Abner Kirby (1818 to 1893)

Section 32, Block 2, Lots 3 and 4

Trained in jewelry and watchmaking, Kirby served as U.S. postmaster in the late 1840s. He operated the Kirby Hotel at Mason and Water. He found additional success with saw mills, lumber yards, shipping vessels and agricultural implements. He served as Milwaukee’s mayor in 1865.

Abner Kirby (1818 to 1893)