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Between the 1840s and early 1900s, many Germans settled in Wisconsin. They liked the land and the climate . Many planned to farm this new land. Others chose to live in cities and towns. They found work in things such as wood-working, baking, fixing clothes, making furniture, and running shops. Many worked to save money, and many sent money to relatives in Germany to pay for them to come to America. (Courtesty of the Heinrich Scherer (1824-1894) webpage on rootsweb, an ancestry.com division)

Between the 1840s and early 1900s, many Germans settled in Wisconsin. They liked the land and the climate . Many planned to farm this new land. Others chose to live in cities and towns. They found work in things such as wood-working, baking, fixing clothes, making furniture, and running shops. Many worked to save money, and many sent money to relatives in Germany to pay for them to come to America. (Courtesty of the Heinrich Scherer (1824-1894) webpage on rootsweb, an ancestry.com division)

Collins Residence. Built 1876 and still stands at 1363 N. Prospect. The spires have since been removed.

Collins Residence. Built 1876 and still stands at 1363 N. Prospect. The spires have since been removed.

Germans in Wisconsin: Free Thinkers (Freie Gemeinde) Congregation, Sauk City, 1902. (WHi X3 22821)

Germans in Wisconsin: Free Thinkers (Freie Gemeinde) Congregation, Sauk City, 1902. (WHi X3 22821)

Milwaukee, Watertown, and Baraboo Railroad

Milwaukee, Watertown, and Baraboo Railroad

Germans in Wisconsin: Log home built by Christian Turck, Germantown, Washington County, who had emigrated from the German state of Nassau in 1846. Turck built the house the following year and sold it in 1849, some fifty years before this photo was taken. The building is preserved at Old World Wisconsin. (Whi X3 25839)

Germans in Wisconsin: Log home built by Christian Turck, Germantown, Washington County, who had emigrated from the German state of Nassau in 1846. Turck built the house the following year and sold it in 1849, some fifty years before this photo was taken. The building is preserved at Old World Wisconsin. (Whi X3 25839)

Milwaukee: The Milwaukee Bank Building, home of Milwaukee's Grand Avenue Club, incorporates the oldest commercial building in the city. #Milwaukee #history

Milwaukee: The Milwaukee Bank Building, home of Milwaukee's Grand Avenue Club, incorporates the oldest commercial building in the city. #Milwaukee #history

Milwaukee: Calvary Cemetery Chapel. Designed by Erhard Brielmaier, this Cream City brick, Romanesque chapel built in 1899 on one of Milwaukee's highest elevations was intended for services, prayer, private contemplation, and also as a mausoleum for clergy. #Milwaukee #history

Milwaukee: Calvary Cemetery Chapel. Designed by Erhard Brielmaier, this Cream City brick, Romanesque chapel built in 1899 on one of Milwaukee's highest elevations was intended for services, prayer, private contemplation, and also as a mausoleum for clergy. #Milwaukee #history

History: West Allis City Hall 1930  #Wisconsin #History

History: West Allis City Hall 1930 #Wisconsin #History

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