Muskego Wisconsin History
History of Muskego, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, tells the free online book and article below. Reuben Gold Thwaites wrote an interview he did with Peter Vieau at the Muskesgo Center in 1889. The interview was conducted in Fort Howard in 1887 and was written in 1890 in a letter to his son-in-law John W. Thwites.
Part of the article is dedicated to Charles's early life in Muskego, and there is a lot of information in the book and articles about his early life there.
On February 4, 1856 Arnold married Johanna Roemer (born Prussia), who had come to Milwaukee in 1847, and he was born in Milwaukee among eleven children. The four living sons were Eliza, Frances, Charles and Pauline, all born in Waterloo; Harvey, born on June 27, 1850; and Charles, a badger - born and Muskego born.
Alexander Vallier now lives in California, where James died, Anna Doyle is now Ms. Thomas Welch of Muskego, T.D. lives in Iowa, while John is in the Rockies. Edward, born in a tent in Diamond Springs, California, married Anne Newnan of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, and Edward Jr., Edward's son, was married to AnneNewnan, ManitOWoc Wis. Miss Mary Eagan was the daughter of M.C. and was born and married in Muskesgo and is the wife of John E. Welch, the son of Thomas and Anna Welch.
Born in 1837 in Prussia, he was one of the first to be born in Muskego. His parents Bryan and Margeret emigrated and settled in Wisconsin, where he ran a coal business until 1859, before settling in Sec. His parents John and Elizabeth Finley came to Muskesgo from New York City and bought a homestead in Esquire and Cone for pioneering settlers. The family spent two years in White Fish Bay and then returned to the USA, where they came to America around 1851. He was a cooper by profession and made pork barrels in his home in Milwaukee until he was settled in 1873. P.O. Muskowgo Center, born October 27, 1843, was the son of John O. and Mary E. O'Neill, both born the same day in New Jersey as the daughter of Thomas and Anna O. O'Neill.
His father Jacques Vieau was one of the first to establish the first trading post, where Milwaukee was later founded, and others followed suit, founding several other trading posts in Muskego, such as Esquire and Cone. Aaron's family joined him and built a farmstead on the corner of Nevins in the years 1831 - 1846. He was married and father of three sons, Otto, George and Frank, all born in Muskesgo.
He is also considered one of the greatest Muskego running backs of all time, along with Lake Mills quarterback Adam Moen and the first Muskego football player in history.
P.O. Muskego was born in County Louth, Ireland, where he spent his early life as a farmer and shoemaker. He got homesick for America and settled in the woods of Milwaukee Co., where he visited Illinois during the hot season. The Indians stole his little daughter from him and his dead, and he lived the rest of his life with his wife and three children.
After their transfer, the Potawatomi returned to hunt and fish in the Lake of Muskego until the 1870s. Early settlers tried to drain the lake for agriculture, but they were stopped after laws were passed to prevent the use of the lake for agriculture.
In 1851, the US government set up a conference with several local Indian tribes to allay these concerns and established the Treaty of Fort Laramie. Native American tribes, including groups from Cheyennes, Arapahos, Comanches, and Sioux, fought back, angered by the government's dishonest and unfair policies. Indeed, some of the treaty's signatories even agreed to end hostilities between their tribes in order to accept the terms of the treaties. They reacted quietly to the treaty, but not without some resistance from the federal government.
The settlement produced Norwegian Lutheran communities under the auspices of the Lutheran Church in America, the United Methodist Church, and the Episcopal Church of America.
Muskego has an extensive network of recreational trails compared to other southeastern Wisconsin suburbs. The Badertsch reserve also has about 4 km of hiking trails that lead through various bird habitats, including prairie, oak savannah, forest and wetlands. In the early 20th century, the Milwaukee Electric Railway and Light Company opened a cable car line to allow day trips to Muske Lake. This route provided easy access to Milwaukee's agricultural lands and provided the opportunity for Milwaukee townspeople to seek rest and relaxation in Muskegon's natural beauty. Bebe Park, a series of non-motorized trails that connect residential neighborhoods with commercial parks and parks in and around Muscle Go.
The city of Muskego has committed itself to using native species in the planting of trees and shrubs, especially in the parks.