Note: [Br�derbund Family Archive #317, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. SelectedCounties, 1850, Date of Import: 31 May 1996, Internal Ref.#1.317.1.9555.194]
Individual: Dyer, John County/State: Milwaukee Co., WI Location: Oak Creek Page #: 432 Year: 1850
[Br�derbund Family Archive #317, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. SelectedCounties, 1850, Date of Import: 31 May 1996, Internal Ref.#1.317.1.9555.195]
Individual: Dyer, John County/State: Milwaukee Co., WI Location: Oak Creek Year: 1854
[Br�derbund Family Archive #317, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. SelectedCounties, 1850, Date of Import: 30 May 1996, Internal Ref.#1.317.1.9555.82]
Individual: Dyer, John County/State: Douglas Co., KS Location: Willow Springs Twp Page #: 003 Year: 1859
[Douglas / Franklin County Bibliography of Early Settlers]
John Dyer, a native of County Sligo, Ireland, was raised on a farm andmarried Bridget Doyle, a native of the same county. After having devotedsome years to farming in Ireland John and Bridget Dyer decided that thenew world offered them greater advantages than their own land andtherefore decided to seek a home across the ocean.
In 1834 they came to America first settling in New York, and in 1840moving to Wisconsin, where they settled a tract of wild land. Thecountry was new and the city of Milwaukee was as yet unknown. In thespring of 1857 they moved from there to Kansas, settling in DouglasCounty and entering a claim to land in Willow Springs Township. Fromthat time John continued to reside there and met with fair success as afarmer.
In early days he was active in the Democratic party and held numerouslocal offices. In religion he was a Roman Catholic. His death occurredJanuary 06, 1884, at the age of eighty-three years. He was survived forsome years by his wife Bridget who passed away October 11, 1898, ateighty-nine years of age. Of their eleven children, seven survived toadulthood, namely: Mrs. Margaret Gormaly, a widow who lived in KansasCity; John, a farmer of Willow Springs township; Michael, who was alsoengaged in farming; Lizzie, who married George W. Hayslett, of Lawrence;Martin, a farmer of Franklin County; Thomas, and James, of Willow SpringsTownship.
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