Daniel Wells, Jr. (1808 to 1902)

Section 25, Block 4, Lots 1, 3, 4 and 5

Reportedly the state’s wealthiest citizen, Wells held large land investments in Milwaukee and points north along the shores of Lake Michigan. Grain and lumber were key holdings. He was also an investor in many early railroads, hotels and banks. Wells held local offices in Milwaukee, served in the State Legislature and was twice elected to Congress.

Daniel Wells, Jr. (1808 to 1902)