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Pomeranian Settlement in Marathon County
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member frankhj
N 45° 04.530 W 089° 47.311
16T E 280511 N 4995120
Quick Description: Pomeranian Settlement in Marathon County, Town of Berlin
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2018 2:42:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMY2GF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 3

Long Description:
In the 1850s, in the midst of Wisconsin's lumber boom, a large migration of Germans helped settle Marathon County. This group hailed from Pomerania, a former Prussian province in present-day northern Germany and Poland. Immigration continued for the next several decades, but the largest movement occurred in 1867. That year, Wausau merchant August Kickbusch journeyed back home to convince his former neighbors of Wisconsin's riches. More than 700 immigrants followed him to Wisconsin. Polynesians spoke PlattDeutsch, also known as Low German, and established several Lutheran churches. Members of today's Pommerscher Verein (Pomeranian Society) of Central Wisconsin work to preserve the language and traditions that helped shape the culture of this region.
County: Marathon

Location: Building

MarkerID: 552

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