I just love it when I find new information about our ancestors. Recently I was able to explore some early Wisconsin newspapers and confirmed what I long suspected. All the sons, except James Jr., passed through the city of Milwaukee.
In addition to confirming my suspicions, I was able to establish that they were probably all in Milwaukee at the same time. When the first brothers arrived in 1836, Milwaukee was truly a pioneer outpost — Wisconsin did not become a state until 1848.
Please read the tab “Brothers in Milwaukee” to learn more. Also check out the updated obituary for Jeremiah under the “Their Children” tab.