Antigo in Langlade County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Francis Augustine Deleglise
1835 – 1894
— The Founder of Antigo, Wis. —
Born in Canton Valais, Switzerland.
Emigrated to America in 1848.
Enlisted in Co. E. 6th Wis. Vol. Inf. 1861.
Served in the Iron Brigade
under Gen. Bragg. Wounded at Antietam
and taken prisoner at Gettysburg.
Honorably discharged in 1864.
Located the site of Antigo
in the spring of 1877.
Member of the Wisconsin
Legislature in 1893.
He was a truly public spirited
Citizen, generous and energetic.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Settlements & Settlers • War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
Location. 45° 8.316′ N, 89° 9.126′ W. Marker is in Antigo, Wisconsin, in Langlade County. Marker is at the intersection of Superior Street (U.S. 45) and Milton Street on Superior Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Antigo WI 54409, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 14 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. U.S. Post Office Antigo, Wisconsin (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Army of the Republic Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Antigo Silt Loam (approx. 2.2 miles away); Langlade County Forest (approx. 13.4 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Official Site of the City of Antigo. (Submitted on July 30, 2010.)
2. The Langlade Historical Society. (Submitted on July 30, 2010.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 30, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 662 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 30, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.