Jan 20, 2005

chapman family and cushing farm in cobban, chippewa county, wisconsin

for a few years now, trainweb.org has maintained a short but wonderful page that sketches the history of cobban, chippewa county, wisconsin, the small community in which marian chapman was born on cushing farm.

all of clarence clinton chapman and emilie rackow's children except their oldest daughter, clary, were born on that farm.

family data: (some of which may repeat earlier entries...)

clarence clinton chapman (12 Jun 1887-12 Oct 1984) m. emilie rackow (2 Aug 1889-25 Sep 1968) on 9 feb 1910 in sheboygan county, wi.

[clarence was born in greenbush, sheboygan co, wi and emilie in eden, fond du lac co, wi]

their children:

clarice bertha "clary" chapman b. 23 sep 1910, greenbush, sheboygan co, wi; m. roy harvey ronald retzlaff

margaret anita "marg" chapman b. 19 may 1913, cobban, wi; m. (1) thoburn melvin josephson, 13 jun 1932; m (2) don a. tiedt, 13 feb 1954; m (3) russell h. eddy, 25 nov 1967

marian emma chapman, b. 12 oct 1914, cobban, chippewa co, wi; d 28 oct 1988, wickenburg, maricopa co, az; m (1) royal charles loiselle (1910-1977); m. (2) emmert ellsworth "tex" berry (1919-1994).

eugene clinton "coob" chapman, b 25 nov 1916, cobban, cippewa co, wi; m. lila (birth surname unknown) [both living as of oct 1988]

sources: chapman genealogy (marian [chapman] berry); sheboygan county, wi vital statistics indexes; federal censuses sheboygan co, wi and chippewa co, wi; ssdi; fond du lac public library; kemper-marsh funeral home, troy, mo; fond du lac commonwealth reporter; minnesota historical society; minnesota vital records; family oral history.