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Greendale in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin

(1835-1906)

 
 
Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, circa July 9, 2009
1. Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin Marker
Inscription.  Born in Detroit to Irish immigrant parents, Curtin came to Milwaukee in 1837 to join his mother’s family the Furlongs and settle on a farm in Greenfield. In the 1840’s the Curtins moved into this typically Irish stone house described in Curtin’s Memoirs. After his father’s death Jeremiah persevered in his love for learning and languages and graduated from Harvard College in 1863. His command of Russian won him a position in the U.S. Legation in St. Petersburg in 1864, thus launching his forty-year world-wide career as linguist, translator (Sienkiewicz’s Quo Vadis), ethnologist, folklorist, and diplomat. He died and was buried at his wife’s Vermont home in Bristol.
 
Erected 1973 by The Shamrock Club of Wisconsin, Inc. and Milwaukee County Historical Society. (Marker Number 196.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsEducationSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
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Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, circa July 9, 2009
2. Boyhood Home of Jeremiah Curtin Marker
56.675′ N, 88° 1.323′ W. Marker is in Greendale, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is on West Grange Avenue half a mile west of South 76th Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8685 West Grange Avenue, Greendale WI 53129, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wisconsin's Lime Industry (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Janesville Plank Road (approx. half a mile away); St. Mary’s Church and Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Turn of the Century Business District (approx. 1.2 miles away); Hales Corners – A Farm Village (approx. 1.3 miles away); Village of Greendale (approx. 1.3 miles away); The German Evangelical Church / Brach’s Animal Hospital (approx. 1.4 miles away); Hales Corners – A Crossroads Community (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greendale.
 
Also see . . .  Jeremiah Curtin - Wikipedia. (Submitted on August 26, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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