Hometown USA

2016 Visitor's Guide

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30 www.randomlake.org Text or Call Kristin @ 414-559-7915 c fourpawsinn2015@yahoo.com Corner of HWY 57 & Hickory Grove Road c Town of Fredonia, Belgium WARNING! They will love to see you… BUT they might NOT want to go home! c c c c FOUR PAWS INN FOUR PAWS INN FAMILY-STYLE PET BOARDING GIBBSVILLE Gibbsville, an unin- corporated village in the Town of Lima, was settled in 1836, by three brothers whose name it bears: James H., Ben- jamin L. and John D. Gibbs. Four years later there were farms es- tablished by James and John Gibbs together with William and Peter Palmer. Benjamin Gibbs settled on an adjoining tract. It is said that the first school in the Town of Lima met at the Jon Gibbs home around 1840. A "modern" school was built around 1900, but it closed in 1977, when students were moved to Oostburg. A post office was estab- lished on Dec. 21, 1846, and it was discontinued on March 30, 1907. Gibbsville Reformed Church was established in 1856, by immigrants from The Netherlands. The current building dates back to 1967, with additions completed in 1990. A West Gibbsville Baptist Church was es- tablished in the 1880s but it disappeared by 1904. Donald J. Heinen 7/2/1921 - 1/28/1945 PFC Heinen, a Gibbsville native, was inducted into the Army on Dec. 2, 1942 and he served in combat duty in France and Germany during World War II. He was killed in action in Germany, serving with Co. F in the 302nd Infantry Regiment. We Honor a Hometown Hero

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