C. R. Madison, BiographyPorter County biographical sketches . . . .

Transcribed biography of C. R. Madison

C. R. Madison was born in 1847, in Denmark. His parents, Robert and Gertrude Madison, were also natives of Denmark. When 18 years old he came to America, locating in Cook county, where he worked by the month for 5 months; he then went to the pineries of Michigan where he met with a severe accident, caused by the falling of logs from the sled. In the spring of 1867 he went to Chicago, where he worked in a carriage factory until he met with another accident which caused the loss of most of his fingers; he then returned to Michigan, worked on saw-mill, thence to Wisconsin, Chicago, Nebraska, Iowa, Porter county, Ind., and to this county in 1873, locating in Cool Spring tp., afterward to this tp., where he bought mill property which he is operating; also owns 15 acres of land. In 1870 he married Christine Johnson, who was born in Sweden in 1844; their 4 children are, Gertrude, Addie, Mabel and Edda. Mr. and Mrs. M. are members of the M. E. Church. P. O., Michigan City. Residence sec. 6.

Source: Charles C. Chapman & Company. 1880. History of La Porte County, Indiana: Together with Sketches of Its Cities, Villages, and Townships. Chicago, Illinois: Charles C. Chapman & Company. 914 p.
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