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Fur Traders


Settlers


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1860 Muskego Census PDF icon


Civil War Soldiers from Muskego


WWI Muskego Veterans


WWI Muskego Casualties


WWII Muskego Veterans


Korean Conflict Muskego Casualties


Vietnam Muskego Casualties



Muskego Mayors


1873 Muskego Register of Electors




Potawatomi


The name Muskego is derived from the Potawatomi Indian name for the area who named it "Mus-kee-Guaac," meaning sunfish.

The Potawatomi were the original inhabitants of Muskego and they enjoyed an abundance of wild rice, water fowl, fish and muskrats. They lived in villages of birch covered houses and dome shaped wigwams.

In 1833, the Potawatomi ceded their lands in Wisconsin to the U.S. government. Despite being relocated by the federal government in 1850, the Potawatomi continued to return to hunt and fish in and around Muskego's lakes until the 1870s.

In 1916, human remains representing one individual were removed from the Camp Thomas Cemetery Site on the Ralph Holtz Farm in Muskego by Rudolph Boettger. Mr. Boettger sold the human remains and two associated funerary objects to the Milwaukee Public Museum in 1922. He donated an additional associated funerary object to the museum in 1947. No known individual was identified. The three associated funerary objects are a small copper alloy bucket, a small wooden bowl with projecting animal effigy tab, and an iron knife blade. The associated funerary objects date this burial to circa 1800. The date is consistent with historical evidence for Potawatomi occupation of the area.

The Camp Thomas Cemetery Site is a known Potawatomi cemetery and camp utilized until the 1870s. In 1892 a buried Potawatomi dugout canoe was found buried on the Caesar farm on Muskego Dam Road. It was given to the Milwaukee Public Museum and is now in the care of the Muskego Historical Society.



Fur Traders


Amable Vieau


Settlers





Farmers


  1. Ernst Baass
  2. Frederick Bluhm
  3. William Boldt
  4. August Caesar
  5. George Cook
  6. William Ferguson
  7. George Fletcher
  8. Ernst Guhr
  9. Charles Haut
  1. James Henneberry
  2. William Kingston
  3. Heinrich Kurth
  4. Herman Kurtze
  5. George Law
  6. Cornelius Lynch
  7. Simon McKenna
  8. James McLaughlin
  1. John McShane
  2. Peter Muckey
  3. John Nieman
  4. William Paepke
  5. Glenn Pellmann
  6. Charlie Peters
  7. Karl Posbrig
  8. John Post
  1. Frank Schaefer
  2. Herman Schauwitzer
  3. William Searle
  4. John Wentland
  5. Henry Klaus Tans
  6. Peter Vieau
  7. Francis Wollman
  8. Adolph Wollmer



Muskego biographies from History of Waukesha County by Western Historical Company, Chicago 1880

Corn husking bee

Corn husking bee on John Ludwig farm. North of old Hwy 24.



Civil War Soldiers from Muskego





WWI Muskego Veterans


  1. Baas, Amos F - Pvt Btry D 2 Regt FARD
  2. Degner, Herbert C.
  3. Horn, Oscar - U.S. Army
  4. Tans, Archie
  5. Willert, Otto


WWI Muskego Casualties


Bertram, Clyde Russell
U.S. Marine Corps
Age 23, Muskego
Served: Paris Island
Date of Death: Apr 20, 1918
Cause of death: Pneumonia

Holzer, Gerald Thomas
U. S. Army
Age 22, Muskego
Private 47th Engineer Regiment
Served: overseas
Date of Death: Oct 18, 1918
Cause of Death: Pneumonia
Buried at: Plot A Row 07 Grave 19
St. Mihiel American Cemetery
France


WWII Muskego Veterans


  1. Bluhm, Earl F - Pvt 16 AAF SCH. SO.
  2. Buhrandt, Alvin W - Pvt FARD
  3. Drefahl, Theodore F - Cook Army
  4. Dreyfus, Walter C - Bn Sgt Major
  5. Guhr, Delbert - Army Air Corps. France 1942-1945 POW
  6. Harper, Edwin B - Sgt FARD
  7. Holzhausen, Helmuth - R 10 Med Dept
  8. Hoos, John Ernest - S 2c USNRF
  9. Horn, Benjamin Arnold
  10. Horn, William Edward - Capt Co B 18 Inf
  11. Howie, Thomas M - Pvt 308 Inf
  12. Johnson, Walter W - Pvt Spl Ltd Serv
  13. Kaebisch, Edward - Pvt Btry B 27 FA
  14. Kalva, Hugo H - Pvt 154 Tng Gr
  15. Kaun, Adolph C - Pvt Co B 310 Engrs
  16. Kelsey, Fred - Pvt 1c Vet Hosp
  17. King, William T - Pvt Btry A 9th TM Btry
  18. Kurth, Otto R - Pvt Btry B 9 TM Bn
  19. Ladwig, AlredJ - Wagn Co A 17 Am Tn
  20. Ladwig, George A - Pvt 1 Btry OARD
  21. Loofbourow, Lawrence - Pvt SATC State Normal Milw
  22. Malia, Bernard - Pvt Sup Co 30 Arty
  23. Mielke, Emil E - Pvt 1c Hq Co 340 Inf
  24. Muehl, Wilfred A - Mech Sec 580 USA Amb Serv
  25. Petroviak, Joseph - Pvt Hq Co 340 Inf
  26. Schaefer, John Jr - Pvt NARD
  27. Schauwitzer, Edward A - Cpl Co D 47 MG Bn
  28. Schmidt, Edward - Pvt Co 4 NARD
  29. Stangel, William - F 3c USNRF
  30. Wollman, Edward - Pvt FARD
  31. Woodworth, Ornal - Pvt Co 8 NARD


