John (Bull) Mortimer

Reedsburg Time Press-June 11, 1891

Wonewoc Reproter, June 4: John Mortimer died at his home on Section 20 in the Town of Woodland, Tuesday, May 26, at the age of 63 years, 2 months and 5 days. He was born in Lincolnshire, England, (incorrect-see birth place) and came to America in 1849, stopping at Oconomowoc, Wis., till the year 1854, when he came to this town and settled on the farm he now owns, being a resident of this town 37 years. January 2, 1858, he united in marriage to Miss Phoebe A. Smith, who still lives to morn his loss. While he leaves a score of relatives to morn his loss, there is a host of friends and neighbors who will keenly miss this upright and honest citizen, always ready to help in time of need those less fortunate than he in the battle of life.

  • Father : Abraham Bull
  • Mother : Sarah Mortimer
  • Birth date : March 21, 1828
  • Born at : Broughton-Gifford, Wiltshire County, England
  • Married : Phoebe A. Smith
  • Marriage date : January 2, 1858
  • Married at : Brides Home, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Death date : May 26, 1891
  • Died at : At home, Town of Woodland, Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Buried at : Valton Cemetery, Valton, Woodland twp., Sauk Co., Wisconsin
  • Children :
    Wilson William Mortimer
    John E. Mortimer
    Edger J. Mortimer
    Sarah M. Mortimer
    Martha E. Mortimer
    Mary Mortimer
    Maria S. Mortimer
    Charles Mortimer
    Abraham L. Mortimer
    May Mortimer
    Edward Mortimer


    Birth-Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5 and History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley.
    Marriage-Sauk Co. Reg. of Deeds, Volume 3, Page 36 Marriage Index and Marriage Certificate; Obituary.
    Death-Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5; History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley, 474-475 and Obituary.
    Buried-Cemetery Inscriptions of Sauk Co., Wisconsin, Volume 5, Page 135.
    Obituary-Reedsburg Free Press, June 11, 1891.
    History of Reedsburg and the Upper Baraboo Valley-by Merton E. Krug, Page 422-423 and 474-475.
    Other-Wilson's marriage certificate; John's marriage certificate; Edger's marriage certificate; Sarah's marriage certificate; Wilson's death certificate; John's letter to his father; 1881 Sauk County Business Directory page 5; History of Valton by Gilbert Mortimer Introduction, page's 6, 13 and 15.

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