Jane Pfennig Henkel was the daughter of a former mayor who escaped death as a young teen. Lauretta Dibble was born in Kenosha and died in Kenosha, but she spent most of her life as a missionary teacher to girls in Angola; some artifacts she brought back are part of the Collection at the Kenosha Publice Museum. Harriet Yule was a colorful character during the early part of the last century. Dr. Helen Harbert was a prominent woman in the Danish community and her medical expertise aided Kenosha during the influenza pandemic.
2011 History Walk presented "Kenoshans in Wartime." Augustus Quarles served in the Mexican War and was the first Wisconsinite to die defending the state; Antoine Dodge, slave of 1st territorial governor Dodge, fought in the Civil War and settled afterwards in Kenosha; James K. Balcom fought out West in the Indian Wars; J. Truman Streng experienced trench warfare during World War I, and Kenosha had its share of "Rosie the Riveters" at Nash-Kelvinator, including Theresa Johnson.
The 2010 History Walk at Green Ridge Cemetery is now history! It can now be viewed on Channel 14, Kenosha Community Cable. Thanks to the almost 300 visitors who walked the beautiful grounds of Green Ridge and enjoyed reenactments of four leaders of Industry & Commerce in Kenosha.
History Walk, 2009
Lorinda Merrill (Carol K.) was the first female lightkeeper at the 1866 Southport (now Kenosha) Lighthouse.
History Walk, 2007