Emile Francois Romon was born in 1834 in Urcerey, France. He made his apprenticeship as a blacksmith and worked in several localities of the region before his departure for the United States in 1854. He often entertained the younger generation with graphic descriptions of his trip to America, which was by sailing vessel and lasted six weeks. For a year, he lived in the state of New York, and then came westward. He settled in the town of Royalton, Wisconsin.
Emile enlisted in the Civil War in 1864. He was a private in Company F, 1st Wisconsin Heavy Artillery.
Born: June 2, 1834 in Urcerey, Belfort, France
Married: Anna Conroy on June 23, 1859 in WI, Elizabeth Rossey on September 2, 1869 in WI
Died: November 19, 1915 in Weyauwega, Waupaca Co., WI
Relation: 2nd Great Grand Uncle