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Thiensville in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Historic Thiensville

 
 
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By Paul F, July 2, 2009
1. Historic Thiensville Marker
Inscription.  Although not incorporated until 1910, the Village of Thiensville became a settlement in 1842 when John Henry Thien constructed a grist mill. A German “Free Thinker,” Thien disavowed organized religion and banned churches here, attracting other Free Thinkers to the settlement. By the 1880’s, the village became a thriving commercial center with mills, stores, hotels, blacksmiths and wagonmakers
 
Erected 1998 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 379.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1910.
 
Location. 43° 13.53′ N, 87° 59.06′ W. Marker is in Thiensville, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Marker is on S. Main Street just north of Division Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 250 S Main St, Mequon WI 53092, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wisconsin's German Settlers (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Isham Day House
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By Melinda Roberts, August 17, 2012
2. Historic Thiensville Marker
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(about 700 feet away); Henry Kolwey Homesite (approx. 0.2 miles away); Loppnow Drug Store (approx. ¼ mile away); Thiensville Recreation Parlor (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bublitz Store (approx. 0.3 miles away); Maas-Bublitz Residence (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Commercial House (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Thiensville.
 
Regarding Historic Thiensville. Thiensville is pronounced "THEENS-ville"
 
Historic Thiensville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 2, 2009
3. Historic Thiensville Marker
Historic Thiensville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Melinda Roberts, August 17, 2012
4. Historic Thiensville Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 27, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 661 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 27, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   2. submitted on August 18, 2012, by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States.   3. submitted on May 27, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   4. submitted on August 18, 2012, by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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