[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] Milwaukee archives etc.

Sandie marana at tds.net
Fri Jun 19 14:57:21 PDT 2009

I live near Madison, Wisconsin.
The website for the state library and archives is as follows:
It might be wise to contact them regarding what is available in 
Milwaukee. You can click on the right side for area research centers. 
Then click on Milwaukee. I know of the Golda Meir library there.
You can contact them at: 
On the main historical website, the first one above, you can access the 
vital records that are available for the entire state of Wisconsin up 
through October of 1907. These include the births, marriages and deaths 
that were recorded for each county. Also, any biographical articles 
about a person.
Also on that website you can search the holdings of the state library 
and archives.

Relevance:    Author:     University of Wisconsin--Milwaukee. Area 
Research Center.
Title:     Checklist of archives and manuscripts holdings in the 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Area Research Center.
     Publisher:     [Madison : State Historical Society of Wisconsin], 
Description:     36 leaves ; 28 cm.
Notes:     "Holdings include records and papers of individuals, 
businesses, churches, and institutions in the southeastern Wisconsin 
   Caption title.
   Includes index.
   At head of title: State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
OCLC:     (OCoLC)10860237
Subjects:     Milwaukee Area Research Center --Catalogs.
   Manuscripts --Wisconsin --Milwaukee --Catalogs.
   Wisconsin --History --Sources --Bibliography --Catalogs.
Other:     State Historical Society of Wisconsin.
  Location:     Historical Society Library Pamphlet Collection
   Where is this Location?
Catalog:     UW Madison
Call Number:     92- 4510

Newspaper articles that are on-line.
I cannot read the following website because it is in German but refers 
to a Lutheran church:





This one is about Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Milwaukee being 
70 years old in 1917. Founded in 1847, Missouri synod. In English.

On German, pertains to Lutheran churches: St. Johannes

Kirchweihfest in Ebenezer

St. Paul's






These are just some of the newspapers. As I kept going through them the 
dates were going upward. I hope someone can read the German newspaper 
articles and I have been of some assistance.

Milwaukee County information:

A Johannes Remeeus is in the city directory for Milwaukee for 1858.
Kurtz in 1858 are Simon spelled Kurts; Kurtz are Christian F., 
Ferdinand, Gabriel, George and Christin who has added an E to the end. A 
George Kurz.
Hoffman's are Carl, Charles, Charles, E.A., Edward, Frederic, Frederick, 
Frederick, F., Francis, H.C., Jacob, Martin, P.H., August, Charles, 
Christian, Edward,  Frederick, H.C., Henry,  Jacob, Nicholas, John, 
Lorenz, Louis, Peter, Robert, William, some spelled with two nn's at the 
Lehman(n) Elizabeth, Charles, Frederick
Froelich, Heinrich, Henry and Joseph
Sandie in Wisconsin

Nancy Gertner wrote:
My grandmother that immigrated from Germany lived in Milwaukee with  her 
parents from about 1891 - 1900.

I visited Milwaukee in 2000 to do a 'Family History Visit' with my  
husband.  We did a visit to the Milwaukee Historical Society, which  is 
a museum in an old bank building.

They have some archive data, and in their file box, I was able to  find 
data on grandma's older brothers.

I believe it related to when they applied for naturalization, and may  
have included data on their address in Milwaukee.

My ancestral family came from Prussia, and they attended St. Mattheus  
Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.  Grandma's Confirmation Certificate was  
in German.   This church is no longer, so on Sunday we attended  Trinity 
Lutheran Church, which is an old congregation.

Nancy in Minnesota


On Jun 16, 2009, at 7:12 PM, William Remus wrote:

> I will be attending the SGGEE/FEEFHS convention in Milwaukee the  last 
> weekend of July. I have had various Volhynia and Prussian  Poland 
> relatives live in the area and wondered if there were any  archives or 
> local genealogical information sources in the Milwaukee  area? Also I 
> am not sure if there was any church that particularly  was associated 
> with folks from Vohnlynia in the area. Any help  would be appreciated.
> Regards Bill Remus
> Family Names include Remus, Hoffmann, Lehmann, Spitzer, Radke,  
> Frohlich (Wesselowski), Minge, Krassin, Kurtz

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