Shattuck, S. F., et. al (ed.) / A history of Neenah
City administration, pp. 213-219 PDF (1.8 MB)
CITY ADMINISTRATION Neenah Fire Departmenti19I0. Names from left to right: Herman Vogt, George Christoph, Chief; Charles Meerbach, Martin Wachholz (white coat), Al Staffeld, Louis Bergstrom, Louis (Little) Nelson, Emil Melchert, Will Mason, Russ Allender (driver for Mason & Nagel Livery), Fred Mason (?), Joe Cox, August Eberlein (Asst. Chief), Silas Martens, unknown driver for livery, Louis (Nickel) Nelson. At entrance to City Hall: John Fullam and Tom Kelly. The two children standing beside John Fullam and Tom Kelly are Alice and Kenneth Rausch, children of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Rausch, former Fire Chief. Kenneth is a present fireman. Prior to this time, Mr. Christoph had slept at the City Hall during the night, and kept his team of horses there overnight and on holidays. During the daytime, the old bell still summoned the nearest teamster. In addition, the Kellett & Coats livery stable (later Mason & Nagel) which was located on the site of the present ERA building, furnished a team. This stable was later moved to 216 South Commercial Street, and Mr. Rausch states that one favorite horse, when the bit was put in his mouth, would immediately walk, via the sidewalk, to the City Hall and turn into the fire station! John Zick, Chief F. Diesterhaupt, Capt. H. Howmnan, Capt. K. Rausch L. Loehning A. Krutz R. Mertz C. Douglas G. Sturgis R. Tornow N. Bonnin Present Force G. Hackstock N. Hoeper W. Lange A. Lange H. Gullickson G. Krause D. Levick G. Casperson G. Haufe B. Williams (temporary) 217
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