Fairwater Local History Web

 

FAIRWATER GAZETTEERS

 

WISCONSIN GAZETTEER
John Warren Hunt, Madison: Beriah Brown Printer, 1853
(courtesy Jean Schwonek)

Fairwater, P.V., Fond du Lac county, on section 31, town 15 N., of range 14 E.; being in the town of Metomen, 22 miles west from Fond du Lac, and 65 miles northeast from Madison. It is situated on the road from Watertown to Ceresco and Berlin, in a fine and healthy section, or good farming land, on the north branch of Grand river. It has two good water powers, one of which is improved, with 28 feet head, and sufficient water for three run of stone. Polulation 40, 4 dwellings, 1 store, and 1 hotel

 

WISCONSIN & MINNESOTA STATE GAZETTEER, 1865-66

FAIRWATER VILLAGE
Besley Oliver, mill proprietor.
Elmer Wm., carriage and wagon maker.
Gilman Wm. C., dry goods, groceries, etc.
Harwood N. D., general merchant.
Priest J. H., blacksmith.
Spooner P. C., saloon.
Werth Wm., shoe maker.

 

WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER
Milwaukee: William Hogg, 1879
(courtesy Jean Schwonek)

FAIR WATER
A post village in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, sec. 30, town 15, range 14 east, four miles from Brandon, on the N. Div. C., M. & St. P. Ry. Principal shipments, grain and flour. Population about 150. Mails daily. H. Kath, postmaster.


Business Directory
Brown H., carpenter.
Brown J. K., painter.
Hurlburt N. C., flour mills.
Kath H., gen’l store and postmaster.
Priest J. H., blacksmith.
Wightman, Geo., boot and shoemkr.

 

WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1888-89
(courtesy Mark Hull, from UW-Stevens Point Library)

FAIR WATER
A post village on Grand River and on C. M. & St. P. Ry., in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 26 miles west of Fond du Lac, the county seat, and 9 1/2 southwest of Ripon, the nearest banking point. Settled in 1844, it contains Lutheran and Baptist churches and a district school. Grand River furnishes power utilized by a flour mill. Telephone connections. Population, 125. Mail daily. Exp., Am. Tel., W. U. B. J. Wikkerink, postmaster.

 

Baltise John, carpenter.
Boyd Wm, railroad, express and tel agt.
Brown John H, grocer and notions.
Dohne Wm, saloon.
Drummond Alexander, Millwright and Justice.
Hildebrandt G, saloon.
Laper John, flour mill.
Loechelt Wm, blacksmith.
McCune R K, wagonmaker.
Meyer & Fink, brick mnfrs.
Whiteman George, shoemaker.
Wikkerink Benjamin J, General Store.
Zellmer Wm, shoemaker.

 

WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1891-92
(courtesy Mark Hull, from UW-Stevens Point Library)

FAIR WATER
A post village on Grand River and on C. M. & St. P. Ry., in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 26 miles west of Fond du Lac, the county seat, and 9 1/2 southwest of Ripon, the nearest banking point. Telephone connections. Population, 125. Mail daily. Exp., Am. Tel., W. U. B. J. Wikkerink, postmaster.

 

Baltise John, carpenter.
Bock G A, hardware.
Brown John H, grocer and notions.
Dohne Wm, saloon.
Hildebrandt G, saloon.
Jackson Rev R K.
Koehler & Vedder, grain.
Laper John, flour mill.
Little C M, pump mnfr.
Loechelt Wm, blacksmith.
McCune R K, wagonmaker.
Naab Peter, railroad, exp and tel agent.
Stelter G, cheese mnfr.
Wikkerink Benjamin J, General Store.
Zelmer Wm, shoemaker.

 

WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1895-96

FAIR WATER
A post village on Grand River and on C. M. & St. P. Ry., in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 26 miles west of Fond du Lac, the county seat, and 4 from Brandon, the nearest banking point. Population, 150. Exp., U. S. Tel., W. U. B. J. Wikkerink, postmaster.

 

Baltise John, carpenter.
Brown John H., grocer and notions.
Carts [Corts] George, hardware.
Dohne [Daehn] Wm, saloon.
Friday Henry, creamery.
Harloff W & Co, flour mill.
Koehler & Vedder, grain.
Loechelt Wm, blacksmith.
McCune R K, wagonmaker.
Roeder F, shoemaker.
Wikkerink Benjamin J, General Store.
Williams E J, railroad, exp & tel agt.
Zelmer Wm, shoemaker.

