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he year 1848 saw change and turmoil.  Many European countries, including Austria, Bohemia, France, Germany and Italy, had revolutions as people sought the political and religious freedoms known in the United States.  In America's Midwest, Wisconsin gained statehood.

And to the dense forest between Lake Michigan and Lake Winnebago in Wisconsin came settlers from Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. They journeyed to New York, then on to the Great Lakes where they sailed to Sheboygan. They then trekked inland to found a new community, a township named New Holstein in southeast corner of Calumet County . The village was first called Altona, for a namesake city near Hamburg, Germany, but eventually was called New Holstein as well.  Here are resources on New Holstein history and genealogy.

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First Schleswig-
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History of New Holstein & Calumet County   [ Top ]

Founding of New Holstein: first settlers from Germany arrived in 1848, with some mention of founding citizens and early businesses

Calumet County: 1876 article on how county was established,  its rapid rise in population, agricultural production and cheese making, other industries including lumbering and brick making, its schools and churches, newspapers, and a series of town profiles including one about the beautiful village of New Holstein

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Settling of Calumet County by people from Schleswig-Holstein is told briefly in an audio clip in the Low German dialect of Holsteinisch, with an English translation. See the all of German dialects of Wisconsin and a map of Germany showing where the dialects originated.

New Holstein Pioneer Women in 1923 recalled hardship of the early days. Includes Mrs. Marie Engel; Miss Cecelia Hipke, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Hipke; Mary (Mrs. A. T.) Hipke, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Nick Vollstedt; Adolphina (Mrs. Claus) Jens; Mary (Mrs. Henry) Jensen; Mrs. John Jochimsen; Margaret (Mrs. Fred) Kuehl; Mrs. Martha Lauson;  Mrs. Amalai Oesau; Pauline (Mrs. Henry) Petersen, Franka (Mrs. J. C. M.) Pfeiffer; Margaret (Mrs. T. J.) Rodenbaech; Clara (Mrs. John) Veers; and Fredericka (Mrs. William) Wessel.

A Bit of Germany in Early Wisconsin:  a 1927 article recalls the settling of New Holstein by Germans who sailed for America on the Brerens in April 1848. Their journey to New York, then  via the Great Lakes to Sheboygan and New Holstein is described as is the challenge of the first winter. Has a photo of the Griem farmhouse on last page.

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The Spirit of 1848:
German Immigrants,
Labor Conflict, and
the Coming of
the Civil War


Mentioned: Otto Arens, Miss Alma Arps, Charles Greuning, Herr Ibs, William Ostenfeld, William Paulsen,  J. C. M. Pfeiffer, Herr Puchner, Jacob Schmidt, Charles White, Dr. Bock. Other names:  Bruchmann, Griem,
Hansen, Kroehnke, Moeller, Oseau,
Rolfs, Tams,
Veers, Volquarts
and Witt. 
Sheboygan in Sheboygan County was the arrival port on Lake Michigan for the German settlers on their way west to land in Calumet County, where they founded New Holstein. Both counties attracted many German immigrants.

Turner Society Saved Early New Holstein: 1926 article recalls role of the Turnverein in the early town settled by a university professor, several lawyers, several actors as well as farmers. Early settler J. C. M. Pfeiffer was a gymnast and first turning instructor. Edward Funke filled that latter role for 37 years, making the society among the state's best.

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William Thiel: translator of Rudolph Puchner's book on New Holstein

Rudolph Puchner's History:  review of his Memories of the First Years of the Settlement of New Holstein, with a list of early residents mentioned. Look-up offered The Hachez named is Ferdinand Hachez Sr. whose son Ferdinand Hachez married Elise Boie. Surnames include:
de Roi
Hachez Hansen
Volquarts Witt.

Altona Village -- New Holstein's original name -- remained the section designation [Altona V] for the early settlement area of New Holstein Township, as seen in the partial index of the 1893 Plat Map. Altona was a city adjacent to Hamburg, Germany, as seen in this 1800 map.

