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Joseph P. Prentice of MN and Los Angeles, CA

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Joseph P. Prentice of MN and Los Angeles, CA
By Linus Joseph Dewald Jr., Editor
Fall 2003 and Revised 31 May 2004

Update of 31 May 2004: This article has now been replaced by our later, Summer 2004, article on Joseph Prentice of Osceola, Polk Co., WI

1. Wealthy Prentice was b. c. 1811, PA and was the wife of an unidenfitied male Prentice. She appears in the 1870 census in Osceola, Polk Co., Wi with her children:

  1. Worthy A. Prentice, b. c. 1847, PA. . . . . . . . . [2]
  2. Ellen Prentice, b. c. 1853, PA
  3. Ann Prentice, b. c. 1854, WI.
  4. Joseph P. Prentice, b. c. 1858, MN. . . . . . . . [3]

2. Worthy Prentice, b. c. 1847, PA and d. c. 1939. He appears in the 1880 Clayton, Polk Co., WI census with his wife, Julia A., b. c. 1862, PA. They also appear in the 1930 Clayton census. His Civil War service record is as follows: Enlisted as a Private on 13 March 1865 Enlisted in Company D, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Wisconsin on 13 March 1865. Mustered out Company D, 2nd Cavalry Regiment Wisconsin on 15 November 1865 in Austin, TX."

The town of Clayton was organized 10 Nov 1875, and the first supervisors were Morris De'Golier, Worthy Prentice and H. D. West. His home was a log house. Worthy is also the author of "Reminiscences of early pioneer days in Polk County" which can be found at the The State Historical Society of Wisconsin. The subject is given as "Frontier and pioneer life--Wisconsin--Polk County. Polk County (Wis.)--History.", Call No. Historical Society Library Pamphlet Collection 57- 1281 NOTES: Two copies. Historical Society Library Pamphlet Collection 57- 1281 (copy 2)

Son of Worthy and Julia, per 1880 census:

  1. Linn Prentice, b. c. 1879, WI.

3. Joseph P. Prentice was b. Oct 1858 in MN. He appears in the 1900 Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., CA census with his wife, Carrie, b. Oct 1867, WI, and children:

  1. Raymond Prentice, b. Sep 1885, SD. Not in 1930 census.
  2. George Prentice, b. May 1888, SD. Not in 1930 census.
  3. Grace Prentice, b. Feb 1896, CA.
  4. Lawrence Prentice, b. Dec 1898, CA. Not in 1930 census.

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