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Milwaukee County Wisconsin Genealogy
Cunigunda Kastel married Charles Dallmann about 1874. They lived in Milwaukee County for the first years after their marriage. Then on the 15th of October 1886, Charles Dallmann and Christine bought 40 acres that was owned by her parents. Charles Dallmann died 24 January 1893. After Mr. Dallmann died, she married FREDERICK SCHMITT (Aft. 1895).
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JOSEPH DAVIDSON, the efficient superintendent of the Milwaukee Dry Dock Company, was born in Scotland on March 4, 1852. He is a son of Thomas and Helen M. (McFarlin) Davidson both of whom were born in Scotland, the former in March, 1828, and the latter in 1825. The father came to Milwaukee with his family in 1855 and found employment in the Jones shipyards. Subsequently in partnership with L. Ellsworth, he purchase the company and conducted it under the name of Ellsworth & Davidson until 1868. In that year Mr. Wold purchased Mr. Ellsworth's interest and the two conducted a large and flourishing business until a few years ago, when it was sold to the Milwaukee Dry Dock Company. The father died in 1895, but his widow is still living, a much esteemed resident of the Cream City. Joseph Davidson was but three years of age when he came to Milwaukee with his parents and obtained the education afforded by the Fifth and Eighth ward schools. Immediately after leaving school he began his apprenticeship in the ship building industry under the preceptorship of his father, and before he had attained his majority he had superintended the construction of the schooners Saland and Moonlight, at the time the largest vessels of their class afloat on the lakes. He has been in direct charge of what is now the property of the Milwaukee Dry Dock Company since 1871, although he has not had the title of superintendent all that time. HIs natural skill, his capacity for work, and his ability to handle men have been large factors in the success which he has attained. On Sept. 2, 1874, Mr. Davidson was united in marriage to miss Euna Bridge, a daughter of Harry and Harriet Hard, formerly residents on Lake Erie, but subsequently of Milwaukee. To this union was born, in 1876, a son, Watt Bell, now with the O'Neil Paint & Oil Company. Watt Bell Davidson was married June 24, 1908, to Miss Flora Sheriff, of Milwaukee.
Source: Memoirs of Milwaukee County by Jerome Anthony Watrous, 1909 pg. 540
Source: HISTORY OF MILWAUKEE 1881)
JOSEPH DAVIDSON, Foreman of Starke, Smith & Co.'s dredge yard, is a son of Thomas Davidson, of the firm Wolf & Davidson, and was born in Dunbarton, Scotland; came to Milwaukee with his father in July, 1855; learned the ship carpenter's trade in the yard of Wolf & Davidson. When twenty years of age, he was made one of the foreman of the yard holding that position six years. In 1876 he was given the position which he now occupies. During the time he has been with Starke, Smith & Co., he has superintended the rebuilding of the tug BUES and the dredge GREEN in connection with the repair work for the firm. His residence is No. 459 Hanover street.
THOS DAVIDSON, of the firm of Wolf & Davidson, was born in Ayreshire, Scotland, March 20, 1828. Came to the United States in 1855, arriving in Milwaukee in July of that year. He worked for J.M. Jones and afterwards became foreman of B.B. Jones, till the Spring of 1861, when he formed a partnership with Lemuel Ellsworth under the firm name of Ellsworth & Davidson, continuing that connection till 1868, when Mr. Ellsworth sold his interest to Mr. Wm. H. Wolf, since which time the firm has been known as Wolf & Davidson. Mr. Davidson's residence is No. 256 Scott street.(Source: HISTORY OF MILWAUKEE 1881)
WM. DAY & CO.
The firm being Wm. Day and Wm. G. Day, ship chandlers and sail makers, Nos. 102 and 104 Marine Block, manufacturers of flags, banners, canvas belting, brewers' sacks, paulins (sic) of all kinds, waterproof horse and wagon covers, sails, awnings and tents. They are dealers in manilla (sic), hemp and cotton cordage, lath yarns, duck of all widths, oakum, tar, pitch, paints, oars, tackle, purchase blocks, etc. The business was established in 1872, its annual bulk being about $40,000. Wm. G. Day was born in N.Y. The two were engaged in the ship-chandlery business in Oswego, N.Y., and came to Milwaukee in 1862.
