Watrous M 15
Henry O Watrous M 12
Jerome A Watrous M 10
Dennis L Watrous F 7 [Demice]
Catharine M Watrous F 1

Delia and Esther Watrous, daughters of my 3rd great grand aunt, Lorenza (Backus) Watrous, moved from New York to Wisconsin as did the Watrous family celebrating their family reunion. My Watrous relatives do not appear to be part of the reunion Watrous family, although a connection in more distant generations is possible.

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