A Polish couple braves the loneliness to settle Pike Lake

Pike Lake lonely 44 years ago; two lads toddle away

Polonia, in Portage County, was first settled in the 1850s and is the second oldest Polish community in the United States. This article discusses the move of Mr. and Mrs. Milanowski from Polonia, where they first settled in 1864, to Pike Lake in Marathon County. The Milwanowskis were one of the first families to settle there.

Related Topics: Immigration and Settlement
19th-Century Immigration
Creator: Wausau Daily Record-Herald
Pub Data: Wausau Daily Record-Herald. 19 January 1932
Citation: "Pike Lake lonely 44 years ago; two lads toddle away." Wausau Daily Record-Herald. (19 January 1932); Online facsimile at:  http://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1357; Visited on: 7/5/2022