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Naugart in Marathon County, Wisconsin — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Pomeranian Settlement

 
 
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By Joel S., August 7, 2015
1. Pomeranian Settlement Marker
Inscription. In the 1850s, in the midst of Wisconsin's lumber boom, a large group of Germans helped settle Marathon Lincoln Counties. This unique group hailed from Pomerania, a former Prussian province in present-day northern Germany and Poland. Immigration continued for the next several decades, but the largest movement occurred in the 1860s. These settlers from Germany brought with them a strong work ethic and firm religious convictions. They were farmers, lumberjacks, craftsmen and entrepreneurs. Pomeranians spoke Platt Deutsch, also known as Low German, and established several Lutheran churches. Members of today's Pommerscher Verein (Pomeranian Society) of Central Wisconsin work to preserve the language and traditions that helped shape the culture of this region. This marker is a tribute to those immigrants who made central Wisconsin the place it is today.
 
Erected 2012 by Pommerscher Verein Central Wisconsin.
 
Location. 45° 4.505′ N, 89° 47.325′ W. Marker is in Naugart, Wisconsin, in Marathon County. Marker is at the intersection of Berlin Lane and Naugart Drive, on the right when traveling south on Berlin Lane. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11248 Berlin Lane, Athens WI 54411, United States of America.
 
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Pomeranian Settlement Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joel S., August 7, 2015
2. Pomeranian Settlement Marker
View to the northeast showing the backside of the marker. A Wisconsin Historical Society marker is at the far left of the photo.
least 8 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pomeranian Settlement in Marathon County (within shouting distance of this marker); Three Arch Stone Bridge (approx. 8.3 miles away); T.B. Scott Free Library (approx. 8.4 miles away); Merrill Post Office (approx. 8.7 miles away); Merrill City Hall (approx. 8.7 miles away); Lincoln County Courthouse (approx. 8.9 miles away); First Teachers Training School in Wisconsin (approx. 10.7 miles away); Why is it called Big Bull Falls? (approx. 10.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 241 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 10, 2015, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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