Source: HISTORY OF MILWAUKEE 1881
SAMUEL J. DECKER
Candidate for City of Wauwatosa
Samuel J. Decker, Republican candidate for alderman, he resides on Grand Ave. and is an enterprising, well-informed citizen and would make a good working member of the council, looking carefully to the interests of the entire city.
Source: Wauwatosa News April 1, 1899
CAPTAIN JACK DENKERT
John "Captain Jack" Deckert, 63, the temperamental barkeep who long ran the popular Captain Jack's in Pewaukee. He spoke his mind and did as he pleased, which sometimes included bartending in the nude and closing the bar if he was mad at someone. "He'd say: 'That's it. We're done. Everybody out,' " said a friend, Mike Craig. Deckert died July 14 in Wausau after a stroke.
Candidate for Town of Wauwatosa
P.J. Deuster, Democratic candidate for treasurer, resides on Blue Mound Rd. near the Soldiers' Home. He is presently employed as a saloon keeper.
Source: Wauwatosa News April 1, 1899
FLOATED ASHORE ON A PLANK.
William Dever was Pulled off the Float Twice. Helped Ashore by Thomas Shea.
I was sitting in the ladies cabin when the collision took place. At first it did not occur to me that the boat was in danger of going down, thinking that it was the storm which shook us. But soon water began to run into the cabin. I got up and went in the direction of the wheel, when I heard the captain order mattresses to be thrown down. I went back, and, passing through the ladies cabin, I stepped up to the stern. The first boat was being let down. There was terrible excitement, and the captain shouted that everybody should get up to the hurricane deck. I got there with many other people. Some were jumping into the lake, throwing down whatever they could get hold of. I remained on the deck until the boat went down, and then I found myself floating on the deck. The boat went to pieces. Somebody pulled me down from the float. I came up, but I was pulled down again. After extricating myself, I swam up to a board, about four foot square, and that board saved me. As I drifted along in the storm I recognized Frank McCormick standing at one end of a small raft, and his sister trying to pull herself on to it at another end. The girl called out to me to save her, but before I reached their float board Frank McCormick and his sister disappeared in the lake. I hung on to my raft until I came near the shore. I was turned over in the breakers twice. Finally I buried my foot in the ground and with the aid of a pole which Tom Shea and others held out to me I was pulled up. There were thousands of different things going on, and if I had time, I could sit down and tell about that night enough to fill your paper. The eleven hours that I remained in the water made me eleven years older.
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel Sept 4, 1892
EDWARD T. DIXON
Edward T. Dixon, an industrious and competent engineer, has been in the employ of the United States Government during the past two seasons in charge of the machinery of the tug Graham, giving the best satisfaction. Being a good mechanic and industrious, he always finds employment in the shops after laying up his boat.
Mr. Dixon was born December 21, 1844, at Ottawa, Ontario, and is the son of Thomas and Catherine (Cleary) Dixon, natives of Ireland, who came to Canada about the year 1838. They moved to Harrison Corners in 1846, where the father died soon after, and the mother on July 26, 1894. After the death of his father Edward went to live with his uncle, James Cleary, of Moulinette, Ontario, where he worked on a farm, drove team and attended school. In April, 1863, he came to the United States, stopping at Peshtigo, Wis., and went to work in a sawmill owned by the Peshtigo Lumber Company, and the next spring fired a locomotive on their private road, used for transporting lumber, and worked in the machine shop conducted by the company. In 1865 he was made engineer of the locomotive Copper Clark, the first ever built on American soil, and run in the interest of the Boston & Amboy railroad. During the time he was in their employ he also ran an engine on a pile driver and tug Reindeer, taking out his first license for this privilege in 1867, and it was during this year that he served in the capacity of engineer on the steamer Union, owned by the G. B. & M. T. Co., and run from Green Bay, Wis., to Marinette. That fall he went to Chicago, and secured employment as engineer of a pile driver and steam shovel on the C. B. & Q. R. R.
