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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kewaunee County, Wisconsin
Adjacent to Kewaunee County, Wisconsin
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|Dedicated to the
Memory of All
In Remembrance of
Clarence and Eunice Bathke — — Map (db m77466) WM|
|After the disastrous fires that swept through Kewaunee County in 1871, a more substantial building material was sought and brickyards made their appearance in several locations in the county.
A good supply of clay located in the area between . . . — — Map (db m17490) HM|
Henry Bruemmer, a native of Mecklenburg, Germany, learned the milling trade in his native land before emigrating. After spending a few years on the East Coast, he invested in a flourmill in Mishicot before operating a mill at Tisch Mills. In . . . — — Map (db m77474) HM|
|52 Schooners transporting Christmas trees to Milwaukee and Chicago passed this point in the 1800's.
Captain Herman Schuenemann of the Christmas Tree Ship, "Rouse Simmons", was born in Algoma.
One of the 52 schooners, "Lady Ellen" is located . . . — — Map (db m38986) HM|
|Door-Kewaunee County College
Around the turn of the previous century, it became apparent that the state normal schools were unable to supply an adequate number of teachers to meet the demand, especially in rural areas.
. . . — — Map (db m77444) HM|
the call of duty
Police Officer Ronald Leist
sacrificed his life
in a heroic
attempt to rescue
a drowning man
in the Algoma Harbor
on Oct. 9, 1969 — — Map (db m15056) HM|
Type: Wooden Schooner, three masted
Built: 1873, George Goble, Oswego, N.Y.
Sank: October 18, 1878
Length: 138’ Beam: 26’
Depth of Wreckage: 110’
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places
About eight miles . . . — — Map (db m56036) HM|
The first church edifice, originally named "Grace Church", was erected on this site in 1878. This building was a brick veneer interpretation of the plan for a board and batten church found in Richard Upjohn's pattern book Rural . . . — — Map (db m77299) HM|
The Kewaunee County Farm was operated on this site starting in 1879. Nicknamed 'The Poor Farm' it was a place for the county's elderly who were unable to provide for themselves financially. Tenants enjoyed keeping busy by helping with the . . . — — Map (db m77278) HM|
|This was once the site of a small, bustling, waterfront community typical of many others in Kewaunee County. By the mid-1800's, as large numbers of settlers moved into the rural areas of the newly formed county, efficient transportation became a . . . — — Map (db m17468) HM|
|Just south of this site, brothers Abraham and Simon Hall built the area's first saw mill in 1852. From that time to the present, Algoma has been a significant source of wood products. Ahnapee Seating and Veneer Company was founded on this site in . . . — — Map (db m77326) HM|
Because permission to emigrate from their home in Euren, Germany, had repeatedly been denied, the family of Michael Bottkol fled to France in the spring of 1856.
Arriving in Kewaunee that summer, the family spent their remaining . . . — — Map (db m77419) HM|
For God and
U.S. American Legion — — Map (db m78015) WM|
|On this site Edward Decker, Kewaunee County's most influential early political and business leader, erected his impressive home. Nicknamed "The White House", it was built from lumber that was cut from some of the 10,000 acres of timber he owned in . . . — — Map (db m77359) HM|
|The first European inhabitant of this area was Louis Van Dycke, from whom the community received its name. Dyckesville, an early Belgian settlement, was a typical crossroads community including a store, church and saloon. It became part of one of . . . — — Map (db m77298) HM|
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|Kewaunee, Green Bay & Western Railroad ferry slip No. 1, to your right, is the point where car-ferry service across Lake Michigan began. On Sunday, November 27, 1892, Ann Arbor Railroad car-ferry No. 1 loaded 22 cars of flour which originated at . . . — — Map (db m11760) HM|
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|The jail was designed by Oshkosh, Wisconsin architect William Waters and built in 1876. The building served a dual purpose of being both the sheriff's home and also the county lock-up. It was in use continuously until 1969. That year a county . . . — — Map (db m77344) HM|
The year was 1863. This area was a wilderness accessible only by primitive trails that wound through the vast, virgin pine forest. Here, surrounded by thousands of acres of prime timberland, Charles W. Dikeman and his partners built their . . . — — Map (db m77392) HM|
The bluffs overlooking the Kewaunee River north of the city witnessed much of Kewaunee's early history. It was here that Potawatomies had a village and eventually fought a bloody battle with the Sacs, killing an entire band.
Here . . . — — Map (db m77283) HM|
the Holy Sacrifice of Mass
on this spot
November 1, 1674. — — Map (db m11679) HM|
Before modern cement came onto the market, lime was used in the making of mortar for brick and stonework. Lime was also used for whitewashing wood instead of painting. Large furnaces used heat to reduce nearby limestone rocks into lime.
. . . — — Map (db m77521) HM|
|Why is the fence here? The fence is to limit access to a contaminated area. In the early days the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) was contacted by a hunter that an area within the boundaries of the wildlife refuge was devoid of . . . — — Map (db m39114) HM|
Shortly before midnight May 19, 1898, a fire broke out in a barn on Milwaukee Street near the northeast corner of Milwaukee and Ellis. Fanned by strong, cold northeast winds, the fire soon engulfed many of the buildings on the north side of . . . — — Map (db m77324) HM|
As you look across the Kewaunee River, it is hard to imagine that a small, thriving community existed on the opposite bank. The center of the community was the imposing flour and gristmill, which drew so many customers from miles around that . . . — — Map (db m77523) HM|
|Bank of Luxemburg was founded in 1902 by a group of
prominent farmers and busnessmen. In 1903 a state
charter was granted and the bank formally began
operations in what was known as the Wisconsin House.
On June 20, 1904, the bank proceeded to . . . — — Map (db m74985) HM|
Arriving in the mid-1850s, early settlers to this area encountered forested land accessible only by narrow, winding trails. The journey from Green Bay required a day or two of long, difficult travel. With hard work and simple hand tools, the . . . — — Map (db m74973) HM|
This Milestone Marker was presented to the Village of Luxemburg, Wisconsin in 1994. It is to remind people of the path of hardship and the triumphant progress of the soldiers of the 3rd U.S. Army, from the Allied landing in . . . — — Map (db m74286) HM|
|✝ St. Joseph's Church
Was Closed by the Diocese of
with a Final Mass on June 20th,
The Site and Church Are
Now Privately Owned ✝
. . . — — Map (db m80031) HM|
|The focal point of any crossroads community in this area include a church, a saloon, a
general store and a cheese factory where milk was turned into a marketable product.
Norman, a Czech heritage community founded in the 1850's was no exception. . . . — — Map (db m39475) HM|
The brick veneer residence, built by George Halada circa 1878, is an excellent example of an Italianate style building popular with Bohemian settlers in this area. Several of the horizontal log farm buildings are in near original form and . . . — — Map (db m77629) HM|
The fall harvest was in and excitement reigned in the community! Cleaning, cooking, baking, sewing — it was time to celebrate and thank the Lord for the good crops and other blessings. Hardships, homesickness, and loneliness were . . . — — Map (db m77485) HM|
In the early centuries of Christianity, the Western Church instituted the observation of Rogation Days to invoke God's mercy.
The word rogation is derived from the Latin word rogare, which means "to ask."
According to local . . . — — Map (db m77579) HM|
As the available land to the south became more difficult to obtain, new arrivals began to gravitate northward. In this valley through which flows the East Twin River, many found what they were looking for. This area had been known to the . . . — — Map (db m77602) HM|