- Born: 7 Mar 1826, Brookland, Kent
- Marriage (1): Anna O'Mara in 1853 in Sauk County Wisconsin
- Marriage (2): Artemisia Bibb on 15 Nov 1880 in Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin
- Died: 1896, Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin aged 70
Veteran - George G. Reely at Rest.
After an illness which confined him to his home only about two weeks, death came to the relief of one of the pioneers of this section, Mr. George G. Reely, near the noon hour on Monday, September 22d. But few were aware of the serious nature his illness had assumed, most of his neighbors thinking that it was the result of much loss of rest through constant watching with his daughter Miss Ada Randall, during her illness, and that rest would restore him to his usual strength, so his death came as a sudden shock to his most intimate friends.
The subject of this sketch was born in Brookland, County of Kent, England, March 7th, 1826, being at the time of his death in his seventy-first year. In 1848 he came to America, spending his first few years in this country at New Orleans, and coming to Wisconsin in 1851, locating for a time in Waukesha county. He again returned south, but in 1853 came to Sauk county and settled in the vicinity of Wilson Creek, where he lived until he retired from the farm about five years ago, to pass the remainder of his days in this village.
Mr. Reely was married in 1853 to Miss Anna O'Mara, of Limerick, Ireland, and to them four children were born, Mrs. T. T. Norton, of Spring Green, Messrs. William and John Reely, of Missoula, Montana, George, the first born, dying in infancy. These children were left motherless by the death of Mrs. Reely in April, 1879. Mr. Reely was again married in the fall of 1880, and by this marriage leaves his wife and three children, the oldest a daughter of fifteen years.
Deceased served in the late war as member of Co. A, 36th Wis. Vols., and his comrades of T. J. Hungerford Post were present in a body at the funeral to pay a final tribute of respect to their aged comrade. The funeral took place from the Catholic church this morning and the remains were laid to rest in the Catholic cemetery near by.
Mr. Reely was a man conscientious in his convictions, honest and upright in his dealings. Besides his wife and children he leaves two brothers, Mr. John Reely, of Ruthven, Iowa, and Mr. William Reely, of this village, many relatives, and numerous friends whose early pioneer or army associations had closely cemented their friendship.
Source: The Weekly Home News, September 24, 1896
Wisconsin biographies historical book:
George G. Reely, farmer, Sec. 33; P. O. Spring Green; born in County of Kent, England, March 7, 1826; in early life, he followed the sea as a sailor, and visited many of the principal ports of the world; in 1847, he came to the United States, and lived in the State of Louisiana the greater part of the time until 1849 in which year he came to Wisconsin, and has been a resident of the town of Spring Green, Sauk Co., Wis., the greater part of the time since. During the war of the rebellion, he enlisted in Co., A, 36th W. V. I.; was wounded in North Anna, and was present at Lee's surrender of Richmond; he was honorably discharged at the close of the war. He married, in Dane Co., Wis., Miss Ann O'Mara; they have three children - Sarah A., their oldest daughter, is the wife of Thomas Norton, of Spring Green; the two boys, William M. and John W., are at home. Mr. Reely owned an improved farm of over 300 acres. Republican in politics. He takes an active interest in educational matters, and has been elected to various school offices.
Sauk County Autobiography
George married Anna O'Mara in 1853 in Sauk County Wisconsin. (Anna O'Mara was born in Limerick, Ireland and died in Apr 1879 in Sauk County Wisconsin.)
George next married Artemisia Bibb on 15 Nov 1880 in Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin. (Artemisia Bibb was born on 11 Dec 1845 in Benton, Wisconsin and died on 1 Nov 1903 in Spring Green, Sauk, Wisconsin.)