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Near Cedar Grove in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Dutch Settlement

 
 
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By William J. Toman, April 16, 2011
1. Dutch Settlement Marker
Inscription. The names of many places and families in this vicinity reflect the origin of its early settlers. Most of the settlers of Cedar Grove and Oostburg were from the province of Zeeland, although some have lived for a time in New York before catching the westward fever in the 1840's. Here the settler cleared sufficient ground for his new home, which was raised or "logged up" with the help of neighbors. Inside, wrote Pieter Daane in 1847, "very many had nothing but a ground floor; stools sawed from logs were the only seats, a chest answered for a table." One group of about 300 immigrants headed for new homes here in 1847 met with disaster. After completing the long journey from Holland, they were within five miles of their goal when fire broke out aboard the "Phoenix" and more than 200 lives were lost.
 
Erected 1956 by the Wisconsin Historical Society. (Marker Number 44.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Wisconsin Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 43° 34.959′ N, 87° 48.006′ W. Marker is near Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, in Sheboygan County. Marker is on Sauk Trail Road ĺ mile north of East Union Avenue (Wisconsin Highway 32), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map.
Dutch Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 16, 2011
2. Dutch Settlement Marker
The marker is at a wayside on the west side of the Sauk Trail Road. Marker is in this post office area: Cedar Grove WI 53013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. October 11th Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Early Dutch Settlers (approx. 1.4 miles away); Historic Oostburg (approx. 2.8 miles away); Wisconsinís Luxembourgers (approx. 5.7 miles away); The Steamer Niagara: The Fiery End (approx. 6.2 miles away); Nowack House (approx. 8.3 miles away); Sheboygan Indian Mound Park (approx. 8.9 miles away); The Mill House Restoration Project (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cedar Grove.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. This is a list of markers regarding Wisconsin Dutch settlers.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Dutch Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By William J. Toman, April 16, 2011
3. Dutch Settlement Marker
The October 11th Memorial is in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 16, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 616 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 16, 2011, by William J. Toman of Green Lake, Wisconsin.
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