Click here for the Certificate of Military Service for Henry Jones (Diane Jones' husband's gguncle). He was born in Coshocton County, OH.  He was the son of Joseph and Elizabeth (Betsey) Cullison Jones, early pioneers to the Clarno, Green County area.  They arrived there in 1847.  Henry is buried at Bethel Hawthorne Cemetery.

This is the obit for Joseph Jones, brother to the Henry Jones, whose Civil War certificate is above.
Newspaper Mortuary Report; Monroe Sentinel, December 27, 1905 (Wednesday) Joseph Jones, for over sixty years a resident of Monroe, Passed away at 9:30 Sunday evening at his home in the Third Ward. His death was due to old age. The deceased was born on July 4, 1822, in Coshocton county, Ohio, and later moved to Knox county where he was married to Miss Eleanor Miller in 1844. In 1845 he moved to Monroe, WI. His wife died in 1857 and in 1870 he was again married to Miss Catherine Schafer, who survives him. By the first union there are four living children.
By his second marriage there were six children, five of whom are living. The funeral was held at 1 o'clock this afternoon from the U.B. church. Burial will be in Hawthorn cemetery. (Southwest of Monroe, WI and he is buried next to his first wife Eleanor nee Miller).

This is Alice Josephine Jones, daughter of Joseph and Eleanor (Miller) Jones.  She was born November 8, 1857 in Clarno and died February 18, 1928 in Richland County.  She married Davis Eley August 27, 1876.

This is an interesting little story that was told, based on the memories of Frances Jane Jones Lizar, daughter of Joseph and Eleanor (Miller) Jones.  Other surnames have been bolded that may be of interest to other Green County researchers.

"The Jones farm was south of Browntown near the Pecatonica River and consisted of virtually all timber, which lead the family to move several years after her (Frances) birth (1856) to Trempeleau County, WI, where a cousin had said there was less forest to clear for farmland. Several years later Joseph realized his mistake and returned to Green County. (Mary Jones Morton's obituary says she was born in Trempeleau County August 2, 1862 and that they returned to Green County shortly after her birth.) On route to 
Trempeleau, Fannie remembers traveling by wagon to the Mississippi River and by boat to the north. Returning to Green County, one of the horses died and the family remained several weeks with farmers while Mr Jones walked to Monroe for another horse. Jeff Drake, an early Monroe resident returned with Joseph to assist in bringing his family back to Monroe."
They lived on farms in the Monroe area. On the Cornelius place, just west of Monroe on the old Smock farm, where Frances was married to Aaron Lizar in 1872. (North Cornelius on section 34, Monroe Twnsp. Northwest corner of section 34, 80 acres or section 28 north Cornelius, 70 acres southeast corner.) School number 10 near by.

This gentleman was the husband of Frances Jane (Jones) Lizar. It does not mention the newpaper, but it could be the Monroe Sun.

Newspaper obituary Friday, October 9, 1908
Aaron J. Lizar Answered Call At Age Of 74--Funeral Saturday At 2:30

  Aaron J. Lizar, an aged and respected citizen of this city, a veteran of the Civil War and a resident since 1856, died at his home at 4:30 Thursday afternoon.  Mr. Lizar had been ailing since April and was confined to his bed for the past six weeks.  His death was due to a general breakdown and nervousness. The end was peaceful and quiet.
  The deceased was born in Pennsylvania on Sept 29, 1834.  He went with his parents to Indiana where he grew to manhood and in 1856 came to Monroe.  He has resided here continuously since with the exception of the time he served his country in the Union army.
  Early in the war between the north and the south, Mr. Lizar enlisted with the 38th Wisconsin Infantry and proved one of the best soldiers in Company H of that regiment.  At the close of the war, he returned to this city to reside.
  The deceased was the father of five children; Charles A. Lizar, Mrs. Theo. Schmid and Ray Lizar of Monroe, F. A. Lizar of Chicago and Harry Lizar who died in 1891.  Besides the four children living he is survived by three sisters; Mrs. Wilde Gilpen of Battle Creek, Mich., Mrs. John Shank of Angola, Ind., and Hattie Lizar of Chicago.
  Mr. Lizar was one of the most respected and honored citizens of Monroe. His long life as a resident of this city made him widely acquainted throughout the country and he had many friends.  He was recognized as an honorable and up-right man in every sense of the word.  He was a man of quiet, gentle disposition, charitable in nature and a true friend in times of need.  He was highly esteemed by close acquaintances and his many good qualities made him a man whose death brings true regret to many.
  The funeral services will be held from the home tomorrow at 2 o'clock. Rev. J. H. Berkey will officiate and interment will be made in Greenwood.

