Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
and by the early settlers of the Township and this vicinity. It appears that no man other than Wm. Penn ever wielded in the settlement of America a more power- ful influence or established better relationships with the Indians. e dealt justly with them and was regarded by the Indians as the agent of the great father of Washington. When the first requirements for the sustances of life and shelter for the body were taken care of and the population of he area grew, more at%^nn had t o be given to the clearing of the land of trees and the preparation of the soil to raise more food and shelter for man and beast. This then also necessitated the building of dams on the river to harness the power of the river to run the saw and grist mills. One of these dams was built by Mr. Thien. The little village or settlement was baptized Thienville by the then residents of the community. Other such dams were built north and south of Thienville along the river for various purp oses. As more people settled in Thienville and vicinity, more persons with various occupations and abilities able to contribute some vocation to the society, as it then existed. Some could weave cloth, others could make shoes and other articles to wear and prepare different foods and drinks for human consumption. But the main and primary vocation most of the people followed was farming. Some of the families financially able to do so imported some good stock of holsteins, guernsey, and jersey cows to build up a good herd.
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