Juneau County Poor Farm -- 1888 Newspaper Article
|Transcribed from the Mauston Star, Feb. 16, 1888, Page 1|
|Submitted by Joan Benner email@example.com|
"The County Poor"
following are the names and ages of those now on the poor farm with the
town where they belong, supplied by Michael HEEREY, County
Superintendent of the Poor.
year (a dry season) there were raised on the farm the following crops:
bushels of oats
bushels of corn
bushels of potatoes
bushels of rutabagas
bushels of onions
bushels of beets
large stack of corn for fodder
large straw stack
the farm at this time are:
pair mares, 7 years old
colt, 8 months old
cows in good order
ADAMS and wife are in charge of the farm and of the poor, as steward and
matron, and their management of affairs shows them to be well qualified
for their position. The county appropriates $700 to pay their salary and
for all expenses to help. The inmates assist in all work that they are
capable of doing. Another season it is calculated the expenses will be
somewhat reduced, as the meat required would all be raised on the farm.
Aside from those in the poor house, the Superintendent is aiding many outside parties in the different towns. Some with homes are not able to procure all that is necessary for their comfort, and such are provided with a sack of flour, or some articles to carry them through the cold winter. There are many cases of destitution in the county, and Mr. Heerey is doing his best to render them comfortable.