This is a photo of Wide Valley Farm in Juda, taken circa 1925.  This farm was owned by George E. Jones, Sr. (Diane Jones' husband's ggrandfather).

Newspaper unknown, submitted in 1958.

George E. Jones Sr., 84, died last night at his home, 1916 14th avenue.  Mr. Jones suffered a heart attack Saturday.

He was born in Monroe Befruary 6, 1874, the son of Joseph and Catherine Shafer Jones.  He attended Monroe public schools.
Mr Jones was married July 24, 1893 in Monroe to the former Deretta Belle Porter, who died May 23, 1952.  He was employed for many years by the A. C. Dodge Lumber Co., Alvin F. Rote Lumber Co., and farmed two miles north of Juda for 38 years, before moving to the present home in 1941. 
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Emil Kaderly, Dakota; Mrs. Calvin Kaderly, Monticello, and Mrs. Robert Leuenberger, Monroe; seven sons, George and Ralph, Brodhead, Cecil and Joseph, Juda, William, Madison, Charles, New Glarus, and Frank, Rock City; one brother, Joseph, with whom he lived; a sister, Mrs. Nina Hall, Janesville; 24 grandchildren and three great-granchildren.
He was preceded in addition to his wife by a daughter, Flossie, in 1905; a son in infancy, and two sisters, Mrs. Flora Johnson and Mrs. Ida Dale.  Mr. Jones served as chairman for Sylvester Township for two years, while on the farm; was an alderman on the City Council for three years, beginning in 1910, representing the old Third Ward, and was a member of the Monroe volunteer fire department.
Services will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday in the Shriner-Neushwander funeral home.  Rev. Paul J. Gibson of the Brodhead Immanuel Evangelical United Brethren church will officiate.  Burial will be in Greenwood cemetery.

(Diane's husband Larry Jones ggaunt.)

Newspaper unknown; date of death was June 8, 1950.

Mrs. Frances J. Lizar, 96, believed to have been Green County's oldest native-born resident, died at 11 last night at the home of a son, Ray, 1005 13th avenue.  A heart condition was fatal.
Mrs. Lizar was up and around at her home yesterday, but had not been feeling well the past few weeks.
The daughter of Joseph and Eleanor Miller Jones, she was born in Monroe March 4, 1854 and attended rural schools of the area.  On July 4, 1872, she was married in Monroe to Aaron J. Lizar, a carpenter.  Her entire married life had been spent in Monroe.
Mrs. Lizar was a member of the former Seventh Day Adventist church here.
Surviving are three children; Mrs. Ivah M. Smith, Madison; F. A. Lizar, Bexley, Miss., who will be unable to attend the funeral because of poor health; and Ray Lizar; two brothers, George and Joseph Jones, both of Monroe; two sisters, Mrs. Nina Hall, Janesville, and Mrs. Ida Dale, Benton Harbor, Mich; three grandchildren and five great-grahdchildren.  Preceding her in
death were her husband in 1908 and two sons, Charles A. and Harry.
Services will be at 2pm Saturday in the Stuessy funeral home, with Rev. Ralph K. Kofoed of the Methodist church officiating.  Burial will be in Green cemetery.

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