Fortitude and heroism

“It was thus, from over the ocean and from the Eastern States and older counties of the State itself, that Butler county was first settled. Sturdy men with strong arms and stout hearts felled her forests. Brave women, faithful to every duty of wife and mother, endured the loneliness of the wilderness, and met the many perils and dangers of everyday life, with a fortitude and heroism deserving of immortal remembrance…” — From A History of Butler County, Pennsylvania, R. C. Brown & Co., 1895