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2019 Veterans Recognition Program

6 April 2019

E.H.S. appreciates your military service to the United States of America and for advancing the universal hope of freedom and liberty for all. This year at our annual Veteran’s Recognition Program we will be honoring all veterans with ties to the Eagle area who have served since the Viet Nam War.
This year’s program will be held on Saturday, June 1 at 1:00 P.M. If you would like to participate please tell us a little about you and your service.

Please click the link below

2019 Veterans Recognition Program Form

and return the completed form no later than May 18, 2019 to:

Eagle Historical Society
PO Box 454
Eagle, WI 531119-0454
or email to: curator@eaglehistoricalsociety.org

Fish Fry and Chicken Dinner

5 April 2019

Make plans for next weekend. Enjoy a delicious fish fry at St Theresa on Friday, April 12 and a fantastic chicken dinner at the Eagle Methodist Church on Saturday, April 13. Invite your friends to join you.

Great food and no dishes to do!

Alice Baker Memorial Library Presents

20 March 2019

Eagle Residents From The Past

11 March 2019

From time to time, we will highlight Eagle residents from the past, from pioneers to paupers. Today we start with

Matthias L. Snyder

Matthias Snyder

Mathias Snyder was born in Treves, Germany on Sept. 5, 1842 to Adam and Ana Snyder.  The family emigrated to the United States in 1845 and settled in Eagle in 1847 for a life of farming.  Matthias attended school and helped his parents with the farm until he and several other boys from Eagle enlisted in the newly organized 24th Wisconsin Infantry in August 1862 to fight in the American Civil War.  Snyder was made a sergeant in Company A, and participated in all the battles of the regiment including the battles of Chickamauga and Missionary Ridge.  The regiment was mustered out of service in June 1865 and Matthias Snyder returned home to Eagle. 

Amelia Gose

In 1872 he was elected Town Clerk in Eagle and a few years later, elected Clerk of Waukesha County Circuit Court which he held for two terms.  By 1881, Snyder was admitted to the State Bar and in 1887,elected Waukesha County Sheriff.  By 1892, he was elected city of Waukesha Supervisor and in 1904, Mayor of Waukesha, serving two terms.

In 1872, Matthias Snyder married Miss Amelia Gosa, daughter of early Eagle settlers Friederich and Elisabeth Gose.  Together, they had two sons and four daughters.  Matthias died in April 1923 and wife Amelia passed away five years later.

(Photos courtesy of Waukesha Hall of Mayors and dgfamilyhistorian51 at Anestry.com)

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