Biographical Sketch of
Milton McCall, an old settler of Udolpho Township, was born in Seneca County, New York, September 22, 1801. His father was a native of Delaware County, New York, his mother of New Jersey. When Milton was fifteen years of age, his parents moved to Allegheny County, where he married Lucy Searles. She was born in Vermont. She died in New York.
Mr. McCall married Julia A. Caldwell for his second wife. She was born in Vermont in 1812.
In 1856 Mr. McCall came to Mower County and pre-empted a claim in section 34, in Udolpho Township, which he commenced the erection of a log house, getting it up as high as the windows. It, however, was burned by prairie fires that fall.
Mr. McCall returned to his home in New York, and April 20th started for his new home in Minnesota, with his eldest son, leaving his wife behind. After leaving Chicago, his son, while asleep, as supposed, walked off the cars and was killed. Mr. McCall returned with the body of his son to his old home, which he had so recently left, so full of hope for the future.
After the burial of his son, Mr. McCall immediately returned with his family to Mower County and lived several years on their old homestead, after which they removed to Lansing Village, where they now reside.
They have one child living.
Mr. McCall is the son of Judge McCall, of western New York. He was a member of the New York Legislature eight and of the Senate four years.
History of Mower County, 1884
Transcribed and submitted to MnGenWeb by Kathy Pike, Jan. 13, 2007