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Isaac B. Clark, Page 433
ISAAC B. CLARK, who resides on section 8, in the town of Greenbush, is a son of one of the pioneers of Sheboygan County; in fact, is himself a pioneer, having been under twenty years of age when his father emigrated to Wisconsin. The date of their arrival was 1850, and the subject of this article has resided in this county since that time, except for a period of thirteen years. He was born in the town of Gloucester, Providence County, R. I., January 12, 1831, and is a son of Hazael Peckham and Thelotia (Ballard) Clark. The Clark family were among the early settlers of Rhode Island, and of English origin. (See sketch of H. P. Clark elsewhere in this work.) In 1850 H. P. Clark came to Sheboygan County with his family, and settled in the town of Greenbush.
Isaac B. Clark was reared to farming and sawmilling. He was married in Greenbush, in June, 1855, to Miss Harriet Thackery, a daughter of William Thackery, a native of the State of New York. Of this union five children were born. Clarence, the eldest, married Christina Williamson, and is a conductor on the Minneapolis & St. Marie Railroad; Otis wedded Lena Obrecht, and resides in Sheboygan, where he is Secretary of the Dillingham Manufacturing Company; William, who is a locomotive engineer, lives in Ironwood, Wis.; Joseph B. resides in Green Bay, of the same State, where he is employed as a bookkeeper; and John is at home with his parents.
Up to 1870 Mr. Clark had been engaged for the greater part of the time in sawmilling in Greenbush. In that year he removed to Marshfield, Fond du Lac County, where he, in company with another man, erected a steam sawmill. There he remained some thirteen years, when he returned to Greenbush and settled on section 7, and in 1891 removed to his present home, where he has a farm of eighty acres. In 1858 he went to Pike's Peak, and was gone about five months. He is one of the well-known citizens of Sheboygan County.
In politics, our subject is a Republican, and has served two years as Justice of the Peace in the town of Greenbush. In yearly life he was initiated into the secrets of the Odd Fellows' fraternity.
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