EARLY DAYS IN METOMEN
Fifty-four years ago this summer
our postoffice was at Sat. Clark's place on Green Lake prairie now owned by William Welsh.
Our farm was located on the east side of the prairie north of Fairwater, a distance of
about six miles. If my memory serves me right there was an office established at Ceresco
the same year, 1844, and during that year we commenced to go there for our mail. The
postoffice was in the old Fourierite building that was known as the long building; it was
100 feet long with a hall running through the center of the building with tenements on
either side. A Mr. Rounds was the first postmaster. Mrs. Hunter , still living in Ripon,
told me some years ago that the first mail that was sent from Ceresco to Fond du Lac she
furnished a pillow case which was used as a mail bag. Here we went for our mail until an
office was established south of Ripon about five miles, in the town of Metomen with Jacob
Carter as the first P. M., afterwards it passed into the hands of Daniel Eggleston, who is
still living on the old place, near the site of the old block house.
NOTE: The authorship is uncertain but appears to be one of David or Robert Jenkinson's sons, Robert, William, Matthew or Frank.