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4 www.randomlake.org The Village of Adell greets visitors with lots of improvements -- thousands of feet of new sidewalk completed in 2011 and a main street that was rebuilt with dec- orative lighting in 2007. More trees are being planted to compliment the mature trees that have always been a mark of the Village of Adell. It's one of the few villages that has gar- den plots in the village park that can be rented inexpensively by residents. They can grow heirloom, exotic or other pesti- cide free vegetables and flowers. Sheboygan County was created from Brown County by an act of the Territorial Legislature (Dec. 7, 1836). After the first wave of Yankee settlers arrived to claim the land, Adell drew most of its early res- idents from Ireland and Germany. The first Adell Post Office was established on Dec. 3, 1851. The Catholics built the original log cabin St. Patrick's Church in 1853, and the current edifice dates back to the 1870's. It's located a half mile east of the village boundary (Hwy. 57) at W4690 County Rd. A. The Milwaukee & Northern Railroad made its first run on the new track from Cedarburg to Plymouth in 1872. Adell became the northern settlement in the Town of Sherman, which was organized in 1850. Christian Gersmehl platted the original streets and lots in the village on a portion of his original 160-acre farm- stead, which dated back to 1853. By 1890 the village's name was changed from Sherman Station to Adell. One sto- ry says that Postmaster Noah Saemann chose the name because the village lies in a wide dell or valley. By the 1870s Adell had grown to 61 inhabitants, and the Wisconsin State Business Directory listed the population as 140 in 1889. Adell's earliest business is said to be the American Hotel, built at the intersection of Maine Ave. and Mill St. in 1877. Emmanuel Lutheran Church, a congre- gation of the Lutheran Church – Missouri Synod, was established in 1915 at 326 Center Ave. On April 26, 1987, Grace Bi- ble Church held its first Sunday service in the Adell Municipal Building (the former Adell Adell ✪ Adell ✪ Adell ✪ Adell ✪ Adell ✪ Adell ✪ Adell ✪ Adell Memorial Day parade and celebration. Beverly Hinz and Kurt Newmann announce winners at annual Legion Poultry Party

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