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Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

Key personalities in the history of Cedarburg & Ozaukee County,   pp. 15-21

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Key Personalities in the History
of Cedarburg & Ozaukee County
are available at the Niederkorn Library in Port Washigton and make very
interesting reading. After some years in Cedarburg, the doctor was persuaded
by West Bend residents to move to their village. But friends and patients in
Cedar burg sorely missed him. So one bitter cold day in winter, they bundled
into a sleigh and drove to West B3end to beg Dr. Hartwig to return. The doctor
was so touched by this demonstration that he did return. Once more he was
lured to leave, but being unable to sell his house, he decided agalsnt
accompanying his friend, Leland Stanford of Port Washington, to California.
Leland Stanford, disappointed by his defeat for the office of District Attorney,
left this county to make his fortune in the golden west, and a very handsome
fortune it was; as witness Leland Stanford University, which he gave to Cali-
fornia in memory of his only son who died at the age of eighteen. The reason
for the strong friendship between Stanford and Dr. Hartwig is not clear, since
history describes Stanford as excessively aggressive and greedy to the point
of cruelty, while Dr. Hartwig is known as a humane and sentimental person,
Howeyer, he was also known as n excellent violinist and socially very popular,
so no doubt, Stanford enjoyed the Doctor's cmang y as much as every one else did.
Dr. Hartwig was the son of a physician, was born in Fra kenburg, Kur-
Hessia, Germany, June 7, 1820, and practiced for a year with his father before
coming to New York in 1846. Then with three newly-qmade friends who had crossed
the Atlantic with him, he decided to pccmpay them on a hunting trip west.
While crossing the Great Lakes, he met Willui Iuenng, who persuaded him 1o
stop over in Cedarburg. He did not think Cedarburg at all promising as a
place to practice, but as winter was coning on, decided to remain until spring.
Ay that time, he had becone Mt*ed, and the people did not wish to spare him,
so he remained. In 1850 he *wied 2Moline Hodann. About 1862, after.

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