Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - Milwaukee River, At Milwaukee
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Milwaukee River, At Milwaukee
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - Wonderland, looking from Chutes toward Tower, Milwaukee, Wis.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Wonderland, looking from Chutes toward Tower, Milwaukee, Wis.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - Normal School, Milwaukee, Wis.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Normal School, Milwaukee, Wis.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - Caswell Block
Grand Ave. and West Water St.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Caswell Block
Grand Ave. and West Water St.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA
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Where is Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA? 

Milwaukee is the county seat of Milwaukee County and is located on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan.

The first Europeans to pass through the area were French Catholic missionaries and fur traders. In 1818, the French-Canadian explorer Solomon Juneau settled in the area, and in 1846 Juneau's town combined with two neighboring towns to incorporate as the City of Milwaukee. Large numbers of German and other immigrants helped increase the city's population during the 1840s and the following decades...Wikipedia


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1833 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin founded

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1846 - January 31 - After the Milwaukee Bridge War, Juneautown and Kilbourntown unified as the City of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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1868 - Christopher Latham Sholes of Milwaukee, an inventor and journalist, patented the first typewriter.
It wrote only in capital letters. On the first model, the types, each on a separate bar, struck upward against a sheet of paper and knocked the paper against an inked ribbon. The paper was held flat in a moving frame. The world's first typist was Lillian Sholes, his daughter.
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News  1869 - An arch of a dry kiln, at Milwaukee, just being finished, gave way a few days ago,
burying three men beneath the ruins. Two of them - Fred Garside and August Doperfhul - were killed.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
July 3, 1869
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News  1872 - German
Of the 7,000 school children in Milwaukee, 2,761 are of German parentage, and 3,585 are studying German.
St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
March 2, 1872
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News  1879 - Burning of a Distillery Near Milwaukee
AT MILWAUKEE.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 16.- Rindskopt's distillery and the surrounding sheds were destroyed by fire this morning. The distillery is situated two miles south of the city limits, and has been idle for some time, but was being fitted up for resumption of business. Owing to the scarcity...Read MORE...



News  1880 - April 2 - Some of the Queer Happenings of a Few Days.
In a Milwaukee, Wis., school, a little boy was so bad that it became necessary to expel him. It has just been discovered that the little fellow has been receiving an education in the same school ever since in the guise of a little girl.
The Cambria Freemen
Ebensburg, Pennsylvania
April 2, 1880
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News  1883 - January 10 - Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin kills 71. General Tom Thumb of P T Barnum fame, escapes unhurt

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January 10, 1883
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1886 - May 5 - The Bay View Tragedy occurs, as militia fire upon a crowd of protesters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin killing seven.

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News  1889 - A BIG BREWERY BURNED. THE IMMENSE ESTABLISHMENT OF THE FAUK, JUNG & BORCHERT COMPANY AT MILWAUKEE, WIS., ENTIRELY DESTROYED
THE LOSS WILL REACH NEARLY $1,000,000 AND INCLUDES THE CONSUMPTION BY THE FIRE FIEND OF 52,000 BARRELS OF BEER.
Milwaukee, July 5 - The entire brewery plant of the Fauk, Jung & Borchert Brewing Company burned to the ground Thursday afternoon. The loss is $800,000, and the insurance less than...Read MORE...



News  1889 - HOTEL FIRE IN MILWAUKEE. Firemen Fighting Flames on the Roof of Grace Hotel Fall with the Walls - Five of Them May Die.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 18. - Fire to-night destroyed the Grace Hotel, a four-story brick structure, at the corner of Park and Reed Streets, on the South Side. About twenty-five firemen were injured, of whom five may die. The pecuniary loss will be small.

Among the injured are Chief James Foley,...Read MORE...



News  1892 - ACRES WERE SWEPT OVER NOTHING SPARED IN THE PATH OF MILWAUKEE'S FIRE.
UPWARD OF THREE THOUSAND PERSONS HOMELESS AND THE PROPERTY LOSS ESTIMATED AT $6,000,000 - REMARKABLE SWIFTNESS WITH WHICH THE FLAMES SPREAD.

By The Associated Press.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Oct. 29. - In the great fire which swept over this city for ten hours last night forty-six acres of business and ...Read MORE...



News  1894 - Digging For a Fortune
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 14. - Dr. J. Kasten, son-in-law of Mrs. Schrum, who was burned to death in the Cream City hotel Friday, put in the entire night digging the charred ruins of her room searching for a fortune. He thinks she had $40,000 in money concealed in the room. Nothing was found however.
The Lewiston Daily Sun
Lewiston, Maine
January 15, 1894
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February 20, 1898 - Drifts of snow around Milwaukee measured fifteen feet high.

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1899 - Milwaukee's Arthur Oliver Smith developed the first steel automobile frame, a significant contribution to the development of the automobile in the United States.
The pressed steel frame was considerably lighter and less costly than the structural steel frames then available. At the time, the small Milwaukee manufacturer did not even have a customer for this product. Soon the company sold frames to a number of auto makers, including Peerless and Cadillac,...Read MORE...


1906
Milwaukee, the most populous city of Wisconsin, a port of entry and county seat of Milwaukee Co., is situated on the W. shore of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Milwaukee River, 80 miles N. of Chicago, on the Chicago and Northwestern, the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul, the Wisconsin Central,...Read MORE...


1910 - Ole Evinrude of Milwaukee designed the first commercially successful outboard gasoline engine for boats. It was a 1 horsepower, 62-pound iron engine, and sold for $62.

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News  1911 - SEIDEL BURNED BY HEATER. Flames Scorch His Face on Lighting One in Bathroom.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., July 4. - Mayor Emil Seidel was burned about the head and face today when a puff of flame burst from a gas heater which he lighted in his bathroom.

Mr. Seidel had just returned from the East, where he had made several speeches. He had intended visiting the several parks...Read MORE...



1912 - October 14 - Teddy Roosevelt shot while campaigning in Milwaukee
John Flammang Schrank attempts to assassinate Theodore Roosevelt.
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News  1915 - FIREMEN POISONED BY ARSENIC FUMES
Seven Men Including Deputy Chief Langford Overcome After Leaving Small Blaze.

FIVE SENT TO HOSPITAL

Blaze at Which Men Were Prostrated Like Milwaukee Fire After Which Twelve Died.

Deputy Chief Langford got one whiff of the fumes which poured from the quarters of the Sheffield Standard...Read MORE...



News  1917 - November 24 – In Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9 members of the Milwaukee Police Department are killed by a bomb

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November 24, 1917
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1954 - October 27 - WISN TV channel 12 in Milwaukee, WI (ABC) begins broadcasting

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1955 - Milwaukee - Operation Alert
On June 15-16, 1955, Milwaukee participated in "Operation Alert," a National Civil Defense Test Exercise that simulated an atomic bomb evacuation for police and city officials. The public could listen along, but did not actively participate. The test warning signal went off at 10:00am on the June...Read MORE...



Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Moulton
America/USA  John Parker Moulton (24 May 1862, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - 1933, )
America/USA  Martha Emmogine Moulton (24 May 1862, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - , )
 


Ancestors Who Died Here


Eggleston
America/USA  Seymour Eggleston (April 1836, , Vermont, USA - 22 July 1909, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

Hannersdorfer
Germany  Theresa Hannersdorfer (20 April 1849, , Germany - 1 August 1917, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)
 


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