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Harney, Richard J. / History of Winnebago County, Wisconsin, and early history of the Northwest
(1880)

City of Menasha,   pp. 215-229 PDF (10.6 MB)


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HISTORY OF WINNEBAGO COUNTY, WISCONSIN.
Being too late in the season for the collec-
tion of taxes by village authority, there seems
to have been no assessors or treasurer elected
this year.
The succeeding officers were as follows:
i854- Curtis Reed, president; John Potter,
Jr., clerk; J. L. Bishop, treasurer; Edward
Freeman, S. S. Roby, J. Hough, trustees
First Ward; H. A. Buits, R. Hampson, N.
Clinton, trustees Second Ward.
1855-Josesph Turner, president; John
Potter, Jr., clerk; J. L. Bishop, treasurer;
Curtis Reed, J. Hough, Chas. Doty, trustees
First Ward; Cleveland Bachelder, H. A. Burts,
G. W. Stickles, trustees Second Ward.
i856 - Joseph Turner, president; Elbridge
Smith, clerk; C. Bachelder, treasurer; Isaac
Hough, Chas. Doty, 0. J. Hall, trustees First
Ward; H. A. Burts, Wm. Fuss, Calvin Bach-
elder, trustees Second Ward.
1857-Joseph Turner, president; Henry
Decker, clerk; G. W. Fay, treasurer; 0. J.
Hall, G. H. Clark, W. R. Ellis, trustees First
Ward; H. Hewitt, W. F. Bauer, Abel Keyes,
trustees Second Ward.
i858-Curtis Reed, president; Geo. B.
Goodwin, clerk; G. W. Fay, treasurer; E.
D. Smith, Elbridge Smith, John H. Fuss,
trustees First Ward, Able Keyes, Michael
Hogan, Pat O'Malley, trustees Second Ward.
I859-John A. Bryan, president, Geo. B.
Goodwin, clerk; G. W. Fay, treasurer; S. M.
Bronson, E. Ward, John H. Fuss, trustees
First Ward; AbelKeyes, F. Loscher, B. G.
Mathewson, trustees Second Ward.
I86o-Jobn A. Bryan, president; A. N.
Lincoln, clerk; G. W. Fay, treasurer; E. D.
Smith, John Potter, Jr., Ignatz Trilling, trus-
tees First Ward; Abel Keyes, F. Loscher,
Chas. Colborne, trustees Second Ward.
i86I - Charles Doty, president; Charles
Gercher, clerk; G. W Fay, treasurer; E. D.
Smith, Curtis Reed, I. W. Fisher, trustees
First Ward; M. Hogan, Abel Keyes, Phillip
Sensenbrenner, trustees Second Ward.
1862-Charles Doty, president; G. H.
Clark, clerk; H. B. Eldridge, treasurer; E. D.
Smith, 0. J. Hall, Julius Fieweger, trustees
First Ward; Thomas Mitchell, P. V. Lawson,
A. Nuesbecker, trustees Second Ward.
z863-E. D. Smith, president; G. H. Clark,
clerk; S. S. Roby, treasurer; R. M. Scott,
E. Ward, Ignatz Trllling, trustees First Ward;
P. V. Lawson, T. Mitchell, Wm. Rabb, trus-
tees Second Ward.
i864-E. D. Smith, president; Elbridge
Smith, clerk; H. B. Eldridge, treasurer; R. M.
Scott, I. W. Fisher, W. N. Webster, trustees
First Ward; J. A. Sanford, T. Mitchell, P.
Sensenbrenner, trustees Second Ward.
I865-Curtis Reed, president; Jos. Turner,
clerk, H. B. Eldridge, treasurer; Wm. Fuss,
Norman Thatcher, I. W. Fisher, trustees First
Ward; T. Mitchell, H. A. Burts, P. Sensen-
brenner, trustees Second Ward.
I866- Curtis Reed, president; L. P. Boyd,
clerk; Chas. May, treasurer.  No record of
election and none of any action, except by
John FitzGibbon, trustee First Ward; P. Sen-
senbrenner, trustee Second Ward.
I867-No record of election, but same
officers continued to act.
i868-John Potter, Jr., president; L. P.
Boyd, clerk, F. Schuellen, trustee First
Ward; John FitzGibbon, trustee Second
Ward.
1869-No    record of election.  Clerk at
each meeting merely announcing "full board
present. "
1870-A. E. Bates, president; D. J. Ryan,
clerk; John Potter, Jr., trustee First Ward;
Henry Trilling, trustee Second Ward.
187/-Fred Schuellen, president; D. J. Ryan,
clerk; A. D. Page, trustee First Ward; P.
Fogherty, trustee Second Ward.
1872- Fred Schuellen, president; E. G. Bell,
clerk; A. E. Bates, trustee First Ward; Pat
McFadden, trustee Second Ward.
I873-0. J. Hall, president; G. N. Sanford,
clerk; H. Merz, trustee First Ward; Pat
McFadden, trustee Second Ward.
In I853, the first bridge across Lake Buttes
des Morts was built, giving direct communica-
tion with the farming country to the west.
This bridge was replaced by a float bridge
with draw, in 1856, and in i86i, a pile bridge
was constructed, which is still standing, but
for the past two or three years has been
impassable.
DISTINGUISHED ARRIVALS -LIGHT-HOUSE.
G. P. R. James, the well known novelist,
H. B. M. Consul at Norfolk, Virginia, visited
the place and made quite an investment in
real estate, and his two sons, Walter and
Courtney, took up their residence here.
In the winter following, Walter, as chief
engineer, with a party of men, run a prelimin-
ary survey, for the Manitowoc & Mississippi
Railroad, from Menasha to Manitowoc.
Congress having appropriated the means for
a light-house, at the head of this channel, a
substantial stone building was erected on a
small island near the head of the channel, and
supplied with all the necessary appurtenances,
and Dennis Crowley was appointed keeper.
A light was kept here several years, when it
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