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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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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.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - Patton's Sun-Proof Paint

Jas. E. Patton Co., Milwaukee, Wis., U.S.A.

Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Patton's Sun-Proof Paint

Jas. E. Patton Co., Milwaukee, Wis., U.S.A.

Ladies' Home Journal
February 1898
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - Rich's Patent
Julia Marlowe Shoes
The Most Perfect Fitting Foot Wear Ever Made

The Rich Shoe Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

The Ladies' Home Journal
April 1898
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Rich's Patent
Julia Marlowe Shoes
The Most Perfect Fitting Foot Wear Ever Made

The Rich Shoe Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - Men's
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Men's "Holeproof" Sox
Kalamazoo Knitting Co., Milwaukee, Wis.

The Ladies' Home Journal
August 1898
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - Wonderland, looking from Chutes toward Tower, Milwaukee, Wis.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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

Normal School, Milwaukee, Wis.
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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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...Read MORE...

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
News  1872 - German
Of the 7,000 school children in Milwaukee, 2,761 are of German parentage, and 3,585 are studying...Read MORE...

News  1879 - Burning of a Distillery Near Milwaukee
AT MILWAUKEE.
MILWAUKEE, Wis., Sept. 16.- Rindskopt's distillery and the surrounding sheds were...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 ...Read MORE...

News  1883 - January 10 - Fire at uninsured Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee, Wisconsin kills 71. General Tom Thumb of P T Barnum fame, escapes unhurt
The deadliest fire in Milwaukee history occurred at the Newhall House hotel on January 10, 1883 on...Read MORE...

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...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,...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 -...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...Read MORE...

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...Read MORE...

1906
Milwaukee, the most populous city of Wisconsin, a port of entry and county seat of Milwaukee Co.,...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...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...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
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...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


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

Ancestors Who Died Here


Baker
flag  James H. BAKER (1813, Nantucket, Massachusetts, USA - 14 April 1884, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

Eggleston
flag  Seymour EGGLESTON (April 1836, , Vermont, USA - 22 July 1909, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA)

Hannersdorfer
flag  Theresa HANNERSDORFER (20 April 1849, , Germany (German States) (German Empire) - 1 August 1917, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Were Married Here

Cemeteries in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

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