Village of Brownsville
Alfred D. Brown
Although the small village hosted many businesses throughout its early years, it was not until almost a hundred years after Brown’s arrival that it sought incorporation. In 1947 the Village of Brownsville established a sanitary district with Fred Kemmel, Harold McCarty and Alton Rosenkranz as officers. This district was set up after the passing of a referendum to build a sewage disposal plant and drill a well.
In the fall of 1953 a move was made to incorporate the village. A special election was held December 16, 1952 to decide if Brownsville should become incorporated. At the time census was 262, the voters decided in favor of incorporation by a vote of 110 in favor and 5 being opposed.
On December 23, 1952 the village was incorporated. O.M. Jacobson was elected as the village’s first president with Charles M. Bloohm and Arnold Ewerdt serving as trustees. Other officials included: Karl Pieper, clerk; Hubert Rusch, treasure; J.G. McCrury, assessor; Martin Beck, constable; Fred Kemmel, supervisor; and Otto Ruedebusch, justice of the peace.
Presidents of the Village of Brownsville
| November 24, 1952 – March 1963 ||Oliver M. Jacobson|
| April 6, 1963 – April 9, 1964 || R.L. Armour |
| May 14, 1964 – April 13, 1967 || Martin Beck |
| May 10, 1967 – March 11, 1970 || Joseph Lauber |
| April 8, 1970 – September 9, 1987 || Dale R. Michels |
| October 14, 1987 – April 12, 1995 || Harry A. Jacobson |
| May 10, 1995 – April 11, 2001 || Ronald M. Sabel |
| May 9, 2001 - April 20, 2011 |
May 21, 2012 - Present
| Harold J Johnson |
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Board of Review for the 2017 assessment year for the Village of Brownsville of Dodge County, WI will be held on May 16, 2017 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Brownsville Village Hall, 514 Railroad St. If you wish to appear before this board, pl..
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