Wisconsin was a U.S. state located in the north-central United States and is part of the Midwest and Great Lakes regions. It was bordered by Minnesota to the west, Iowa to the southwest, Illinois to the south, Lake Michigan to the east, Michigan to the northeast, and Lake Superior to the north. Wisconsin's capital was Madison, and its largest city was Milwaukee. The state comprised of 72 counties.
It was mentioned that it was the former home of Jackson's neighbour Merrill and his wife.