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Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
(1965)

Town of Fredonia village of Waubeka,   pp. 88-92


Page 89

Town of Fredonia
Village of Waubeka
The second white settler was Albert Daggett. A Pi
lawyer, George W. Foster and H. G. Turner bought land:
out the village and built a dam, saw mill and grit mi2
bank of the river. The grist mill burned a few years.
mill was still standing in dilapidated condition in l&
built the second grist mill which had a capacity of 80
per day.
In the 1870's Waubeka reached the height of its p
at that time a sawmill, two grist mills, three shoemaki
four blacksmiths, one hotel, two pump factories, a che(
later a button factory.
In the early days there were many Irish settlers I
by St. Finbars.   (An interesting cemetery suives.)    I
Irish were the Mooneys. Thos. Mooney is credited with
of Ireland and contributing articles to the Boston Pil(
of inducing many Irish to settle in Ozaukee and     a
many who came so early became discouraged ith the har
procure supplies, and they sold out to the      r
to more inhabited areas. In the 1840's most settlers i
Irish or native Americans from Michigan, New York, Pew
Canada   In the north central part of the township a s(
Settlement" was formed in 1848. The eastern and not
settled by Luxembourgers and Belgians; the north west I
Saxony and Bavaria in Germany. The central and southei
of Fredonia was settled by Americans. A sett       t of


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