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Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

Saukville,   pp. 40-41

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The town of Saukville was set off and made an independent
zation on April 4., 1848. Prior to that time it formed a part o
Washington. Settlements were made as early as 1845, and improv
began in 1846. The first traces of civilization on the present
the village appeared in the latter year. It was unusual in tha
laid out in the shape of a triangle with stores, hotels and dwe
built around its perimeter. It was a town for wayfarers and, f
size, had more inns and hotels than any other commun ty in the
The first house in the village was built by George Daniels
He was among the first to settle in this area. Other early set
Lott Blanchard, Joseph Fischbein, William Foster, E. Wadsworth,
Sizer, Stephen McIntosh, Jonathan Tibbetts, Joseph Fowler, and 1
Payne.. In 188 William Payne built the first hotel, christened
"Pulaski Hotels and the first landlord was William Richards; b-
forever after known as Payne's Place. It was the halfway house
Bay to Milwaukee travelers. It was a tavern, grocery store, an
hall. Originally it had a large veranda across the front, 18 r
the large dance hall occupying the third floor. John Keller bo-
in 1863 and operated it as a grocery store. When his daughter I
married Peter Mueller in 1891, they operated the tavern instead
and the building was still used as an inn.

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