Waubeka | Ozaukee County

Waubeka, Ozaukee County
"The Birthplace of Flag Day"
Census-Designated Place in the Town of Fredonia
Population: 657

Waubeka Snippets

     ★ In the early days settlers arrived from England, Scotland, and Ireland, as well as Native Americans from Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania, and Canada. A “Prussian Settlement” was formed in 1848. These were followed by Belgians, Luxembourgers, Germans, French, and Americans.

     ★ By the 1870’s Waubeka was a prosperous community boasting a sawmill, two grist mills, three shoemakers, two tailors, four blacksmiths, one hotel, two pump factories, a cheese box factory, and a button factory.

     ★ Partners C. W. Witt and C. E. Meyer were proprietors of the Meyer & Witt general mercantile business. Witt was born in 1847 in Hanover, Germany; he arrived in Wisconsin in 1867. He clerked for several years for other store owners and served 18 months as store-keeper of the Newhall House in Milwaukee, before arriving in Waubeka and forming his partnership with Mr. Meyer. Witt served as town clerk, a member of the O.D.H.S., the Turnverein and Singer Society (German gymnasts and singing group). He and his bride Miss Mary Klessig of Farmington had two children.

     ★ In reports from the 1800s, the community was spelled "Waubeca".

Waubeka is located in Ozaukee County.

Wisconsin Historical Society "Official" Marker 115:
"Birthplace of Flag Day"
was erected in Ozaukee in 1962.
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Stony Hill School

National Flag Day Foundation
Americanism Center and Museum
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Cigrand Memorial
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Waubeka Fire House
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Weiland Saloon and Butter Tin Shop
Today home to Stony Hill Bar & Grill
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Waubeka Fire Department
Celebrating a Century of Service
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Wisconsin Registered Landmark 62:
"Robert Cooley Homestead"
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Little Wisconsin will be available May 7, 2019.

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