John Hill Sr.

(Source of following: John Hill obituary as printed in the local newspaper)

Died at his home in the village of Montfort February 1, 1917, aged 84 years, 7 months, and 25 days.

John Hill, youngest son of William and Jane Hill, was born in Castlecomer County, Kilkenny, Ireland, on June 7, 1832. When still a young man, he parted from his beloved mother and emigrated to America, the land of golden opportunities. He landed in Canada, staying there for two years. Then in 1856, he came to Clifton, Wis., walking from Galena to Livingston to join his brother Richard who had a family of young children. He made his home with them, purchasing an adjoining farm. During his stay there, he endeared himself to them that an abiding love existed between them and many a token of love was shown by them to their “Uncle John.” The members of this family who were able to come were present at his deathbed.