Blodgett, Elisha (d. 1863)


One of Wauwatosa's early settlers, Elisha Blodgett taught school in the community for several years. He married one of his pupils, Abigail Wales, the daughter of Gideon Wales, who walked to Wauwatosa from Madison County, New York. Wales' mission was to carry money to his brother-in-law Benjamin Hart to aid in the operation of the Hart brothers' gristmill.