From the “History of Columbia County, Wisconsin-1880”, referenced under the ‘Town of Columbus’ there is a biographical sketch for David Laskey. David Laskey, farmer, Sec. 33; P.O. Columbus; was born in the town of Greene, Chenango Co, NY, in 1841, and came with his parents, Richard and Dorothy Laskey, to Wisconsin in 1844; stopped one year in Walworth Co; in 1845, came to the town of Hampden, Columbia Co, where he made his home till 1865; then he bought a farm on Sec. 30, town of Columbus; disposing of that in 1868, he bought one of 120 acres, 87 which lies in Secs. 33 and 34, town of Columbus, and 40 acres on Secs. 3 and 4, town of York, Dane Co. He was married Nov 1, 1870, to Miss Susan, a daughter of Henry and Mary McNamara, a native of New York City, bourn 1850; her parents were natives of Ireland, but emigrated with her to Dane Co, Wis when she was quite young. Their children are Albert J., William H. and Uri D. Mrs Laskey is a member of the Catholic Church.