Husband: Jay W. Pierce (1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9)
Born: about 1853 in Waterloo, Jefferson, WI (10)
Died: before 10 Apr 1918 (11)
Father: Warren E. Pierce
Mother: Jane S. Gould
Spouses: Mary Ann Todhunter; Mary Kennedy
Wife: Unknown
01 (M): Joseph Warren Pierce (12)
Additional Information

Jay W. Pierce:


from "A Bit of History" posted on Clark County site:
Fred W. Draper Was a Pioneer.

Fred Draper is no late comer for he goes on to say: “ I saw the first stump dug out of a highway in the town of Loyal. This was in the spring of ’73. It was the stump of a red oak tree and Jake Tynan and Jay Pierce were the men who dug it out. No, I was not born in Clark County but in Fond du Lac county. We came here in the month of November 1872. We settled near Loyal. My father held the first First Grade Certificate issued to any Clark Co. teacher. The Supt. Was E.J. Sawyer."

Fred Draper is mentioned in Joseph Todhunter's estate papers.

(01) Joseph Warren Pierce:


possible match 1910 Census: Milwaukee:
Name: Joseph Pierce
Age in 1910: 31
Birth Year: abt 1879
Birthplace: Wisconsin
Home in 1910: Milwaukee Ward 22, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Street: 34 Street
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Head
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Minnie Pierce
Father's Birthplace: Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace: England
Native Tongue: English
Occupation: City Salesman
Industry: Stationary Firm
Employer, Employee or Other: Wage Earner
Home Owned or Rented: Rent
Farm or House: House
Able to Read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Years Married: 3
Out of Work: N
Number of weeks out of work: 0
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members:
Name Age
Joseph Pierce 31
Minnie Pierce 25
Dorothy Pierce 2

Jonnie Berrette and Josepn Warren Pierce???

LINCON---MRS. JOHN BARETTE,74, a lifelong resident of the town of Lincoln, died Wednesday morning at her hom. She had suffered a stroke Monday. Services will be held at St. Peter's church Saturday morning and burial will be in the adjoining cemetery. Mrs. Barrette, before her marriage MARY LAURENT was born in the town of Lincoln May 18 1876 and was married to JOHN BARETTE July 3, 1900. He died April 17, 1950. Survivors are two daughters, MRS. MICHAEL (ALVINA) SMETANA, on the home farm and MRS. CLARENCE (VIOLA) MUELLER of Casco; two sons, JOSEPH and JOHN both at home; one sisiter, MRS. ISADORE THAYSE of Lincoln; two brothers. DR. VICTOR LAURENT of Luxemburg and JUEL J.. LAURENT of Linclon and three grandchildren.

1880 Census near Jay W and Mary Ann Pierce says Emily is in Confinement.
Name: James Berret
Age: 43
Birth Year: abt 1837
Birthplace: England
Home in 1880: Unity, Clark, Wisconsin
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Emily Berret
Father's Birthplace: England
Mother's Birthplace: England
Neighbors: View others on page
Occupation: Blacksmith

  1. Block, Betty, Gould-Pierce-Wisconsin (EMail dated 5/15/2002 from <> to
  2. Block, Betty, Pierce~1.PAF file (Imported 21 MAY 2002).
  3. Census, Federal - 1900 - Clark Co, WI, Unity twsp ED# 16, sheet 7B; Ancestry p. 1.
    (14 Jun 1900)

    1900 Census
    Pierse, Jay W. b. Jun 1852 m. 7 yrs b. WI father b. Vt mother b. NY
    Annie b. May 1865 m. 7 yrs 3/3 b. Wi father b. Ireland mother b. Ireland
    Willard T. b. Feb 1894 b. WI WI WI
    Mary E. b. Aug 1895
    Etta M. b. Jul 1897

  4. Census, Federal - 1910 - Clark Co, WI, Unity, ED# 20, sheet # 11A, Ancestry p. 21.
    (14 Apr 1910)

    1910 United States Federal Census
    Name: Joy W Priece [Jay W Pierce] Age in 1910: 57 Estimated birth year: abt 1853
    Birthplace: Wisconsin Relation to Head of House: Head
    Father's Birth Place: Vermont Mother's Birth Place: New York
    Spouse's name: Annia Priece Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
    Home in 1910: Unity, Clark, Wisconsin
    Jay W Priece 57 WI-VT-NY m2 16 years Foreman – saw mill
    Annia Priece 45 WI-Ire-Ire m1 16 years 4 of 4 children living
    Willard F Priece 16 WI-WI-WI Griner – saw mill
    Mary E Priece 14 WI-WI-WI
    Etta M Priece 12 WI-WI-WI
    Alta L Priece 4 WI-WI-WI

  5. Census, Federal - 1880 - Clark Co, WI, town of Unity.

    1880 United States Federal Census
    Name: William J. Peirce Age: 27 Estimated birth year: abt 1853 Birthplace: Wisconsin
    Relation to Head of Household: Self (Head) Spouse's name: Mary A. Peirce
    Father's birthplace: Virginia/Vermont Mother's birthplace: New York
    Occupation: Farmer Marital Status: Married Race: White Gender: Male
    Home in 1880: Unity, Clark, Wisconsin
    William J. Peirce 27 WI-VA/VT-NY Farmer
    Mary A. Peirce 28 WI-Eng-Scot Wife Keeping house
    Grant Welch 16 WI-NY-WI boarder At School

  6. Census, Federal - 1860 - Adams Co., WI, Strong's Prairie Twsp., P.O. - Friendship, Ancestry image 2 of 15.
    (27 Jun 1860)

    Line 1 Family # 350

    Pierce, Warren age 38 Farmer Real Estate: $800 Personal: 200 born: Vermont
    Jane S. 44 NY
    Ann 16 NY
    Phebie W. (M) 9 WI
    J.W. 8 WI
    Frank O. 5 WI
    Sabrina 3 WI
    Willard, Sarah 13 NY

  7. Census, Federal - 1870 - Clark Co, WI, twsp Eaton, Ancestry image 5 of 8.
    (16 Jul 1870)

    Line 27 Family 30

    Pierce, Jane age 51 Keeping House born: New York
    J.W. 17 works on farm WI
    Frank 15 works on farm WI
    Sabrina 13 at home WI

    Line 31 Family 31

    Green, Phoebe 19 at home WI

  8. Clark Co., WI Internet Library, ALHN & AHGP website (

    WI0330__.499 Patentee PIERCE, JAY W 9/20/1884 Doc # 3041
    WI 4th PM - 1831 MN/WI 027N - 001E NE¼SW¼ Sec 32 Clark

  9. Census, Wisconsin - 1905.

    1905 Wisconsin State Census
    Name: Jay W Pierce Birth Location: Wisconsin Marital Status: Married
    Gender: Male Estimated birth year: abt 1853 Race: White Relation: Head
    Spouse's name: Anna Pierce Line: 23 Roll: CSUSAWI1905_4
    Locality: Sherman Residence County: Clark State: Wisconsin
    Jay W Pierce 52 WI-VT Laborer
    Anna Pierce 40 WI-Ireland
    Willard Pierce 11 WI-WI
    Mary E Pierce 9 WI-WI
    Etta M Pierce 7 WI-WI

  10. Census, Federal - 1870 - Clark Co, WI, twsp Eaton.
  11. Pamela Harding Obituary (Loyal Tribune; Loyal, Clark Co., WI; 18 APR 1918).
  12. State of Wisconsin, County Court for Clark County, Joseph Todhunter Probate Papers.
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