Biographical Record Houghton, Baraga and Marquette Counties

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 254 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1903. Excerpt: ... Biographical Record HOUGHTON, BARAGA AND MARQUETTE COUNTIES JOHN SENTER. John Setter, the third oldest of the pioneers of the copper region along the southern shore of Lake Superior, now living, was born at Peterboro, New Hampshire, December 15, 1823, thus being, as might be said, almost a twin of the famous "Monroe Doctrine/' which was presented to the world that year. Mr. Senter, whose portrait is herewith shown, is now an honored resident of Houghton, Houghton County, Michigan. John Senter was reared and educated in his native town, which was a manufacturing place some sixty miles from Boston. In 1842 he came west to work in the office of Surveyor General of Iowa and Wisconsin, Gen. James Wilson. General Wilson, who was a relation of our subject, was an attorneyat-law, and at one time was a member of the United States Congress from New Hampshire. Mr. Senter acted as clerk in the Surveyor General's office from 1842 to 1845, making his home for the greater part of the time at Dubuque, Iowa. During the three years that he held this position he traveled much over Iowa and Wisconsin, visiting Iowa City, Iowa, in 1844, Iowa Falls and other places in that new country. In the fall of 1845, he returned to New Hampshire and spent the winter at the home of General Wilson. In the summer of 1846, he and General Wilson returned to Iowa, where they stayed a short time. General Wilson had become interested, as a director, in the Lake Superior Copper Company, the pioneer company of the copper district, which was then operated under the superintendency of Martin Coryell, of Pennsylvania. In the summer of 1846, leaving Iowa, General Wilson and Mr. Senter came to the Northern Peninsula of Michigan, locating at Eagle River, in the copper district. They came on the first tr...

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