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Author: Paul Haubrich

Class of 1846: Edward D. Holton

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? Edward D. Holton Age: 31 Holton is somewhat famous for being Milwaukee’s first sheriff, 1843, and was very active in the abolitionist movement as well as the temperance movement in Wisconsin. He was a big supporter of legislation called the Smith Liquor Law that made sellers of liquor liable for the actions on people who were intoxicated....

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Class of 1846: Mathilde Franziska Anneke

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? Mathilde Franziska Anneke Age: 29 As a Prussian immigrant to Milwaukee, Mathilde Franziska Anneke found herself in legal limbo at a young age, when she filed for divorce during an era when it was nearly forbidden. She would go on to recreate her career as a feminist author and publisher, becoming a friend and colleague of Susan...

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Class of 1846: Hans Crocker

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? Hans Crocker Age: 31 Hans Crocker was born in Dublin, Ireland; his family subsequently migrated to the U.S. settling in Utica N.Y. where he received his basic education. Upon completion of his education he travelled to Chicago and studied law. One became a lawyer by studying with a member of the bar and then qualifying to be...

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Class of 1846: Harrison Ludington

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? Harrison Ludington Age: 34 Ludington was born in Kent, New York, educated in local schools and followed a pattern of many Yankees, moving west for new opportunity. Ludington arrived in Milwaukee in 1838 when Wisconsin was still a new territory and Milwaukee was still a young city of less than 3,000 people. He came to Milwaukee with...

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Class of 1846: Samuel Daggett

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? Samuel Daggett Age: 34 Daggett was born in Attleboro, Massachusetts and like many young men of the day he moved west to the new frontier of the Northwest Territory, namely Wisconsin for opportunity. His initial opportunity in Milwaukee was that of opening jewelry and notions store. Shortly thereafter he became involved in the Milwaukee Mutual Fire Insurance...

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Class of 1839: George H. Walker

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? George H. Walker Age: 28 Walker was born in Lynchburg Virginia and as a young teenager moved with his family to southern Illinois. He served in the military during the Black Hawk War of 1832 receiving a field commission of Colonel, a title that he would continue to use the rest of his life. After the war he...

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