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Burlington, WI newspaper items - Goff
(from Burlington, WI. Historical Society web site).

Burlington Standard, Thursday May 13, 1875
Last Monday there was quite an excitement in town among the farmers which was occasioned by W. P. Goff, one of our dealers in agricultural implements. Mr. Goff had already sold twenty seven Champion Reapers and Mowers Combined and on that day twenty four farmers were in at one time for their Machines. [Champion Reaper history] Mr. Goff ordered dinner for the forty - including the editors of the Standard - and a right food time was had. After dinner he ranged his teams with their loads in front of the Jones House on Chestnut and Geneva street, and then Capt. Johnston, our new artist, "snatched their shadows" with his new and large camera. Mr. Goff is a live Machine man and although we have no reaper Manufactory in our town our readers must not be misled b the cry of home manufacture, and all that sort of thing but consult the columns of the Standard where reliable men advertise good machines. Farmers care but little about the cry of "home manufacture." He looks to the reliability of the machine and its merits as compared with others offered in competition be they made in Burlington, Geneva or San Francisco. In our next Mr. Goff will have his say about his machine, and with him and Cunningham & Rogers before our readers they can rest assured that they will have a chance to get the best machinery.

Burlington Standard, Thursday, October 23, 1873
At Elba, Dodge County, Wis., October 18th, 1873, of Dropsy, STEPHEN GOFF, in the 81st year of his age.

Burlington Standard, Saturday, April 12, 1879
In Burlington, on Saturday, the 5th day of April, 1879, at the residence of her son Mr. W. P. Goff, Mrs. Percis W. Goff, aged 80 years.
Mrs. Goff came to the State of Wisconsin in the year 1845, and resided with her son Mr. Wm. P. Goff, Yorkville, for several years. For the last 25 years she has resided in Elba, Dodge Co., Wis., until the past 5 months, since when she resided with her son here in Burlington. She came here to die.
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The undersigned desire to tender their warmest thanks to the friends who kindly assisted them in their bereavement and especially to the members and officers of the Temple of Honor.
W. P. Goff (William Peck Goff)
J. L. Goff (Jane Lytle Goff)
Burlington, April 12, 1879.

Necrology of Burlington for the year 1879.
April 5, - Mrs. Percis W. Goff, aged 80 years.

Burlington Free Press, February 14, 1900
Last Saturday evening at 6:00 o'clock at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. Goff, in Perkins Park, occurred the marriage of their oldest daughter, Miss Clara L. Goff, to Louis A. Belden, of Rochester. The Ceremony was performed by Rev. W. Kilbourne and witnessed by only the immediate relatives and friends of the contracting parties. After the ceremony a wedding supper was served. The wedding presents were quite fine and very much admired. Mr. and Mrs. Belden will make their home on a farm that has been rented by the groom one mile west of Spring Prairie Corners

Burlington Standard Democrat, Saturday, February 17, 1900.
Miss Clara L. Goff, of this city, and Louis W. (should be Louis A.) Belden, of Rochester, were united in marriage at the home of the bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Goff, in Perkins Park at 6 o'clock last Saturday evening. Rev. Wm. Kilbourne performed the ceremony in the presence of only the immediate relatives of the contracting parties. After the ceremony and congratulations a wedding supper was served. The young couple will at once go to house-keeping on a farm in Spring Prairie. The bride is the oldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Goff, has spent nearly all her life here, and has many friends who will wish her and her husband every happiness in their married life.

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