In the spring of 1876 Mr. Dixon was appointed second engineer of the steamer Trader, Jeremiah Collins, now assistant boiler inspector of Milwaukee district, being chief, closing the season on the side-wheel steamer Huron. The next year he became second engineer of the steamer Norman of the People's line, plying between Duluth and Marquette. That fall he took her to Chicago, and laid her up, the chief being sick. He then entered the employ of the Goodrich Transportation Company as second engineer of the steamer Muskegon, transferring to the steamer Truesdell during the winter of 1878-79, and the next spring as second on the Sheboygan, closing the season on the Amazon. He then went to Milwaukee and was made first assistant engineer in the Kearn flooring-mill.
In the spring of 1881 Mr. Dixon moved his family to Marinette, Wis., to take a position as superintendent of a post and tie mill, remaining there until the firm discontinued business, in March, 1883. He then went to Duluth and took charge of the tug Siskiwitt for Cooley & La Vaque, closing the season on the tug Eliza Williams. The next year he ran a pile driver for the Winston Bros., of Minneapolis, who had the contract for building the bridge across the St. Louis Bay. In the spring of 1885 Mr. Dixon chartered the tug John McKay, and engaged in towing logs from Fon du Lac to the Duluth mills. The next two years he was engineer of the steam road-roller for the city of Duluth, and in 1889 he was appointed engineer of the yacht Picket, that winter serving as assistant engineer in the Imperial mill in Duluth. During the construction of the Emerson school building, in Duluth, he assisted in putting in the machinery, and worked ashore until the spring of 1893, when he was appointed chief engineer of the Sheboygan. Having removed with his family to Milwaukee, he was appointed chief engineer of the yacht chartered by that city to carry supplies, etc., to the waterworks crib, holding that berth two years. In the spring of 1896 he joined the tug Robbie Dunham as engineer, she being engaged on government work; transferring the next year to the tug Graham, and remaining on her as engineer on government work until she was laid up in the fall of 1898.
The only fraternal society of which he is a member is the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association.
Edward T. Dixon was wedded to Miss Margaret Frances Dolan, of Winona, Minn., the ceremony being performed on February 26, 1878. The children born to this union are Agnes M., who is teaching school in Milwaukee; Edward F., a sailor; Mary Julia, and Margaret Clare. The family residence is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Source: History of the Great Lakes, Vol. 2 by J.B. Mansfield Published Chicago: J.H. Beers & Co. 1899
CITY BAND SURVIVORS.
Story of the Escape of Adelbert Doebert and Charles Beverung.
Charles Beverung and myself are the only survivors of the Milwaukee City band, which furnished music on that occasion. I was about to retire when the collision occurred, and was but a very short distance from where the schooner Augusta struck the steamer, which was near the wheel-box. Capt. Wilson of the Lady Elgin at first tried to save the boat by throwing all the ballast that could possibly be reached to the opposite side from where the leak was. But this was of no avail. After being convinced that the steamer would sink the captain hurried above and advised the passengers to go to the hurricane deck and secure whatever life preservers they could find. After find apiece of plank I waited for the boat to sink enough so as to be able to conveniently leap into the water. Suddenly the floor beneath me cracked and caught my right foot, holding it so tight that it was only with the greatest difficulty and after being severely bruised that I managed to free myself. During this struggle I lost hold of the plank I had first secured, and fell into the water without anything.
Luckily, however, when I got to the surface again I caught hold of some fragment that was floating near by. Upon this I did not stay very long, as I soon sighted a larger piece, this being the outer wall or cover to the wheel-box. On nearing it, and the aid of lightning, I saw that there was a man on it already. Although this was quite a large float it was not any too safe, for as it was only of light construction it was soon dashed to pieces by the waves, and myself and the other man soon drifted apart, and lost sight of one another. I was washed off the raft several times but managed to get on again. After a six hour struggle I landed safely near Winnetka, where I was well taken care of by the people of that place, and was given all the necessary clothing, most of mine being lost during the catastrophe. My instruments, which were all packed together with a large amount of sheet music, where washed ashore a few miles southward, but were badly damaged by the water. My violin in particular was found in as many pieces as were to it, the water having dissolved all the joints.
