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The Michael Hope Homestead

January 10, 2013

An earlier post told about three generations of Michael Hopes immigrating from England to Grant County, Wisconsin via New Orleans and the Mississippi River. The family sailed to the United States in the fall of 1846 and within two years, Michael Hope (1814 – 1885) bought two parcels of land–about 72 acres–in Grant County. The family homestead was established and they lived in “Little Grant” for many years. In 1854, Michael bought another 40, and the following year he bought two more 40s. Below is an example of the land patent signed by him (thank you to the Bureau of Land Management records online!)

One of Michael Hope’s land patents.

From → Hope/Fralick

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