From History of Dane County, Wisconsin, publ. by Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1880, page 959

CHARLES E. BROSS, was born in Pantherbrook, town of Shohola, Pike Co., Penn., Dec. 18, 1838; and made this place his home until 1858; came to Wisconsin in the spring of 1861, and located at Racine; remained there one year, and then came to Madison, where he has resided since, with the exception of six months, spent in Milwaukee and Chicago, in the latter part of 1862, and spring of 1863; has been engaged in the telegraph business from 1858, to present date. In connection with the telegraph business, was for twelve years agent of the Merchants' Union, American Merchants' Union, and joint agent of the American and United States Express Cos.; he has been chief clerk of the Wisconsin State Senate since 1877. Married in Madison, May 29, 1866, Mrs. N. P. LATHROP (nee BARTLETT); she was born at Ballston Spa, N.Y. They have one child, Gracie Winfield. He is a Knight Templar.

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