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Biography of John H. Corscot

WI BIO - Dane Co - CORSCOT, John H. Biographical Review of Dane County, WI. Chicago: Biographical Review Pub. Co. 1893. Vol II, pp 415-416 John H. CORSCOT, secretary of the Madison City Gas, Light and Coke Company, Madison, Dane County, WI, was born in Wenterswyk, Holland. His father, Gerrit J. CORSCOT, was born in the same place. Gerrit J. CORSCOT learned the trade of weaver and followed that until 1845, when accompanied by his wife and two children, he came to America. He sailed from Rotterdam; landed at NY after a voyage of seven weeks and three days. He then settled at Albany [Albany County, NY] for six months, and then went to Jordan [Onondaga County], NY, and remained there, engaging in farming until 1855, when he came to Madison [Dane County], WI, where his death occurred in Jan 1892, at the age of 90 years. The maiden name of the mother of our subject was Diana DROPPERS, who was born in the same town as her husband [Wenterswyk, Holland] and died in Madison [Dane County], WI. Gerrit J. and Diana (DROPPERS) CORSCOT had two sons, William and John H. John H. CORSCOT was only seven years old when he came to America and attended the public schools of Jordan, NY, and then came to Madison, WI, and obtained employment in the Madison mills for two years, and then learned the printer's trade in the office of the Patriot, which he continued until 1865; then entered the employ of the American Express Company as messenger on the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad until 1868, when he became City Clerk of Madison until 1890, which position he held continuously for 21 years. In 1871 John H. CORSCOT was married to Julia F. MAYERS, born in Westport [Dane County], WI, daughter of Charles G. and Kate [p 416] (FITZGERALD) MEYERS, of England. John H. and Julia F. (MAYERS) CORSCOT have two children, namely: Kate M. and John C. Submitted by Cathy Kubly

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