DODGE COUNTY, WISCONSIN, PAST AND PRESENT, VOL. I, by Homer Bishop Hubbell, 1913:
Page 406 - "George Barber was born in Erie county, New York, and lived there until 1845, when he bought two hundred acres of government land in Hustisford, on which he settled in 1846. The land was quite heavily timbered but he began clearing at once and broke ten acres the same summer. He worked for some time by the month both in Dodge and Walworth counties and by this means was able to have part of his farm broken, his labor being the means of payment. In 1848 he married Deborah M. Van Blaricum. He was a breeder of fine stock and in all was a progressive farmer."