Notes for John Peter Gordon: John Peter was a policeman at Ladysmith, Wisconsin and was shot in the arm by a bank robber who obviously knew him as he apologized, saying " Pete, I'm sorry, but I had to do that". Check Ladysmith paper for an article relating to this incident.
Built a log cabin on the edge of Potato lake, East of Chetek. It is still standing today.(as of 4/19/1999). According to Gladys Thalacker, after he had moved his family into the new log cabin, he returned to Monroe Co., and drove his livestock North to the new family homestead on the lake. He would go into the woods during the winter to cut timber and return to the family after the season.
More About John Peter Gordon: Date born 2: October 12, 1851 Burial: January 15, 1937, Exland (Rusk Co.), Wisconsin.
More About John Peter Gordon and Martha Ida Parker: Marriage: April 30, 1882, Glendale Twp., Monroe Co., Wisconsin.
Children of John Peter Gordon and Martha Ida Parker are:
+Edna Mae Gordon, b. March 20, 1883, Gays Mills (Crawford Co.), Wisconsin, d. December 17, 1964, Eau Claire (Eau Claire Co.), Wisconsin.