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Class of 1866: Joseph Schlitz

Today is the future from a century ago. During that bygone era, would young leaders of industry, government, health care, and education in Milwaukee been able to imagine the generational impact their lives would have on the city we live in today? Joseph Schlitz Age: 35 Probably one of the most famous names associated with Milwaukee beer history. Schlitz was born in Mainz, Germany where he received his education and also a four year program in bookkeeping. He arrived in Milwaukee in 1850 and shortly thereafter was hired by August Krug to be the bookkeeper for his growing brewery....

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Class of 1866: Christian Wahl

Today is the future from a century ago. During that bygone era, would young leaders of industry, government, health care, and education in Milwaukee been able to imagine the generational impact their lives would have on the city we live in today? Christian Wahl Age: 37 Commonly called the father of the Milwaukee Park System was one of many German immigrants that shaped Milwaukee. Wahl was born in Bavaria and at the age of 18, with his family, he immigrated to a farm Milwaukee area. Subsequently he went to work in California gold fields and also had stints in...

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Class of 1857: Matthew Hale Carpenter

Today is the future from a century ago. During that bygone era, would young leaders of industry, government, health care, and education in Milwaukee been able to imagine the generational impact their lives would have on the city we live in today? Matthew Hale Carpenter Age: 33 Born in Moretown, Vermont and educated there until he was 13 years old. Reportedly Carpenter disagreed with his teacher and was sent to live with a family friend, Paul Dillingham, a lawyer in Waterbury, Conn. He attended school in Waterbury and also made excellent use of the Dillingham’s law library. His academic...

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Class of 1857: William E. Smith

Today is the future from a century ago. During that bygone era, would young leaders of industry, government, health care, and education in Milwaukee been able to imagine the generational impact their lives would have on the city we live in today? William E. Smith Age: 33 Smith was a Scot, having been born in Inverness Scotland. Hi immigrated to the U.S. with his parents as a young child and was educated in public schools in New York and Michigan. His first job was in New York with Lord and Taylor as a clerk, it appears that he worked...

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Class of 1857: Laura Ross Wolcott

Today is the future from a century ago. During that bygone era, would young leaders of industry, government, health care, and education in Milwaukee been able to imagine the generational impact their lives would have on the city we live in today? Laura Ross Wolcott, M.D. Age: 31 Laura Ross was born in York, Maine. She must have exhibited strong academic potential as she was educated at George Emerson’s school in Boston and then attended the Horace Mann Normal School. It is reported that she also studied privately with Harvard faculty as women were not admitted to the school...

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Class of 1857: Frederick Vogel

Today is the future from a century ago. During that bygone era, would young leaders of industry, government, health care, and education in Milwaukee been able to imagine the generational impact their lives would have on the city we live in today? Frederick Vogel, Senior Age: 34 Frederick Vogel, Sr. name is Americanized from the German spelling of Frederich. He was born in the small town of Kirchheim unter Teck in the Kingdom of Wurttemberg. At this time Germany, not yet unified, was a series of principalities and governing units of which the Kingdom of Wurttemberg was one. Frederick...

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