NameRebecca J. Knowlton
Birth29 Dec 1836, Butternuts, Otsego, New York3
Census20 Jul 1860, Forest, Richland, Wisconsin32 Age: 23
Census4 Jun 1870, Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin33 Age: 33
Census MemoBorn Pennsylvania
Census12 Jun 1900, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin34 Age: 63
Death1918, Jackson Co., Wisconsin Age: 81
BurialOakwood Cemetery, Merillan, Jackson, Wisconsin35
Alias/AKAReba (1870)
FatherRobert Knowlton
MotherElizabeth ???
1??? Marshall
Deathbef 27 Oct 1886
Marriageaft 1870
Birth23 Nov 1817, Homer, Cortland, New York1,17,18,4
Census1820, Homer, Cortland, New York19 Age: 2
Census1830, Homer, Cortland, New York20 Age: 12
Census1840, Homer, Cortland, New York21 Age: 22
Census1842, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Wisconsin22 Age: 24
Census17 Jul 1850, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Wisconsin23 Age: 32
Census30 Jul 1860, Aurora, Waushara, Wisconsin24 Age: 42
Census1 Jul 1870, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin25 Age: 52
Census9 Jun 1880, Alma, Jackson, Wisconsin6 Age: 62
Death10 Aug 1892, Merillan, Jackson, Wisconsin26 Age: 74
Death MemoDeath certificate
BurialOak Creek Cemetery, Oak Creek, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Burial MemoCorpse transportation certificate
Alias/AKALewis Dwight Hobart
OccupationMerchant (1860), farmer (1850, 1870, 1880)
FatherMartin Hoar (1793-1865)
MotherPaulina Parks (1794-1880)
Marriage27 Oct 1886, Neillsville, Clark, Wisconsin36,37
3Pvt. Johnathan Crouse
Birth1834, Pennsylvania
Census20 Jul 1860, Forest, Richland, Wisconsin32 Age: 26
Residence1 Jul 1863, Forest, Richland, Wisconsin452 Age: 29
Reside MemoCivil War draft registration
Census4 Jun 1870, Albion, Jackson, Wisconsin33 Age: 36
OccupationLaborer (1860), stone mason (1870)
Marriageabt 1852
ChildrenAlice Lucinda (1853->1920)
 Jane (1856-)
 Rebecca (1860-<1870)
 Belle (1861-)
 Etta (1867-)
 Willie (1869-)
 child 7
Notes for Rebecca J. Knowlton
She survived Lewis Dwight Hobart, as is evidenced by the records of his probate, deeds, and confirmed by locating her burial. (Jackson Co., Wisconsin, probate records for L.D. Hobart, 1892.)

The 1900 census stated that she had seven children, with four still living. She was living with her son-in-law Martin Biggar at that time.

She was buried in Row #3, Plat #2 of the Oakwood Cemetery, under a large headstone "Biggar". Next to her is Alice M. 1853-1942, whom I would guess is a daughter by her first marraige, and Martin A. Biggar, probably her son-in-law. Martin A. Biggar and Sarah L. Johnson were the witnesses to the marriage.39

There is a Dexter Knowlton, died 4 July 1882 (aged 75y 4m 12d), buried in the East Lawn Cemetary. Possibly a relative.

I found it interesting that there is no mention of her in any of the family bibles, perhaps indicating that they had been dispersed to the children when Elvira died. More so is that I did not even hear of her until I saw a reference in the Edgar Hobart compilation and later confirmed it in the vital records. Possibly there was some bad feeling by the children about this. But it's too late to ask now.
Notes for Lewis Dwight (Spouse 2)
Surname changed in April 1831 from Hoar. He was active in the founding and financing of the Oak Creek Congregational Church, along with his father. His mother-in-law, Mercy Corbin, and his sister-in-law, Marilla Corbin, were living with him in Oak Creek at the time of the 1850 census on 17 July 1850. He also had Mathew Johnson, a laborer born in Germany, living with him and presumably helping on his farm. His real estate was valued at $3000 on the census. They moved from Oak Creek to Ripon some time in the Sep 1855 - Aug 1857 period. Operated a store in Auroraville, Wisconsin, 1860-1865 during the Civil War. I did not find him in Aurora Twp. in the 1860 census, nor in either the City of Ripon or Ripon Twp. Where he was living right then is not presently known. The 1870 census information was obviously supplied by a neighbor, as there are many errors. He was clerk for the local school district in Jackson Co. in the 1880s.

Note that O.A. Brittan, the Methodist minister who performed his second marriage, was a family friend (photos in family album), latter resided in Sufern[?], Douglas Co., Wisconsin.

His family bible and several other books of his (including a college natural history text) have been in the possession of his descendant Michael Hobart since the early 1970s.

F. G. Hobart has birth one year too early.4
Military Notes for Johnathan (Spouse 3)
Name: Jonathan Crouse
Residence: Forest, Richland, Wisconsin
Class: 1
Congressional District: 3rd
Age on 1 July 1863: 30
Race: White
Marital Status: Married
Place of Birth: Pennsylvania452

Name: Jonathan Crouse
Residence: Forest, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 14 Nov 1863
Rank at enlistment: Private
State Served: Wisconsin
Was Wounded?: Yes
Survived the War?: Yes
Service Record: Enlisted in Company H, Wisconsin 37th Infantry Regiment on 14 Nov 1863.
Mustered out on 18 Nov 1864.
Sources: Roster of Wisconsin Volunteers: War of the Rebellion453

Jonathan Crouse
Residence: Forest, Wisconsin
Enlistment Date: 14 Nov 1863
Side Served: Union
State Served: Wisconsin
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 14 November 1863.
Enlisted in Company H, 37th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 14 Nov 1863.
Received a disability discharge from Company H, 37th Infantry Regiment Wisconsin on 18 Nov 1864.
Sources: 97454
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