 

WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1897-98
(courtesy Mark Hull, from UW-Stevens Point Library)

FAIR WATER
Population 150. A post village on Grand River, and on C. M. & St. P. Ry., in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 26 miles west of Fond du Lac, the county seat, and 4 from Brandon, the nearest banking point. Exp., Am. Tel., W. U. B. J. Wikkerink, postmaster.

 

Bloch Wm, grocer and hotel.
Bour [Born] H H, express and tel agt.
Brown John H, grocer and notions.
Carts George, hardware.
Dohne [Daehn] Wm, saloon.
Friday Henry, creamery.
Harloff W & Co, flour mill.
Koehler & Vedder, grain.
Loechelt Wm, blacksmith.
McCune R K, wagonmaker.
Roeder F, shoemaker.
Wikkerink Benjamin J, General Store.
Zelmer Wm, shoemaker.

 

POLK'S WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1901-1902
Chicago: R. L. Polk & co., 1901.
(courtesy Mark Hull, from UW-Stevens Point Library)

FAIR WATER
Population 350. A post village on Grand river, and on C. M. & St. P. Ry., in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 26 miles west of Fond du Lac, the county seat, and 4 from Brandon, the nearest banking point. Has Baptist and German Lutheran churches. Exp., U. S. Tel., W. U. B. J. Wikkerink, postmaster.

 

Bloch Wm, hotel.
Born H H, express and tel agt.
Bornschein A, elevator.
Brown John H, Grocer and Notions.
Carts George, hardware.
Dohne [Daehn] Wm, saloon.
Feldt F H, pictures and frames.
Forward George, harness.
Glaus C, creamery.
Johnson & Harms, wagonmkrs, wind mills and pumps.
Loechelt Wm, blacksmith.
Lyons J W, shoes.
Masolnik A, dry goods and clothing.
Noble S A, Restaurant and Barber
Roeder F, shoemaker.
Smith C A, general store.
[?]uls P M, physician and surgeon.
Tinkham Bros, grain, lumber and coal.
Vaughn & Clark, meats.
Wikkerink Benjamin J, General Store.
Williams  I J, poultry and eggs.
White H T, justice of peace.
Zelmer Wm, shoemaker.

 

WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1903-04

FAIRWATER
Population 350. A post village on Grand river and on C. M. & St. P. Ry., in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 26 miles west of Fond du Lac, the county seat. Has Baptist and German Lutheran churches and a bank. Exp., U. S. Tel., W. U. B. J. Wikkerink, postmaster.

 

Bloch J, hardware.
Bloch Wm, hotel.
Born H H, exp. and tel. agt.
BROWN JOHN H., Grocer and Notions.
Dohne [Daehn] Wm, saloon.
Feldt F H, pictures and frames.
Glaus C, creamery.
Johnson Edward, pumps and wind mills.
Layton O M, physician.
Lyons J W, shoes and harness.
Lyons & Tinkham, meats.
Loechlet [sic] Wm, blacksmith.
MASOLNIK A, Dry Goods and Clothing.
Smith C. A, general store.
Smith & Schmull [sic], elevators.
Tinkham Bros, grain, lumber and coal.
Tinkham C P, justice of peace.
Van Duyn A, wagonmaker, wind mills and pumps.
WIKKERINK BENJAMIN J, General store.
Williams I J, poultry and eggs.
Zellmer Wm, shoemaker.

 

R. L. POLK & CO.’S WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1907-1908
Chicago: R. L. Polk & Co., 1907
(courtesy Jean Schwonek)

FAIRWATER
Population, 350. A post village on Grand river, and on the C., M. & St. P. Ry., in Metoment township, Fond du Lac county, 26 miles west of Fond du Lac, the county seat. Has Baptist and German Lutheran churches, a bank and a weekly newspaper, the Fairwater Register. Exp., U. S. Tel., W. U. Telephone connection. B. J. Wikkerink, postmaster.


Bloch Wm, hotel and saloon.
Born C F, creamery.
Brown John H, grocer.
Daehn Wm, saloon.
Fairwater Band, S A Noble leader.
Fairwater Register, E L Howe, publr.
FAIRWATER STATE BANK (Capital $25,000). A W Bonesteel Pres, C S Griffith Cashier.
Hanson Joseph, blacksmith.
Henker August, saloon.
Glaus C, creamery.
Howe E L, publr Fairwater Register.
Johnson Edward, pumps and windmills.
Kuehn Charles W, elevator and coal
Kuehn W H, hardware.
Layton O M, physician.
Loechlet Frank, blacksmith.
Masolnik A, dry goods and clothing.
Menke C H, shoes.
Noble S A, leader Fairwater Band.
Smith C A, general store.
Sweasy D A, saloon.
Swochert & Born, hardware.
Tinkham Bros, grain.
Tinkham C P, justice.
WIKKERINK BENJAMIN J, Genl Store.
Zelmer Wm, shoemaker.
Zellmer & Son, meats.

