Horatio N. Tiffany, who is now living retired in Cascade, was for many years actively identified with agricultural pursuits, his well directed efforts in connection therewith proving potent forces in the acquirement of a most gratifying competence. He has already passed the Psalmist's allotted span of three score years and ten, his birth having occurred in Darlington, Canada, on the 30th of January, 1841.
The Tiffany family was originally founded in the Mohawk valley, but the grandfather of Horatio N. Tiffany subsequently went to Canada, to which country his son Charles, the father of our subject, also removed. Charles Tiffany was born in the state of New York, in 1807, and in 1855 returned to the United States after a residence of a number of years in the Dominion of Canada. He came to Wisconsin, locating in Mitchell township, Sheboygan county and here took up eighty acres of timber land which he at once began to clear and improve. He continued to make his home upon that place until the time of his death, which occurred in 1872.
In early manhood he had married Miriam Hills, who was born on August 26, 1806, and her death occurred in 1878. In their family were four children, namely: Samuel, deceased, who served as a member of Company E, Thirty-sixth Wisconsin Infantry, being killed in the battle of the Wilderness; Lucretia, the wife of Charles Champine, of Martin county, Minnesota; John, deceased, who also served in the Civil war as a member of Company E, First Iowa Cavalry, passing away at Little Rock, Arkansas, during the period of hostilities; and Horatio N., of this review.
The last named spent the period of his boyhood and youth upon the home farm and acquired his education in the public schools. He early became familiar with the various phases of farm work under the direction of his father, whom he assisted until he attained the age of twenty-four years. He then left the farm to accept employment in a sawmill, with which business he was identified for. several years, when he returned to agricultural pursuits to which he gave his entire time and attention until 1902. He engaged in general farming, cultivating the crops best adapted to soil and climate, was progressive in his methods and diligent and enterprising in the management of his affairs, and that success came to him in substantial measure is indicated by the fact that in the year mentioned he had accumulated a competence sufficient to permit of his laying down the active cares of life and enjoying in well earned retirement the fruits of his former years of labor.
He left the farm and removed to Cascade, where he has since made his home with J. W. Harnden, extensive mention of whom appears on another page of this volume.
Mr. Tiffany was married, in 1866, to Miss Mary S. Maryett, who was born May 25, 1843, in Jefferson county, New York, a daughter of James and Wealthy (Hutchinson) Maryett. That family originally came from Jefferson county, New York, James Maryett locating in Wisconsin in 1848, settling in Lyndon township, where he bought eighty acres of timber land. After clearing that land he devoted his remaining days to its cultivation. His daughter Mary, who was the youngest in a family of five children, passed away December 29, 1901, her loss being mourned by a large number of warm personal friends.
A residence in Sheboygan county of more than a half century has gained for Mr. Tiffany an extensive circle of friends which is constantly increasing as the circle of his acquaintance has expanded, for he has ever manifested those sterling traits of character which not only win but also hold esteem and regard and which have commended him to the confidence and good will of all with whom he has come in contact.
Information gathered and adapted from History of Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, Past and Present
Carl Zillier, Editor
Pubished by The S.J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1912, Chicago, IL