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Hendrick Gregg’s Wallet

antique wallet belonging to hendrick gregg

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This is the wallet that Hendrick Gregg was carrying when he was hit by a train. It contains receipts from several businesses in Milwaukee and Brookfield Wisconsin between 1874-1881. Apparently not cleaning your wallet is a family tradition. Also of note is a ticket for the "Madison, Watertown and Milwaukee plank Road" a privately owned toll road. One mysterious note is one asking the "overseer of the poor" to take care of a man named Henry (possibly Henery) and charge it to the town of Brookfield.