 

WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1911-12

FAIRWATER
Population 450. A post village on Grand river and on C. M. & St. P. Ry., in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 26 miles west of Fond du Lac, the county seat. Has Baptist and German Lutheran churches and a bank. Exp., W., F. & Co. Tel., W. U. Telephone connection. W. J. McCune, postmaster.

 

Baker R, justice and mason.
Bloch Wm, hotel and saloon.
Born Bros. hardware.
Brown John H., grocer.
Butz H, cattle buyer.
Cariff J, painter.
Daehn Wm, saloon.
Fairwater Creamery Co.
Fairwater State Bank (capital $25,000), A W Bonesteel pres, C S Griffith cashier.
Grady H H, teacher.
Hanson Joseph, blacksmith.
Henker August, saloon.
Hins Charles, saloon.
Horn P H, general store.
Humphrey F, express agent.
Johnson Edward, pumps and windmills.
Kuehn Charles W, elevator and coal.
Kuehn W H, hardware.
Layton O M, physician.
Liskie [Lieske] & Field, general store.
Loechlet [Loechelt] Frank, blacksmith.
McCUNE W J, General Store.
Masolnik A, dry goods and clothing.
Milkie F, carpenter.
Noble S N, barber.
Pischke Bros, creamery.
Tinkham & Milkie, grain, agrl implts and coal.
Woolcot L, teacher.
Zellmer George, meats.
Zellmer Wm, shoemaker.

 

WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1913-14

FAIRWATER
Population 360. A post village on Grand river and on C. M. & St. P. Ry., in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 26 miles west of Fond du Lac, the county seat. Has Baptist and German Lutheran churches and a bank. Exp., W., F. & Co. Tel., W. U. Telephone connection. W. J. McCune, postmaster.

 

Bloch Wm, hotel.
Born Bros. hardware.
Brown John H., grocer.
Butz H, cattle buyer.
Fairwater Creamery Co.
Fairwater State Bank (capital $25,000), A W Bonesteel pres, C S Griffith cashier.
Frei L W, general store.
Horn D W, general store.
Humphrey F, r r, express and tel agent.
Johnson Edward, pumps and windmills.
Kuehn Charles W, elevator and coal.
Kuehn W H, hardware.
Laper J, Electric Light & Power Co.
Layton O M, physician.
Liskie [sic] & Field, general store.
Masolnik A, dry goods and clothing.
Pischke Bros, creamery.
Sauerbret E A, meats.
Tinkham & Milkie, grain, agricultural implements and coal.

 

WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1915-16

FAIRWATER
Population 360. A post village on Grand river and on C. M. & St. P. Ry., in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 26 miles west of Fond du Lac, the county seat. Has Baptist and German Lutheran churches and a bank. Exp., W., F. & Co. Tel., W. U. Telephone connection. W. J. McCune, postmaster.

 

Born H H, hardware, furniture and harness.
Brown John H, grocer.
Bund Pauline, milliner.
Butz H, cattle buyer and meats.
Fairwater Canning Co.
Fairwater Creamery Co.
Fairwater State Bank (capital $25,000), A W Bonesteel pres, Roy E Smith cashier.
Frei L W, general store.
Horn D W, general store.
Humphrey F, r r, express and tel agent.
Johnson Edward, pumps and windmills.
Kuehn Charles W, elevator and coal.
Kuehn W H, hardware.
Laper J, Electric Light & Power Co.
Liskie [sic] & Field, general store.
McCUNE, W J, Postmaster.
Masolnik A, dry goods and clothing.
Moquin E, physician.
Noble S N, R F D carrier.
Peschke Bros, creamery.
Sauerbret E A, meats.
Tinkham & Meilkie, grain, agricultural implements and coal.
Zabel Wm, hotel.

 

WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1917-18

FAIRWATER
Population 375. A post village on Grand river and on C. M. & St. P. Ry., in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 18 miles west of Fond du Lac, the county seat. Has Baptist and German Lutheran churches and a bank. Exp., W., F. & Co, Tel., W. U. Telephone connection. W. J. McCune, postmaster.

