after a 16yr search FINALLY FOUND!Photos of the namesake of our bar THE MADAME ANNA PECK1880s, Sweden- young Anna is orphaned.1905 as a teen, she emigrates to America and is adopted by a Chicago architect.She takes work as a maid in a well-to-do home and marries the chauffeur.Shes widowed at 32 when he dies in WWI.At 39, her father builds Wandawega Hotel.Anna runs gin & a brothel here.She marries a local, the neer do well son of a prominent family. (Gordon Peck was a vet, a drunkard & 13 years her junior who’s mother filed for an annulment, claiming he was too taken w/consumption for sound judgment)Anna & Gordon continue to operate Wandawegas brothel & speakeasy Orphan AnniesAt 56 Annas convicted for running a ‘bawdy house of ill fame’ & goes to prison for 7 years.Upon release, she moves right into town off the square, taking up residence where everyone knew her business & she knew more about everyone elses.At 80, Anna becomes a widow for the 2nd time.At 94, she dies alone, taking the town’s secrets to her grave.When her house was in demo, her things & life story were thrown into a dumpster.A local man happened by & salvaged portraits of the orphan immigrant & her 2nd wedding.(25yrs later he saw our post asking for leads & remembered he still had them in storage)Anna was abandoned from the beginning.Ostracized by a community.Rejected by the family she married into.Anybody who can live through that & still have the audacity to plant herself in the middle of town has no shortage of chutzpah.Which is why she is Camp’s namesake & her rathskellar bar is ORPHAN ANNIES. 80yrs ago, Annie & Gordon were arrested for concealing whiskey in a piano here, so we’ll now display their wedding portrait on the house pianoWe owe thanks to Dan who saved & donated the photos- he asked us to share this other piece of history:When Anna was a child, a 3800 sq ft home in Elkhorn was built (last pic)It’s still the crown jewel of town, just a block from where she lived & just went on the market (the rehab alone exceeds the low asking price for this masterpiece of history)SEE 16 N Church st Elkhorn