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Brookfield in Waukesha County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Caroline Quiner “Ma” Ingalls Birthplace

 
 
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By Paul F, July 15, 2010
1. Caroline Quiner "Ma" Ingalls Birthplace Marker
Inscription. Caroline Quiner, mother of Laura Ingalls Wilder author of the “Little House” series of books, was born in a cabin here, December 12, 1839. Caroline was the earliest known settler born in the Town of Brookfield. Her parents, Henry N. Quiner and Charlotte Tucker, purchased 80 acres north of this intersection on November 5, 1839. Henry Quiner died in 1845 in a shipwreck on Lake Michigan. The family moved in 1847 to Concord in Jefferson County where Caroline met and married Charles Ingalls.

Funded in 2006 by Elmbrook Historical Society Board
 
Erected 2006 by Waukesha County Historical Museum. (Marker Number 02-02.)
 
Location. 43° 1.467′ N, 88° 8.84′ W. Marker is in Brookfield, Wisconsin, in Waukesha County. Marker is at the intersection of Brookfield Road and West Davidson Road, on the right when traveling south on Brookfield Road. Touch for map. Marker is located on northwest corner of the intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Brookfield WI 53045, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Hamlet of Calhoun (approx. 1.4 miles away); Calhoun (approx. 1.4 miles away); Aitken Brothers Birth Place
Caroline Quiner "Ma" Ingalls Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul F, July 15, 2010
2. Caroline Quiner "Ma" Ingalls Birthplace Marker
(approx. 1.8 miles away); The William Donaldson House (approx. 2.4 miles away); Dousman-Dunkel Behling Inn (approx. 2.4 miles away); Pioneer Cemetery (approx. 3.3 miles away); City of Brookfield (approx. 3.4 miles away); "Cornfalfa" Farms (approx. 3.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brookfield.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Laura Ingalls Wilder marker, in Pepin County, Wisconsin
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 15, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. This page has been viewed 3,541 times since then and 332 times this year. Last updated on June 20, 2011, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 15, 2010, by Paul Fehrenbach of Germantown, Wisconsin. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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