New Holstein: 1905 and 1909 with post office and 1949 with cars

New Holstein Public School: 1911 postcard shows the all-grades through high school, built in 1905. Native son William H. Luehr was superintendent and principal there for several years, starting in 1913.

New Holstein Residential Street: photo from about 1915

New Holstein Celebrates 75th: praise is given in this 1923 article for New Holstein's agriculture, business savvy and the educated people from Schlewig-Holstein, northern Germany, who founded it

Turnverein Helped with 75th: New Holstein's Turner Society hosted the state's turnverein competition as part of the town's celebration of
the "sturdy band of 70 persons who set sail from the City of Hamburg" for Wisconsin, then settled the town of New Holstein. Turnverein were well known for gymnastics but also emphasized such cultural events as music and drama.

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Wisconsin German
Land and Life

Includes Calumet, Washington and Sheboygan counties

New Holstein Celebrates 150th:  a 1998 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article describes birthday festivities including a reenactment of early days with Alma Arps, Claus Jens, Claus Oesau, Henry Edens, Detlauf Lauson, and Nicholas Vollstedt, a renowned butcher, portrayed

New Holstein Cemetery - photo of entrance [scroll down], and map of cemetery location in New Holstein, a cemetery plot map plus plot owners and transcriptions from A to Z.

New Holstein Historical Society keeps alive the community's history and its German heritage through its:
-- six books
-- Timm House
-- Pioneer Corner Museum
-- community events

Herman C. Timm House: read the story of
a German immigrant and New Holstein grain dealer whose handsome house was placed
on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996. Wikipedia entry includes the story of the recent restoration of this historic house built in 1873 and then expanded in Queen Anne style in 1891.

View the Timm House that was restored, rededicated and reopened in 2007.

Pioneer Corner Museum: address, map
and its open hours

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Wisconsin's Historic
Houses and Living History Museums: A Visitor's Guide

Timm House featured
on cover, inside


New Holstein, when
I was a boy: A narrative
based on recollections of
life in the small town of
New Holstein, Wisconsin
mostly during 1900-1912

Calumet County History:  the Native American residents of the region and the creation of the county in 1836 as white settlers arrived and the lime and brick industries developed

1880 Map of Wisconsin counties showing the percentage of settlers from Germany -- Calumet, Manitowoc and Sheboygan among those in the highest category.  Map of 1890 census data shows concentration of European-born German speakers from Pennsylvania through the U.S. Midwest including Wisconsin

Historic Look at Calumet County: first organized in 1836 as part of the Wisconsin Territory, the county seat moved from Stockbridge to Chilton in 1856. County population grew from 1,753 in 1850 to 12,335 in 1870 to 16,631 in 1880, a level continued until the 1960s.

Calumet County Land Patents:  A-C, D-G, H-K, L-O, P-S and T-Z

Biographies, Family Histories & Obituaries    [ Top ]

Calumet County History from History of Northern Wisconsin, the Western Historical Company,  A.T. Andreas, Proprietor, Chicago 1881, including biographical sketches and community histories. New Holstein people with biographies are:
· August Ackermann
· Otto Arens
· Charles Dumke
· H. J. Fleischer, M.D.
· J. H. Freeze
· William Greverus
· Henry Hayssen
· Gustav Hoberg
· C.H. Houlst
H.A Lauson
· Ferd. Luthge
· William Milhaupt
· A. Moeller
· Claus Oesau
· August Paulsen
· Rudolph Puchner

· H. Severin
· Jacob Severin
· Claus Thiessen
· Henry Timmer
· John Voelker

NEW: Photographs: glass negative photos from Schubert Studio in Kiel were rescued. New Holstein families seen in photos or mentioned in biographical details include Arens, Arps, Boie, Clausen, Griem, Hansen, Hipke, Holdenreid, Leverenz, Matzen, Muenster, Oehlrich, Oesau, Oesau, Paulsen, Puchner, Scharr, Schildhauer, Schroeder, Sievers, Tamms, Thiesen, Thiessen, Tiedjens, Timm, Vollsted, Weber, Weber. Scroll each page for relevant photos or names.