Source: Milwaukee Sentinel Sept 4, 1892
Source:Memoirs of Milwaukee County : from the earliest historical times down to the present, including a genealogical and biographical record of representative families in Milwaukee County (1909), By Jerome Anthony Watrous
Hon. Charles H. Doerflinger was born at Ettenheim, Baden, German, Feb. 17, 1843, the son of Karl Doerflinger and Theresia (Maier) Gisselbrecht, the former a native of Freiburg and the latter of Ettenheim. On the father's side he traces back to the sturdy yeomanry of the Black Forest. His father received a university training, and was imprisoned in 1848 for participation in the revolutionary movement of that year. He was liberated by his brave wife, who got past the guards, bringing him means of escape hidden in loaves of bread which she had baked. He had been a noted athlete when at the university and he succeeded in scaling the prison walls, and, under cover of night, crossed the Rhine, though the bullets from mounted gensdarmes struck the water near his boat. This heroic adventure is full of romance and deserves to be embalmed in a deathless story. From the father, Charles H. Doerflinger inherited his stature, five feet ten, and his energy. On the mother's side, he traces his lineage to the De La Chapelles of Alsace-Lorraine, and the Guilleberts of Normandie, France.
To this fusion of German and French blood is traceable his lofty idealism, his devotion to freedom and progress. In 1851 he was fortunate in coming under the influence of that great character and educator, the pioneer of rational educational methods in Wisconsin, Prof. Peter Engelmann, an alumnus of the University of Berlin and founder of the German-English Academy of Milwaukee; it was from this man that Doerflinger imbibed his scholastic bias, his deep interest in nature, in scientific reading and in the promotion of popular scientific endeavors. When "Father Abraham'' had issued his call for 300,000 men in the spring of 1862, our subject enlisted with many schoolmates in the Twenty-sixth Wisconsin infantry. He was made orderly sergeant, then second lieutenant and first lieutenant. His father enlisted as private in the Second Wisconsin cavalry and returned as first lieutenant. The son took part in the famous battle of Chancellorsville, May 2, 1863, in Gen. Carl Schurz's division. He was in command of the center of the company of 100 sharpshooters deployed as a skirmish line to cover the brigade. The captain was there shot and instantly killed. The skirmish line had been ordered to fall back upon the regiment, when Doerflinger found that the captain of his own company had also been shot and carried off the field. He immediately took command of the company, and with word and sword inspired his men again and again in a rain of bullets, till his left ankle was shattered by a minie-ball. His leg was poorly amputated above the knee. His colonel, William H. Jacobs, an eye witness, in a dispatch to the Milwaukee Herold, describing the battle scene, said: "The palm of the day belongs to the young hero, Doerflinger." Our subject protests that the whole regiment deserved this high encomium. While crippled for life, Lieutenant Doerflinger has been anything but an idler, though he suffered more or less severe pain for forty-five years. After the first amputation, which was a failure, in 1863, he had to submit to five unsuccessful supplementary operations on five consecutive days; and quite recently, on April 8, 1908, the attacks of pain having become unbearable, two inches more of the thigh were amputated, great relief resulting from the operation. He was a teacher in the German-English Academy for several years after his return from the war, and a substitute teacher and private teacher during many years before and after that period. Returning from 'a trip to Europe he engaged in the book selling and publishing business. From 1874 to 1881 he was one of the publishers of the "Erziehungs Blaetter," and of the "New Education," with which was subsequently merged "The Kindergarten Messenger" of Miss Elizabeth Peabody, who said the "New Education" among all publications came nearest to representing her own ideals. He also published a juvenile monthly called "Onkel Karl": and in connection with the said educational papers, a number of books, pamphlets and tracts devoted to progressive educational ideals. In 1872, as secretary of the Wisconsin Natural History Society, he began to urge the establishment of a public museum. This agitation resulted in the present splendid building containing the Public Museum and the Public Library. Doerflinger was called in from his farm in Racine county to take charge of the museum as its first custodian in 1883. His health failing again in 1886, he resigned. Given a long vacation, he finally had to insist upon being relieved (1887). Again he tried fanning for health until 1889. when he went abroad and gradually recovered his health while pursuing amateur studies and explorations in the regions of Switzerland and France that had been inhabited from 4,000 to 90,000 years before by the pile-dwellers and cave-dwellers. He collected more than one thousand prehistoric relics, now in the Public Museum. In 1894 he traveled extensively in Mexico for the purpose of studying the cultivation of coffee, cocoa, rubber and other products, and gave much attention to educational institutions. For a man of Lieutenant Doerflinger's age and affliction to travel on muleback across the Sierras, 10,000 feet above the sea level," was a gigantic undertaking, and no one but a man of indomitable persistence could have accomplished the task, he made an excursion. to the ancient royal residence at Mitla and collected some interesting specimens, now preserved in the Public Museum.
