Edmond H. Borah biography

EDMOND H. BORAH, farmer, sec. 23; P. O. Lancaster; was born in Kentucky June 2, 1820, of German parentage, who came to Wisconsin in early times. Mr. Borah after coming in Wisconsin worked by the month, then by his labors accumulated a farm of 200 acres of land, nicely improved by his own industry; he has been engaged in the stock business for about eight years; he is now in Kansas, where he owns 580 acres of land on the Kansas Pacific R. R. His wife was Sarah M. Kilbey, who was born in Wisconsin, Dec. 29, 1836; they married Sept. 16, 1853; they have four children — Kilbey H., born Dec. 29, 1855; Adolph D., July 2, 1857; Nettie, Sept. 16, 1862; Georgie, March 1, 1868. Mrs. B.’s father was born in North Carolina, in 1860; came to Wisconsin in 1832; died in 1876; her mother, Rhoda Parsons, a native of Virginia, now 76 years of age, residing now at Hurricane Corners.

Source: [Anonymous], History of Grant County, Wisconsin (Chicago: Western Historical Co., 1881), p. 886.