John Arps Family including sons Edward, Albert, Gustav, Otto, and Denver Who's Who entry for Albert Arps who married Minnie Boie.

Boie and Hachez Families:  the 1855 Wisconsin State Census for New Holstein lists F. Hackeze, likely Ferdinand Hachez, and N. Boge, likely Nicholas Boie or Boje. Each came from Germany in 1854.

Boie & Hachez & Luehr Families: the 1860 Census includes Nicholas Boie, Ferdinand Hachez and John, Margaretha and Peter Luhr -- the Luhr surname later spelled Luehr

Boie Family in the New Holstein Cemetery, with nine records including Nicholas Boie, "Vater," Cecilie Boie, "Mutter," children, and Claus Tonner

Greve Family with Adreas Greve who came to New Holstein, his parents, wife and 10 children, and their descendants through sons Heinrich and Detlef

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The German Americans
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Hermann Ferdinand Hachez, born September 20, 1818, in Hannover, Prussia, is very likely the Ferdinand Hermann Hachez who came with wife Louise and son Ferdinand to New Holstein in 1854.

If so, Ferdinand Hermann Hachez of New Hosltein   was part of the large Hachez family [in German] of Bremen, home of the famous Hachez chocolate company. [See Hachez family in English translation].

Ferdinand Hachez, Father & Son: resources for Ferdinand Hermann Hachez, his son Ferdinand E. Hachez, their families and occupations

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Hachez Chocolate
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Krohnke/Kroehnke Family of New Holstein beginning with Johann Oelerich Krohnke born in Marne, Schleswig-Holstein, and details on the four diaries of farmer-painter John O. Kroehnke of New Holstein and Sheboygan who emigrated from Schleswig-Holstein. The first diary, for 1848-1850, is translated into modern German and into English.

Luehr Family of New Holstein starting with John Nicholas Luehr born in the northern Dithmarschen area of Schleswig-Holstein, a farmer and brick maker, plus his wife Anna Margretha and their four sons, and also his brother Peter, their parents Michael and Magdalena and their descendants. Anna was raised by her uncle, likely in the area west of Heide that includes Borgholt, but was actually born in Hollingstedt, northeast of Heide. John and Anna's four sons were John C. Luehr, William Henry Luehr, Edward Luehr and Arthur Luehr.

Lühr Family Arrived in 1858: transcribed immigration records for the ship Main that arrived May 26, 1858, at Castle Garden, New York, with four Lührs: J. N. [mistranscribed as S. N.], Marg., John, and Peter. See page 2 of search results.

I. H. Abraham, known as Henry, and Cath. Abraham also came on the ship Main that arrived May 26, 1858, at Castle Garden. She married Peter Luhr [Luehr]. Peter, Catharina, baby Anna and Henry shared a household in New Holstein, the 1860 census shows [page 1016].

William Henry Luehr, son of John and Anna Luehr, a 1896 University of Wisconsin graduate, teacher, principal, superintendent, editor and publisher; married Clara Hachez, daughter of the younger Ferdinand Hachez and Elise Boie. Their children were Lucille and Robert Luehr.

Andreas [Andrew] Meggers arrived in New Holstein about 1857 with his wife Marie nee Holthusen. One of their 12 children, daughter Emma, married Peter Nicholas Rothfock, son of Peter Rothfock who arrived in New Holstein about 1849 with wife Anna and son Johannes. Both famillies were neighbors of Ferdinand and Louise Hachez.

John Pfeiffer was one of the first settlers in New Holstein, purchasing 160 acres on May 29, 1848. He is in the 1855 Census, apparently mistranscribed as T. Pfeifer, and in 1860 Census index. In 1860 his wife was Doretta and they had 3 children. Then  he married Frauke Fegter on December 22, 1869 and they had 3 children. His name was also given as John Carl M. Pfeiffer. See also J. C. M. Pfeiffer above.

