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These three items record the history of the Welsh settlement which covered much of the Towns of Utica and Nekimi in Winnebago County and adjoining towns in Fond du Lac County.
Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Welsh settlement centennial, 1847-1947 : a translation of . . . the jubilee book of 1897, giving the history of the Welsh of Winnebago and Fond du Lac counties . . . edited by the Rev. David Davies, and translated . . . by . . . the Rev. Howell D. Davies.
Home coming celebration: seventy-fifth anniversary of the Oshkosh Welsh settlement. . . July 3, 1922, at the Bethesda Presbyterian Church, Pickett, Winnebago county, Wisconsin.
Addresses given at the centennial of the Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Welsh settlement, Bethesda Church, Town of Nekimi, Winnebago county, July 4-6, 1947: also the register of the 1,013 persons attending . . . .
About the Photographer
Born and raised in New London, Wis., where he lived on a farm, Michael Cooney spent many early days at the local library researching local geological and historical points of interest and then going out and finding them. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and spending two years in the Army, he worked for the Boy Scouts of America. While obtaining his MBA at UW-Oshkosh, Michael "grazed" undergraduate classes in photography, film and television production and worked as a TV news stringer for WFRV-TV.
Currently, Michael is a partner in Workforce Communications, where he specializes in producing and directing commercials that appear in major TV markets across the country. In addition, he is the editor of the Career Education Review as well as serving as travel writer and staff photographer for "N' magazine.