 

Born H H, hardware
Butz H, cattle buyer and meats
Fairwater Canning Co
Fairwater Creamery Co
FAIRWATER STATE BANK (Capital $25,000), A W Bonesteel Pres, Roy E Smith
  Cashier
Frei L W, general store
Hier August, meats
Horn D W, general store
Humphrey F, r r, exp, tel agent and garage
Kuehn Charles W, elevator and coal
Kuehn W H, hardware
Laper J Electric Light & Power Co
Liskie H G, general store
McCUNE W J, Postmaster and Jeweler
Moquin E, physician
Peschke E J, creamery
Smith Roy E, cashr State Bank
Sommer P H, dry goods and clothing
Tinkham & Meilkie, grain, agricultural implements and coal
Zabel Ed, pumps and windmills

 

WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1919-20

FAIRWATER
Population 400. A post village on Grand river and on C. M. & St. P. Ry., in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 18 miles west of Fond du Lac, the judicial seat. Has Baptist and German Lutheran churches and a bank. Telegraph, express and telephone connection. Thomas H. Baker, postmaster.

 

BAKER THOMAS H, Postmaster
Born H H, hardware and harness
Butz H, cattle buyer and meats
Card Ella Mrs, r r, exp and tel agt
Fairwater Canning Co
Fairwater Creamery Co
Fairwater Hemp Co
Fairwater State Bank (Capital $25,000), Roy E Smith cashr
Frei L W, general store
Hins Irvin, garage
Horn D W, general store
Johnson & Laper, stock buyers
Kuehn Charles W, elevator and coal
Kuehn W H, hardware
Laper J Electric Light & Power Co
Liskie H G, general store
Peschke E J, creamery
Pett L G, dentist
Riant O H, blacksmith and garage
Smith Roy E, cashr State Bank
Sommer P H, dry goods and clothing
Tinkham & Meilkie, grain, agricultural implements and coal
Zabel Ed, pumps and windmills

 

WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1921-22

FAIR WATER
Population 360. A post village on Grand river and on C. M. & St. P. Ry., in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 24 miles west of Fond du Lac, the judicial seat. Has Baptist and Lutheran churches and a bank. Telegraph, express and telephone connection. U. L. Johnson, postmaster.

 

Badger Hemp Co The
Beilke H F & Son, cattle breeders
Born H H, hardware and harness
Butz H, cattle buyer
Card Bros, garage
Card Ella Mrs, railroad, express and telegraph agent
Fair Water Canning Co
Fair Water Creamery Co
Fair Water Hemp Co
Fairwater State Bank (capital $25,000), A W Bonesteel pres, Roy E Smith cashr
Frei Earl H, confectioner
Frei Louis W, general store
Horn D W, general store
JOHNSON U L, Live Stock and Postmaster
Johnston Wm, physician
Kuehn Charles W, grain elevator and coal
Kuehn Wm H, hardware
Lapeer [Laper] Jesse W Electric Light and Power Co
Lieskie H G, general store
Riambo Axel, garage
Riant O H, blacksmith and garage
Roeske H, hotel
Smith Roy E, cashr State Bank
Stellmacher Bros, farm implements, coal, feed, grain and lumber
Zabel Edward, pumps and windmills
Zellmer E G, meats
Zellmer Wm, shoemaker and shoes

 

POLK'S WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1924-1925
Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co., 1924
(courtesy Jean Schwonek)

FAIR WATER
Population, 350. A post village on Grand river, and on the C., M. & St. P. Ry., in Metoment township, Fond du Lac county, 24 miles west of Fond du Lac, the judicial seat. Has Baptist and German Lutheran churches and a bank. Telegraph, express and telephone connection.. A. J. Johnson, postmaster.


