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Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
(1965)

Port Washington,   pp. 44a-54


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PORT WASHINGTON
Port Washington was the first place in Oa
Washington County) to be settled by white men.
the"History of Ozaukee County"pp. 1-4, the firs
tors and remained only for two years, 1835 to 1
the founder, could not stay away. Perhaps it w
his wife Rhoda, the first person to die in this
Washington grave marked only by two sticks of w
in 1843 with a fresh group of settlers who soon
Wooster Harrison was perhaps the most colorful
eccentric pioneers of this county. It is said
army but earned the nickname by his ability to
people with money and influence to join his pro
the abstracts of title to property here, especi
the names of prominent men who owned property h
names such as Solomon Juneau, founder of Milwau
territorial judge, governor of the state and me
Vieau of Milwaakee and Beaubien of Chicago who
part of the "French Canadian Aristocracy" of th
All these men bought land in Port Washington to
Harrison was a man of immense personal pop
teller in great demand at all social gatherings
joker. He earned considerable wealth but lost


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