I don't know if they ever lived in Waukesha or that area. The spelling of the name was on my grandfather's death certificate giving Maria Cheeney as his mother. It was filled out by my grandmother and perhaps she had the spelling wrong. As far as I know they married in New York ( John came from England) and then moved to Winnebago County and then to Brown County and farmed near DePere. I did have an Uncle John Taylor who lived in Milwaukee b. about 1899-1901. It is such a common name it has been hard to trace. I do know from census records that Maria was born in NY about 1834. I don't know anything else about her. Thanks for the tip. I can check out the possible Waukesha connection.