BIOGRAPHIES OF TRAILL COUNTY
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WILSON 'REX' DEETS

Wilson was born in July 1842 in Pennsylvania.
He enlisted as a Private into Company C, 4th Wisconsin Cavalry from Sheboygan Falls on 27 May 1861 and mustered out on 28 May 1866. He started receiving his pension on 19 January 1891 in North Dakota.
In the 1885 and 1890 Census reports he is living in Clifford, Traill County and in 1900 he with two children are living in Edendale, Steele County. Living with them is fellow civil war veteran James C. Putnam. Both Deets and Putnam may have moved to Canada.


WILLIAM DOMIER

North Dakota History and People - Outlines of American History
Volume II
The E. J. Clarke Publishing Company
1917 - Chicago

The business interests of Clifford find a worthy representative in William Domier, who is a dealer in agricultural implements and has various other active connections with business affairs. In fact his interests are so broad in their scope and important in their nature as to further in large measure the material development of the community. Mr. Domier was born in Norway, January 23, 1859, a son of Henry [link includes an obituary] and Carrie (Running) [Kari Rudningen - link includes an obituary] Domier. who came to the United States in 1866 and settled in Goodhue county, Minnesota, where they spent fifteen years. In 1881 they arrived in North Dakota, taking up their abode in Roseville township, Traill county, where Mr. Domier secured a homestead claim on which he resided until his death in 1902. His widow survived him for seven ytars, passing away in 1909.
William Domier [link includes obituary] pursued his education in the district schools of Minnesota, being but a lad of seven years when the family crossed the Atlantic. At a very early age, however, he became a wage earner, working as chore boy for neighboring farmers and doing general farm work as early as his ninth or tenth year. He is truly a self-made man, for from that time forward he has depended solely upon his own resources. In 1882 he began farming on his own account, homesteading one hundred and sixty acres on section 20, Roseville township. Traill county. There he resided for three years, after which he sold that prop- erty and went to Nelson county, where he purchased one hundred and sixty acres of land, there carrying on general farming for eleven years. He next took up his abode in Steele county, where he purchased one hundred and sixty acres and for nine years he resided in that county, carrying on general agricultural pursuits. In 1905 he removed to Clifford to become manager for the Goose River Implement Company, in which connection he has since continued. He still owns his farm in Steele county, located eight miles west of Clifford. He is regarded as one of the substantial residents of the town in which he resides, for aside from his farming and mercantile interests he is a stockholder in the Farmers Elevator Company and in the Traill County Telephone Company. His business connections are of an important character and have won him place among the representative and valued residents of this part of the state.
In 1881 Mr. Domier was married to Miss Josephine Quelle [link has correct name spelling, a native of Norway, who died November 29, 1911. Mr. Domier is a member of the Norwegian Lutheran church. His political allegiance has always been given to the republican party since age brought him the right of franchise. He has served as a member of the town board and for many years he was chairman of the board, while living in Steele county. He takes a deep and helpful interest in community affairs, casting his influence always on the side of progress and improvement and his efforts in behalf of public welfare have been productive of excellent results.

MICHAEL E. DWYER

Michael was born about 1844 in New York and died 11 January 1924 in Traill County.
He enlisted as a Private on 27 March 1865 into Company G, 154th Indiana Infantry Regiment and mustered out on 4 August 1865 at Winchester, Virginia. He started receiving his pension on 2 January 1897 in North Dakota.
In the 1920 Census he is living in Blanchard.
He is buried in Hillsboro #1 Cemetery.
Burial, Tombstone Picture.