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Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
([ca. 1990?])


The era mentioned up until the year 1910, included the
Town of Mequon, that portion of about one square mile in
area in approximately the center of the Town, known as
the Village of Thiensville. It was that portion originally
settled by a Mr. Win. Thien, who erected a saw mill and a
grist mill at or about the intersection of the Pigeon
Gree~ : r~d the Milwaukee River. he also took up a portion
of land, part of which he later donated t the school
district. This little community was named after Mr. Thien,
being called Thienville. From this little hub, business
and residences grew to a thriving little community. At
the turn of the century, a great number of business and
residences had few added to the original cluster. By
this time, a number of residents thought it an opportune
time to incorporate as a village, have their own form of
government by which they could govern themselves better
than by staying with the Town. This they then did in 1910.
They received their charter, elected their own officers, etc.
There always remained friction between some of the residents
of Thiensville and Mequon, which at this writing is still
smoldering. This entered into not only municipal govern-
ment but also seeped into the school, fire department,
policy department, the dam, etc.   This is the reason for
a jt. school district #3 with Thiensville and jt. high
school district #1, a portion of ivequon which was annexed
to Thiensville, was still in Ivequon.

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