Historic Obituaries for New Holstein and Calumet County include the following:
-- Nicholas Boie - arrived in 1854, father of many children including
   Elise Boie,  wife of the younger Ferdinand Hachez
-- Ferdinand Hachez -- arrived in 1854 as a child with his parents
   Ferdinand and Louise Hachez. He married Elise Boie, was father of
   many children including Clara, who married William Henry Luehr
-- John August Hansen, son of Mr. and Mrs. August Hansen, the
   husband of Lena Boie, sister of Elise; purchased the Hachez
   business and residential property in New Holstein
-- Anna Groth Luehr -- wife of John N. Luehr, mother of four sons
   including John, William Henry, Edward and Arthur
-- Clara Hachez Luehr -- daughter of Ferdinand and Elise Boie
   Hachez, wife of William Henry Luehr, mother of Lucille and Robert
-- John C. Luehr -- oldest son of John N. and Anna Groth Luehr,
   husband of Wilhelmina Kroehnke, father of Arthur, Lydia and Viola.
   The family lived in Iowa and then in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
-- William Henry Luehr -- noted Wisconsin educator, husband of
   Clara Hachez Luehr, father of Lucille and Robert
-- Mathilde "Tillie" Boie Sebelein --  wife of Charles Sebelein, sister
   of Elise Boie. Includes her siblings and sisters' married names.

Obituary for Helen Greve Boie (1860-1894), wife of John Boie, a son of Nicholas and Cecilia Boie and brother of Elise Boie Hachez.

Edward Schildhauer (1873-1953), born in New Holstein, the son of German immigrants Joachim and Dorothea (Kuehl) Schildhauer, was chief electrical and mechanical engineer for construction of the Panama Canal. More about Edward Schildhauer.

Claus Wagner married Johanna Schoolmann in New Holstein on July 19, 1868. He was born in Hennstedt and she in Hassenbuettel, both in  Schleswig-Holstein. They moved on to Nebraska.

New Holstein Cemetery transcriptions are at Calumet County history and genealogy site, and at with example including: Otto Arens and John H Arps and Nicholas Boie and Ferdinand Hachez and Anna M Groth Luehr and John Nicholas Luehr and Clara Hachez Luehr and William Henry Luehr and Claus Tonner

Genealogy Resources: Germany    [ Top ]

German Emigrants Database:  with 4.4 million emigrants and growing, online search available.

Schleswig-Holstein Genealogy including a large emigrant database, a timeline of the complex history of this area fought over by Denmark and Germany, maps, towns, names, more

Schleswig-Holstein Genealogy including those who emigrated abroad to America and elsewhere with details on the Timm family including the goldsmith Giesbert Timm and his relations who were among the founders of New Holstein

Schleswig-Holstein Genealogy Resources: with history, political divisions, maps, churches, the addresses of historical societies, more

Genealogy Work Group for Schleswig-Holstein with emigrees, census transcriptions such as 1803 census for Wewelsfleth with Tonner and Suhr families

1803 Census of Schleswig-Holstein, the first universal census, was conducted by Denmark

Schleswig-Holstein Census: information about what records are available for different areas

Dansk Data Arkiv census updates including areas of Schleswig-Holstein including Dithmarschen and Holstein in 1803, blue areas completed

Family History Library - Schleswig-Holstein with an online catalog of holdings

Guide to Genealogy in Schleswig-Holstein

Schleswig-Holsteinische Archive: guide to the various archives, in German

Family History and Genealogy Society of
Bremen, Germany, called Die Maus.

