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. 75
HENRY SPILLE, farmer, Sec. 20, P.O. Butternut, born in Oldenburg, Germany, Nov. 17, 1833; emigrated with his parents in 1848 to America, and came to Wisconsin and began farming in what is now Ozaukee County. He lived there till 1857, when he moved to Manitowoc County, where he lived until 1865, when he enlisted in the 44th Wis. V.I., Co. C. He was mustered out in 1875, and went to Cedarburg. He came to Butternut, Sept. 3, 1877, and took a homestead of 160 acres. His was the first family of homesteaders in Butternut. He was appointed Chairman of the Town Board in 1878, to fill a vacancy, and was elected to the office in 1879; was elected Town Treasurer in 1881. He is general agent for railroad, State and Government lands. His wife was Miss Catherine Luggering, of Oldenburg, who died in 1878. They had four children—Alfred H., Anna C., and Bertha W., deceased; and Henrietta Eleanora. Mr. Spille is a member of the G.A.R.
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