CAMP DOUGLAS

Organized:  mid 1800's shortly after the Milwaukee Road Crossed Juneau Co.
Origin of Name: The name was first called Douglas Camp Junction, later Junction was dropped and the name changed to Camp Douglas.
First Village President:  J. O. Frisch in 1899  
First School:  Founded in 1887
First Marriage:  John Singleton and Ann Eliza Douglas in 1866 

source: Juneau County, The First Hundred Years, published 1988


NAMES OF EARLY SETTLERS

CHAMBERLAIN, "Amp"
DOUGLAS, James
DOUGLAS, Ann Eliza
*HAYDEN, Dennis (see below)
SINGLETON, John
WHEREATT, Tom


*The history of the town mentions that Dennis HAYDEN was among the first 8 families. His son Luke was on the first town board. Dennis worked for the railroad. He got married at St. Bridget's in 1860 while living in Kildare, moved to New Lisbon, and moved to Camp Douglas as railroad section foreman in the early 1870s as the village was being developed.

Dennis was my maternal great grandfather.
Contributed by Russ Prust


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