Genealogy Research in Northern Germany from the U.S. Consulate General

ASHHS or the American Schleswig Holstein Heritage Society offers genealogy, books, more

Maps, Towns & Regions   [ Top ]

Maps of Schleswig-Holstein south of Denmark on the Jutland Peninsula, the North Sea west, the Baltic Sea east -- and the complex history of the region including the Vikings, Danes and Germans

Schleswig-Holstein photo maps with town index and a large, detailed map of Schleswig-Holstein

Maps of Prussia, with Schleswig-Holstein added in the 1864-1866 period

Schleswig-Holstein Towns including Heide, the capital of Dithmarschen

History of Heide with Weddingsted parish [pdf], and more on Heide, in German, and map with Heide, and a profile of Heide today and Heide for visitors

Dithmarschen:  western Schleswig-Holstein area, 54 km or 34 miles north-south and 41 km or 25.5 miles east-west, with a large map showing Heide, Hennstedt with nearby Delve, plus Wesselburen in an area that includes Norddeich, all in the north, and the town of Brunsbüttel in the far south.

Dithmarschen map showing Heide, Delve, Busum, Wesselburen, more, with the Elbe River at bottom.

Dithmarschen maps showing Edemannswisch, Wennemannswisch, Wesselburen and other locations important to the Luehr family

Dithmarschen maps with Hennstedt, Hollingstedt, Wiemerstedt and other Groth family locations

Brunsbüttel in far southern Dithmarschen and north of Hamburg as seen on map of Elbe River and more on Brunsbüttel, important to the Boie/Boje family, with slide show and photo galleries [in German]

Map of Kiel Canal or Nord-Ostsee Kanal shows the waterway on a map of Europe. Click map to see Kiel at east end and Brunsbüttel at west end.

Marshland environment of Norderdithmarschen
and Suderdithmarschen are long reclaimed for farmland. The term Dithmarschen is from the Saxon name Thiatmaresgaho or "land of large bogs or water." The Elbe River marshes -- named Kremper and Wilster -- located south of Dithmarschen, between the Kiel Canal and Stör River, also  are drained for farming, thanks in part to farmers from Holland brought there to reclaim the land.

Map of Krempermarsch, with Borsfleth north of Gluckstadt, and more.

Wewelsfleth: an in-depth guide to this village on the Stör River in southwest Holstein Germany.  A picture of Wewelsfleth on the Stör River showing shipyard, village and farm fields. History, size, location and industry of the town of  Wewelsfleth, important to the Tonner family, are described.

A view of the Stör River and a map showing the river entering the Elbe River just north of Glückstadt, which is 7.5 km from Wewelsfleth and about 30 km or 18.5 miles from Brunsbüttel. to the north. From Brunsbüttel to Hamburg is 88 km or 54 miles.

Anabaptists introduced dairy farming to the area of southwest Holstein near Wewelsfleth.

Photo map shows Wewelsfleth on the Stör River, with Uhrendorf up the winding stream. Use the down arrow to see Borsfleth, then Gluckstadt to the south.

History of Schleswig-Holstein: from settlement by Saxons, Danes and Jutes c. 250 A.D. through many wars to division between Denmark, Germany

Schleswig-Holstein - Early 1800s: the conflict between Denmark and Germany that spurred people to migrated to America in the 1840s and 1850s

Schleswig-Holstein Parishes

Schleswig-Holstein Parish Maps including one for the northern and southern parts of Dithmarschen, showing Heide, Weddingstedt and Wesselburen

Schleswig-Holstein Place Names:  1908 index

Schleswig-Hostein Message Board

Schleswig-Holstein ROOTS-L: how to join or browse S-H ROOTS-L or search S-H ROOTS-L

Cyndi's List - Germany

Genealogy Research in Northern Germany

The German Genealogical Digest has indexes to back issues includes Schleswig-Holstein

Genealogy: Calumet County   [ Top ]

Calumet County WiGEN Page

Calumet County Genealogy and History: census, business directories, cemetery records, more

Calumet County Census: online indexes

Family History Library listings for Calumet County including microfilms you can borrow

Genealogy Resources for New Holstein and Calumet County at New Holstein Public Library

Calumet County Message Board: genealogy resource from Rootsweb

WICalume-L: how to join the list or
-- browse archives by month WICALUME-L
-- search archives by year WICALUME-L

New Holstein Historical Society including its Pioneer Corner Museum and Timm House

New Holstein Public Library genealogy resources including obituary index

New Holstein: a guide to the history, founders, genealogy resources, census records, more

German-Americans:  a guide to the history and genealogy of German immigrants who settled in many different areas of America

Wisconsin Ancestors: offers family group sheets, obituaries, news articles for all of Washington and Ozaukee counties plus some for Calumet and other counties. Search here for ancestors.

