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Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

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

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Town of Fredonia
Village of Waubeka
Mr. Kildahl. He was postmaster in Wab      fortw
conducted the first store in Waubeka in w    le
granddaughter, Miss Alfreda Blrrell. In 1866 he
the Freedmen' s Bureau, Popla       V rgiia., a
care for destitute freed slaves. M  Oassel had
being of the landed gentry. He lost his three so:
one drowned in a creek, and two died in th Civil
survived and they conducted a nickel library at
using their own books and magazines and clipping
to rent out when the magazines no longer held tog
Miss Burrell became an outstanding teacher and 4
Another family having a history of typical p
Cooley family. The Warren Cooleys came west from
two children to Battle Creek, Michigan where five
then in 1844 came to Ozaukee County having gone a
cart. Mr. Cooley, a lumberman., assisted by his fi
Charles, began building a house on the site of Ch:
Waubeka in 1851. In 1854 while visiting his daug)
in Port Washington, he, his daughter and his son-:
leaving Lucy's infant son an orphan, while sevent,
Cooley was left to support his sister's baby, his
and sisters. Charles eventually rnrried, enlarge(
and named his third son Robert Lawrence Cooley af
family. It was Robert L. Cooley who in Milwaukee
of the pioneer of all vocational schools in 1912.
famous educator and died in 1945.

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