Clarence H. Jewett

Clarence H. Jewett, who has been a lifelong resident of Sheboygan county, owns and operates a farm of one hundred and forty-nine acres in Lyndon township in partnership with his brother William. His birth occurred in Lyndon township, this county, on the 21st of March, 1870, his parents being Glanville and Olive M. (Standish) Jewett. The father was born near Winooski, Vermont, November 24, 1828, while the mother's birth occurred in Genesee county, New York, on the 11th of May, 1832.

Glanville Jewett came to Sheboygan county with his parents, settling in the township of Lyndon, where he successfully followed general agricultural pursuits throughout his active business career, owning about two hundred and twenty acres of valuable land at the time of his demise. He took an active part in local politics and held a number of minor offices, the duties of which he discharged in a highly acceptable and creditable manner. Fraternally he was identified with the Masons, being a worthy examplar of the teachings of that craft. His demise, which occurred on the 24th of April, 1878, was the occasion of deep and widespread regret. For two years he had held the responsible post of superintendent of the county insane asylum, located on his farm and it was at the fire which broke out in the building that Mr. Jewett suffered from exposure and contracted the cold which resulted in his death. This building, known as the first or old asylum, was rebuilt and the institution conducted for four years before its removal to Sheboygan where it is now located.

It was in Fond du Lac county that Glanville Jewett wedded Miss Olive M. Standish, who had come to this state to teach school when nineteen years of age. She survived her husband for many years, passing away on the 25th of September, 1907. Unto Mr. and Mrs. Jewett were born nine children, six of whom died in infancy. The others are as follows: William; Clarence H., of this review; and Mrs. William Ford, who is a resident of Sheboygan county, Clarence H. Jewett obtained his early education in the schools of his native township and also pursued a course of study in the Plymouth high school. Subsequently he followed the profession of teaching for a period of four years, imparting clearly and readily to others the knowledge that he had acquired. He has remained on the old homestead in Lyndon township from his birth to the present time and after abandoning educational work turned his attention to the operation of the home farm. The property embraces one hundred and forty-nine acres and is owned and operated by Clarence H. and William Jewett, the two brothers having met with a gratifying measure of success in agricultural pursuits.

On the 29th of June, 1897, Mr. Jewett was united in marriage to Miss Alice N. Edleblute, a native of Ohio and a daughter of Lucius Edleblute. Mrs. Jewett came to this county about 1887 and by her marriage has become the mother of three children, namely: Carol, who was born in 1899; Carlyle, whose birth occurred in 1900; and Marion, whose natal year was 1905.

In politics Mr. Jewett is a stanch republican, loyally supporting the men and measures of that party. In religious faith he is a Methodist, while fraternally he is identified with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, the Beavers and the Equitable Fraternal Union. His entire life has been passed in this county, where he is now widely known, and the fact that many of his warmest friends are those with whom he has been acquainted since his boyhood days indicates that his career has always been upright and honorable.


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