Badger Hemp Co The
Beilke Walter J, holstein breeder
Bloedel H blacksmith
Born H H hardware and harness
Butz H cattle buyer
Card Bros garage
Card Ella Mrs railroad express and telegraph agent
Daehn Wm Mrs confectioner and soft drinks
Fair Water Canning Co
Fair Water Creamery Co
Fair Water Hemp Co
Fairwater State Bank (capital $25,000) C O Tinkham pres Fred Henslin cashr
Frei Earl H confectioner
Frei Louis W general store
Green Lake County Shorthorn Assn
Marvin York sec
Henslin Fred cashr Fair Water State Bank
Horn D W general store
JOHNSON A J, Postmaster
Johnson U L live stock
Korth Herman dairy
Kuehn Charles W grain elevator and coal
Kuehn Wm H hardware
Lapeer Jesse W electric light and power plant
Lieskie H G general store
Lohry Wm durham breeder
Lovejoy J C brown swiss and poland breeder
Menke Frank W shorthorn breeder
Naylor Guy holstein breeder
Roeske Charles hotel
Schwanke Daniel brown swiss breeder
Schwanke Louis holstein breeder
Stellmacher Lumber Co
Zabel Edward pumps and windmills
Zellmer E G meats
Zellmer Wm shoes

 

WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1925-26

FAIR WATER
Population 350. A post village on Grand river and on C. M. & St. P. Ry., in Metomen township, Fond du Lac county, 24 miles west of Fond du Lac, the judicial seat. Has Baptist and Lutheran churches and a bank. Telegraph, express and telephone connection. A. J. Johnson, postmaster.

Badger Hemp Co The
Beilke Walter J holstein breeder
Bloedel H, blacksmith
Born H H hardware and harness
Butz H cattle buyer
Card Bros garage
Card Ella Mrs railroad, express and telegraph agent
Daehn Wm Mrs confectioner and soft drinks
Fair Water Canning Co
Fair Water Creamery Co
Fair Water Hemp Co
Fairwater State Bank (capital $25,000) C O Tinkham pres Fred Henslin cashr
Frei Earl H confectioner
Frei Louis W general store
Horn D W general store
JOHNSON A J Postmaster
Johnson U L, live stock
Korth Herman dairy
Kuehn Charles W grain elevator and coal
Kuehn Wm H hardware
Lapeer [Laper] Jesse W electric light and power plant
Lieskie H G general store
Lohry Wm durham breeder
Lovejoy J C brown swiss and poland breeder
Menke Frank W shorthorn breeder
Naylor Guy holstein breeder
Roeske Charles hotel
Schwanke Daniel brown swiss breeder
Schwanke Louis holstein breeder
Stellmacher Lumber Co
Zabel Edward pumps and windmills
Zellmer E G meats
Zellmer Wm shoes

 

POLK'S WISCONSIN STATE GAZETTEER, 1927-1928
Detroit: R. L. Polk & Co., 1927
(courtesy Jean Schwonek)

FAIRWATER
Population, 400. An incorporated village on Grand river, and on the C., M. & St. P. Ry., in Metoment township, Fond du Lac county, 24 miles west of Fond du Lac, the judicial seat. Has Baptist and Lutheran churches and a bank. Telegraph, express and telephone connection. Mrs. Anna J. Johnson, postmaster.


Baker Rudolph mason contractor and justice
Beilke Walter J, holstein breeder
Bloedel Herman blacksmith
Born H H hardware and harness

Buckland H R physician
Butz H cattle buyer
Card Bros garage
Card Ella Mrs railroad express and telegraph agent

Clark A J soft drinks

Daehn Walter painter and decorator
Daehn Wm Mrs confectioner and soft drinks

Daehn's Opera House
Fairwater Canning Co Ralph R Blodgett mgr
Fairwater Creamery Co George Stelter mgr

Fairwater Garage Alex Laper prop
Fairwater Hemp Co John J Miller pres Towne L Miller sec-genl mgr Walter Beilke tres
Fairwater State Bank (capital $25,000) C O Tinkham pres Fred Henslin cashr
Frei Earl H confectioner
Frei Louis W general store
Green Lake County Shorthorn Assn Marvin York sec

Giles Wm barber

Grudznske Wm garage
Henslin Fred cashr Fairwater State Bank
Horn D W general store
JOHNSON Anna J Mrs, Postmaster
Johnson U L live stock

Knapp W G poultry breeder
Korth Herman dairy

Kubehl Julius mason contractor
Kuehn Charles W grain elevator and coal
Kuehn Wm H hardware

Laper Albert holstein breeder
Laper Jesse W electric light and power plant
Lieskie H G general store
Lohry Wm durham breeder
Menke Frank W shorthorn breeder
Naylor Guy holstein breeder

Preu John Rev (Lutheran)
Schwanke Daniel brown swiss breeder
Schwanke Louis holstein breeder

Shoeffel Harvey blacksmith
Stellmacher Lumber Co F A Stellmacher pres A H Kunnert sec-treas
Zabel Edward pumps and windmills

Zahl Ed Mrs decorator
Zellmer E G meats

 

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