Clay Banks History

History

 

FORMER NAMES:

High Clay Banks. Sailors used them as sailing landmarks.

 

YEAR FORMED:

Set off from Town of Forestville in Feb 1859. First town meeting held April 1859 at Prescott’s Boarding House.

 

FIRST SETTLERS:

W. H. WARREN Sr. from New York-farmer and surveyor;

 

William HELMHOLZ from Germany-farmer. (Both came in 1855).

 

ETHNIC GROUPS:

New Englanders, German, Norwegian..

 

OCCUPATIONS:

Farming, Lumbering, Sawmills..

 

EARLY BUSINESSES:

(1) HITT Sawmill and Lumber, Proprietor: HITT (father of Charles), (1863?-1873).

 

(2) Eagle Hotel, Proprietor: Charles HITT (born in New York), (1875-?).

 

(3) PAARMANN Merchantile Business, Proprietor: F. PARRMANN (born in Germany, lived in Ahnapee, Kewaunee Co.), (Fall 1876-?),

Location: Town of Clay Banks.

 

SOME FAMILIES ASSOCIATED WITH TOWN:

HELMHOLZ, HITT, PAARMANN, PRESCOTT, SCHUYLER, TUFTS, WARREN.

 

MORE TOWN OF CLAY BANKS PEOPLE-Biographies found in: History of Northern Wisconsin-1881

 

HITT, Charles I. (proprietor Eagle Hotel, Clay Banks)

PAARMANN, F.  (merchant & Postmaster, Clay Banks)

SCHUYLER, Albert J. (veterinary surgeon & farmer, PO Clay Banks)

TUFTS, James (proprietor of saw-mill & pier, Clay Banks)

WARREN, W. H. Sr. (farmer & surveyor, PO Horns Pier)