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Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA - New London Street Looking North

Clintonville, Waupaca, WI

The City of Clintonville was first settled in March of 1855 by Norman and Lydia Clinton of Menasha. Clinton and his wife were both originally from Vermont, born in 1796 and 1800 respectively. Clinton, who was a carpenter by trade, established a sawmill on the 1200 acres of land he owned. The sawmill burned down within a few years but was later rebuilt by one of his sons, U.P. Clinton. In 1878, the railroad reached Clintonville and Clinton donated land for the first depot. In 1879, Clintonville was incorporated as a village and, just 8 years later, as a City in 1887. Clinton passed away in 1910, and, by that time, the population had reached 1,747.

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New London Street Looking North
Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA

New London Street Looking North
Chas. F. Folkman, Dept. Store.
Clintonville, Wis.
Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA

Chas. F. Folkman, Dept. Store.
Clintonville, Wis.
Bird's-eye View. The Four Wheel Drive Auto Co., Clintonville, Wis.
Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA

Bird's-eye View. The Four Wheel Drive Auto Co., Clintonville, Wis.

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The first school house in Clintonville was built in 1857 with Jennie Marsh as the teacher.
The first post office and store were established in Clintonville in 1858 by U.P. Clinton (postmaster and store owner).
Clintonville, Wis., July 6 - Clintonville suffered another conflagration at 10 o’clock Saturday night to the extent of the entire destruction of H. W. Pickard’s saw mill. The mill was located at honey creek railway bridge, and had a capacity of seven to ten thousand feet per day. Within ten minutes the entire structure was enveloped in flames. The fire department could do no service other than prevent damage to the railway bridge and numerous cedar posts and logs about the yard. The cause of the fire is unknown, but is supposed to have occurred by firecrackers or the dropping of a cigar in or near the mill. No fire had been made in the furnace for several days. There being no insurance on the property, the blow is a heavy one upon the owner, as he had “his all” invested therin. The entire loss will not fall short of $2,700 to $3,000.
The Oshkosh Daily Northwestern
Oshkosh, Wisconsin
July 6, 1885
1895 - Clintonville
Clintonville, a post-village of Waupaca co, Wis., in Larrabee township, 36 miles N.W. of Appleton. It has 3 churches, a lumber-mill, and a flour-mill.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1908 - December 29 - Patent granted for a 4-wheel automobile brake, Clintonville, Wisc
2023 - Whether you're a local looking for something new to do or a visitor exploring the area, here's a list of places to go and things to do in Clintonville, Wisconsin:
Pioneer Park: Start your exploration of Clintonville with a visit to Pioneer Park. This beautiful park offers a peaceful environment for picnics, leisurely walks, and enjoying the outdoors. It's a great spot for families to unwind and kids to play.

Four Wheeling: If you're an outdoor enthusiast, consider going four-wheeling in the nearby forests and trails. Clintonville is surrounded by picturesque woodlands, making it a popular destination for off-roading adventures.

Camping: Camping is a fantastic way to experience the natural beauty of the area. You can camp at the nearby Hartman Creek State Park or Chain O'Lakes Campground for a memorable outdoor experience.

Fishing: The Waupaca River runs through Clintonville, offering excellent fishing opportunities. Grab your fishing gear and try your luck at catching some local fish species.

Lake Activities: Clintonville is close to several lakes, including Pigeon Lake and Bass Lake. You can go boating, kayaking, or paddleboarding... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA

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female ancestorEstella LUCE (2 October 1851, , Massachusetts, USA - 1 September 1880, Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA)
photo of Alvina Bertha Elwine Auguste KRÖHNKEAlvina Bertha Elwine Auguste KRÖHNKE (6 March 1870, Dannenberg auf Wollin, Kreis Usedom Wollin, Pommern, Prussia - 8 November 1941, Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA)
female ancestorAnna ALFT (22 December 1878, Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA - 30 November 1933, New London, Wisconsin, USA)
photo of Laura Marie LULAZERNELaura Marie LULAZERNE (17 July 1889, Casco, Kewaunee, Wisconsin, USA - 4 July 1965, Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA)
male ancestorMax Louie Friedrich PAHL (1 March 1900, Bear Creek, Wisconsin, USA (Welcome) - 16 September 1934, Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA)
female ancestorRosemary PAHL (12 August 1928, Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA - 29 October 1934, Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA)
male ancestorEdward Louis PAHL (5/21/1931, Appleton, Wisconsin, USA - 30 September 2006, Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA)
male ancestorCharles Arnold WENZEL (07/18/1931, Phelps, Wisconsin, USA - 04/21/2019, Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA)
male ancestorJerald Francis REW (6/18/1943, Clintonville, Wisconsin, USA - 12/2/2002, New London, Wisconsin, USA)

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