Train Depot

6 Comments to “Train Depot”

  1. How I enjoyed these photos. A relative of mine, Horace Clemons, was Station Agent there, for some years. 1859-1911.
    I have been researching the family history, and am delighted to find these photos and the obituary. Would love to see more. Thank you for preserving the past; I am most grateful.

    Maurine Clemmons Sura

  2. I enjoy the site. But the pictures are not opening for me.

  3. How wonderful to see these pictures. My Great Grandfather Henry Shortell worked for the Chicago Milwaukee Road. Breakman, fireman, and he was given many, many safety awards. Thank You.
    Maureen Sinks Lenzo

  4. To Whom It May Concern:
    I have been researching my family ancestry and I have hit a kind of a road block. My great grandmother, Marion Vrooman, was married to 3 people from Eagle; Henry Witte in 1889, George W Henry 1892 (listed as a railroad engineer in the 1900 Census) and lastly Stephen Vrooman some time before 1907 who was a traveling salesman. Anyway, I can’t seem to find out much about any of them, but I wondered if you would have any record of George W Henry as an engineer? I don’t know which railroad he worked for. If you would have any information I would appreciate it. Thank you.

  5. From Ancestry.com 1900 Census
    NAME: George Henry
    AGE: 33
    BIRTH DATE: Oct 1866
    BIRTHPLACE: Wisconsin
    HOME IN 1900: Milwaukee Ward 15, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    WARD OF CITY: 15th
    STREET: State Street
    HOUSE NUMBER: 2315
    SHEET NUMBER: 5B
    NUMBER OF DWELLING IN ORDER OF VISITATION: 91
    FAMILY NUMBER: 108
    RACE: White
    GENDER: Male
    RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: Head
    MARITAL STATUS: Married
    SPOUSE’S NAME: Marian Henry
    MARRIAGE YEAR: 1892
    YEARS MARRIED: 8
    FATHER’S BIRTHPLACE: Massachusetts
    MOTHER’S BIRTHPLACE: Massachusetts
    OCCUPATION: Engineer RR
    MONTHS NOT EMPLOYED: 0
    CAN READ: Yes
    CAN WRITE: Yes
    CAN SPEAK ENGLISH: Yes
    HOUSE OWNED OR RENTED: R
    FARM OR HOUSE: H
    HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS
    NAME AGE
    George Henry 33
    Marian Henry 28
    Blanche M Henry 12

    1880 census
    NAME: Henry Witte
    AGE: 13
    BIRTH YEAR: 1867
    BIRTHPLACE: Wisconsin
    HOME IN 1880: Eagle, Waukesha, Wisconsin
    RACE: White
    GENDER: Male
    RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: Son
    MARITAL STATUS: Single
    FATHER’S NAME: Henry F. Wittie
    FATHER’S BIRTHPLACE: Germany
    MOTHER’S NAME: Charlotte Wittie
    MOTHER’S BIRTHPLACE: Germany
    OCCUPATION: At School
    HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS
    NAME AGE
    Charlotte Wittie 47
    Henry F. Wittie 46
    George Wittie 19
    Charley Witte 17
    Henry Witte 13
    Willie Witte 11
    Fred Witte 10
    Ettie Witte 8
    Witte 2

    1920 Census
    NAME: Stephen Vrooman
    AGE: 52
    BIRTH YEAR: 1868
    BIRTHPLACE: Wisconsin
    HOME IN 1920: Milwaukee Ward 15, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    STREET: Prairie St.
    RACE: White
    GENDER: Male
    RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: Head
    MARITAL STATUS: Married
    SPOUSE’S NAME: Marion G Vrooman
    FATHER’S BIRTHPLACE: Holland
    MOTHER’S BIRTHPLACE: Pennsylvania
    ABLE TO SPEAK ENGLISH: Yes
    OCCUPATION: traveling salesman
    INDUSTRY: farmilmy cements
    EMPLOYMENT FIELD: Wage or Salary
    HOME FREE OR MORTGAGED: Free
    HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS
    NAME AGE
    Stephen Vrooman 52
    Marion G Vrooman 48

  6. 1920 census
    NAME: Stephen Vrooman
    AGE: 52
    BIRTH YEAR: 1868
    BIRTHPLACE: Wisconsin
    HOME IN 1920: Milwaukee Ward 15, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    STREET: Prairie St.
    RACE: White
    GENDER: Male
    RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: Head
    MARITAL STATUS: Married
    SPOUSE’S NAME: Marion G Vrooman
    FATHER’S BIRTHPLACE: Holland
    MOTHER’S BIRTHPLACE: Pennsylvania
    ABLE TO SPEAK ENGLISH: Yes
    OCCUPATION: traveling salesman
    INDUSTRY: farmilmy cements
    EMPLOYMENT FIELD: Wage or Salary
    HOME FREE OR MORTGAGED: Free
    HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS
    NAME AGE
    Stephen Vrooman 52
    Marion G Vrooman 48

    1900 census
    NAME: George Henry
    AGE: 33
    BIRTH DATE: Oct 1866
    BIRTHPLACE: Wisconsin
    HOME IN 1900: Milwaukee Ward 15, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
    WARD OF CITY: 15th
    STREET: State Street
    HOUSE NUMBER: 2315
    SHEET NUMBER: 5B
    NUMBER OF DWELLING IN ORDER OF VISITATION: 91
    FAMILY NUMBER: 108
    RACE: White
    GENDER: Male
    RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: Head
    MARITAL STATUS: Married
    SPOUSE’S NAME: Marian Henry
    MARRIAGE YEAR: 1892
    YEARS MARRIED: 8
    FATHER’S BIRTHPLACE: Massachusetts
    MOTHER’S BIRTHPLACE: Massachusetts
    OCCUPATION: Engineer RR
    MONTHS NOT EMPLOYED: 0
    CAN READ: Yes
    CAN WRITE: Yes
    CAN SPEAK ENGLISH: Yes
    HOUSE OWNED OR RENTED: R
    FARM OR HOUSE: H
    HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS
    NAME AGE
    George Henry 33
    Marian Henry 28
    Blanche M Henry 12

    1880 census
    NAME: Henry Witte
    AGE: 13
    BIRTH YEAR: 1867
    BIRTHPLACE: Wisconsin
    HOME IN 1880: Eagle, Waukesha, Wisconsin
    RACE: White
    GENDER: Male
    RELATION TO HEAD OF HOUSE: Son
    MARITAL STATUS: Single
    FATHER’S NAME: Henry F. Wittie
    FATHER’S BIRTHPLACE: Germany
    MOTHER’S NAME: Charlotte Wittie
    MOTHER’S BIRTHPLACE: Germany
    OCCUPATION: At School
    HOUSEHOLD MEMBERS
    NAME AGE
    Charlotte Wittie 47
    Henry F. Wittie 46
    George Wittie 19
    Charley Witte 17
    Henry Witte 13
    Willie Witte 11
    Fred Witte 10
    Ettie Witte 8
    Witte 2

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