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Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
(1965)

The history of Thiensville and Mequon,   pp. 75-80


Page 75

TEE HISTORY OF
T IENSVILLE AND MEQUON
Thiensville is a village within the city of Meqi
River. It was incorporated in 1910. Two tribes of Ir
The Pottawatomies had a fairly large village in the dE
in 1831 when the white men started coming. It was in
area along Pigeon Creek, mostly west of the Creek and
Road where the gravel pits are now located. The Menou
and east of the river as far as Iake Michigan. They -
friendly to the white settlers due to the wise handlir
Solomon Juneau, the Indian agent in Milwaukee. Two Ir
found here several years ago, and the relics were exan
the Milwaukee Museum where they are now kept and displ
They were estimated to be about 2,000 years old. By a
had left Thiensville.
In the late 1800's and early 1900's the Milwaukee
streams were full of fish. Bears, deer, squirrels, fc
racoons, muskrats, beavers, mink, partridges, pigeons
birds lived in the forest.
One of the first settlers in Thiensville was John
1836, took out a quarter section of land, 148 acres, f
ernment. He built a log house beside Pigeon Creek on
Road about where the Thiensville Bank now stands. Her


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