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Death Date/Obituary for John Meath of Erin Prairie???

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Re: Death Date/Obituary for John Meath of Erin Prairie???

Pat (View posts)
Posted: 1107647821000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Meath
I believe there was more than one John Meath that settled in Erin. Below are some bio's of some of the Meath families of Erin, WI.


Peter Meath is a native of Ireland, born in 1842, son of John and Mary (Coleman) Meath. The parnets came to Milwaukee county, Wisconsin, in 1850, remaining there until 1857, coming to Erin township the following year. They took up a section of land at the government price of $1.25 an acre. Together with his sons, the father broke all the land and made all improvements, erecting some fine buildings. He continued general farming until June 22, 1877, when he died. The mother died in the month of August, 1860.

Peter received a good common school education in Ireland and Wisconsin, after which he took up boating on the St. Croix River for three years. Subsequently he returned home and located on 120 acres of the old homestead at Erin Prairie, Erin Township, presented to him by his father. He broke the land, made all improvements, built a house and barns and sunk a 122-foot drilled well. For several years wheat was the principal crop, but later Mr. Meath turned his attention to raising barley, oats and corn, and breeding graded Shorthorns, Berkshire and Chester White hogs and other live stock. Mr. Meath was married November 28, 1867, to Ann Phillips daughter of P. and Ann Phillips of Canada. Three children have blessed this union. John is a salesman at Minneapolis. Mary is a music teacher, now at home. She is very proficient, having pursued special courses in music at Prairie du Chien, Wis. Agnes, the youngest daughter is at home. Mr. Meath is a Democrat, and for twenty-one years has served as a member of School District No. 3. The family worships at the Catholic Church. Peter Meath was on of a family of six all of whom became respected residents of this section of the county. William is a successful farmer of Erin Township; Thomas was also a farmer in the same township being now deceased. John is an Erin Township farmer. Peter is the fourth of the family. Mary married Michael Martin, now deceased. She lives in New Richmond. Rose married and is now deceased.

(taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", volume 2, published in 1909)
Thomas F. Meath is a native of this township, born December 23, 1867, son of John and Mary (Donahue) Meath, the former a native of Ireland and the latter of the United States. The father came to this country, and after living a short time in New York, moved to Erin township, where he bought 120 acres, which he broke and improved. He is still living on the old homestead, carrying on a general farming industry and raising cattle, hogs and horses. Thomas F. was educated in the school District No. 3 in Erin township. He worked on the farm with his father and did general labor in his younger days. From 1889 to 1892 he spent at Tacoma, Wash., as an agent for the Tacoma Ice Company. In 1899 he purchased a farm of 160 acres in this township, and at once started making improvements on the place. In 1900 he built a beautiful home, valued at $2,000, nicely furnished and equipped with all modern conveniences. In 1906 he erected a fine new barn, which was destroyed by fire August 13, 1908, Mr. Meath immediately erecting a finer structure, valued at $2,500. In 1907 Mr. Meath added eighty acres more, adjoining his own property. He now conducts general farming, raising vegetables, grains, hay cattle, hogs fowls and horses. For thirteen years he has been general manager of the New Richmond Roller Mill Companys branch at Cylon, Wis.

He was married June 28, 1893 to Mary Walsh, daughter of Thomas and Bridget (Connelley) Walsh, natives of county Mayo, Ireland, who located in Erin in the early 50s. The mother is still living. This marriage was blessed with seven children as follows: Veronica was born June 5, 1895; Charles was born July 28, 1896; Clare, August 22, 1897; Ambrose, February 2, 1899; Leonore, October 25, 1900; Richard, January 17, 1902, and Robert, July 15, 1905. Mr. Meath is a Democrat in politics, an attendant of the Catholic church, and a member of the Cylon lodge, Ancient Order of Hibernians and New Richmond lodge, Catholic Order of Foresters. He has been school clerk of District No. 1 for two years. Mr. Meath has been very successful in all his undertakings and is generally regarded as a man of ability. He is a great believer in the public school system, and his children will be given the advantages of a good education.

(taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", volume 2, published in 1909)
William Meath was born in Ireland in 1832, son of John and Mary (Coleman) Meath. He came to Muskego, Wis., with his parents and engaged in farming with his father. Later he settled in Erin Township, purchasing 160 acres of land, which he broke making all improvements. Upon this farm he has continued to live, carrying on general farming and breeding livestock. William was married in the month of February 1858, to Rose Barrett, daughter of John and Susan Barrett. This union has been blessed with eight children. John married Mary Celty, and lives at Fargo, N. D.; Frank married Mary Cunningham, and lives in Cylon, Wis.; Thomas married Anna Ginley, and resides in Erin; Anthony married Annie Fischer; Dennis attends to the farmwork; Peter married Sadie Clark, and lives at Moorhead, Minn.; Ellen married William Grady, and resides in Erin, and Mary, the youngest married William Fitzgerald, a restaurant keeper in St. Paul, Minn. Mr. Meath enjoys the confidence of his fellow citizens. He has been town treasurer two terms and has served as a member of the school board. In politics he is a Democrat, and the family worships at the Catholic Church.

(taken from "History of the St. Croix Valley", volume 2, published in 1909)

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