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Mary (Unknown) Lyon (abt. 1840)

Mary Lyon formerly [surname unknown] aka Low, Lowe
Born about in Wisconsin Territory, United Statesmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] in Wisconsin, United Statesmap
Profile last modified | Created 7 Oct 2020
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Mary was Ho-Chunk.




Mary was born about 1840 in Wisconsin Territory.


Her Hocąk name given in the censuses is MahSetchaZhgaWinKah, which is a rather ill-formed phonetic breakdown.

"The Lowes were first listed on the census as Lyons, taking the name of a farmer they had worked for. The last name was later changed to Lowe." (Jones, et alia)


In the 1905 Wisconsin State census, she is identified as the mother-in-law of John Stacy, the husband of Martha. This implies that she is the mother of Martha. Since Martha is the sister of King of Thunder, it also follows that Mary is his mother as well. In the 1905 Indian census, she is recorded as the mother of George Lyon (AhHaZheeKah). This would make her Mrs. Lyon.


  • 1905 Wisconsin State Census, for Brockway, Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Census, 1905. Microfilm, 44 reels. Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • 1905 Indian census; Roll: M595_671; Line: 5. Indian Census Rolls, 1885-1940; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M595, 692 rolls); Records of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, Record Group 75; National Archives, Washington, D.C.
  • Tom Jones, Michael Schmudlach, Matthew Daniel Mason, Amy Lonetree, and George A. Greendeer, People of the Big Voice: Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1942 (Madison: Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2011).

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