Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
Assessor plat #1
Assessor Plat #1 Due partly through errors made by surveyors, which after many years were found by other surveyors, surveying the same pi:upe Ly and using the Sai government survey, many hard feeli were caused by neighbors both claiming that their lines cv corner stones were correct, many lawsuits ensued. Also the erecting of fences, after the government survey, most of which were rail fences and then were replaced by wire fences, were also a reason for errors. When erecting new fences and an obstacle was encountered, causing a hard- ship to overcome, the fence was merely put up a foot or so to avoid the obstacle which then over a period of many years went unnoticed, until a new survey was made and the error found. This was especially bad when smaller parcels were sold and the survey was proved wrong and no agreement could be reached as to the property line by the owner of the prorerty. In order to solve such differences of opinions or errors in surveys, the legislature gives the municipal government the right to order what is called an assessor plat. By this method, all evidences are taken as they are at the time of making the plat and the property lines are taken as they then exist and are so recorded. This was done on all property extending from the Village of Thiensville south limits to the Ozaukee County line and between the Miilwaukee Railroad the Ddilwaukee River and called Assessor Flat #1 ol the Town of Ivequon. Since then Assessor Plat #2 and three, four, and five have been made in different areas in the Town.
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