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Author: Paul Haubrich

Class of 1857: Daniel Newhall

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? Daniel Newhall Age: 36 Daniel Newhall arrived in Milwaukee in 1844, a young 23 year old who came west from Massachusetts to seek his fortune and he did make a fortune. Early agriculture in Milwaukee and Wisconsin favored wheat, a major staple, and Milwaukee’s natural harbor offered a doorway to the east before railroads. The harbor and...

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Class of 1857: John Pritzlaff

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? John Pritzlaff Age: 37 John was born in the small village of Truskolas, Pomerania which was part of Prussia before German unification. John’s father passed away when he was 19 years of age and this served as an opportunity for him to migrate to the U.S. His first few years were spent on the east coast doing...

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Class of 1857: Henry L. Palmer

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? Henry L. Palmer Age: 38 Born and educated Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania and studied law in New York after moving there in 1836.He first practiced law in West Troy, N.Y. and then moved to Milwaukee in 1849.He formed a law practice with Abram Smith, who in 1853 became a member of the Wisconsin Supreme Court.Subsequently he practiced law...

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Class of 1857: Christopher Latham Sholes

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? Christopher Latham Sholes Age: 38 Born in Mooresboro, Pennsylvania and apprenticed to a printer in Danville, Pennsylvania. Having learned the elements of the trade by the age of 18, he moved to Green Bay, Wisconsin to work for or with his brothers on the local newspaper. He subsequently took a position in Madison, WI and in 1850...

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Class of 1846: Guido Pfister

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? Guido Pfister Age: 28 Pfister was born Wurttemberg, Germany and emigrated to the US in1845, settling in Milwaukee and opening a small shoe and leather goods store called Buffalo Leather, on West Water (Plankinton) just south of Wisconsin Ave. He would eventually partner with his cousin, Friedrich Vogel who arrived in Milwaukee in 1847 following his working...

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Class of 1846: William Pitt Lynde

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 Pitt Lynde Age: 29 Lynde was born in Sherburne, N.Y. He was educated at Hamilton Academy, then enrolled in Yale graduating in 1838 and shortly thereafter enrolled in Harvard Law School graduating in 1841. His older brother Charles was already in Milwaukee with an established law practice. Unfortunately upon a return trip to the east Charles...

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