Historic Wausaukee Photographs

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Historic Wausaukee Photographs

Many of the following images are from a newspaper edition published for the Wausaukee Centennial on August 5, 1987. Thanks to Tracy (Patz) Lentz and Lisa (Edlebeck) Wentland for providing these images. More descriptions will be added as time allows.

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Bustling Main Street -- 

H.P. Christ General Store -- 

St. Augustine Nuns -- 

Logging Days Remembered -- 

Newspaper clipping about logging sleigh -- The sleigh was crafted by Joseph Spangler for John Bouillon about 1900 and was later leased to Anton Jicha.

Spangler Blacksmith Shop

Joseph Spangler and son James

David Schlies with historic logging sleigh

Louis Edlebeck and son George using sleigh to haul gravel

Celebrating in style [PDF] -- In this pre-1910 photo Wausaukee's sidewalks were jammed with spectators for the annual July 4 parade. Senator H.P. Bird was the parade marshal. The Bird and Wells smokestack is visible in the distance, and Monroe's log cabin, decked with flags, is at the right. After the parade it was customary to adjourn to Evergreen Park for the day.

Farm of Anton Edlebeck [PDF] (Mr. Edlebeck was married to Caroline DeGroot).

Wausaukee Band, 1917 [PDF] -- Identified in photo are Louis Polomis, Bud Londo, Pete Polomis, Roy Riley, Andrew Payant, Matt Pelnar,  Bert James, Austin Christ, Frank Martin, Vernon Hallenbeck, Seth Ferdon, Loren Nowell.

Wausaukee State Bank (est. 1901) and Wausaukee Feed Mill and Elevator [PDF] -- The mill was operated by Amos Christ and George Smith.

Before Prohibition [PDF] -- A photographer caught some of the boys tipping a few. Identified in photo are Henry DeGroot, Adam Pleckinger, Anton Edlebeck, Barney DeGroot and Carl DeGroot.

Rustic Saloon [PDF] -- Photo of George Underwood's log cabin saloon, complete with a deer carcass hanging at the door. Includes clip from the Wausaukee Independent of 1901 about the amount of beer consumed in the village.

Wausaukee High School Class of 1937

Wausaukee High School Class of 1939

WWI Doughboys -- Identified in photo are Frank Shields, Anton Forst, and John Edlebeck.



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