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Near Meeme in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Meeme Poll House

 
 
Meeme Poll House Marker at former location. image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
1. Meeme Poll House Marker at former location.
North side of marker.
Inscription.  The Meeme Poll House, the official voting place in the Town of Meeme for 83 years, was erected by Joseph Schwartz and Edmund Kolb in 1900. German immigrants and their descendants exercised their democratic right to vote in this simple wooden structure. The adjacent Meeme House (c.1847), originally a stagecoach inn, served as the town's polling place in the 19th century. The Meeme Poll House closed in 1983, but curtained voting booths still remain in the interior.
 
Erected 1998 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 374.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list.
 
Location. Marker has been permanently removed. It was located near 43° 55.56′ N, 87° 50.248′ W. Marker was near Meeme, Wisconsin, in Manitowoc County. Marker could be reached from Pioneer Road 0.1 miles south of County Road XX. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Newton WI 53063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of
Meeme Poll House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
2. Meeme Poll House Marker
South side of marker.
this location, measured as the crow flies. St. Nazianz (approx. 7 miles away); St. Gregory Church (approx. 7.1 miles away); George Washington School (approx. 7.2 miles away); St. Nazianz Area Veterans Memorial (approx. 7.2 miles away); Town of Rhine Civil War Monument (approx. 8.2 miles away); Town of Rhine Memorial Park Monument (approx. 8.2 miles away); Kiel Veterans Park (approx. 9.6 miles away); Thorstein Veblen (approx. 10.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Marker was permanently placed in storage at the Manitowoc County Historical Society at Pinecrest Historical Village in 2017.
 
Also see . . .  Meeme, Wisconsin. Wikipedia entry. (Submitted on June 22, 2010.) 
 
Meeme Poll House and Marker at former location. image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
3. Meeme Poll House and Marker at former location.
The Poll house has been moved to the Pinecrest Historical Village.
Meeme Poll House and Marker at former location. image. Click for full size.
By Keith L, June 19, 2010
4. Meeme Poll House and Marker at former location.
The Poll house has been moved to the Pinecrest Historical Village.
Meeme House c. 1847 at former location. image. Click for full size.
By Kent Salomon, July 20, 2012
5. Meeme House c. 1847 at former location.
Photo of the historic Meeme House c. 1847 also described on historical marker. The Meeme House is located next to the Meeme Poll House. The Meeme Sessler's House has been moved to the Pinecrest Historic Village near Manitowoc.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 22, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 1,060 times since then and 46 times this year. Last updated on September 27, 2010, by Michelle Balk of Madison, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 22, 2010, by Keith L of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin.   5. submitted on July 20, 2012, by Kent Salomon of Manitowoc,, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of Poll House & Meeme House at their new locations. • Can you help?
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Jul. 9, 2020