Caroline Quiner, mother of Laura Ingalls Wilder author of the “Little House” series of books, was born in a cabin here, December 12, 1839. Caroline was the earliest known settler born in the Town of Brookfield. Her parents, Henry N. . . . — — Map (db m43578) HM
First Settler was George Putney in November 1836.
First log schoolhouse was built in 1839 near the present intersection of North Avenue and Brookfield Road.
First organized church was the present St. Dominic’s 1843 the first Catholic Church in . . . — — Map (db m184606) HM
Burial place of Yankee, English and German settlers. Part of Pioneer Joseph Ewbank land grant.
Noted grave: Nathan Hatch, Revolutionary War soldier who came west with sons, Hiram and Edmund, in 1840’s. Remains possibly moved from earlier family . . . — — Map (db m43582) HM
Burial place of Yankee and English settlers. It was first called Dixon or East Side Cemetery.
This was also the site of the first Dixon school house, which was burned and relocated south of North Avenue in the 1860’s.
This land was deeded . . . — — Map (db m43581) HM
Buried here is PVT. NATHAN HATCH, patriot who fought four tours of duty in the Continental Army 1776-1781
Born 16 Nov. 1757 at Attleboro, MA, he first enlisted July 1776 in Capt. Isaac Hodges Co. as Pvt. He was discharged Nov. 1780. He moved to . . . — — Map (db m33027) HM
This building, once a stagecoach inn on the Watertown Plank Road, was built in 1843. The builder was Michael Dousman (1771-1854), a fur trader and entrepreneur from Mackinac, Michigan, with help from his son, Talbot Dousman.
Michael Dousman . . . — — Map (db m43580) HM
This log house was built in 1852-53 by William Donaldson, a young farmer, and his aunt, Barbara Donaldson. The house originally stood at 2350 N. Barker Road in Brookfield. It consisted of three rooms and a loft. Two adjoining bedrooms and a kitchen, . . . — — Map (db m153495) HM
This bell called students to school from 1866 to 1961. Woodside School was located at the intersection of Capitol Drive and Lily Road in Brookfield until it was torn down in 1992.
Between 1839 and 1867, the first settler in this area built seven . . . — — Map (db m153386) HM