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Cedar Grove in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Early Dutch Settlers

 
 
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By Dawn V. Toman, April 16, 2011
1. Early Dutch Settlers Marker
Inscription. In 1847 Reverend Pieter Zonne led a group of Netherlanders, originally from the Gelderland Province, to this area where a few other Dutch immigrant families had recently settled. Enticed by Zonne's energetic advertisements that "there is plenty of everything and we have sold more than $1,000 worth of fattened cattle," many additional Dutch immigrants came to the "Zonne Settlement," later named Cedar Grove. Within five years, the settlers had systematically cleared vast tracts of the forested land and more than 200 family farms were in operation.
 
Erected 1996 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 332.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 34.1′ N, 87° 49.217′ W. Marker is in Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is at the intersection of South Main Street and West Center Avenue, on the left when traveling south on South Main Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 South Main Street, Cedar Grove WI 53013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Dutch Settlement (approx. 1.4 miles away); October 11th Memorial
Early Dutch Settlers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn V. Toman, April 16, 2011
2. Early Dutch Settlers Marker
(approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic Oostburg (approx. 3.9 miles away); Wisconsinís Luxembourgers (approx. 4.5 miles away); The Steamer Niagara: The Fiery End (approx. 5.4 miles away); Nowack House (approx. 7.1 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 9.7 miles away); Birthplace of Flag Day (approx. 10.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Cedar Grove.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers regarding Wisconsin Dutch settlers.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 474 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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