1874 – Dane County Pioneer Dies

On this date , Dane County pioneer, died at the age of 71 in Elizabeth, New Jersey. Catlin was Dane County’s first lawyer, district attorney, and county judge. Although he is buried in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester, New York, his wife and daughter erected a memorial to him at Forest Hill Cemetery in Madison. One of Dane County’s first settlers, Catlin served as the county’s first postmaster, clerk of the territorial legislature from 1838-1846, and territorial secretary from 1846-1848. He also served as President of the Milwaukee and Mississippi Railroad Company, the first railroad in Wisconsin. [Source: – May 25 1924]