Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin
Historical sketches of Saukville, pp. 37-39
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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