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14. Samuel HARRIS was born on 16 Feb 1844 in Ontario, Canada. In 1893 he was in Farmer. He appeared in the census on 4 Mar 1920 in Richland Center, Richland Co., Wisconsin.82 He died on 19 Oct 1925 in Richland Center, Richland County, Wisconsin.83 He was buried on 22 Oct 1925 in English Ridge Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin. He served in the military in Civil War Co B 42nd Wis Inf. He is reference number 80. History of Richland County, Pg. 462-3 SAMUEL HARRIS has been a resident of Richland county since his boyhood days and is a member of one of the well known pioneer families of the town of Marshall, where he is now the owner and operator of a well improved farm, also having the distinction of being a veteran of the Civil War. In the sketch of the life of his elder brother, Thomas, appearing in this volume, is given detailed record of the family history, so that a repetition of the data is not demanded in the present connection. He was born in the province of Ontario, Canada, Feb. 16, 1844, and in the same year his parents removed to Onondaga county, New York, where they remained until 1855 and where he received his rudimentary education in the common schools. In the year mentioned the family came to Richland county and he was a lad of eleven years at the time, so that the conditions and incidents of the pioneer days were firmly impressed upon his youthful and plastic mind. He early began to do hard work in connection with the reclaiming of the old homestead farm, in the town of Marshall, and he attended school at irregular intervals, during the winter terms. He continued to reside with his parents until he was thirty-two years of age, save for the period of his service in the Civil War, having married in the meanwhile. On Aug. 19, 1864, he enlisted in Company B, Forty-second Wisconsin volunteer infantry, being stationed with his command at Cairo, Ill., from September of that year until March, 1865, on guard duty, and being thereafter at Springfield, the capital of that state, until the close of the war, having received his honorable discharge June 20, 1865 at Madison, Wis. Though he took part in no decisive battles he was ever ready to respond to the call of duty and it was but a contingency that he was not called to the field of conflict. Mr. Harris bought a farm of sixty acres in the town of Aken, the same having been partially improved. He resided on the place five years and then returned to the old homestead, a part of which he owned. After the death of his mother, he continued to reside on the homestead until November, 1903, when he sold the same, since which time he has lived on his present farm, in section 28, the same comprising forty-one and one-half acres of most arable land, well improved and under a high state of cultivation. He is a general farmer and stock-grower and is a man of progressive ideas and of marked loyalty as a citizen. He gives his allegiance to the Republican party, and has served twenty years as a member of the school board. His wife is a member of the United Brethren church at English Ridge. Apr. 15, 1866, Mr. Harris was married to Miss Laura Gorsuch, of Hudson, St. Croix county, Wis., and she died in 1877. Of the five children of this union only the second is living, - Otis, who is a farmer in Akan township. Those deceased are Hattie, Ida, Bertha and Charles. As his second wife, Mr. Harris married Miss Penina Beeman, who was born in Indiana and whose death occurred in 1889. Her only child, Jay, died at the age of twelve years. January 1, 1894, Mr. Harris married Miss Martha Doudna, and they have one daughter, Laura H., who is attending the district school near her home.
Obituary from the Republican Observer 11/5/1925 P. 1 (County Room Brewer Library) Samuel Harris was born in Canada on the 16th day of February, 1844, and passed to his crowning at Richland Center, Wis., on the 19th day of Oct., 1925, being 81 years, 8 months and 3 days old. Deceased came to Richland county with his parents in 1855 where he has lived until his death. He became a Christian and a member of the United Brethren Church early in life and was regular and faithful in the discharge of his duties toward his Lord and church to the end. As long as he was able to walk he was a regular worshiper in his own church and a regular reader of, and subscriber for, the literature of his own denomination. Deceased enlisted in the service of his country while still in his teens and has fought the good fight of his country as well as the good fight of faith. He was one of the few, and honored remaining members of the local G.A.R. in which organization another comrade's place will be vacant. The deceased leaves his widow, two children, Mrs. Verne Cook, of Muscoda, and Mr. Ottis E. Harris, of Akan, ten granchildren and six great-grandchildren, besides other relatives and friends.

Samuel HARRIS and Laura E. GORSUCH were married on 15 Apr 1866. Laura E. GORSUCH (daughter of Silas GORSUCH and Phebe) was born on 15 Feb 1851 in Wisconsin. She appeared in the census in 1860 in Hudson, St. Croix County, Wisconsin. She died on 10 Apr 1876.84 She was buried in English Ridge Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin. She is reference number 2919. Samuel HARRIS and Laura E. GORSUCH had the following children:



Hattie E. HARRIS was born on 25 Jul 1867. She died on 14 Oct 1868.85 She was buried in English Ridge Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin. She is reference number 2968.



Otis Eugene HARRIS.



Ida H. HARRIS was born on 18 Oct 1871. She died in 1886.86 She was buried in English Ridge Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin. She is reference number 2969.



Bertha M. HARRIS was born on 26 Nov 1873. She died on 15 Nov 1876. She was buried in English Ridge Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin. She is reference number 2970.



Charles H. HARRIS was born on 10 Sep 1875. He died on 26 May 1876.87 He was buried in English Ridge Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin.88 He is reference number 2971.

Samuel HARRIS and Pemina BEEMAN were married on 1 Sep 1878 in Eagle, Richland Co, Wisconsin.89 They appeared in the census on 17 Jun 1880 in Marshall, Richland County, Wisconsin.90 Pemina BEEMAN (daughter of John BEEMAN) was born on 17 Jan 1856 in Grant County, Indiana. She died on 9 Jun 1888 in Akan, Richland County, Wisconsin.91,92 She was buried in Felton Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin.93 She is reference number 2920. Samuel HARRIS and Pemina BEEMAN had the following children:



Jay Benjamin HARRIS was born on 12 Dec 1887 in Wisconsin. He died on 6 Jun 1900 in Richland County, Wisconsin.94 He was buried in English Ridge Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin. He is reference number 2977. died at age 12

Samuel HARRIS and Martha Euphemia DOUDNA were married on 1 Jan 1893 in Marshall, Richland County, Wisconsin.95,96 They appeared in the census on 13 Jun 1900 in Marshall, Richland County, Wisconsin.97 They appeared in the census on 20 Apr 1910 in Marshall, Richland County, Wisconsin.98 Martha Euphemia DOUDNA (daughter of Isaac DOUDNA and Martha PEEBLES) was born on 19 Nov 1849 in Somerset, Belmont, Ohio.99 She died on 11 Feb 1920.100 She was buried in Fancy Creek Cemetery, Richland County, Wisconsin. She is reference number 2972. Samuel HARRIS and Martha Euphemia DOUDNA had the following children:



Laura Hargrove HARRIS.

Samuel HARRIS and Almira J. SPARLING were married in 1923. Almira J. SPARLING is reference number 4347.