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Rev. George C. Alborn, 1941,
pastor of the Fairwater Free
Baptist Church from 1901-1904.
Photo courtesy Loma Klossner

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The Alto windmill prior to the
turn of the century. It served as
Zoellner's grist mill. Photo
courtesy Twilah DeBoer,
Brandon Historical Society.

WHAT'S NEW
November 14, 2000: Added George C. Alborn's 1941 Rhythms of Life, a book of Alborn's poems, to the Fairwater Collections. Rev. Alborn was pastor of the Fairwater Free Baptist church from 1901 to 1904.

December 13, 2000: Eight photographs recently donated to the Fairwater Historical Society by Marie Hardesty, the Gordon Berg estate, Barbara Berndt, and Iva Kono have been added to the Fairwater images page. Subjects include a 1900 picture of Charles and Dora Daehn in front of their home, a 1910 picture of the Free Baptist Sunday School, a 1946 portrait of Rev. and Mrs. Bliese, and a 1953 photo of Rev. Arlin Adams in the pulpit of the Zion Lutheran Church.

January 6, 2001: Fairwater Historical Society newsletters from July through January have been added to the society's newsletter page. The society's calendar has also been updated to reflect current Board plans for the new year.

January 7, 2001: The 75th Anniversary booklet published by Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church of Fairwater in 1947 has been added to the collections. The booklet was donated to the Fairwater Historical Society by Pat (Adams) Michael.

February 4, 2001: A collection of 15 Fairwater picture post cards donated to the Fairwater Historical Society by Dorothy Fenske Gogert in memory of her mother, Helena Bertha Frei Fenske, has been added to the Fairwater collections.

February 13, 2001: The "testimonial card" used by Dr. James Turner on beginning practice in Brandon in 1878 has been added to the Brandon image gallery courtesy of Philip Freimann.

February 17, 2001: Seven photographs donated to the Fairwater Historical Society by Bill Horn have been added to the Fairwater photo gallery. The photos include the bank (1918), Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Abercrombie, Mr. and Mrs. R. Kussman, Horn's Store, and pictures of Bill and Jack Horn during WWII service.

February 19, 2001: The James B. Pond Collection has been revised and redesigned. Additional materials including two reports of the Baxter's Springs massacre--for heroism at which Pond was awarded the Medal of Honor--have been added to the collection.

February 20, 2001: Real estate and personal property tax rolls for the village of Fairwater for 1862 have been added to the Fairwater Collections. The records document 18 property owners in the village proper at the start of the American Civil War.

March 6, 2001: Six news clippings related to Fairwater servicemen during World War II have been added to the Fairwater collections courtesy of the Brandon Historical Society. Included are three letters home from Loren Lieske and notices of the deaths of Roy Born and Harold Henslin, both killed while in action in France.

October 25, 2001: A facsimile of the 1924 Annual Report of the Assessor of Incomes for Fond du Lac County has been added to the Fairwater Collections. The directory was donated to the Fairwater Historical Society collections by Alice Miller from the estate of Hazel Miller.


IN PROGRESS
AUBURN AND KEWASKUM TOWNSHIPS. Alan Krueger, Jim Yanke, and Tiny Terlinden are working on a photo project for the Auburn-Kewaskum area Web page and are soliciting historical materials. If you have information to share, please contact Alan Krueger at abckrueger@worldnet.att.net or Bob Schuster at rmschust@facstaff.wisc.edu (6020 Kristi Circle,Monona, Wi 53716).

EDEN TOWNSHIP. David Majerus and Bob Schuster are working on the development of historical materials for the Eden Web page. If you have information to share, please contact Bob Schuster at rmschust@facstaff.wisc.edu (6020 Kristi Circle,Monona, Wi 53716).

FAIRWATER. The Fairwater Historical Society is developing an online collection of property documents for the Fairwater area.


If you have information to share about the history and the families of Fond du Lac County, or are willing to transcribe materials, please contact Bob Schuster at rmschust@facstaff.wisc.edu or at 6020 Kristi Circle, Monona, WI 53716 (608-221-1421).