Category Archives: Military

Horne-Mudlitz Post 6377 VFW

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Sussex VFW welcomes new members in new space Post finds more accommodating home on Waukesha Avenue By Paige Brunclik Posted: Dec. 24, 2012,Living Sussex Sun ]]> Horne Mudlitz Post 6377 VFW members (from front) Art Rude, Chuck Eberhardt and Tom Klein sit at the post’s historic bar at the post’s new location on Waukesha Avenue. The group hopes the new… Read more »

Swine Flu – 1918 Variety

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Swine Flu-1918 variety by Fred H. Keller, Village Historian Living Sussex Sun, Retrospect, Posted: Nov. 17, 2009 Several features about “swine flu” are appearing in local newspapers and on TV. This type of information has been seen before, from Asian flu, to avian flu, and back to the 1918 epidemic of the Spanish influenza. History does repeat itself. On Nov…. Read more »

Cold War Civil Defense

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Retrospect, by Fred H. Keller, Living Sussex Sun, Posted: Jan. 5, 2010 1:36 p.m. In the era immediately after World War II until the taking down of the Berlin Wall, the United States, the world, even Sussex, Lisbon and Lannon were involved in the Cold War. In Lannon and around Milwaukee, numerous Nike Sites (anti-aircraft missile systems) were put into… Read more »

Military: World War I, Lisbon and Sussex

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    World War I: The Volunteers and Draftees of Lisbon Township (incl. Lannon)  Hugh Donald Campbell; WWI, American Expeditionary force in France, 1st Sgt. of Co. A, 343 infantry, 86th Division. WWI Civilian Draft Registrations Name Birth Date Ethnicity Birth Place City/CountyState Arthur John Rosier 17 Jan 1873 W mom lives SussexWI Lincoln ID Orlo James Billings 17 Jan… Read more »

Two World War II Sussex-Templeton Veterans

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Two World War II Sussex-Templeton veterans by Fred H. Keller Posted: July 27, 2010, Living Sussex Sun It was hard scabble scrabble for these two Sussex-Templeton urchins in the early 1930s. The one on the left is Richard “Austy” Treloar current Sussex resident of nearly 80 years while the one on the right is the late David Johns. These two… 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 »

Army National Guard Armory – Sussex

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    Army National Guard Armory: Sussex May 11, 1989 – Whitefish Bay – Village residents may get some relief by 1991 from noise, traffic and parking problems they say are created by the Wisconsin National guard quartered at the armory at 1225 E. Henry Clay St….The Sussex Village Board approved a proposal Tuesday night that will permit the Guard… 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 »

Civil War – Regimental Service Accounts, Town of Lisbon

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    The Civil War: Lisbon Township- Regimental Service Accounts     The Wisconsin regimentalhistories listed below are for those men from Sussex/Lisbon who fought inthem.  Also be aware that many Wisconsinvolunteers and draftees may have been in other state (not Wisconsin) regiments to begin with orassigned to other regiments due to later reorganization during the war. The Volunteers and Draftees of… Read more »

Civil War: Roster of Volunteers and Draftees, Town of Lisbon

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    The Civil War: The Volunteers and Draftees of Lisbon Township     The Wisconsin Regiments thatmen from Sussex/Lisbon fought in are listed below along with biographicalinformation for some of the individual soldiers (click on soldier’s namehyperlink). Note: Some of the men listed below have not been identified as beingfrom the Sussex/Lisbon area, and there are others not yet identified as… Read more »