Louisa (Mack) Curtiss
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Louisa J. (Mack) Curtiss (1836 - 1871)

Louisa J. Curtiss formerly Mack
Born in Illinoismap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1853 [location unknown]
Died at age 35 in St. Croix County, Wisconsin, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Feb 2016
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Louisa was Ho-Chunk.




William M. Adams testified in 1839 that “Mr. Mack has five children, the names and ages of which according to a family Record kept in his family Bible, of which the following is an exact copy are as follows:

Rosa Mack b. Nov. 14th 1830
Mary Mack b. July 15th 1832
William Mack b. July 27th 1834
Louisa Mack b. May 6th 1836
Thomas Hartzell Mack born Feb. 9th 1838” (Waggoner, 26a)


The 1850 census shows that at age 14 she was living in Rockton with her sister Mary in a dormitory with eleven other young women while attending the Rockton Female Seminary. “Concern over the education of his children forms one of the dominant themes of [Mack’s] letters. Two of his daughters eventually attended the Female Seminary once it was established in Rockford. Carr wrote that while at school Mack’s daughter Louisa ‘had an untamed nature, and often would just walk home whenever the notion took her fancy’.” (Bishop & Campbell, 35b)


Barge (11) said in 1913, "They now live at Glenn Flora. Chipawa Co., Wis."

Census Records

1850 United States Federal Census

Name: Louisa J. Mack
Age: 14
Birth Year: abt 1836
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1850: Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois
Gender: Female
Family Number: 357
Household Members: Name Age
Anna P Sill: 33
Hannah Richard: 30
Eliza A Richard: 21
Melinda Richard: 18
Clara Daniels: 17
Mary F Mack: 18
Louisa J Mack: 14
Helen Newell: 14
Maria Smalley: 20
Sarah Smalley: 16
Sarah Tuthill: 18
Harriet Wadsworth: 18
Catharine Woodard: 18

1860 United States Federal Census

Name: Louisa Curtis
Age: 24
Birth Year: abt 1836
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Illinois
Home in 1860: Waubeek, Pepin, Wisconsin
Post Office: Pepin
Family Number: 292
Household Members: Name Age
L L Curtis: 27
Louisa Curtis: 24
Stephen H Curtis: 6
Elizabeth Curtis: 4
Almon Curtis: 2
F H Mack: 22
Sarah E Legon: 16

1870 United States Federal Census

Name: Louisa Curtis
Age in 1870: 34
Birth Year: abt 1836
Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1870: Eau Galle, St Croix, Wisconsin
Gender: Female
Post Office: Brookville
Household Members: Name Age
L L Curtis: 37
Louisa Curtis: 34
Stephan Curtis: 17
Elizabeth Curtis: 13
David Curtis: 12
Altabel Curtis: 10
Edward Curtis: 6
Everett Curtis: 3
Alona Curtis: 5/12


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