Weekly Wisconsin Januar 29, 1808- James Simons
WAS A PIONEER RESIDENT. •Fames Simoni Helped Construct First Steamboat on JLake Winnebago. Kaukauna. Wis., Jan. 27. — [Special.] — There was buried bere today, one of the most noted men of this region among bis people, the Brothertown Indians, and also one of the very oldest settlers of Kau- kanua. James Simons, aged 77 years, »-io was laid by the side of two of his children .in Brothertown, came to this place in 1834, about the same thue bis tribe came west from Brothertown, X. Y. His first winter was passed with the family of Joseph Quiuney at the place then known as Statesburg, where South Kau-j kauna now stands. Wheri the Stockbridge and Brothertown Indians., who then occupied the site of South Kankmiua, were removed to the reservations provided for them in Calumet county, Mr. Simons removed to Brothertowu. At a very early day he was employed in the construction of the first steamboat, the old Manchester, built by Capt, Hotaling, which plifd the waters of Lake Wiunebago and the Fox and Wolf rivers. In later years he was again a resident of Kuukanna. At its organization as a city he was made the first justice of the peace. Both sides of the river were then under one administration, and were under his jurisdiction for four years. While in this position it is said that no case ever came up for trial without he first, by every means in his power, tried to effect a settlement. Mr. Simons was married in Brothertown in 1S*5 by Rev. Scioix. Mrs. Simons is still living with a daughter in XefflsviUe. Coloma, Wis., Jan. 26. — [Special.] — A.