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

Wisconsin’s Luxembourgers

 
 
Wisconsin’s Luxembourgers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, September 5, 2009
1. Wisconsin’s Luxembourgers Marker
East side of double sided marker.
Inscription.  Many of northeastern Ozaukee County’s prosperous farms, fieldstone houses and outbuildings, and large village churches are characteristic of the Luxembourg immigrant settlement patterns in the area. Beginning in 1845, inexpensive land brought Luxembourgers to the region where they purchased land in lots of 40 acres or less, vast acreage compared to the small tilled plots in Luxembourg. By the late 19th century at least 250 Luxembourger families were living in the communities of Belgium, Fredonia, Holy Cross, Lake Church, Waubeka, and Port Washington and nearby Dacada, making this area a center of Luxembourg settlement in the United States.
 
Erected 1998 by State Historical Society of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 371.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1845.
 
Location. 43° 30.219′ N, 87° 50.031′ W. Marker is in Belgium, Wisconsin, in Ozaukee County. Located at the entrance to
Wisconsin’s Luxembourgers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, September 5, 2009
2. Wisconsin’s Luxembourgers Marker
West side of double sided marker
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the Luxembourg American Cultural Society. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Peter Thein Avenue, Belgium WI 53004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pot Kiln (approx. 2 miles away); Little Quarry (approx. 2 miles away); The Company Town (approx. 2.1 miles away); From Booming Business to Quiet Park (approx. 2.1 miles away); A Unique Dinner Bell (approx. 2.1 miles away); A Reminder of Days Past (approx. 2.1 miles away); Limestone (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Company Store (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belgium.
 
Wisconsin’s Luxembourgers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Melinda Roberts, August 17, 2012
3. Wisconsin’s Luxembourgers Marker
Updated photo.
Wisconsin’s Luxembourgers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, September 5, 2009
4. Wisconsin’s Luxembourgers Marker
Wisconsin’s Luxembourgers Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Paul F, September 5, 2009
5. Wisconsin’s Luxembourgers Marker
Luxembourg American Cultural Society building
 
 
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 1,052 times since then and 52 times this year. Last updated on August 17, 2012, by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 27, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.   3. submitted on August 17, 2012, by Melinda Roberts of De Pere, United States.   4, 5. submitted on May 27, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 24, 2022