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Engine Company No. 6. located on the corner of Brady and Franklin streets, was built in 1876, being delivered to the Fire Department on August 16 of that year. The contracted figures were $5,600. This station contains one Amoskeag engine, one two-wheel hose-cart, with a force of nine men.
Frank Wettengel, First Pipeman of Engine No. 6, Milwaukee Fire Department, was born in [b. 8 Jan 1848, Germersheim] Bavaria; came to Milwaukee in 1860; enlisted, January, 1865, when seventeen years of age, in Co. F. 46th Regt. Wis. Vols.; served till November of the same year. During the years 1876-77-78 was engaged in the cigar business. October, 1878, was appointed Third Pipeman of Engine No. 6. Milwaukee Fire Department. In January, 1879, was transferred to Hook and Ladder Co. No. 1; served with this company till May, 1880, when he was re-transferred to his former position of Third Pipeman of No. 6. In July of the same year was promoted to Second Pipeman, and in December following was promoted to the position of First Pipeman. Residence, 88 Ogden street.
History of Milwaukee, The Western Historical Company, 1881, pg 393.
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