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Carl Frederick Zeidler

January 4, 1908 – November 7, 1942

 
 
Carl Frederick Zeidler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 27, 2010
1. Carl Frederick Zeidler Marker
West side of two sided marker
Inscription. Milwaukee born and educated, lawyer Carl F. Zeidler became Milwaukee’s 33rd mayor in April, 1940, when he defeated Daniel W. Hoan, Socialist mayor since 1916. In April, 1942, Zeidler left office to enter service as a U.S. Navy Lieutenant (j.g.). On the night of November 7, 1942, the merchant ship “LaSalle,” on which he commanded a gunnery crew, was torpedoed off Capetown, South Africa, with the loss of all hands.
 
Erected 1980 by Milwaukee County Park Commission Milwaukee County Historical Society. (Marker Number 265.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 2.238′ N, 87° 54.948′ W. Marker is in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in Milwaukee County. Marker is at the intersection of West Michigan Street and North 4th Street, on the right when traveling east on West Michigan Street. Touch for map. Located in Zeidler Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 300 block of W. Michigan St, Milwaukee WI 53203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milwaukee Interurban Terminal (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Birthplace of the Department of Wisconsin American Legion
Carl Frederick Zeidler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 27, 2010
2. Carl Frederick Zeidler Marker
East side of two sided marker.
(about 500 feet away); Indian Village Site (about 700 feet away); Straus Building (about 700 feet away); Birthplace of China-Burma-India Veterans Ass'n. (approx. 0.2 miles away); Historic Milwaukee (approx. ¼ mile away); Wisconsin Soldiers’ Home (approx. ¼ mile away); First African-American Church Built in Wisconsin (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milwaukee.
 
Also see . . .  The Singing Mayor from Marquette Law School. (Submitted on November 4, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin.)
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPoliticsWar, World II
 
Carl Frederick Zeidler Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 27, 2010
3. Carl Frederick Zeidler Marker
Looking east into Zeidler Park.
Zeidler Park sign image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, September 27, 2010
4. Zeidler Park sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 26, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 511 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 26, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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