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Lookup-History of Buffalo County-1888

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Re: Lookup-History of Buffalo County-1888

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Page 542 (558 in PDF): "Soldiers" section: Twenty-Fifth Regiment of Infantry, Company G - Menzus R. Bump, Corporal. Gile O. Bump, Private, John Bump, Private.

Page 578 (594 in PDF): "List of Early Settlers" section:
Bump, J.W
Born Hartford, NY
Settled June 1856

Page 644 (660 in PDF): "Towns" section, "Town of Mondovi" sub-section. The territory of the town of Mondovi is Township 24 of Range 11. It is bounded on the north by the town of Albany in Pepin on the west by Canton. Beef River flows through Section 13 in a western, through Section 14 in southwestern and through other sections in a generally almost southern direction. The northern part is comparatively level and adjoins the valley of Big Bear Creek. From the hills of this plain and those in the town of Albany flow some streams which form what has been named Farrington's Creek. From the heights in the southern part of the town Dillon's Creek flows toward Beef River. The soil in the corner between this latter creek and the river is largely sandy up to the foot of the hills and there is some sandy land west of the village near the river, but otherwise the land is of good quality as in most towns. The southwestern part of the town is very hilly, with many valleys between the bluffs. The original town of Naples, of which Mondovi is the western part was set off in the shape it had for so long time on the 20th day of March 1857, and in 1881 at the annual meeting of the county board the separation of the two towns into Mondovi and Naples was resolved upon.

The first settlers in this town came in 1855 and were H.P.L.D. and P. Farrington, Wm. Van Waters, Thos. Glasspool and Harvey Brown. Rev. B.F. Morse came in 1856. Luther Eager and family came the same year, also John Callahan. At the first election Orlando Brown was chosen chairman, Harvey Brown town clerk, J.W. Bump treasurer and L.D. Farrington assesor. It must be remembered that at this election, and only this, the town of Naples consisted of Townships 23 and 24 Ranges 10 and 11 and that Hon. O. Brown then lived in Township 23 R. 11. There were only 19 votes at this election, which does not seem to indicate a very dense population for such a large town.

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