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New Holstein Today  [ Top ]

New Holstein Facts: population, government, banks, churches, schools, medical personnel, utilities, parks, helpful links

New Holstein's Name is from the Schleswig- Holstein region of Germany where its settlers came from -- and a look at New Holstein today

New Holstein Community Links Directory

City of New Holstein: official site with city government, organizations, links

New Holstein Chamber of Commerce with a listing of businesses

New Holstein Market Analysis: done in 2002, includes the four business areas, map, lists of current businesses, recommendations

Churches: Bethel United Methodist, Gloria Dei Lutheran, Holy Rosary Catholic, Jubilee Assembly of God, St. John’s United Church of Christ,   Zion Evangelical Lutheran

St John UCC began with a Lutheran Church Society [1856]. Work 1857-1865 led to St. John's Protestant Church, an Evangelical and Reformed church for many years, becoming part of the United Church of Christ in 1957.

New Holstein Civic Organizations

New Holstein Parks: includes the Civic Park on land purchased from town founder Rudolph Puchner by the Civic Club, a women's organization aimed at civic improvement

Market Square Days 2007: description and photos of the community celebration

New Holstein School District

New Holstein in Wikipedia: a profile with photos, demographics, famous residents

New Holstein Profile with Timm House photo

New Holstein, Wisconsin: community profile with map, map links, data, government, more

New Holstein, Wisconsin: map, city data including climate, education levels, more

Calumet County: official site

Calumet County Business: business climate, opportunties, available sites, maps

Calumet.County Photo Gallery: click refresh for a new image or use menu

Calumet County Profile: land, population, government with addresses

Calumet County Data

Calumet County, Wisconsin: map, data, notable locations, agricultural profile, more

Visiting Calumet County: the quiet side of Lake Winnebago, with hiking trails, Native American effigy mounds, and historic structures such as New Holstein's Timm House

A Taste of the Lakes: locally made food guide to Calumet, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee and Winnebago counties. Includes a Calumet County map with locations on placemat [pdf].

Germans in Wisconsin  [ Top ]

How Wisconsin Came by its Large German Element in the 1800s, an 1892 article

German Forty-Eighters: while this focuses on Germans to Texas, it was the same 1848-1849 upheaval in Germany that sent many Germans to Wisconsin

Wisconsin: Hints for Emigrants: an 1848 guide by farmer Carl de Haas of Calumet, Fond du Lac County, for German immigrants

Germans in Wisconsin: including why Milwaukee was seen as a German Athens

Arrival of German Immigrants - 1840s: Milwaukee became known as the German Athens due to its rich German culture

Map of Wisconsin counties in 1880 shown by the percentage of German settlers

German, Scandinavian and other immigrants influenced music and art in early Milwaukee and Wisconsin.

Immigrants to Wisconsin:  from England, Ireland, Germany, Holland, Scandinavia, Poland, Switzerland and more

Turnverein Movement: German immigrants called Forty-Eighters brought to America the turnverein or turner society movement to set up athletic, gymnastic and cultural groups

Turner Hall in Milwaukee: built in 1882 for the city's Turnverein founded in 1853

Carl Schurz noted his pleasure in migrating  to Wisconsin from Germany in 1854, and the lively German spirit he found in Milwaukee with its music, theater and turning societies

Milwaukee in 1882: German element had its beer gardens, music, Turnverein events

Milwaukee Genealogy   [ Top ]

