Susan Gratiot

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Estimated birth year:1793
Marital Status:W
Real Estate Value:0
Value of Personal Estate:0
Family Number:128
House Number:128
Household Members:
 Susan Gratiot   53
 Edward H Gratiot   31
 Ellen J Gratiot   23
 Margaret Rennick   16
 Ann Ranck   14
 William Childs   7
 Charles L Gratiot   1
 George Gratiot   0

The first school taught in the town (of Shullsburg) or county was organized by Henry Gratiot as early as 1830 and opened New Year's Day of that year, by Beulah Lamb, now Mrs. Schellinger of Wiota, in a small log cabin on the prairie north of Gratiot's Grove. She engaged to teach 5 children of Henry Gratiot, though the number was increased by the attendance of children for several miles around, making a total scholarship of 35 all told. Subsequent to 1830, private and subscription schools were established in different parts of the town, which have culminated in a system of education equaled by no other town in the county. "History of LaFayette County Wisconsin 1881" Page 659

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