Evans, John M.
Age: 0, credited to Addison, VTVITALS
Birth: 02/12/1820, Addison, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None NotedDESCENDANTS
Maple Hill Cemetery, Evansville, WI
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FOUNDER OF EVANSVILLE DEAD
ONE OF THE PIONEERS; FIRST MAYOR OF THIS PLACE.
Evansville, Wisc. Aug. 25---Dr, John M. Evans, one of the pioneer settlers of this place, after whom the city was named, and who was its first Mayor, died Sunday, aged 83 years.
Mr. Evans was born in Benson, , Feb. 15, 1920, and at the age of 19 he left home and settled at Laporte, Ind., and five years worked at the carpenter's trade. When a medical college was established at Laporte he was among the first to enter it as a student. In the Spring of 1846 he was graduated.
He then moved to a little hamlet in the Northwestern township of Rock County, Wisconsin. The next year, in honor of Dr. Evans, the hamlet was named Evansville. He rapidly rose in his profession, and soon after the war broke out he became regimental surgeon of the Thirteenth Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry, and held the position until March, 1865. he was also on the staff of Gen. Robert Granger.
After receiving an honorable discharge from the Army he resumed his practice his practice in Evansville, and continued it until August 9, when he was stricken with his last illness. Dr. Evans was a thirty-second degree Mason. In 1852 he was appointed postmaster. He was elected to the legislature in 1853, and again in 1873, as a Republican, and in 1896, when Evansvill became a city he was unanimously elected Mayor.
On June 1, 1854, at Laporte, Dr. Evans married Miss Emma Clement. Three children were born to them, Mrs. L. . E. Cary, of San Jose, Cal., and John M. Evans, a physician of Evansville are living. Mrs. Evans died four years ago.
Iowa County Democrat (Mineral Point, WI), Aug. 27, 1903
Courtesy of Deanna French