Links to the Past for Milwaukee:  major source for genealogy and history

Milwaukee Genealogical Society

Milwaukee County Historical Society and the WCHS Research Library and details on the county's area historical societies

Milwaukee, Wisconsin: history, genealogy, maps and more to assist anyone seeking their MIlwaukee, Wisconsin, ancestors

Wisconsin Genealogy   [ Top ]

Wisconsin Historical Society:  Genealogy resources including Vital Records database and the Wisconsin History Dictionary

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society

Cyndi's List for Wisconsin: starting place for the state and its localities

Rootsweb Resources for Wisconsin

Wisconsin Genealogy: history, genealogy resources, maps and more to assist anyone seeking their Wisconsin ancestors.

Sheboygan County: history and genealogy resources for Calumet's neighbor county

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Wisconsin Office of Emigration 1852-1855
and Its Impact on
German Immigration
to the State


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Ancestors in German

Archives: A Guide to
Family History Sources


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Urban Culture: Writers
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Becoming Old Stock:
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Of Kindred Germanic
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Genealogy and History

of an Ordinary
American Family


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Cream City
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of Milwaukee's Past


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Hopeful Journeys: German

Immigration, Settlement & Political Culture in Colonial America, 1717-1775


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German Pioneers on
the American Frontier


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Genealogy 101:
How to Trace Your Family's History
and Heritage

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Wisconsin Then and
Now: The Wisconsin

Rephotography Project


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RootsMagic Family
Tree Genealogy


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Planting Your Family
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History Web Site


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Cultural Map of Wisconsin:
A Cartographic
Portrait  of the State


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Mapping Wisconsin History:
Teacher's Guide


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Wisconsin (On-the-
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Wisconsin Atlas
and Gazetteer


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The Milwaukee
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(Maps & Atlases)


Maps of New Holstein  [ Top ]

New Holstein Map: a large, detailed map showing streets, wards

New Holstein Map from Yahoo

New Holstein Map from Google, interactive

Topographic Map: New Holstein & Kiel

1878 Calumet County Map

Map of Altona & New Holstein Station: published in 1893. The village of New Holstein was orginally called Altona.

Map of New Holstein Township published in 1893, with property owners noted

Map of New Holstein Township published in 1920, with property owners noted

Map of Calumet Townships showing New Holstein in the southeast corner and the city at the heart of the township

Calumet County Maps including a quick opening map and a detailed pdf map

Calumet County MaP: detailed pdf format

Calumet County with a state locator map

Maps of Wisconsin   [ Top ]

Cultural Map of Wisconsin: click for large image of cover -- order the map at left

Menominee Clans Maps: shows land ceded to the U.S. Government during 1817-1856, with an enlarged map for easier viewing. Includes the area now Calumet County

Map of Wisconsin counties in 1880 shown by the percentage of German settlers

1895 Wisconsin Atlas: state and county maps plus index to towns, cities

Historical Maps of Wisconsin: digital maps

Wisconsin Geography Maps: five maps with relief, elevation, counties, cities, rivers, roads

Wisconsin History Reference Maps

Wisconsin Map: click for regional maps such as East Central Wisconsin road map

Wisconsin Counties Map from the U.S. Census Bureau

Wisconsin Counties Map and click for county maps in PDF format, from WisDOT

SEE: Wisconsin History & Genealogy

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Wisconsin's Past
and Present: A
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The Atlas of Ethnic Diversity in Wisconsin


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Indian Names on Wisconsin's Map


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Map Guide to
American Migration
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Wisconsin Frontier
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The Wisconsin River:
An Odyssey

Time and Space


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Women's Wisconsin:
From Native
Matriarchies to the
New Millennium

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Pickled Herring and Pumpkin Pie: A Nineteenth-Century Cookbook for German Immigrants to America

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Organizing Your
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Finding Your
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The Hidden Half of
Family: A Sourcebook for
Women's Genealogy

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The Researcher's

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