Since 1895 he has been connected with the Doerrlinger Artificial Limb Co. In 1896 he was asked to accept the office of chief examiner and secretary of the city Civil Service Commission, which he held for four years and resigned in 1900, on account of a recurrence of his nervous troubles, caused mainly by the imperfect amputation (1863) and constantly painful condition of his maimed leg, and overwork. Lieut. Doerflinger's favorite sphere of activity, and the one by which he prefers that posterity shall judge him, since to it he himself attaches the greatest importance, is in the realm of education. He has always maintained that the educator, by moulding the soul as well as mind and body of the child, holds the destiny of the nation in his hands. As an experienced teacher, under whose tutelage a great number of children have passed, he possesses a practical knowledge of the defects of the public school system which he proposes should be remedied by a model school, supported by private endowment to keep it free from political influences, and which shall demonstrate, in a twelve years' course, by the consistent application of the said rational principles and methods, that children can be given, approximately, as much knowledge at the age of sixteen as the present high school gives them at the age of sixteen to eighteen, and a higher degree of powers fitting them for good citizenship and real self-government.
In 1868 Doerflinger discovered the Wisconsin meteorite, classified by Prof. Shepard among the rare and beautiful species "tainiastic" or "ribband" siderite and forming the only variety of that species characterized by what Prof. Lawrence Smith named "Laphamite Markings." After the Peshtigo-Oconto calamity, in 1871, he advocated forest protection, the reforesting of denuded and barren lands, and systematic forest culture. For this advocacy he was still ridiculed as late as 1880 by some of the great timber and lumber kings. Fortunately for our country, the enlightened policy of our federal government has been, for many years past, successfully following lines laid down by him and other members of the Natural ' History Society nearly forty years ago. While in Europe he also entered the realm of economic, political and social problems, by a practical personal investigation of the great successful profit-sharing industries in northern, central and southern France, especially at Guise, Paris and Argouleme. Returned home, he embodied his observations in lectures and articles, and, while advanced thinkers praised his efforts, their conservative policy considered them premature, simply because he was too far in advance of the plodding human procession.
In 1870 he was one of the twelve founders of the First Kindergarten Society of Milwaukee, which established and caused the establishment of the first four private model kindergartens as the foundation for primary and elementary school work. From 1874 on 'he was one of the most energetic agitators for the official introduction of the kindergarten into the public school system, which was resolved upon by the school board in 1880, making Milwaukee the first city in the United States to incorporate the system in the primary departments of all its district schools. In 1877, as a Regent of State Normal Schools, he first offered resolutions in favor of the introduction of kindergartening and the training of kindergarteners in all the normal schools, and succeeded, after strenuous efforts, continued for three years, against the intrigues of one of the wiliest educational machines. In 1874 he edited the course of physical exercises which was introduced in the city's schools. In 1870, while in Europe, being an honorary member of the Turnverein in Milwaukee, Doerflinger was invited to take an active part in the athletic festival held at Baden-Baden by the Gymnastic Union of the Upper Rhine. Doffing his artificial limb, he took part in all the contests (running only excepted), even jumping, and he carried off the eleventh prize, an oak wreath. In 1897-99 he was one of the most active members of the "Milwaukee Manual Training Association," and prepared nearly all the written and printed papers. The work of this society culminated some years later in the introduction of manual training into the grades of all the Milwaukee district schools. Our subject has belonged to, or does belong to, thirty-five local, state and national welfare institutions and associations, and has been or is active in them.
