Orville Hubbard

Orville Hubbard, a retired resident of Mazomanie, was born at Burlington 
Flats, Otsego, N.Y., July 22, 1833. He is a son of Elijah and Phoebe (Fish)
Hubbard, the former a native of Connecticut and the latter of Otsego County,
N.Y. They were married in New York and in 1838 removed to Medina County, Ohio,
where they lived until 1844, when they came to Wisconsin, settling first at
Wankesha, but six years later removed to Dane county. Here the father got one
hundred and sixty acres of government land, located in what is now the town of
Black Earth, though at that time in the town of Mazomanie. After improving the
place and farming on it for fifteen years, he rented it out and remove to
Mazomanie, where he died. The mother died in Richland county. He was a
Republican in his political affliations and both parents were members of the
Methodist Episcopal church. Of their seven children five are still living.
Orville Hubbard lived with his parents until he was about twenty years of age,
when he began farming for himself. In August, 1864, he enlisted as a prive in
Company M, First Wisconsin heavy artillery, and served until July 14, 1865, when
he was mustered out and honorably discharged from the service. His regiment was
in no engagements during that period, being assigned to duty with the Twenty-
third army corps and stationed at Washington, D.C., to guard the national
capital. After the war he worked for fifteen years at the cooper’s trade, and
was then in Thompson’s mill at Mazomanie for four years. Since then he has lived
retired. He has been twice married. His first wife was Cecelia Huntington, a
native of England. This marriage was in 1857 and was blessed by four children.
Frank is a farmer near Green Bay, Wis: Addie is the wife of Henry Lathrop; Clark
is the railroad agent at Prairie du Sac; and Irvin Lives at Belvidere. In July
1891, Mr. Hubbard married Mrs. Hulda Swengen, widow of William Swengen daught of
D.W. and Nancy (Cable ) Black. Her children are Annie, Elsie, Cora, Lela and
William. Annie and Cora are in Monroe, Wis., Lel is attending an art school in
Chicago, and William is at home.

Contributed by: Dorothy Fitzpatrick

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