Saturday, March 3, 2012

Surname Saturday: A. D. Coleman as presented in the Centennial History of Springdale, Dane County, Wisconsin, 1848-1948

Over the past few months, I have been posting articles from the Centennial History of the Town of Springdale,  Dane County, Wisconsin, 1848-1948.  Sometimes these articles are about my McPherson family, but many times not.    Nevertheless, I continue to  hope that these stories will bring forth more contacts, family, friends and history of my McPhersons and the town of Springdale,  and to, perhaps, provide a link for those who had family in Springdale during those early years in Springdale.

Alfred D. Coleman is listed in the 1880 Federal Census for Mount Vernon, Da ne, Wisconsin, as a wagon maker and finisher.   It appears that he did not stay in Dane County long because he, his wife and their six children are listed, the 1900 Federal Census for Chicago Ward  31.   In addition to Alfred and his wife Bell, the following children are listed in the 1900 Census: Jessie, Clarence, Pearce, Ray, Vera, and Dorothy.

A. D. Coleman
as presented on page 136,
Centennial History of the Town of Springdale
Dane County, Wisconsin, 1848-1948

A.D. Coleman came to Springdale from Pennsylvania in 1878 and located in Mt. Vernon.  He was a carriage and wagon manufacturer.  He married Belle Conner in the same year.  The had one child Jessie.  He was considered a good business man.

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© Joan Hill, Roots'n'Leaves Publications

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