Wilbert, Carl F. / History of the town of Mequon
Levy Family One of the most interesting of' the early settlers in the Town of Nequon was that of the Lippman Levy family. They emigrated from Germany to the United States and then to the Town of Mequon where they bought a farm and rooted themselves in and raised a family. Lippman Levy came here without any money and started from scratch, He went to visit a few farms around the town and collected chicken and pigeon manure. He did not succeed the first venture, went bankrupt and started over again. This time he earned enough to buy a horse and wagon and used that to get around. He succeeded and made a living for his family. By this time he had a wife and a son named Ben. When the boy was older and could help the father, they started buying and selling cattle. They also bought a wagon and a horse. A closed box was built on the rear of the wagon with a door which opened up and inside displayed was an assortment of meat. With this horse and wagon, Ben Levy drove around the country to the customers and sold whatever the housewives wanted. This he practiced twice a week, Wednesday and Saturday, and was usually able to sell all the meat and sausa-e he had by the end of the trip. The son, Ben, married, raised a nice family, all on the original farm and the cattle buying and selling, and the butchering of beef, hogs, etc.
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