Washington County Biographies

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C. H. Melcher

C. H. Melcher, farmer, Sec. 29; P. O. Hartford; has 48 acres of land; he was born in Hanover Jan. 27, 1823; is the son of Nicholas and Julia Melcher. In 1845, he emigrated to the United States, and made his home in Greene Co., N. Y., near Prattsville; remained at this place some seven years, and then removed to Ulster Co., where he lived two years, and then moved to the town of Rubicon, Dodge Co., 1853; here he had a farm of 120 acres, on which he resided till 1874, when he moved to his present home in Hartford; while residing in Rubicon, he served several years as clerk of the school district in which he lived. Mr. Melcher was married in his native country in 1844, to Miss Maria Von Sundern, by whom he had one child-Clara, who died in infancy; Mrs. Melcher died in 1846. Mr. Melcher was married in the fall of 1847 to Miss Sophia Horning, daughter of Louis and Anna (Bauer) Horning; she is a native of Baden, Germany; they have had eight children; the eldest, Mary Ann, was the wife of Giles Wilcox, and died at the age of 28 years; Henry C. is married to Kittie Parsons, and lives at Oconomowoc; Augustus S. married Mary Misner, and lives in Oregon; Walter S. married Kittie Root, and resides in the town of Hartford; Emma lives at home; Charles died at the age of 15 years; John died in infancy; Cora, aged 11 years, is at home.