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N67 W5540 COLUMBIA RD

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N67 W5540 COLUMBIA RD | Property Record | Wisconsin Historical Society
NAMES
Historic Name:ADAM GLEITZMANN HOUSE
Other Name:
Contributing: Yes
Reference Number:13296
PROPERTY LOCATION
Location (Address):N67 W5540 COLUMBIA RD
County:Ozaukee
City:Cedarburg
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PROPERTY FEATURES
Year Built:1865
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Survey Date:1988
Historic Use:house
Architectural Style:Greek Revival
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Wall Material:Limestone
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Demolished?:No
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DESIGNATIONS
National/State Register Listing Name: Columbia Historic District
National Register Listing Date:1/22/1992 12:00:00 AM
State Register Listing Date:10/25/1991 12:00:00 AM
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NOTES
Additional Information:RETURNED EAVES, 6/6 WINDOWS STONE QUOINS MOULDING AND TRANSOM OVER DOOR Adam Gleitzmann was born in Bavaria in 1832. He came to the U.S. in 1850 and settled in Grafton shortly thereafter. By 1860 he was in Cedarburg, living with Ernst Hilgen and working as a cooper. In 1863 he bought this land which at the time included the purchase of the "frame cooper shop not yet standing." His wife, Barbara, was born in 1842 and came to the U.S. from Germany in 1855. They were married in 1859 and had eleven children, seven of which lived to adulthood. When the children grew up they worked in the nail factory, or were dressmakers or worked in the record factory in Grafton. Son Anton became a cooper and son Jacob also became a cooper. Adam and Barbara were still alive in 1923 and the head of the household was now Jacob. Jacob's wife was named Annie. In 1870 another cooper, John Miller, from Baden, lived with the Gleitzmanns. In that year, the cooperage made 1900 barrels, worth $1150, making it one of Cedarburg's four industries, but by far the smallest. Gleitzmann's obituary adds the following information: When Gleitzmann came to Grafton, he worked in the Grafton Brewery for one year. Most of the pork barrels he made were for the Layton and Plankinton packing houses. He served in the Civil War in 1864-65. His wife, Barbara, died in 1923.
Bibliographic References:ZIMMERMANN, RUSSELL "THE HERITAGE GUIDEBOOK" (HERITAGE BANKS 1976), p. 203. 1923 City Directory. 1915 plat map. see also N67 W5524 Columbia Road.
RECORD LOCATION
Wisconsin Architecture and History Inventory, Division of Historic Preservation, Wisconsin Historical Society, Madison, Wisconsin

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