Category Archives: Family

Carol J. Buelow Braeger

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Braeger, Carol J. (Nee Buelow ) Age 88 years. Of Sussex, died peacefully Thursday, December 18, 2014. Beloved wife of the late Gerhardt “Gerry”. Loving mother of Connie Barbian (Jerry Mooren) Fort Atkinson, WI; Patty (Bill) Roelofs, Deerfield, WI; Jean (Jeffrey) Fero, Sussex, WI, Beth (Bradley) Enneking, Lannon, WI and the late Richard Paul. Proud grandma of Nick and Jake… Read more »

Samuel Daughtery, aka Dougherty Family

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Samuel Daughtery, aka Dougherty Family Compiled and Edited by Michael R. Reilly Last Revised 01/28/2009 The Early Years In Massachusetts To SLAHS (Mike Reilly)  Wed, 9 Mar 2005 07:33:40 EST- Thank you so much in responding. The following information was received from Bob Drinkwater with: http://www.gravestonestudies.org/markers.htm. 1st I didn’t know where he was born or where he died till your… Read more »

Maude Brown Kraetsch – Waukesha Freeman Correspondent

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Maude Brown Kraetsch: Waukesha Freeman Newspaper Correspondent Transcribed by Michael R. Reilly Last Revised 01/15/2014 Help Represent Your Community… Do You Know Your Waukesha Daily Freeman Correspondent? Sussex – Not too far from Menomonee Falls and Lannon and a short distance from Pewaukee lies an area rich in stone quarries named after a county in England. The village of Sussex… Read more »

Houses: Rodgers / Meissner History

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This Old House by Linda Schafer, 1985 Reprinted with permission of the author     Except for four months of his life, my grandfather , Willard E. Schafer, had lived all of his 78 years in the same house.      That beautiful old houseis the subject of this paper which I would like to dedicate to my grandfatherbecause of his long… Read more »

First Town of Lisbon Settler – Thomas Spencer Redford or ?

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  First Town of Lisbon Settler – ThomasSpencer Redford or ? Written and Edited by Michael R. Reilly Last Revised 05/28/2013     To Thomas S. Redford, probably, belongs thedistinction of having been the first one to drive his stake in this town.When he first came here, he accompanied the surveying party of Hudson (?),Garret Vliet and John Brink, who surveyed… Read more »

Archives: Collections: Church: St. James

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Retrospect: Brogan log cabin hosts first Catholic services By FRED KELLER Posted: Apr. 9, 2008, Sussex Sun As settlers arrived in the Towns of Lisbon and Menomonee (Menomonee Falls today), Irish immigrants made the area around Town Line Road an extended Irish and Catholic enclave, extending it eastward eventually to include what is now the Village of Lannon. James Brogan… Read more »

A 1918 letter from France by Seth Pollard

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A 1918 letter from France by Seth Pollard by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, Aug. 17, 2010 12:28 p.m. Seth W. Pollard was raised in Lannon, Menomonee Falls and the Town of Lisbon. Today, his former 160 acres is Wooded Hills Subdivision south of the former Maass Farm on the corner of Plainview and Town Line Roads. The… Read more »

James A. Elliott – Civil War Veteran

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Civil War veteran James A. Elliott by Fred H. Keller Posted: June 15, 2010, Living Sussex Sun James A. Elliott was the last born of eight children to George Elliott and his two wives. James’ mother was Lucy Transit. He was born in Augusta, NY, Aug. 7, 1835 and was nearly 2-years-old when his family came to Lisbon from New… Read more »

Zimmermann, Charles and Family

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Charles, “Charlie” Zimmermann a lifetime member of the greater Sussex area will be remembered for the large, positive imprint he left on his community. Zimmermann who was vacationing with his wife, Shirley, just three weeks ago in Las Vegas found himself weak and short of breath. After returning home, he was diagnosed with cancer and passed April 8 surrounded by… Read more »