Miss Nellie Zabel was a pioneer in early aviation. Born in Yankton, South Dakota, she grew up with a serious hearing disability, but that didn't prevent her from earning a pilots license. Her father, Charley Zabel, moved back to Sheboygan. He bought her an airplane, which she named 'Pard', to insure she would come visit him.
Photo courtesy of the Sheboygan County Historical Research Center.