Korean Conflict Muskego Casualties



Vietnam Muskego Casualties


MARTIN, Dennis Robert
LCPL - E3 - Marine Corps - Regular
19 year old Single, Caucasian, Male
Born on May 22, 1946
From MUSKEGO, WISCONSIN
His tour of duty began on Sep 10, 1963
Casualty was on Aug 24, 1965
SOUTH VIETNAM
NON-HOSTILE, FIXED WING - NONCREW
AIR LOSS, CRASH AT SEA
Body was recovered
Religion: ROMAN CATHOLIC

ROSS, Ronald Alan
CAPT - O3 - Army - Reserve
1st Field Force
23 year old Married, Caucasian, Male
Born on Jul 25, 1946
From MUSKEGO, WISCONSIN
Length of service 3 years.
His tour of duty began on Dec 29, 1968
Casualty was on Oct 31, 1969 in QUANG DUC, SOUTH VIETNAM
HOSTILE, GROUND CASUALTY
GUN, SMALL ARMS FIRE
Body was recovered
Religion: LUTHERAN & MISSOURI SYNOD


Muskego Mayors


Kathy Chiaverotti - Elected 2011 - present
John Johnson - Elected 2006 - Served until 4/2011
Charles Damaske - Elected 2005. Served until 11/2006.
Mark Slocomb - Elected 2002-2005
David DeAngelis - Elected 1993. Re-elected to additional three year terms in 1996 and 1999.
Wayne Salentine - Elected 1982-1993
Donald Wieselmann - Elected 1968-1970
Jerome Gottfried - First Mayor of City. Elected 1964-1968. Re-Elected 1970-1982


