Bio: Hicks / Hix, John L.  (1819 - 1879)




Surnames: Hicks, Hix, McClellan, Perkins, Degetz, Holmes, Hoffman, Sechler, Allen, Berto, Newell, Taintor, Dart


----Source: Jackson County Banner October 7, 1858

In March, 1854, J. L. Hicks, Milton Buell, Adolphus Dart, and Wheeler Robbins arrived in what is now the village of Hixton, direct from Galesville. Robbins continued on to Minnesota, and Hicks, after camping out all night, erected a board shanty, 12 x 16 feet, in which he lived for some months, the first building erected in the town of Hixton. The same year came Abner Holmes, P. R. Hoffman, J. R. Sechler, I. B. Allen, and J. H. Berto, and in a short time the entire valley was converted into farms.

The place was first settled in 1854. The persons coming here about that time were: J. L. Hicks, J. H. Berto, H. B. Newell, John Curran, Peter Hoflman, Joseph Hoffman, J. R. Sechler and Aimer Holmes, and others later.


STATE OF WISCONSIN, COUNTY OF CLARK, ss.--John Hicks, plaintiff, against McClellan & Co., defendants.--In Clark County Circuit Court--By virtue of an execution to me directed, issued from the said Circuit Court, in the above entitled action, I have levied upon and will expose for sale, at public auction, at the Court House in said County, on the 14th day of October, A. D. 1858, at 9 o'clock A.M., all the right, title and interest of the said McClellan & Co., in and to the following described real property, to wit: The east half and south-west quarter of south-west quarter of section thirty-three, [33,] township No. twenty five [25] north, range one [1] west.

A.D. Taintor
Dated August 25, 1858

1860 Federal Census, Hixton, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States, pg. 101

John L Hicks, 40 yr. old, male
Affiliate Name The U.S. National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)
Affiliate Publication Number M653

Household Members

John L Hicks M 40 New York
Elizabeth Hicks F 36 New York
Ellen Hicks F 12 Wisconsin
Mary A Hicks F 4 Wisconsin
Hannah J Hicks F 0 Wisconsin

1865 Wisconsin State Census, Hixton Town, Jackson, Wisconsin, United States

John L Hicks
Event Year 1865
Event Place
Number of White Males 1
Number of White Females 4

Wisconsin Death Records

Obit: Hicks / Hix, John L. (1819 - 1879)


John L. Hix (Hicks)
Event Type Death
Event Date 1879
Event Place Hixton, Jackson, Wisconsin
Gender Male
Age 60
Race White
Occupation Farmer
Birth Date 24 Jun 1819
Birth Year (Estimated) 1819
Birthplace New York State
Cemetery Hixton Cemetery
Father's Name Alphins Hix (Hicks)
Mother's Name Mary Lane
Spouse's Name Elizabeth Perkins


Obit: Hicks, Sophia Elizabeth (1826 - 1891)


Sophia Elizabeth Hicks
Event Type Death
Event Date 1891
Event Place Hixton, Jackson, Wisconsin
Residence Place Sechlerville
Gender Female
Age 67
Race White
Occupation House wife
Birth Date 23 Mar 1826
Birth Year (Estimated) 1824
Birthplace State of New York
Cemetery Hixton Cemetery
Father's Name Waterman Perkins
Mother's Name Almira Perkins
Spouse's Name John L. Hicks


Obit: Degetz, Kate Estella Hicks (1860 - 1900)


Name Kate Estella Hicks Degetz
Event Type Death
Event Date 1900
Event Place Jackson, Wisconsin
Residence Place Hixton
Gender Female
Age 40
Race w
Occupation housewife
Birth Date 26 Feb 1860
Birthplace Hixton Tp., Wisconsin
Cemetery Hixton Cem.
Father's Name John L. Hicks
Father's Birthplace Heerkiner Co., NY
Mother's Name Elizabeth Perkins
Mother's Birthplace Heerkiner Co., NY
Spouse's Name George Degetz




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