On Oct. 5, 1873, he married Miss Augusta, daughter of August and Marie Huecker Barkhausen, of Thiensville, Wis., and the issue of their union was as follows: Thea, now Mrs. Edward H. Carter; Duty, a governess ; and Arno, secretary and manager of the Doerflinger Artificial Limb Co. In religion Mr. Doerflinger is liberal and in politics he is a Republican. Mrs. Augusta Doerflinger, wife of our subject, who has been his helpmate, a model housewife and mother, has been an active member of the Ladies' Society of the German-English Academy for thirty years, and of the Kindergarten Society until its members merged with the Ladies' Society.
WILLIAM F. DOHMEN
WILLIAM F. DOHMEN is the president of the F. Dohmen Company, Limited, wholesale druggists of Milwaukee. He is a son of Frederick Dohmen, who was born in Germany, on Dec. 22, 1831, and Josephine (Cramer) Dohmen, born Feb. 28, 1838, in the same country. The parents were married before coming to the United States in 1855. They located in Milwaukee, where the father embarked at once in the retail drug business. In 1859 he formed a partnership under the firm name of Dohmen, Schmitt & Company, which continued until 1883, when it was succeeded by the F. Dohmen Company, Frederick Dohmen being made the president of the same. He devoted the best years of his life to building up the business, and that he succeeded exceptionally well may be judged from the grown and wide spread popularity of the firm. Both he and his wife were devout communicants of the Roman Catholic church, and their four children, three sons and a daughter, of whom two sons are still living, were brought up in that faith. The father passed away on Dec. 1, 1898, and the mother two days later, Dec. 3. William F. Dohmen received his primary education in the public and parochial schools of the city of Milwaukee and then spent two years at the Philadelphia School of Pharmacy, in which institution he received the degree of Graduate of Pharmacy. On his return to Milwaukee he at once became associated with the F. Dohmen Company, and when his father died he and his brother, Henry, took over the management of the company, William F. becoming president and his brother the treasurer. Like his father before him, Mr. Dohmen is a staunch supporter of the principles of the Democratic party, but has never aspired to political office. In November, 1896, occurred his marriage to Miss Pauline Kennedy, of Milwaukee, a daughter of Thomas and Catherine Kennedy. One child, a daughter, Marie Josephine, has come to bless this union.
Memoirs of Milwaukee County by Jerome Anthony Watrous, 1909 pg 572
CAPTAIN F. A. DORITY
Captain F. A. Dority master of the steamer F. and P. M. No. 3, belonging to the F. & P. M. R. R. Co., his home being in Milwaukee, Wis., is a native of New York State, having been born February 6, 1861, at Hammond, St. Lawrence county.
Capt. Thomas Dority, father of our subject, was of the same nativity, born in 1826, of Irish descent. He was employed on the Welland canal vessels sailing out of Oswego, N. Y., was with Morgan Wheeler for several years, on the schooner Cheeny Ames, and on the Finns, of Chicago, his last vessel being the schooner Oliver Mitchell. He was a lake captain for many years, and one of the most successful.
