“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Kewaunee County Wisconsin Historical Markers

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By K. Linzmeier, September 18, 2014
American Legion Park Marker
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — American Legion Park
Dedicated to the Memory of All American Veterans In Remembrance of Clarence and Eunice Bathke Map (db m77466) WM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — Brickyards
After the disastrous fires that swept through Kewaunee County in 1871, a more substantial building material was sought and brickyards made their appearance in several locations in the county. A good supply of clay located in the area between . . . — Map (db m17490) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — Bruemmerville
     Henry Bruemmer, a native of Mecklenburg, Germany, learned the milling trade in his native land before emigrating. After spending a few years on the East Coast, he invested in a flourmill in Mishicot before operating a mill at Tisch Mills. In . . . — Map (db m77474) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — Christmas Tree Ship Point
52 Schooners transporting Christmas trees to Milwaukee and Chicago passed this point in the 1800's.

Captain Herman Schuenemann of the Christmas Tree Ship, "Rouse Simmons", was born in Algoma.

One of the 52 schooners, "Lady Ellen" is . . . — Map (db m38986) HM

Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — Door-Kewaunee County College / Henry Diefenbach Sculptures
Door-Kewaunee County College      Around the turn of the previous century, it became apparent that the state normal schools were unable to supply an adequate number of teachers to meet the demand, especially in rural areas.      . . . — Map (db m77444) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — Officer Ronald L. Leist1939 — 1969
Responding beyond the call of duty Police Officer Ronald Leist sacrificed his life in a heroic attempt to rescue a drowning man in the Algoma Harbor on Oct. 9, 1969 — Map (db m15056) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — Schooner Daniel LyonsHistoric Shipwreck — Wisconsin’s Maritime Trails
Type: Wooden Schooner, three masted Built: 1873, George Goble, Oswego, N.Y. Sank: October 18, 1878 Length: 138’ Beam: 26’ Cargo: Wheat Depth of Wreckage: 110’ Listed on the National Register of Historic Places About eight miles . . . — Map (db m56036) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — The Church of St. Agnes-by-the-Lake
     The first church edifice, originally named "Grace Church", was erected on this site in 1878. This building was a brick veneer interpretation of the plan for a board and batten church found in Richard Upjohn's pattern book Rural . . . — Map (db m77299) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — The Kewaunee County Farm
     The Kewaunee County Farm was operated on this site starting in 1879. Nicknamed 'The Poor Farm' it was a place for the county's elderly who were unable to provide for themselves financially. Tenants enjoyed keeping busy by helping with the . . . — Map (db m77278) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — The Kewaunee County Piers
This was once the site of a small, bustling, waterfront community typical of many others in Kewaunee County. By the mid-1800's, as large numbers of settlers moved into the rural areas of the newly formed county, efficient transportation became a . . . — Map (db m17468) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Algoma — The Lumber Industry in Algoma
Just south of this site, brothers Abraham and Simon Hall built the area's first saw mill in 1852. From that time to the present, Algoma has been a significant source of wood products. Ahnapee Seating and Veneer Company was founded on this site in . . . — Map (db m77326) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Casco — Bottkolville
     Because permission to emigrate from their home in Euren, Germany, had repeatedly been denied, the family of Michael Bottkol fled to France in the spring of 1856.      Arriving in Kewaunee that summer, the family spent their remaining . . . — Map (db m77419) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Casco — Casco Veterans Memorial
We Proudly Salute Our American Heroes For God and Country U.S. American Legion Map (db m78015) WM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Casco — Decker House
On this site Edward Decker, Kewaunee County's most influential early political and business leader, erected his impressive home. Nicknamed "The White House", it was built from lumber that was cut from some of the 10,000 acres of timber he owned in . . . — Map (db m77359) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Dyckesville — Stage House · Dyckesville
The first European inhabitant of this area was Louis Van Dycke, from whom the community received its name. Dyckesville, an early Belgian settlement, was a typical crossroads community including a store, church and saloon. It became part of one of . . . — Map (db m77298) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Barge "Emerald"
. . . — Map (db m60043) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — 136 — Car – Ferry Service
Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western Railroad ferry slip No. 1, to your right, is the point where car-ferry service across Lake Michigan began. On Sunday, November 27, 1892, Ann Arbor Railroad car-ferry No. 1 loaded 22 cars of flour which originated at . . . — Map (db m11760) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Civil War and Cuban Veterans Monument
. . . — Map (db m77963) WM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Courthouse Square
