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Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
(1965)

Town of Fredonia village of Waubeka,   pp. 88-92


Page 88

TOWN OF FREDONIA
VILLAGE OF WAUBEKA
Waubeka was the first settlement in the Town of
set off from the Town of Port Washington in 1847. Bi
earlier, 1844, the first white man, Hiram King, settl
wife. He was already 69 years old when he set up a I
wigwam on an Indian trail following the Milwaukee RiN
Waubeka. Later, he and his son-in-law, W. Davis erec
present site of Wright's Tavern at the bridge on the
river. It was the stopping place for land hunters, a
stopped there over night in their search for farm lar
could not step between them, according to the recolle
pioneer, B.S. Cassel. Mr. King would row the travele
in a row boat in cold weather, but when it was warm t
river with their teams or wade across where the mill
King in 1847 was chairman of the meeting to organize
for the Town of Fredonia. Later he moved to the west
state and lived to be 92 years of age.
Although they were the first settlers, the Kings
Waubeka; the friendly Sauk Indians with their Chief W
of other tribes had their winter camp there. The Chi
the site of the Gerald Joose house on the south bank
and others were encamped on the grounds of the presen


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