Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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Term: Saint Francis [brief history]
Saint Francis is located in Milwaukee County just west of Lake Michigan and south of Milwaukee. Founded in 1849, the community derives its name from the patron saint of the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi, who immigrated to the spot from a rural village of Ettenbeuren, Bavaria at the request of Archbishop J. Martin Henni (1805-1881). As the first Archbishop of Milwaukee, Henni intended to have the sisters serve as missionaries to the growing number of German immigrants in the area. With the construction of a seminary for German-speaking young men in 1856, a religious community began to develop.
Incorporated in 1951, the city of St. Francis presently boasts a population of over 8,662. Today, many residents work in the city of Milwaukee or in other local municipalities.
Among other attractions in St. Francis, is the Foamation plant, manufacturer of the world-famous “Cheeseheads” worn by Wisconsin sports fans at Green Bay Packers football games. In addition, the Archbishop Cousins Center, the famed practice facility for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team, is located in Saint Francis.
[Source: WHS Library-Archives staff, 2009]
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Antigo [brief history]
Babcock, Stephen Moulton 1843 - 1931
Blanchard, Alvin 1830 - 1910
Buffalo City [brief history]
cheese in Wisconsin
cheesemaking in Wisconsin
Cheeseville, Washington Co.
Cook, Samuel Andrew 1849 - 1918
Cottage Inn, Lafayette Co.
Crandon [brief history]
curd separation (dairy)
dairy industry in Wisconsin
Denmark (Historic Marker Erected 1998)
Favill, Stephen 1823 - 1906
Galli, G. Fred 1902
Hart, Edwin Bret 1874 - 1953
Hastings, Edwin George 1872 - 1953
Hazen, Chester 1824 - 1900
Hinz, Emil A. 1889
Hutter, William Herman 1875 - 1951
Jaronitzky, June 1938
Johnson, Burdette Jay 1826 - 1902
Jones, Milo Cornelius 1849 - 1919
Karlen, Jacob 1840 - 1920
Krumrey, Henry 1852 - 1922
Mccanna, Charles B. 1851 - 1913
Mireau, George 1888
Monroe [brief history]
New Glarus (Historic Marker Erected 1962)
Oak Creek [brief history]
Odell, Emery Alvin 1871 - 1953
Quarry, Manitowoc Co.
Racine [brief history]
Riehle, Ben A. 1897
Russell, Harry Luman 1866 - 1954
Saint Francis [brief history]
Simmons, Zalmon Gilbert 1828 - 1910
Smith, Hiram 1817 - 1890
The Home of Colby Cheese (Historic Marker Erected
timeline of Wisconsin history, 1836-1899
Watertown [brief history]
Wisconsin Dairymen's Association
Wisconsin's Dairy Industry (Historic Marker Erecte