The jail was designed by Oshkosh, Wisconsin architect William Waters and built in 1876. The building served a dual purpose of being both the sheriff's home and also the county lock-up. It was in use continuously until 1969. That year a county . . . — Map (db m77344) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Dikeman
     The year was 1863. This area was a wilderness accessible only by primitive trails that wound through the vast, virgin pine forest. Here, surrounded by thousands of acres of prime timberland, Charles W. Dikeman and his partners built their . . . — Map (db m77392) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Early History of Kewaunee
     The bluffs overlooking the Kewaunee River north of the city witnessed much of Kewaunee's early history. It was here that Potawatomies had a village and eventually fought a bloody battle with the Sacs, killing an entire band.      Here . . . — Map (db m77283) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Father Marquette
Father Marquette offered the Holy Sacrifice of Mass on this spot November 1, 1674. — Map (db m11679) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Kewaunee County Lime Kilns
     Before modern cement came onto the market, lime was used in the making of mortar for brick and stonework. Lime was also used for whitewashing wood instead of painting. Large furnaces used heat to reduce nearby limestone rocks into lime. . . . — Map (db m77521) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — Kewaunee Marsh Arsenic Spill Area — Train derailment and Arsenic spill
Why is the fence here? The fence is to limit access to a contaminated area. In the early days the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) was contacted by a hunter that an area within the boundaries of the wildlife refuge was devoid of . . . — Map (db m39114) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — The Great Kewaunee Fire
     Shortly before midnight May 19, 1898, a fire broke out in a barn on Milwaukee Street near the northeast corner of Milwaukee and Ellis. Fanned by strong, cold northeast winds, the fire soon engulfed many of the buildings on the north side of . . . — Map (db m77324) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Kewaunee — The Old Mill
     As you look across the Kewaunee River, it is hard to imagine that a small, thriving community existed on the opposite bank. The center of the community was the imposing flour and gristmill, which drew so many customers from miles around that . . . — Map (db m77523) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Luxemburg — Bank of Luxemburg
Bank of Luxemburg was founded in 1902 by a group of prominent farmers and busnessmen. In 1903 a state charter was granted and the bank formally began operations in what was known as the Wisconsin House. On June 20, 1904, the bank proceeded to . . . — Map (db m74985) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Luxemburg — South Luxemburg
    Arriving in the mid-1850s, early settlers to this area encountered forested land accessible only by narrow, winding trails. The journey from Green Bay required a day or two of long, difficult travel. With hard work and simple hand tools, the . . . — Map (db m74973) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Luxemburg — Voie de la LiberteRoad of Freedom
    This Milestone Marker was presented to the Village of Luxemburg, Wisconsin in 1994. It is to remind people of the path of hardship and the triumphant progress of the soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Army, from the Allied landing in . . . — Map (db m74286) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Norman — St. Joseph's Church
✝   St. Joseph's Church Was Closed by the Diocese of Green Bay with a Final Mass on June 20th, 2010 The Site and Church Are Now Privately Owned   ✝                . . . — Map (db m80031) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Norman — The Norman General Store
The focal point of any crossroads community in this area include a church, a saloon, a general store and a cheese factory where milk was turned into a marketable product. Norman, a Czech heritage community founded in the 1850's was no exception. . . . — Map (db m39475) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Pilsen — George Halada Farmstead
     The brick veneer residence, built by George Halada circa 1878, is an excellent example of an Italianate style building popular with Bohemian settlers in this area. Several of the horizontal log farm buildings are in near original form and . . . — Map (db m77629) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Rosiere — The 1858 Rosiere Kermiss
     The fall harvest was in and excitement reigned in the community! Cleaning, cooking, baking, sewing — it was time to celebrate and thank the Lord for the good crops and other blessings. Hardships, homesickness, and loneliness were . . . — Map (db m77485) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Stangelville — Rogation Shrines
    In the early centuries of Christianity, the Western Church instituted the observation of Rogation Days to invoke God's mercy.     The word rogation is derived from the Latin word rogare, which means "to ask."     According to local . . . — Map (db m77579) HM
Wisconsin (Kewaunee County), Tisch Mills — Tisch Mills
    As the available land to the south became more difficult to obtain, new arrivals began to gravitate northward. In this valley through which flows the East Twin River, many found what they were looking for. This area had been known to the . . . — Map (db m77602) HM

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