Category Archives: Pages from the past

Pages from the Past – August 2014

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Pages from the Past by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, August 6, 2014   Pages from the Past 08/06/14 Posted: Aug. 1, 2014 100 years ago – 1914 Aug. 1, 1914: Germany declares war on Russia. Aug. 2: German troops occupy Luxembourg and invade Belgium on Aug. 3. The United States is having conversations of the question of… Read more »

Pages from the Past – January 2014

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Pages from the Past – January 2014 1914 — 100 years ago Edgar Rice Burroughs starts his “Tarzan of the Apes” book series. Ed Flanagan has been enjoying the good weather with his new Cadillac, as he takes a spin around Lannon. Also in Lannon, J.P. Flanagan has completed his new warehouse. Meanwhile, George Loos is improving his homes in… Read more »

Pages from the Past – April 2014

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Pages from the Past – April 2014 Posted: April 14, 2014 100 years ago — 1914 Miss Margaret Walsh of Lannon was married to Alvin Walters. The wedding was at St. James Catholic Church for the Lannon couple. The after-marriage reception and meal was at the parents’ home in Lannon. In the recent election Charles Malsch was again re-elected chairman… Read more »

Pages from the Past – December 2014

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Pages from the Past by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, December, 2014   Pages from the past: Dec. 3, 2014 Nov. 26, 2014 100 years ago – 1914 The 78-acre farm that was once owned by Civil War veteran James Moyes, and is today the Sussex Village Park, is occupied by the Martkoph farm. This farm sells some… Read more »

Pages from the Past – February 2014

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Pages from the Past – February 2014 Posted: Feb. 11, 2014 1914 — 100 years ago Construction of the Canadian Grand Truck Railroad to the Pacific is completed. Mr. Walter Jones of Lannon married in late January in Iron Ridge, Ill. Wholesale prices for large live chickens varies between 12 and 15 cents. Roosters bring 9 cents a pound. Wholesale… Read more »

Pages from the Past – July 2014

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Pages from the Past by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, July 2, 2014   Pages from the Past, July 2, 2014 Posted: June 27, 2014 100 years ago – 1914 F.E. Gissal, the new executive at the former Gumm Quarry, is giving personal direction to the large Lannon quarry operation. Another Lannon quarry transfer has occurred as the… Read more »

Pages from the Past – Top Stories of 2014

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  Pages From The Past Top Stories Year 2014Library disputes are top Sussex Sun news stories in 2014 Posted Living Sussex Sun, Dec. 26, 2014 In 2014, village residents debated a $21 million proposed civic campus project with a new village hall and YMCA, the Hamilton School District earned state and national honors, construction on the 190,000-square-foot Meijer grocery and… Read more »

Pages from the Past – October 2013

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Pages from the Past by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, October, 2013 Posted: October 23, 2013 1913 — 100 years ago Among a vast collection of old photos recently downloaded to the new Waukesha County Historical Society are pictures of Lisbon pioneer farmers, Rodger Ainsworth and Elisha Pearl. The movie now showing at the Waukesha Colonial Theater is… Read more »

Pages from the Past – March 2013

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Pages from the Past – March 2013 100 years ago – Week of March 6, 1913 In Colgate, Miss Martha Connell put $4 in the rural mailbox for her residence and expected a $4 money order in return, but it is suspected that a “tramp” opened the mailbox and withdrew the money. Albert Schoeder, 18, died at his Lisbon home… Read more »

Pages from the Past – November 2013

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Pages from the Past by Fred H. Keller Posted: Living Sussex Sun, November 5, 2013 1913 — 100 years ago Fred Schroeder and Art Lutz of Templeton went to Wood County for deer hunting. The Sussex Methodist Church will have a box lunch social in the church parlor next Friday night. A new law in Wisconsin this coming year required… Read more »