1873 Muskego Register of Electors


  1. Away, Christian
  2. Away, Frank
  3. Away, John
  4. Away, William
  5. Albrecht, George
  6. Anderson, Otto
  7. Baas, Charles
  8. Babcock, C.H.
  9. Babcock, G.W.
  10. Babcock, Joseph
  11. Badenhafer, John
  12. Bady, John
  13. Bailey, George
  14. Bailitz, Thomas
  15. Baker, Baltizar
  16. Baker, Nicholas
  17. Barlett, John
  18. Belzholtz, Lawrence
  19. Bennett,
  20. Berthing, W.H.
  21. Bevill, Thomas
  22. Bigelow, P.L
  23. Bishop, Christian
  24. Bishop, Ferdinand
  25. Bishop, Frederick
  26. Bishop, William
  27. Blain, Samuel
  28. Blesinger, Joseph Jr
  29. Blesinger, Louis
  30. Bloom, Frederick
  31. Blott, Abram
  32. Blott, Willington
  33. Bowers, G.F.
  34. Brenand, Simon
  35. Brogan, John
  36. Brogan, John Jr
  37. Brogan, Thomas
  38. Burns, George
  39. Burns, John
  40. Buckett, James
  41. Buckett, James
  42. Buckett, William
  43. Bud, August
  44. Bullion, Robert
  45. Bullion, Thomas
  46. Burns, John
  47. Byer, Frederick
  48. Cameron, Alexander
  49. Cameron, Angus
  50. Cameron, John
  51. Carpenter, William
  52. Carey, Bernard
  53. Carey, Owen
  54. Carrigan, John
  55. Carrigan, Edward
  56. Cary, Eugene
  57. Claflin, Albert
  58. Claflin, Hiram
  59. Comroz, James
  60. Conroy, Thomas
  61. Conroy, William
  62. Cook, Martin
  63. Crosby, Patrick
  64. Crosby, Patrick
  65. Crosby, Thomas
  66. Cullen, John
  67. Curran, John
  68. Czayau, August
  69. Danielson, Arnelius
  70. Danielson, Elias
  71. Danielsen, Joseph
  72. Daugherty, Charles
  73. Daugherty, Edward
  74. Daugherty, Edward Jr
  75. Deith, Winset
  76. Deutenhafer, Frank
  77. Doyle, Edward
  78. Doyle, Edward Jr
  79. Draper, Josiah
  80. Drought, Robert
  81. Drus, John
  82. Drus, Carl
  83. Egsner, F.
  84. Ellarson, Leverlett
  85. Elliott, James
  86. Elliott, Mathew
  87. Elliott, Robert
  88. Elliott, Thomas
  89. Elliott, William
  90. Fauther, Frederick
  91. Fellings, Henry
  92. Fedkater, Firn
  93. Fedkater, Henry
  94. Fedkater, William
  95. Ferguson, John
  96. Ferguson, Mathew
  97. Ferguson, Richard
  98. Ferguson, William
  1. Finly, Charles
  2. Finley, John
  3. Finley, Joseph
  4. Fletcher, George
  5. Flynn, John
  6. Flynn, William
  7. Foahter, John
  8. Foley, Michael
  9. Foster, Samuel
  10. Foster, William
  11. Freedy, Charles
  12. Frisky, August
  13. Fryer, Godlis
  14. Garrigan, John
  15. Gavigan, Own
  16. Gavigan, James
  17. Goff, Michael
  18. Gohr, Godlief
  19. Gohr, Hans
  20. Grafs, Frederick
  21. Grafs, Henry
  22. Grant, Ben
  23. Grant, George
  24. Grayer, Frederick
  25. Hafner, Christian
  26. Hansen, Samuel
  27. Haring, G.H.
  28. Harris, Alexander
  29. Hart, Henry
  30. Henneberry, James
  31. Henneberry, Richard
  32. Henrick, George
  33. Henrick, Henry
  34. Herring, Charles
  35. Herring, Gerhart
  36. Herring, Henry
  37. Herring, John
  38. Holtz, Benhart
  39. Holtz, Ludwig
  40. Holtz, William
  41. Honry, August
  42. Hotelling, Steven
  43. Hurly, John
  44. Hurly, Peter
  45. Hurly, William
  46. Jacobie, Henry
  47. Johnsen, John
  48. Johnson, Arnold
  49. Johnson, Christian
  50. Johnson, Frank
  51. Johnson, Frederick
  52. Jordon, John
  53. Kassel, August
  54. Kearney, John
  55. Kearney, Thomas
  56. Kelner, John
  57. Kelso, Frederick
  58. Keller, Frederick
  59. Kelner, Winsell
  60. Kelso, John
  61. Kenock, Frederick
  62. Kippers, Jacob
  63. Kingston, Samuel
  64. Kingston, William
  65. Kingston, William
  66. King, Thomas
  67. King, William
  68. Kingston, William
  69. Knepel, August
  70. Kregan, Patrick
  71. Kregan, John
  72. Kregan, August
  73. Krouse, William
  74. Kull, Henry
  75. Kurt, Albert
  76. Kurt, Henry
  77. Kurtz, Herman
  78. Kurtz, John
  79. Langly, John
  80. Lannon, Thomas
  81. Lase, Joseph
  82. Laskie, Charles
  83. Laughny, Anthony
  84. Law, Charles
  85. Law, George
  86. Law, Robert
  87. Lawler, Thomas
  88. Lenz, William
  89. Locker, Laurence
  90. Locking, J.B.
  91. Lohman, Frederick
  92. Ludwig, John
  93. Lukebaum, George
  94. Lukebaum, John
  95. Lums, Valentine
  96. Lutarius, Nicholas
  97. Lutarius, John
  98. Lynch, Cornelius
