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Wrightstown in Brown County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

The Mueller-Wright House

 
 
The Mueller-Wright House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, October 24, 2018
1. The Mueller-Wright House Marker
Inscription.  This house was built by two early founders of Wrightstown - Hoel S. Wright and Carl G. Mueller. Wright and his wife, Orilla, founded the settlement when they moved here in 1833 from Pawlett, Vermont. Wright operated a trading post, ran a ferry service across the Fox River, and built an inn called the American House. In 1843, he received a patent from the federal government for 121 acres on the east side of the Fox River. On part of this property, he built a new home where he lived with his family until 1865. Carl G. Mueller, a native of Germany, succeeded to Wright's business interests. Mueller arrived here in 1856 and opened the first general store in the region. He also managed the American House and operated s sawmill and a brewery. In 1871, Mueller purchased several large tracts of land on the east side, including the house built by Wright. Mueller entirely rebuilt the house and added the wings of the present structure. In 1974, the Village of Wrightstown purchased the property and the house was restored by the Wrightstown Historical Society. The purchase and restoration were funded by a grant from

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23, 1974
 
Erected 1974 by Wrightstown Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 44° 19.598′ N, 88° 9.714′ W. Marker is in Wrightstown, Wisconsin, in Brown County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Street and Mueller Street when traveling north on Washington Street. The plaque is mounted on the front of the house. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 431 Washington Street, Wrightstown WI 54180, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Eleazer Williams (approx. 4.7 miles away); Wisconsin's First Deed (approx. 5.3 miles away); Captain Hendrick Aupaumut (approx. 6.7 miles away); Revolutionary War Veterans (approx. 7.2 miles away); Treaty of the Cedars (approx. 8.8 miles away); St. Norbert College & The Packers (approx. 9.3 miles away); Address by President Lincoln (approx. 9.3 miles away); Wisconsin's Maritime Trails (approx. 9.8 miles away).
 
The Mueller-Wright House image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Lugnuts, October 24, 2018
2. The Mueller-Wright House
Marker can be seen on the house to the left of the door.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 1, 2018. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2018, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 31, 2018, by Lugnuts of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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