ITEM: Fernando Newland biography
SOURCE: The History of Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, Chicago: Western Historical Company, 1880 (Fairwater Historical Society, gift from Richard and Joyce Damerau)
F. NEWLAND, farmer; near Fairwater; was born in Ontario Co., N. Y., August, 1824; lived in Erie Co., ten years, and at 19 came West and lived three years in Milwaukee Co.; in March, 1846, he settled on Sec. 30 in Metomen Township, Fond du Lac Co., Wis.; P. 0. Fairwater; has 200 acres in the original farm, which is still the homestead; fully 150 acres are under cultivation, and about fifty are in timber lands. Was married, in July, 1854, to Miss E. Davitt, of Rensselaer Co., N. Y.; they have three children--Diana, born 1855; Alice M., born l858, and the son named True, born 1868; each of the daughters have attended several terms at Ripon College, at the present writing, February, 1880, they are at home. Mr. Newland is a Trustee of the Free-Will Baptist Church at Fairwater, his wife is also a member; due credit is given to Mrs. Newhall [sic] as a rare worker, not only in the house but on the farm, and as an efficient business woman. Mr. Newland is one of the earliest settlers in this township; is a prominent sheep-raiser; is a successful, hard-working farmer; is a temperance Republican, and a reliable citizen.