Hometown USA

2016 Visitor's Guide

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4 www.randomlake.org The Village of Adell offers streets lined with mature trees as well as garden plots in the vil- lage park that can be rented inexpensively by residents. They can grow heirloom, exotic or other pesticide free vegetables and flowers. The village will contin- ue street and utility im- provements in 2016. 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 Gers- mehl platted the orig- inal streets and lots in the village on a portion of his original 160-acre farmstead, which dated back to 1853. By 1890 the village's name was changed from Sherman Station to Adell. One story says that Postmaster Noah Sae- mann chose the name because the vil- lage 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 congregation of the Luther- an Church – Missouri Synod, was established in 1915, at 326 Center Ave. In 1987, Grace Bible Church held its first Sun- day service in the Adell Munic- ipal Building (the former pub- lic grade school). The Village of Adell was in- corporated in 1918, breaking away from the Town of Sher- man. Joseph Kilb became the ADELL Russell W. Mulder 1/23/1949 - 10/24/1970 Sgt. Mulder served with B Company, 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry, 25th Infantry Division in the Vietnam War. He was killed in action in Phuoc Tuy Province of South Vietnam. American Legion Post 462 of Adell bears his name. We Honor a Hometown Hero Jim Eberhardt Speaks on Memorial Day

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