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Mayville in Dodge County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory

 
 
Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 13, 2010
1. Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory Marker
East side of two sided marker
Inscription. The building occupied by the Mayville Historical Society Museum was built by John J. Hollenstein, Sr., as his home, wagon and carriage factory. Born in St. Gallen, Switzerland, in 1842; he married Dominica Zuest and emigrated to the United States in 1869. In 1873, they settled in Mayville.

In 1876, John Hollenstein, Sr., purchased a portion of this property, built the front section of the house and started his wagon and carriage factory named John Hollenstein Mfg.,

In 1888, he began the first of several additions to the factory and the house. He operated the business until 1908. His son, John, Jr., bought the business which he operated until his retirement in 1941.
 
Erected by Mayville Historical Society.
 
Location. 43° 29.757′ N, 88° 32.542′ W. Marker is in Mayville, Wisconsin, in Dodge County. Marker is at the intersection of North German Street and East Bridge Street (County Road Y), on the right when traveling west on North German Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 North German Street, Mayville WI 53050, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Mayville White Limestone School Building (approx. 0.2 miles away);
Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 13, 2010
2. Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory Marker
west side of two sided marker
Soldiers and Sailors Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Berthold "Pete" Husting (approx. ¼ mile away); Wisconsin’s First Iron Smelter (approx. ¾ mile away); Solomon Juneau House (approx. 4.8 miles away); War Memorial (approx. 6.6 miles away); World War II (approx. 7.2 miles away); Dodge County Memorial Park (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mayville.
 
Also see . . .  Carriage Factory History. The Mayville Historical Society history of the carriage factory. Site also has links to additional historical information and photos. (Submitted on October 19, 2010.) 
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, October 13, 2010
3. Hollenstein Wagon and Carriage Factory
Now The Mayville Historical Society and Museum
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 13, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 827 times since then and 123 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 13, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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