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Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin

Historical sketches of Saukville,   pp. 37-39

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Historical Sketches
of Saukville
The Green Bay Road was not cut out north of Milvai
During those years, it was grubbed out, two rods in widt]
cut through to Port Washington in 1839.
No bridges were built excet the most primitive kin
on the route. A well trodden Indian trail between Mibrai
was the only passable road through the country along the
1840, and up to 184, after roads were quite comon in t)
and central settlers ca  in to their claims on the well
by the Indians.
Many men frcm Ozaukee county and the Saukville area
War. One of them, Daniel E. McGinley, wrote "Oaukee Coi
and "Life in the Trenches with the 16th Wis.," frou whici
information was secured.
Ozaukee county soldiers participated in many of the
paigns. Soe were in Sherman's famous march and alo pa:
review of his army in Washington, D. C. Others fought ij
"Stonewall" Jackson. Some were taken prisoner and held A
Andersonville, where, it was recorded, "conditions were I
A teaster's account told of a "hair raising encouni
taking mules out to graze--five were lost."
Killed in action was Herman Maercklein, and mor&11,
Mielke. After the close of the war many of the veterans
settled in other localities and states.
In 1897, veteran Herman Opitz was still living in Si
veterans resided in Cedarburg. They were: Sgt. John Gri
Chas. Gottschalk, W. H. Rintelman, and Charles Beckan.

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