Source: History of Northern Wisconsin: Containing an Account of Its Settlement, Growth, Development, and Resources, an Extensive Sketch of Its Counties, Cities, Towns and Villages, Their Improvements, Industries, Manufactories, Biographical Sketches, Portraits of Prominent Men and Early Settlers, Views of County Seats, Etc. Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881. p. 74
WILLIAM BAATZ, farmer, Sec. 24, P. O. Butternut, was born in Purssia, July 19, 1840. He emigrated to America in 1857, and came at once to Milwaukee, Wis. In 1862 he enlisted in the 26th Wis. V. I., Co. I; was mustered out in June, 1865, when he went to Cedarburg, and was married to Miss M. Seidel, of that place. He remained there till 1878, when he came to Butternut, having taken a homestead of 160 acres, where he now lives, on Sec. 24, Town 41, Range 2 west. They have had seven children—William (deceased), Albert, August, Hugo, Augusta, Amanda, and a babe not yet named. Mr. Baatz is a member of the I.O.O.F., and also of the G.A.R.
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