Category Archives: Pages from the past

Pages from the Past – March 2015

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  Pages from the Past by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, Pages from the Past: March 4, 2015 Feb. 26, 2015 100 years ago – 1915 Fred Schuldt and son Walter left Colgate to visit North Dakota and visit son William Schuldt. William Smith of Lannon will shortly take up residence in Sussex, where he has purchased the… Read more »

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    “Pages from the Past” – About Posted: Sussex Sun,  by published Day/Week/Year By Fred Keller, Sussex Village Historian Compiled and transcribed by Michael R. Reilly The entries are by year of publication in the Sussex Sun /Living Sussex Sun newspapers then by month and date. Not all weekly “Pages from the Past” articles contain all of the following… Read more »

Pages from the Past – January 2015

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  Pages from the Past by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, January 7, 2015 Pages from the Past: Jan. 7, 2015 Jan. 2, 2015 100 years ago — 1915 John S. Roesch, age 65 and the husband of the deceased Mary, died just before 1915 and was buried at the Lisbon Merton Cemetery. “Baer & Gringo,” who would… Read more »

Pages from the Past – February 2015

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  Pages from the Past by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, Pages from the Past: Feb. 4, 2015 Jan. 29, 2015 100 years ago – 1915 Waukesha Sheriff John Sleep received the Gold Star from the Waukesha County Municipal Court, presented by V. H. Tiecnor. Meanwhile, Charles Slawson of Pewaukee is the deputy register of deeds. The governor… Read more »

Pages from the Past – October 2014

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Pages from the Past by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, October, 2014   Page from the Past: Oct. 1, 2014 100 years ago – 1914 The George McKerrow farm on Highway K and Lyndale Road is 240 acres, the second largest farm in the town of Lisbon. The largest is the WP Condon farm, which is 260 acres…. Read more »

Pages from the Past – September 2014

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Pages from the Past by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, September, 2014   Pages from the Past 09/03/14 Posted: Aug. 28, 2014 100 years ago – 1914 August 1914 is labeled “Guns of August” as Germany attacks France and the British Expeditionary Forces. This is not stemmed until the First Battle of Marne on Sept. 6-9. Basically, Germany… Read more »

Pages from the Past – May 2014

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Pages from the Past – May 2014 Posted: May 2, 2014 100 years ago — 1914 Nineteen sailors were killed and 72 injured in a battle with Mexico. The USS battleships Utah, Florida and Prairie, and their auxiliaries bombarded Veracruz and Tampico, Mexico, over the dictatorship of General Huerta. The U.S. wants him to resign. Meanwhile, in one day in… Read more »

Pages from the Past – June 2014

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Posted: June 3, 2014 100 years ago — 1914 In Merton, Ms. John Schlieker died from a ruptured blood vessel in her neck. She had been beating a rug for some time prior to her sudden death. The R. H. Gumm Quarry in Lannon has sold out to a firm in Alton, Illinois. 50 years ago — 1964 Harry Haycock… Read more »

Pages from the Past – March 2014

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Posted: March 11, 2014 1914 — 100 years ago There is a huge ad in the local papers that caters to the ladies which reads, “Sick women made hall and hardy by Lydia E. Pinkman’s Vegetable Compound.” (I hear it had a base of alcohol in it.) C.G. Baer of Sussex is buying potatoes in car load lots. There is… Read more »

Pages from the Past – November 2014

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Pages from the Past by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, November, 2014   Pages from the Past: Nov. 5, 2014 Oct. 30, 2014 100 years ago – 1914 St. Petersburg, Russia, has a new name: Petrograd. The John Watson farm at the intersection of North Lisbon Road and Hillside Road is nicknamed “Bonair Farm.” 50 years ago –… Read more »