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Cooke, Chauncey H.locked

(15 May 1846–11 May 1919)
  • William H. Mulligan Jr.

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Cooke, Chauncey H. (15 May 1846–11 May 1919), Civil War soldier, schoolteacher, and farmer, was born in Columbus, Ohio, the son of Samuel Shattuck Cooke, a harness and saddlemaker, and Loduskey Gardner. The Cooke family moved to Winchester, Indiana, when Chauncey was very young. In 1855 Samuel Cooke and his brother, Chauncey, visited Buffalo County, Wisconsin, and bought two quarter sections of land and moved there two years later. The land proved unsuitable for farming, so Samuel purchased land along what came to be called Cooke Creek. Samuel and his family were the first European settlers in Dover Township....

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