Our subject received a common-school education in his native town, laying aside his books at about the age of sixteen, and as he has been a keen observer of men and things generally he is one of the most intelligent, judicious and able of the younger captains on the Great Lakes. He began sailing in 1876, when in his sixteenth year, going on the steamer Cheeny Ames with his father, and remaining on the vessel four years, at first in the capacity of mess-boy, later going before the mast. He then went with Captain Duddleson on the T. W. Palmer (now the Samoa) as second mate, one and one-half seasons; from the Palmer he shipped, season of 1880, on the Lem Ellsworth, under his father as captain. During the seasons of 1881-82 he was again with Captain Duddleson on the Palmer, as second mate, and next year he went on the schooner Reuben Bond. He then shipped on the steamer Oscar Townsend (Captain William Humphrey) as second mate, for balance of the season of 1883. In the fall of that year he went on Lake Michigan in the employ of the F. and P. M. No. 2, under Captain Duddleson, for two seasons, then went to the Goodrich line with Captain Rossman, as first mate of the Menominee, one and one-half seasons. The Roanoke was his next vessel, and with her he remained until 1889, also as first mate running in connection with F. and P. M. line in winter, and on Lake Superior in summer. During the time he was with the Goodrich Transportation Company he was on the Roanoke in the winter time. In the spring of 1889 he was made master of the schooner Osceola in connection with the F. & P. M. line in winter, and running up Lake Superior in the summers. After one season on the Osceola as master, he went on the Colorado, belonging to the same line, and was master of her two seasons. In 1892 he was appointed captain of the Ann Arbor No. 2, car ferry between Frankfort and Keewanee, and was captain thereof during 1892-93-94; then returned to the F. & P. M. No. 5, remaining with her until July, 1895, at which time he identified himself with the United States-Ontario Navigation Company and brought out Shenango No. 1 and 2, after about two months running the Shenango No. 2 until the spring of 1897. He was then appointed master of the Perre Marquette, and captained her until April 15, 1897, when, at his own request, he transferred to the F. & P. M. No. 3, of which vessel he has since been master. He has brought out some of the car ferries of the Great Lakes, and sailed them all.
The Captain has been very successful in his experience as a mariner, has worked himself up by industry and indefatigable energy, and is fully recognized as one of the most successful self-made captains on the Great Lakes. Socially he is a member of the Excelsior Benevolent Association of Milwaukee, of the F. & P. M., of the K. of P. and of the K. O. T. M. He married Miss Maud E. Lee, of Frankfort, Michigan.
JOHN M. DUNLOP
Candidate for City of Wauwatosa
John M. Dunlop, Citizens' candidate for assessor, has been a resident of Wauwatosa for several years. He is engaged in the floral business and his green-houses are located at the corner of Church and W. Milwaukee Sts. He has stated that he has no desire or time to attend to the duties of an assessor.
Source: Wauwatosa News April 1, 1899
JOHN B. DOUSMAN
Source: The Medical History of Milwaukee, By Louis Frederick Frank. Published 1915. Germania Publishing Co.
John B. Dousman was born July 30, 1807, at Mackinaw, Mich., and died in Milwaukee Feb. 4, 1868. Dr. E. B. Wolcott was married to his sister. Dr. Dousman received his early education at the classical college of the Rev. Dr. Rudd at Elisabethtown, N. J., for six years, when he commenced the study of medicine with Dr. Twichell of Keene, N. H., a prominent practitioner. He then attended medical lectures alternately at Boston or New York, but it is not known from which of these two places he graduated. He began to practise with his preceptor Dr. Twichell in 1826 and came to Wisconsin in 1840, practising two years in the village of Waukesha. In 1842 he came to Milwaukee, where he continued his practice almost to the day of his death. Dr. Dousman was never known to cater to the whims or prejudices of popular ignorance or to betray the confidence of a friend; his intercourse was open, frank and courteous, with strict adherence to the etiquette and ethics of the profession. He was ready at all times in pointed and positive language to defend his professional opinion with clear and defined arguments based upon practical facts and philosophic reasoning, reaching from Hippocrates to the present era. The old members of the Territorial and State organizations will bear witness to his punctuality in attendance to all meetings of the society and his great zeal in every good work, which had for its object the advancement of medical science. His professional career was an eventful one due to his quick conception, strong will, indomitable energy and strict integrity.