Byron Kilbourn crossed lake michigan landing near Green Bay later along with a partner founded the city of Milwaukee. He became the mayor of that city. Became a member state government.He acquired the property now called the dells. He named it kilbourn. He was the president of the Kilbourn society of North America. Payne kenyon Kilbourn along with Byron wrote the Histories and antiquities of the name and family. A copy can be obtained at the Library of Congress along with sereral books.