  1. Lynch, Daniel
  2. Lynch, Edward
  3. Lynch, John
  4. Lynch, John
  5. Lynch, Thomas
  6. Malia, James
  7. Malone, Thomas
  8. Malone, Christie
  9. Malone, James
  10. Martin, Felix
  11. Martin, John
  12. Martin, Henry
  13. McConahey, Hugh
  14. McDonough, J
  15. McDonough, William
  16. McEmerry, James
  17. McEnany, J Jr
  18. McKena, James
  19. McLaughlin, James
  20. McLaughlin, John
  21. McLoughlin, Dan
  22. McShane, John
  23. Meath, Phillip
  24. Merril, O.F.
  25. Miller, Albert
  26. Miller, Charles
  27. Miller, Frederick
  28. Miller, Richard
  29. Miller, William
  30. Michael, George
  31. Middleton, John
  32. Mitten, John
  33. Muckey, Myron
  34. Muckey, T
  35. Muehl, Adam
  36. Muehl, Adam Jr
  37. Muehl, George
  38. Muehl, Henry
  39. Myers, Ignatz
  40. Myers, John
  41. Neiman, John
  42. Nelson, Nelson
  43. O'Donell, Austin
  44. O'Neil, Hugh
  45. O'Neil, James
  46. Ockler, Charles
  47. Ockler, Tobias
  48. Ockler, William
  49. Papkes, John
  50. Peck, David
  51. Peck, George
  52. Peck, Harvey
  53. Peck, Hazen
  54. Peck, Henry
  55. Peck, Oscar
  56. Peffer, Frank
  57. Pellman, Richard
  58. Pelmar, C.
  59. Peschkie, Joseph
  60. Peters, Adam
  61. Peterson, Carrute
  62. Peterson, Christin
  63. Peterson, Halvason
  64. Peterson, Peters
  65. Peterson, R.W.
  66. Posbrig, Carl
  67. Posbrig, Christen
  68. Priester, George
  69. Pytres, Lawrence
  70. Reberg, Joachim
  71. Richau, James
  72. Rick, Henry
  73. Rolfson, Brady
  74. Rolfson, Ingerburt
  75. Rolfson, Larson
  76. Rolfson, Robert
  77. Rooney, John
  78. Rooney, Owen
  79. Rooney, Thomas
  80. Rosenburg, Henry
  81. Ruehl, Henry
  82. Rutter, Gustave
  83. Sanders, Herman
  84. Sanders, Garhart
  85. Saul, George
  86. Schriber, Carl
  87. Schuhaus, Antone
  88. Schultz, Carl
  89. Searles, George
  90. Searles, John
  91. Searles, William
  92. Sergal, Frederick
  93. Shafer, Adam
  94. Shafer, Frank
  95. Shafer, Henry
  96. Shawitzer, Carl
  97. Shawitzer, Herman
  98. Shallander, Antone
  1. Sheahan, Patrick
  2. Sheelie, Christian
  3. Sholtz, Carl
  4. Shuett, Christien
  5. Shuett, Joachim Jr
  6. Shuett, John
  7. Shultz, Christian
  8. Shultz, Hermann
  9. Shultz, Joachim
  10. Shulz, Herman
  11. Smith, Christian
  12. Smith, Frederick
  13. Smith, Godlis
  14. Smith, John
  15. Smith, John
  16. Smith, Mathew
  17. Smith, Nicholas
  18. Smith, P
  19. Smith, Peter
  20. Smith, Tobias
  21. Smith, Valentine
  22. Spitzner, Andrew
  23. Stahlman, Ernst
  24. Stahlman, Frederick
  25. Stahlman, Ernst
  26. Stallman, William
  27. Steele, Jerome
  28. Stewart, Christian
  29. Sullivan, Daniel
  30. Sullivan, John
  31. Sullivan, John
  32. Sullivan, John
  33. Sullivan, Michael
  34. Sullivan, Peters
  35. Sullivan, Timothy
  36. Sullivan, Thomas
  37. Sunderman, Henry
  38. Sweeney, Myles
  39. Sweeney, Bryan
  40. Sweeney, Daniel Jr
  41. Sweeny, Daniel
  42. Tany, Henry
  43. Teckman, William
  44. Tenny, S.A.
  45. Tess, Frederick
  46. Tess, Henry
  47. Tess, Jacob
  48. Tess, William
  49. Thomas, Frederick
  50. Thomas, Frederick
  51. Thomason, Godlis
  52. Tods, Joachim
  53. Topp, Christian
  54. Toty, Christoff
  55. Tumetz, Hugh
  56. Tye, John
  57. Vallien, John
  58. Vanandaal, Albert
  59. Vandebaum, Thomas
  60. Vandebaum, Henry
  61. Vandebaum, Peter
  62. Vandewalker, Daniel
  63. Vandewalker, Solomon
  64. Vanendaal, Garrett
  65. Vanvories, Robert
  66. Varhallen, Joseph
  67. Veau, Peter
  68. Vieau, Amable
  69. Verhollen, John
  70. Verhollen, Joseph
  71. Verhollen, Henry
  72. Verhollen, Herman
  73. Verhollen, Theodore
  74. Voge, Frederick
  75. Vosberg, A.H.
  76. Vosberg, Henry
  77. Vosberg, Jacob
  78. Weaselman, Ernst
  79. Welch, Henry
  80. Welch, James
  81. Welch, Stevens
  82. Wenslick, Wensell
  83. Whelan, Jeremiah
  84. Whelan, James
  85. White, Keyes
  86. Whitehouse, Winsell
  87. Wiggert, Charly
  88. Wiggert, Joachim
  89. Willett, Ernst
  90. Wohlmer, Adolph
  91. Wolf, Daniel
  92. Woodworth, Charles
  93. Woolman, Charles
  94. Woolman, Franz
  95. Woolman, William
  96. Young, James

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