Waubeka, Wisconsin

Waubeka is an unincorporated census-designated place in the town of Fredonia, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, United States, in the Milwaukee-Waukesha metro area. As of the 2010 census, its population is 657.[1]

Geography[edit]

Its altitude is 797 feet (293 m), and it is located at 43°28′30″N 87°59′25″W / 43.47500°N 87.99028°W / 43.47500; -87.99028 (43.4749994, -87.9903696).[2] Waubeka has an area of 2.416 square miles (6.26 km2); 2.343 square miles (6.07 km2) of this is land, and 0.073 square miles (0.19 km2) is water.

History[edit]

Stony Hill School

A group of Sauk people had a winter camp at the site of Waubeka. The Sauk's leader was a man named Waubeka, whose wigwam was located on the south bank of the Milwaukee River, nearly the site of the Gerald Joose house. In the Sauk language, "Waubeka" means "metal."[3]

In the 1840s, Waubeka was the largest settlement in the Town of Fredonia. The first settlers were English, Irish, Scottish, and Yankees from the East Coast. In 1848, a group of German immigrants arrived from Prussia and settled in the northern part of Waubeka. Luxemburger and Belgian immigrants settled in eastern Waubeka, and immigrants from Bavaria and Saxony settled in the northwest.[4]


Flag Day[edit]

Flag Day was first observed in Waubeka. In 1885, Stony Hill School teacher Bernard John Cigrand displayed a 10-inch (25 cm) flag in an inkwell and had his students write essays on what the flag meant to them. He told the students that June 14 was the birthday of the flag. The school is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Waubeka is home to the National Flag Day Foundation Americanism Center.[6]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
  2. ^ U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Waubeka, Wisconsin
  3. ^ "Newland Became Cedarburg". The Milwaukee Sentinel. 4 September 1967. pp. Part 5, Page 5. Retrieved 23 April 2015.
  4. ^ "Early history of Ozaukee County, Wisconsin". University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. Retrieved 2020-01-03.
  5. ^ "History". National Flag Day Foundatation. Retrieved 2009-06-14.
  6. ^ http://www.nationalflagday.com/default.asp
  7. ^ http://www.nationalflagday.com/bjc.asp

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 43°28′30″N 87°59′24″W / 43.475°N 87.99°W / 43.475; -87.99