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Florence and Margaret Jordan (author’s sisters)
It was an unknown wilderness, a forest of pine trees with a carpet of pine needles beneath, located on the east side of the bay. One of the first known white men to have visited the area being missionary-explorer Father James Marquette in 1674. By…

mortgage release Oct-2-1857.jpg
A mortgage release document from William Wrede for a debt owed him by Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen, signed October 2, 1857.

Notes from the submitters, Laura and Nicola Kaftan, great-great-granddaughters of Findeisen: "William Wrede was one of the…

1 letter-1850-Aug-26-cover.jpg
Letter from Wilhelm Nockemann, Milwaukee to Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen, care of Henry Martin, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, August 26, 1850, with a translation from the original German.

Notes from the submitters, Laura and Nicola Kaftan,…

I was a reporter for United Press International in Milwaukee who covered the open housing marches in Milwaukee, and did a number of interviews with Father James Groppi, as well as Dick Gregory, who came to participate in the demonstrations with the…

Columbus-GAR Personal War Sketches-Frank A Haskell Post No 146-Part 1.pdf
This volume of "Personal War Sketches" was presented to the Frank A. Haskell Post No. 146 of the Grand Army of the Republic in 1890 by ex-Governor James T. Lewis of Columbus, Wisconsin. When the Columbus G.A.R. Post was disbanded in 1924, the…

KayHeroldRussellinterview_part2.mp3
Interview with Kay Herold Russell of the Town of Cross, Buffalo County, Wisconsin. The original audio file is presented here in three parts.

Notes from the submitter, Rita Boland Nutile, niece of Russell: "In 1994 I visited my Aunt Kay Herold…

GAHS OLD PHOTO Gillett Hospital.jpg
The Gillett Hospital was located upstairs in this building in the early to mid 1920s. It was on the corner of Lake and Main Street. A local resident "recalled" that he had been born in this hospital in 1923. The photo was given to Gillett Area…

Leipzig19April1849-cover.jpg
Letter from E. A. Richter, Leipzig to Gottlieb Wilhelm Findeisen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 19, 1849, with a translation from the original German.

Biographical notes from the submitters, Laura and Nicola Kaftan, great-great-granddaughters of…

Gillett Village  Hall with Horse and Carriage in front.jpg
The Village Hall was built in 1908, and provided room for the fire equipment on the first floor with steps leading from the inside up to the second floor which housed the library for many years. The bell at the top was rung for the fires. Currently…

Citizens Bank Main St Gillett. Looking West. CA 1912.jpg
Main Street in Gillett Wisconsin looking west with the newly built Citizens State Bank building on the corner at front right.
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